Federal has announced two new Premium 224 Valkyrie loads that the company says deliver precision accuracy at long ranges. Shipments of these Federal Premium 224 Valkyrie cartridges have been delivered to dealers.

In 2018, Federal transformed the MSR 15 platform and broke all boundaries of ballistic performance by introducing the 224 Valkyrie cartridge, the company says. Now, it’s giving hunters and shooters new loads that stretch the cartridge’s capabilities even farther: 80.5-grain Gold Medal Berger Hybrid and 78-grain Barnes Triple-Shock X.

Like all 224 Valkyrie offerings, the new loads provide extremely flat trajectories and match accuracy at extreme ranges. They also offer significantly less wind drift and drop than other loads in their class, as well as less than half the recoil of cartridges with comparable ballistics, the company says.

"The 224 Valkyrie cartridge's dramatically improved trajectories over all other MSR 15 cartridges, including the 22 Nosler, 223 Rem. and 6.5 Grendel—with less recoil of larger cartridges offering comparable ballistics, such as the 6.5 Creedmoor,” said Federal Centerfire Product Director Mike Holm. “And with the full array of high-performance projectiles available, it’s poised to deliver on virtually every shooter’s needs. For those looking for something new, different and better from their AR-15 platform, the 224 Valkyrie is it.”

The company says the ammo offers the following features and benefits:

* New Berger Hybrid and Barnes TSX bullet offerings

* Least wind drift and drop in the category

* Significantly less recoil than other cartridges with comparable ballistics

* Better ballistic performance than any other MSR 15 cartridge

* Superb accuracy and extreme long-range performance in bolt-action rifles

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