The 7mm Valkerie AR
I'm a member of a couple of popular gun forums, which is where I first met Bruce. I picked up on his knowledge after seeing alot of his posts, many that made me think, so I contacted Bruce for advice and soon discovered not only is he full of gun knowledge but is happy to share and help. This is when he mentioned the new wildcat he was working on, a 7mm for the AR, I was immediately interested.
The combination Bruce had come up with made perfect sense to me, I was looking for knock down power that was still controllable and still get me out to my 300yd goal and the 7VAR looked it could offer just that and in my chosen AR-15 platform. Bruce had adjusted a 6.5x47 Lapua casing that he was using in 270AR to load .284 projectiles all the way up to the 168gr Berger and still chase on the heels of the 7mm-08 in terms of velocities and range. Now this is where you will say "Why not just do a 7mm-08?". Well weight for one, I don't want to move to the AR-10 since I tend to do a lot of walking/stalking. Bruce's cartridge also gives less recoil than the mentioned round allowing me to shed the pounds and still have my muzzle control for the quick shots.
154gr Hornady InterlockSP
120gr Hornady SST
For more info and some truly impressive actual data from other testers check out the 7mmValkerie (7VAR) on Facebook or 7mmvalkerie website. Of course you can always look up Bruce Finnegan on Facebook or myself Ga Swamper for more info our door is always open.
Written by Dusty Prahl ( Ga Swamper)