Going Scientific On 224 Valkyrie

First Test: Reloading Data

From this point forward as I document this journey you will undoubtedly find reloading information. This data is not intended to replace the appropriate reloading manuals data and should not be used without verifying and double checking the loads between two different official published reference points — IE reloading manuals. If you elect to utilize any of this data it is at your own risk. REMEMBER this is all testing for my specific rifle.

Getting started was your traditional reloading, full length sizing the brass cases, cleaning primer pockets, chamfering and deburring etc.

Now when working with any of this software some of the general practice to achieving the best results is to understand case volume and powder burn rate which really requires a chronograph. Though it can seem very intimidating with some attention to detail it is not difficult to understand what you are looking at. Again the more data you give the better H20 Case Volume, Bullet Length, Barrel Length, Over All Length and after about 5 rounds across the chronograph you should be able to adjust your burn rate though be very careful here.

 

My First Video/Round Test Data

Hornady Brass once fired trimmed to 1.601

Sierra 90gr SMK

Reloader 15 — 21.6grains to 23.4grains

Federal Small Rifle Gold Medal Match Primer

Cartridge Overall Length — 2.298

Redding Black and Gold Premium Dies

No Crimp

 

SMK 90gr Ladder Test Velocity

The Berger loads may have some promise

Starline Brass Trimmed to 1.601

Berger Full Bore Target 80.5gr

Reloader15 — 24.4grains

Federal Small Rifle Gold Medal Match Primer

Cartridge Overall Length — 2.2995

Redding Black and Gold Premium Dies

No Crimp

 

Velocity for the Berger Loads

Live Action Join Me On The Range

Stay Tune For More 224 Valkyrie Testing.

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