Erroneous assumptions abound regarding specific firearm designs. Takedown rifles, for example, are often panned as being inherently inconsistent, and thus deemed inaccurate. The subject of this review, the U.S.-made Nemesis Arms Valkyrie, vehemently ends inaccurate suppositions about said rifle type and exemplifies the term “versatility.”

The Valkyrie’s foundation lies in its predecessor, the multi-caliber, bolt-action-operated Vanquish. Unlike the latter, however, the Valkyrie’s PVD-treated, 8620 steel upper receiver is machined to accept both right- and left-handed bolts—and one of each type accompanies the rifle. The ejection port is traditionally located. Tight tolerances are achieved by using precise electrical-discharge machining for the bolt raceway, assuring smooth, unbinding operation of the bolt.

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