NEW: Anderson Manufacturing .224 Valkyrie Complete Uppers

Adam Scepaniak
by Adam Scepaniak

Anderson Manufacturing is known throughout the firearms industry for their quality AR-15 components, allowing consumers to build their own rifles, as well as offering complete firearms. While the .223 Rem/5.56 NATO may be the industry standard for modern sporting rifles, there are a lot of growing stars and darling calibers within the shooting sports.

One caliber that is shining brightly is the 6.5 Creedmoor, and its only competitor in regards to potentially being more buzz-worthy may be the .224 Valkyrie. In order to capitalize on that hotness, Anderson Manufacturing is now offering a complete upper chambered in .224 Valkyrie.

anderson manufacturing .224 valkyrie complete upper

  • Receiver: Standard, Anodized Black
  • Barrel Profile: .224 Valkyrie | 1:7″ Twist Rate | 18″ M4 Medium Contour
  • Barrel Material: 4140 Chrome Moly
  • Muzzle Device: Knight Stalker
  • Gas System: Low Profile Steel Gas Block & Mid-Length Gas Tube
  • Handguard: 12″ Keymod, Anodized Black
  • Bolt-Carrier Group: Standard 6.8 SPC 2, M16 Profile
  • Bolt: Mag Phosphate | 9310 Steel | MPI Tested
  • Carrier: Mag Phosphate | 8620 Steel | Staked Gas key
  • Charging Handle: Standard, Anodized Black
  • Weight: 4 Lbs.

This complete upper currently retails at $601.09 and is available on Anderson Manufacturing’s website. By the way, who is writing the pricing structure at Anderson?… $599.99 was never brought up in a discussion?…

The 1:7″ twist rate of this .224 Valkyrie complete upper is going to allow for shooters to launch heavier grain weight bullets which is perfect for those wanting to stretch the legs on this cartridge.

A lot of Anderson Manufacturing complete rifles are coated in their proprietary RF85 lubed finish. RF85 nano-technology provides for 85% Less Friction… 23% Faster Action Reciprocation… Never Needs Oiling… and Cleans Up with Soap and Water. Sadly, this complete upper will not have this finish.

So for those who are familiar with .224 Valkyrie, its benefits, and potential accuracy, would you dive in on this new complete upper for a long range build? We would love to hear your comments below.

Adam Scepaniak
Adam Scepaniak

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  • Int19h Int19h on Apr 12, 2018

    So, let me get this straight.

    It has the wrong barrel length for any practical purpose of this cartridge, the wrong twist for the better performing bullets, and a handguard that's literally obsolete on the day of release.

    And then on top of that, you get the fabled Anderson quality.

    This is going to sell so well, believe me. Like nothing you've ever seen before.

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    • Int19h Int19h on Apr 16, 2018

      @ostiariusalpha So, this is for people who need overmatch against PKM-wielding Taliban paratroopers in their backyard?

  • Ensitue Ensitue on Apr 27, 2018

    Kudos to Anderson for using the correct twist rate. I have investigated the cartridge in depth W/O the propriety powders the 224V is a problematic cartridge for long range shooting; the performance can be duplicated w/current larger capacity cartridges. The 224V is most suited to a Contender type firearm