There was a new round that made its debut in late 2017 and it made some pretty big promises to shooters such as less recoil, flatter trajectories, and more distance. It’s called the .224 Valkyrie.
The .224 Valkyrie can be used for a variety of things, but it really shines when it comes to modern sporting rifles. After all, that’s what it was originally made for.
The .224 Valkyrie has quickly become well-known for its ability to increase the range of any rifle it’s chambered in, such as taking the range of AR’s out to 1,000 yards and beyond.
The secret to its effectiveness comes from its unique design. It’s based on the 6.8 SPC case, but it has also been necked down to .22 caliber.
This allows the bullet to keep traveling faster than the speed of sound even while past the 1,000 yard line. This is important because the longer a bullet can maintain sonic speeds, the more accurate it’s going to be.
Needless to say, the results from this new design have been incredible and the .224 Valkyrie has quickly become the favorite for some shooters.
The other thing that makes the .224 Valkyrie a new favorite is the fact that it has much less recoil than similar rounds. In fact, the .224 Valkyrie only produces half as much recoil as its closest competitor, the 6.5 Creedmoor.
The reason that less kick is important is because it saves your shoulders from an unnecessary burden, but also because it increases your accuracy during competition.
That’s because it’s much easier to fire and line up your next shot if you have less recoil to do with. Those who fire rounds with more recoil have more adjusting to do between each shot which costs them valuable time.
There’s also the fact that less recoil allows you to keep an eye on where your bullets are hitting, which allows you to adjust your aim on the fly to compensate.
And to top it all off, the .224 Valkyrie is very affordable. In fact, it actually costs less than its closest competitor, the 6.5 Creedmoor.
There’s no doubt that the .224 Valkyrie is an awesome round and is making a lot of shooters very happy. However, the biggest problem with it doesn’t come from the round itself, but from distributors.
Right now there are a limited number of guns capable of firing the .224 Valkyrie. In fact, Savage Arms was the first company to release a .224 Valkyrie compatible rifle.
However, manufacturers are picking up on the .224 Valkyrie’s popularity and are slowly adding more firearms that fit the new round.