By Dave Bahde
Federal Premium’s introduction and subsequent support of the new .224 Valkyrie has resulted in quite a bit of interest. As far as new cartridges go, it grew legs rather quickly, and several mainstream manufacturers are now building rifles specifically chambered for this new caliber.
Federal Adds 90gr Sierra MatchKing to .224 Valkyrie Series
Federal currently offers four different .224 Valkyrie loads for range practice, hunting and competition. Hornady just introduced an 88-grain load using its ELD Match bullet. DoubleTap Ammunition’s Mike McNett also told me that he is working on a load. Other companies are just waiting to see if the .224 Valkyrie will remain popular, but so far its future looks bright.
But what makes the .224 Valkyrie stand out? According to Federal, it “provides less wind drift and drop than all other loads in its class and stays supersonic past 1,300 yards.” And this is from an AR-15-sized rifle, mind you, not …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life