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Posted: 5/3/2018 2:58:57 PM EDT
So as the title says, I am looking to do a 224 Valkyrie build. My first choice in barrel is JP but they all are XL gas tube length. Not that I have anything wrong with XL tubes, but the rail i have is only 15" long and im pretty sure my gas block (tube) will be sticking out past the rail. I was going to look for a LaRue but I dont think they are selling any barrels only. Can anyone else recommend another company? I was looking at W.O.A. but all i see is 18" and 24". I was wanting to keep the barrel length at 20 or 22 inches.
Link Posted: 5/3/2018 5:56:09 PM EDT
Ive been debating on getting a Proof research 22cal blank then having it cut and chambered for 224V.
Link Posted: 5/3/2018 9:35:58 PM EDT
Lmk if they do that. I'd prefer a JP barrel but proof is good too. I'd just prefer a reg rifle length gas system.
Link Posted: 5/4/2018 7:45:28 AM EDT
Proof research has .224 valk carbon fiber barrels listed as coming soon on their site. They have 3 gas length options: rifle length, rifle +1, and rifle +2, which I assume are inches.
Link Posted: 5/4/2018 7:01:43 PM EDT
Call WOA and ask if they can cut one at your desired length, they are great to work with.
Link Posted: 5/5/2018 11:33:03 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/8/2018 6:48:41 PM EDT
I thought the xl gas system was +2? If so, that will fit under a 15", seeing that a rlgs will fit under a 12". If you like rlgs good, but indications are that .224V shooting heavies will be happiest with a +2 and 1:6 to 6.5" twist. Just something to consider.
Link Posted: 6/4/2018 1:39:27 PM EDT
Larue and Bison Armory have 20" rifle length gas barrels.
Link Posted: 6/4/2018 3:20:07 PM EDT
What's wrong with seeing the gas block? Makes it a hell of a lot easier to adjust most of them if it's not buried underneath. I'm running a Craddock Precision 22" with +2 gas and about 2/3 of my gas block sticks out. Doesn't bother me one bit and I'd rather have the function of the proper gas system length than hiding the block. Just my $.02.

If you call Craddock I'm sure they'll make you whatever you want but you're probably going to be on your own if it doesn't work as well.
Link Posted: 6/4/2018 8:30:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By hiih8r:
What's wrong with seeing the gas block? Makes it a hell of a lot easier to adjust most of them if it's not buried underneath. I'm running a Craddock Precision 22" with +2 gas and about 2/3 of my gas block sticks out. Doesn't bother me one bit and I'd rather have the function of the proper gas system length than hiding the block. Just my $.02.

If you call Craddock I'm sure they'll make you whatever you want but you're probably going to be on your own if it doesn't work as well.
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If it was just the gas block sticking out some I wouldn't mind as much. I'm meaning when the gas block and an inch or so of the gas tube sticking out past the rail.

Either way, I went with the LaRue Valkyrie barrel. I got the POF dictator gas block as well. I have 1 already on my 10.5 abd like it. Plus I got this 1 for 80 shipped. Figured since I have a POF upper/rail I'll just go with their gas block. The rifle is complete minus glass, but since it's summer in put I won't shoot this rifle till October.
Link Posted: 6/4/2018 8:45:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By azmp5:

If it was just the gas block sticking out some I wouldn't mind as much. I'm meaning when the gas block and an inch or so of the gas tube sticking out past the rail.

Either way, I went with the LaRue Valkyrie barrel. I got the POF dictator gas block as well. I have 1 already on my 10.5 abd like it. Plus I got this 1 for 80 shipped. Figured since I have a POF upper/rail I'll just go with their gas block. The rifle is complete minus glass, but since it's summer in put I won't shoot this rifle till October.
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I'm running a rifle +2" gas system and a 15" Seekins SP3R rail and there is no gas tube in front of the rail. Like I said in my original post, a portion of the gas block is still under the rail.

Link Posted: 6/5/2018 11:18:22 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By hiih8r:

I'm running a rifle +2" gas system and a 15" Seekins SP3R rail and there is no gas tube in front of the rail. Like I said in my original post, a portion of the gas block is still under the rail.
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Thanks for posting that picture, I was also very curious what a +2 would look like under a 15” rail.
Link Posted: 6/13/2018 5:32:09 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By azmp5:

If it was just the gas block sticking out some I wouldn't mind as much. I'm meaning when the gas block and an inch or so of the gas tube sticking out past the rail.

Either way, I went with the LaRue Valkyrie barrel. I got the POF dictator gas block as well. I have 1 already on my 10.5 abd like it. Plus I got this 1 for 80 shipped. Figured since I have a POF upper/rail I'll just go with their gas block. The rifle is complete minus glass, but since it's summer in put I won't shoot this rifle till October.
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How'd you get larue to sell you the barrel? They don't have any valk barrels on their site.
Link Posted: 6/15/2018 10:46:14 PM EDT
I guess LaRue sold them a while ago and you had to be on some "list" to be even allowed to order them. On not on that list but did find 1 of the barrels
Link Posted: 6/20/2018 8:59:59 AM EDT
I like my Bison Armory 20" 1:6.5 twist SPR barrel. Sub MOA groups @ 100.

Great deal for $220 shipped.
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