224 Valkyrie Ballistics

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The 224 Valkyrie cartridge combines high muzzle velocity with a long, aerodynamically stable bullet to deliver outstanding accuracy. It’s effective at both short- and long-range distances of 1000+ yards. Modest recoil makes it a pleasure to shoot. Below, learn more about why this fast-rising newcomer to the shooting scene is preferred by hunters and target shooters alike.

Here at Powder Valley, we carry all the supplies you’ll need to reload your 224 Valkyrie brass. Now we take a closer look at 224 Valkyrie ballistics.

Basic Facts About the 224 Valkyrie

The following information is drawn from multiple manufacturers, including Federal and Hornady:

  • Case length – 1.6 inches.
  • Overall length – 2.26 inches.
  • Bullet diameter – .2245 inches.
  • Bullet weight – 60 to 90 grains.
  • Muzzle velocity – between 2700 and 3300 FPS.
  • Muzzle energy – between 1398 and 1529 foot-pounds.
  • Drop – from +0.3 at the muzzle to -8.8 at 300 yards.
  • Effective range – 1000 to 1300 yards.

224 Valkyrie Ballistic Profile

In developing the 224 Valkyrie, Federal sought to create an accurate and highly versatile round that’s ideal for use with small platform modern sporting rifles (MSRs). These are the “little brothers” of large platform AR-15 style weapons typically chambered for rounds like the 6.5 Creedmor and 308 Winchester.

Large platform MSRs offer increased knockdown power at shorter distances, an important feature for hunters of medium to large-sized game. But this added force comes with a price, especially in terms of recoil and long-distance accuracy. These are significant disadvantages for shooters who have smaller body frames or whose primary interest is competitive target shooting rather than hunting.

The 224 Valkyrie overcomes these limitations by combining the key benefits of multiple cartridges into a single design. For example, it rivals the 6.5 Creedmor in terms of long-range performance while matching the .22 Nosler when it comes to short-range power.

The 224 Valkyrie also benefits from a remarkably flat trajectory. Bullet drop is minimal, even out to distances in excess of 1000 yards. As for recoil, it offers mild kickback when compared to most other long-distance rounds.

Given these key advantages, it’s no surprise that the 224 Valkyrie Ammo has become so popular in such a short amount of time. Get insight on other calibers and answers to reloading FAQs with our ammo guide.

A Great Choice for Hunters As Well As Target Shooters

Real-world data shows that the 224 Valkyrie can easily achieve terminal results, especially in its 90 grain versions. Its sectional density allows for deep penetration into a game animal’s vital organs, and its aerodynamic stability allows for reliable performance at a wide range of distances. This makes it a good choice for hunting both varmints and medium-size game such as deer, boar, or antelope.

Reload Your 224 Valkyrie Brass

A great way to minimize cost is to reload your spent 224 Valkyrie brass. That way, you can shoot longer and spend less.

Powder Valley carries all the reloading supplies you need, whether you use 224 Valkyrie or a different caliber. Browse our wide, affordably priced selection and place your order today.