Who named the 224 VALKYRIE cal ? What a poor name.

Discussion in 'Small Stuff--22s, 20s, and 17s' started by NDAR15MAN, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. rockrat

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    I had a Honda Valkyrie and I wish I had it back!! Sold it in a weak moment.
     
  2. DukeDuke

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    Naming pays off. I guess. Hyundai
    Equus! WOW
     
  3. Dgd6mm

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    I shot next to one this week, that thing was rocking. I still prefer my .223 MPA trainer.
     
  4. urbanrifleman

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    I bet the 223 Ackley will give the same performance as the Valkyrie at NATO pressures.
     
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  5. milanuk

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    With a mag-fed 90gn bullet?
     
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    If it gets all the 6.5 guys to quit asking why I don't own a 6.5 variant yet, it's just fine with me.. :p
     
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  7. drover

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    XB-70 Valkyrie
    The world's fastest bomber capable of Mach 3

    It seems to me that Valkyrie is an appropriate name for a high performance cartridge.

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. sean68

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    I think it is one of the better wildcat names out there.
     
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    don't forget the insects. 218 bee, 219 zipper, 22 hornet. they don't even sound lethal. :0
    I did have a 218 bee - Kimber and wish I had it back.
     
  10. Downhill

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    Being a fan of the stories from Norse mythology I really like the name. Makes me think of scantily clad blonds with swords for some reason.
     
  11. Laurie

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    Yes, probably with beards and lots of body hair too, likely! :)
     
  12. Knotwild

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    How do you pronounce it?
     
  13. Laurie

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    Van Horn was gunsmith Gil Van Horn's last name. Sometimes a little insight helps it all make sense..
     
  15. Sniper338

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    Im sure many of them are... just throwing out examples.
     
  16. kris bassett

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    I think it's a cool name.

    Phil seems to like it!


     
  17. Phil

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    I really don`t care what they call a particular cartridge, as long as it performs as advertised and does the job it`s intended to......the rest is just marketing.
     
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  18. jpretle

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    Regarding the Valkyrie name---seems it was used in Precision Shooting many years ago(early 90's??), in naming another 223 cartridge, shooting mostly the lighter bullets. I am thinking the writer was from Idaho and may even frequent this forum, from time to time.
    So, this 'new designation', may not be so new.
    Anyone recall this. I will need to dig up my PS magazines and check.
     
  19. kris bassett

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    I just happened by this.

    https://www.gunmart.net/ammunition/reloading/bullets/wildcatting-22-284
     
  20. Tommie

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    Bingo. Beat me to it.
     

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