ANOKA, Minnesota – December 13, 2017 – Federal Premium is happy to introduce an all-new cartridge that takes the favored MSR 15 platform to extraordinary heights in long-range precision and ballistic efficiency. The 224 Valkyrie produces flat trajectories, match-grade accuracy and supersonic velocities past 1,300 yards downrange.

“The 224 Valkyrie relies on a 30 Rem./6.eight SPC case necked right down to .224 caliber,” explains Mike Holm, Federal Premium Centerfire Ammunition World Product Lane Director. “It beats the ballistics of all different MSR 15 cartridges, together with the 22 Nosler, 223 Rem. and 6.5 Grendel. Plus, it gives comparable efficiency to bigger rounds just like the 6.5 Creedmoor, with roughly half the felt recoil—and at a extra economical worth.”

Be taught extra and see the cartridge carry out within the 224 Valkyrie intro video.

Shooters can overview the technical specs for the brand new spherical as soon as it’s accredited by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Producers’ Institute (SAAMI) which is predicted in January on the 2018 SHOT Present in Las Vegas. At the moment, data akin to chamber specs and cartridge strain requirements, proof strain vary and barrel size/twist suggestions might be communicated. Cartridge and chamber drawings may also be accessible quickly after SAAMI approves the cartridge for standardization.

Testing performed by Federal Premium engineers utilizing 24-inch take a look at barrels with a 1:7 twist revealed the 224 Valkyrie gives as much as 128 inches much less drop and 69 inches much less wind drift (with a 10 mph crosswind) at 1,000 yards than different MSR 15 rounds. The brand new cartridge additionally gives vital benefits in velocity and power.

The 224 Valkyrie will initially be accessible in 4 masses: 90-grain Gold Medal Sierra MatchKing, 60-grain Nosler Ballistic Tip Varmint, 90-grain Fusion MSR and 75-grain American Eagle TMJ. These confirmed Federal Premium bullet choices present choices for long-range rivals, goal shooters and hunters pursuing sport from varmints as much as deer-sized animals.

Federal Premium engineers designed the 224 Valkyrie for gas-driven MSR 15 actions, but it surely’s additionally extraordinarily efficient from bolt weapons. “The simplest method for shooters to capitalize on the brand new cartridge is buy a firearm from one of many many gun makers leaping on the 224 Valkyrie bandwagon,” says Holm. “You too can purchase a brand new higher and use it along with your current decrease. A gunsmith or different particular person educated in constructing MSRs can even make the required modifications.”

Half No. / Description / MSRP
GM224VLKM1 / 224 Valkyrie 90-grain Gold Medal Sierra MatchKing / $31.95
P224VLKBT1 / 224 Valkyrie 60-grain Nosler Ballistic Tip / $26.95
F224VLKMSR1 / 224 Valkyrie 100-grain Fusion MSR / $28.95
AE224VLK1 / 224 Valkyrie 75-grain American Eagle TMJ / $12.95

Reloading information might be accessible in spring of 2018, when SAAMI releases its load-building specs. Nevertheless, reloading die units might be accessible from RCBS, and different ammo-building parts may also be provided by a number of widespread manufacturers.

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