the results discussed on the snipershide podcast got me excited about it, sounds like barrel life is good.
Take that in context. Consider the two guys doing the shooting, their location/atmospherics, their target sizes, hit percentages, the success of the AR vs the long bolt gun.
The thing that I would like to note from the vids is how the target is situated and the fact that this is a 2-man, shooter/spotter endeavor. If you have a setup that will afford you good indication when not on target of dirt/dust splash and someone good to see it, all you need to be is consistent.
In no way am I belittling this endeavor, but it's not what somebody going out on their own should expect to replicate without significant effort...and probably a lot of frustration.
I look at it this way: Frank likes to talk about how everybody wants his opinion on how to fix PRS, everybody want's his opinions on X,Y, and Z products. You listen to the podcast, then you should know. For the record, I neither like nor dislike Frank..and have come to understand his perspective and context for most of his content. From a market standpoint, it makes sense to be good with JP and push the .224 Valk. The market's rough...handguns are cheap, AR15's aren't selling. While precision rifle has grown as a whole, but for most it's a one, maybe two and done thing (unless you're a weirdo like me or Consigliere and have a stable for the fuck of it). The Valk has promise and we all know how fast even a good ammo concept can die from neglect. It's just smart business. Case in point, look at how he's helped Mile High, and they in turn scratch his back. Spoiler alert: You aren't going to get that kind of treatment there but yet people are breaking their neck to be their bestie. Randy and Diann are fine in my book but everyone else I've dealt with there can eat a bag of dicks.
Not saying one should or shouldn't roll .224 Valk...just take that podcast/promotion stuff with a grain of salt as you/my mileage will vary greatly from Frank's.