Federal’s New 224 Valkyrie Loads Stretch Long-Range Horizons

Federal’s New 224 Valkyrie Loads Stretch Long-Range Horizons
Federal’s New 224 Valkyrie Loads Stretch Long-Range Horizons

ANOKA, Minnesota-(Ammoland.com)- Federal proudly announces two new flat-shooting Premium 224 Valkyrie loads that deliver precision accuracy at long ranges. Shipments of these Federal Premium 224 Valkyrie cartridges have been delivered to dealers.

In 2018, Federal transformed the MSR 15 platform and broke all boundaries of ballistic performance by introducing the 224 Valkyrie cartridge. Now, it’s giving hunters and shooters new loads that stretch the cartridge’s capabilities even farther: 80.5-grain Gold Medal Berger Hybrid and 78-grain Barnes Triple-Shock X.

Like all 224 Valkyrie offerings, the new loads provide extremely flat trajectories and match accuracy at extreme ranges. They offer significantly less wind drift and drop than other loads in their class, as well as less than half the recoil of cartridges with comparable ballistics.

“The 224 Valkyrie cartridge's dramatically improved trajectories over all other MSR 15 cartridges, including the 22 Nosler, 223 Rem. and 6.5 Grendel—with less recoil of larger cartridges offering comparable ballistics, such as the 6.5 Creedmoor,” said Federal Centerfire Product Director Mike Holm. “And with the full array of high-performance projectiles available, it’s poised to deliver on virtually every shooter’s needs. For those looking for something new, different and better from their AR-15 platform, the 224 Valkyrie is it.”

Features:

  • New Berger Hybrid and Barnes TSX bullet offerings
  • Least wind drift and drop in the category
  • Significantly less recoil than other cartridges with comparable ballistics
  • Better ballistic performance than any other MSR 15 cartridge
  • Superb accuracy and extreme long-range performance in bolt-action rifles

Part No. / Description / MSRP

GM224VLKBH2 / 224 Valkyrie 80.5 grain Gold Medal Berger Hybrid / $32.95
P224VLKBTSX1 / 224 Valkyrie 78 grain Barnes TSX / $35.95

For more information on Federal ammunition, visit www.federalpremium.com.Federal Ammunition Logo

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    Vern
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    Vern

    I hear and read of problems with the brass used in the AR platform, also that it is hard on primer pockets. That seems like it would make this cartridge more expensive to use than others.
    Can some one enlighten me on the problems of this cartridge?

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    I am building one now. I had problems with the .22 Nosler until I used a slower burning powder (switched from TAC to H380) which allows the case to de-expand a bit before ejection. Primer pockets may be from too hot of a load. As far as brass, I use Starline brass. Better Metalurgy for more flex & strength, which means more reloads. Factory loads always tore up the brass pretty bad. This might be the case with the Valkyrie.

    Vern
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    Vern

    I love Starline brass, I use it in 223 and 6.5 and it runs better than any other I have used. I don’t have the Valkyrie but have been interested not so much for the hotter loads but the use of heavier bullets. I like shooting long range and the heavier bullets are what I use most. Is the Valkyrie brass a necked down version of the Grendel? or is it its own brass? I have used Hornady brass in 6.5 and it seems to have a problem with primer pockets right out of factory loads. Reloading them I see… Read more »

    OneEyeOpen
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    OneEyeOpen

    I use a small and large primer pocket swage gauge made by Ballistic Tools and is very inexpensive for checking primer pocket size and depth. Works great especially on military brass, getting the crimps out, but works equally well checking factory brass when I go to reload them. The Valkyrie is a necked down version of the .30 Remington / 6.8 SPC, think of it as a necked down 6.8 SPC, that’s why it fits so well in the AR-15 platform, plus when you build an AR with the .224 Valkyrie cartridge you have to use a 6.8 SPC bolt… Read more »

    Vern
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    Vern

    Thanks, I have been curious about this cartridge and have mostly gotten negative replies about it.