Seekins Precision has joined the list of companies that make .224 Valkyrie products. They launched a variety of products for this caliber including barrels, complete upper receivers and complete rifles. Perhaps the most notable product in this new line is the VKR20 rifle which we will talk about in this article.
Seekins Precision VKR20 rifle is built using the company’s iRMT-3 Upper Receiver and SP223 Ambi Billet Lower Receiver. Both receivers are machined out of 7075-T6 aluminum. The rifle also comes with a 15″ SP3R-V3 M-LOK hand guard which has a flat bottom portion and ensures a free floated barrel. Both receivers and the handguard feature a Mil-Spec Type III hard coat anodized finish of matte black color.
The VKR20 rifle comes with a 20″ match grade barrel that features 5R riflings and 1:7 twist rate. This rifle also comes standard with a Seekins Precision ATC (Advanced Tactical Compensator) muzzle device. The low profile gas blocks that are installed on the VKR20 barrels are adjustable. The rifle also features a Seekins Precision ProComp 10x stock and a Timney Targa trigger.
According to the manufacturer, they have tested their barrels and rifles with a wide variety of .224 Valkyrie loads and bullet weights and interestingly, they found out that the 90 gr projectiles performed not quite well. Here is an excerpt from the company’s website:
After extensive testing and collaboration with designers and ammunition manufacturers, we have found the wide variety of ammunition and bullet designs from the light varmint bullets to the mid-weight match offerings perform exceedingly well. However, we found the accuracy of the 90gr ammo to be less than satisfactory and for this reason, cannot guarantee accuracy with the current production 90gr ammunition. As ammunition manufacturers continue to advance new loads with different bullet designs, there is sure to be future options that will live up to Seekins Precision standards.
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