What Is 224 Valkyrie?

The 224 Valkyrie is a relatively new cartridge that combines good power, exceptional long-range accuracy, and light recoil. Known for having a very high wind resistance and flat trajectory, it is an effective choice for target shooters and hunters looking for precision accuracy in the 1000+ yard range.

Solid Performance From the Get-Go

224 Valkyrie made its debut at the 2018 SHOT show in Las Vegas and created a lot of instant buzz with its impressive results. Here’s what it has to offer:

  • Dead-on accuracy – a skilled shooter firing 224 Valkyrie can achieve accurate shots out to almost 1300 yards.
  • Surprising power – enough to suit the needs of many hunters, as we’ll discuss in a bit.
  • Modest recoil – the 224 Valkyrie is exceptionally gentle when it comes to kickback. This is a feature appreciated by all shooters, not to mention their shoulders.

224 Valkyrie Cartridge Combines Power With Mild Recoil

224 Valkyrie was designed to give extra kick to ammunition on the smaller end of the caliber scale while still being easy to manage. Specifically, it fills the niche between classic .22 long rifle ammo and the larger 6.5 Creedmoor. Innovations of this type are especially important for gun owners who are new to the sport or have small bodily frames.

224 Valkyrie Caters to Competitive Shooters and Hunters

224 Valkyrie comes in four distinct product lines, each honed for a specific application. These are:

  1. Sierra 224 Valkyrie 69-grain Gold Medal Blitzking – intended specifically for varmint long-distance shooting.
  2. Hornady 224 Valkyrie 60 Gr V-Max Varmint Express – intended for controlling varmints such as coyotes, foxes, rabid animals, and certain types of rodents.
  3. Hornady 224 Valkyrie 75 Gr Boat Tail Hollow Point – intended for hunting small-to-medium-sized game such as wild hogs or whitetail deer.
  4. Hornady 224 Valkyrie 88 Gr ELD-M (Extremely Low Drag Match) – intended for training, practice, and casual target shooting.

Ammunition designers perform a delicate balancing act when creating new products. On one hand is the need for range and power. On the other hand is the need for shooter comfort and control of the weapon. The 224 Valkyrie is a special cartridge that hits the sweet spot by achieving both. It is a young but impressive performer that offers something of value for all segments of the shooting sports.

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