Combat Weapon Systems has been given the privilege of building a custom AR-15 in .224 Valkyrie for the National Wild Turkey Federation's 43rd Annual Convention. Being held February 13-17 2019 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center Nashville, TN.
The N.W.T.F. custom rifle has been designed and built for precision long range shooting. It is chambered in the Federal .224 Valkyrie. Boasting superior ballistics over other .22 caliber rounds. It has the ability to fire a 90 grain bullet and remain supersonic to over 1,300 yards. Which makes this a versatile round for hunting or long range target shooting.
The rifle began with a billet upper and lower from Noreen Firearms creating a solid base to build upon. The upper was lapped to create a precision fit for a 22 inch Match Grade fluted heavy barrel with 1:7 RH twist made from passivated 416 stainless steel produced by Green Mountain Rifle Barrels.
The barrel was fit with a low profile gas block and stainless gas tube from LBE Unlimited. To control felt recoil a custom modified 3 chamber stainless steel compensator from J.P. Rifles.
The hand guard is a 17 inch lightweight, high strength M-Lok Strike Rail from Strike Industries. This rails design allows the shooter to add attachments in multiple configurations. It comes equipped with an Acme Machine picatinny rail for attaching a bipod and a quick release sling mount.
The bolt carrier group by Fail Zero is coated with EXO nickel boron that provides permanent dry lubricity and increases both wear and corrosion resistance.
The trigger assembly is a match grade unit from Elftmann Tactical. Trigger pull weight is adjustable from 4 lbs to 2 3/4 lbs. It is drop safe regardless of pull weight. The match trigger assembly has a very short take up and next to zero over travel making it ideal for precision shooting.
A Elftmann Tactical push button safety was used in place of the selector style switch commonly found on AR rifles. The push button design allows for faster manipulation of the safety controls.
KNS Precision pins and detents were used exclusively in this custom build. They are machine turned to precise tolerances to ensure proper fit and function.
Magazine release and bolt catch are a matched set provided by Seekins Precision.
The stock is a MBA-1 Model from Luth- AR. That can be adjusted for length of pull and cheek rise. The modular design of this unit allows the shooter to configure the butt stock to their specific needs.
The Desert Strike Tactical grip is an all aluminum ultralight grip a blending of strength and ergonomics in a lightweight package.
It is fitted with a Combat Weapon Systems ambidextrous charging handle made from 7075 aircraft grade aluminum. This design allows for rapid palm blading or finger thumb charges of the weapon for both left and right handed shooters.
Windham Weaponry provided two 5 round magazines.
Powder House applied a custom graphite/titanium Cerakote to the rifle.
Parts Donated By:
Noreen Firearms, Green Mountain Rifle Barrel Company, ELF, JP Rifles, Fail Zero, LBE Unlimited, Strike Industries, Samson Manufacturing, KNS Precision Inc, Phase 5, Seekins Precision, ACME Machine, UTG Pro, Luth-AR, Windham Weaponry, Powder House, Desert Strike Tactical.