A Hunter’s .224: The Savage MSR Valkyrie (VIDEO)
By Kristin Alberts
Last year it was the .22 Nosler and this year the .224 Valkyrie. New hunting and long-range calibers are coming faster than most hunters can find the ammo. What makes the .224 Valkyrie different from others that have come and gone just as fast? Guns.com finds out while pulling the trigger on Savage’s MSR Valkyrie, the first rifle built for the zippy new caliber.
About the Savage MSR-15 Valkyrie
Savage’s MSR-15 Valkyrie builds on the family of semi-automatic MSR (Modern Savage Rifles) launched by the company in 2017. Our test rifle comes with the Flat Dark Earth (FDE) Cerakoted forend, upper, and lower. The 18 inch barrel with 5R rifling is topped with a tipped with a turnable muzzle brake on 1/2×28 threads. The Valkyrie makes use of quality components with a Hogue pistol grip and Magpul UBR Gen 2 buttstock. The rifle uses a mid-length gas system with an adjustable gas block. A two-stage trigger is icing on the cake for long rangers. The whole thing weighs 7.88 pounds empty. The Valkyrie, stamped Made in Massachusetts, ships in a cardboard box with a single 25-round magazine, made by PRI in Ohio. MSRP on our test model Valkyrie is $1,499, though a