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Flight Of The .224 Valkyrie: Why The New Round Is Generating Buzz

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Introduced in late 2017, the .224 Valkyrie caused a whirlwind of interest from the gun community as this long range contender promised flatter trajectories and less recoil up to 1,000 yards and beyond.

While the Valkyrie operates on a multitude of long gun platforms, its bread and butter is within the modern sporting rifle category. Based on a 6.8 SPC case — necked down to .22 caliber — the .224 Valkyrie was created to push MSR shooters’ shots out to 1,000 yards, granting MSR fans an efficient round that transforms the tactical style AR platform into a long range performer.

“When designing the Valkyrie, Federal Premium engineers didn’t consider the 6.8 SPC a comparable load. Instead, we aimed to beat the long-range ballistics of the 223 Rem., 22 Nosler and 6.5 Grendel,” said Jacob Burns, Federal Premium development engineer.

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