Are you shooting free hand or off of a rest? Is the rail lined up properly? Does point of aim and impact match up through the red dot? What range are you shooting at? If you are talking about your irons lining up for your dot they should be sighted in separately and might not line up when both...
I hadn't really looked into them that much just knew that Valkyrie was developed to compete with 22 Nosler. The Valkyrie sounds like it would be a nice varmint round. I have a 6.8 SPC and a 22-250 so I doubt I will ever jump on building a Valkyrie upper.
With ammo I highly doubt there is a quality difference, I think it is more in lines with what was stated above that the big box stores have more buying power than mom and pop shops so they are able to sell at lower prices without hurting their profit margins.
I have a Benelli M1 that I picked up several years ago for a good price, right now it is my only shotgun. I would love to have a nice Browning O/U for clay sports but I have other guns higher on my priority list.
I am currently working on a new AR build. Let me know what you think. Planning on putting a lot of rounds through this gun. Would like to take a carbine class and maybe try a 3 gun match with it.
Here is what I have so far.
Geisselle MK16 13.5” Mlok rail...
Amazon has a lot, North American Rescue is a good source also and has some restock packs that have good basics in them, they also have more advanced kits, I keep a basic first aid kit in my truck all the time. I have added a CAT tourniquet and need to add some other bleed stop supplies.