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So my mind wandered off the other day and I started thinking about bolt carriers, recoil springs and caliber conversions. I feel kind of ignorant for not getting this completely straight, but I'm wondering if I'm missing something. Let's say you'd have an AR-style rifle chambered in .308, and you'd convert it to .223 with a swap of the bolt head and the upper receiver. Let's ignore the magazine issue for this discussion. I'd imagine that the optimal bolt carrier velocity is the same regardless of cartridge (within some reasonable limit). Thus it should be perfectly possible to compensate fo
Let's start this thread off with a an interview with Justin Johnson, the Federal centerfire product manager, coming from Ultimate Reloader: This interview covers the first year of the Valkyrie, and addresses things like the 90gr SMK's problems, twist rates, barrel life, etc.