Is the .224 Valkyrie Round Just Another Fast and Furious .223?
By Dave Bahde
Every year someone comes out with a new and improved caliber or cartridge. Most die on the vine. A few grow some legs, though none is genuinely new. Even fewer catch on, and the latest to do so is the .224 Valkyrie. Another take on the “fast .223,” it uses the same .224 bullets seen in 5.56mm or .223 Remington rifles. The Valkyrie sits between the .223 and the very fast .22-250, side-by-side with the .22 Nosler, which are two different takes on the same concept.
The POF Renegade Plus SPR 224 Valkyrie Gives New Power to the AR-15
The original idea was to get close to .22-250 velocities in a lightweight AR or modern sporting rifle (MSR) using hunting bullets. They also push heavier bullets (80 to 90 grains) out to 2,700 or 2,800 fps for precision and competition shooters. Nosler’s .22 Nosler uses a case similar to the 6.8 Special Purpose Cartridge (SPC), …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life