Sierra Bullets is a favorite brand of projectiles for lots of shooters. Whether its simple plinking or if you have more audacious goals, SIerra Bullets has tips that can reach out and touch it. Now, they have load data for the increasingly popular .224 Valkyrie which has taken the shooting industry by storm.
The new Sierra Bullets load data presents bullets as light as a 52 Grain Matchking that will haul at 3,350 FPS up to a 95 Grain Matchking that still chugs along at 2,600 FPS.
A short, but expanded history of the .224 Valkyrie as well as general cartridge traits are presented by Sierra Bullets below:
The 224 Valkyrie, developed by Federal Cartridge Co., is based upon the 6.8 SPC Remington case. The case length is shorter than the 223 Remington affording the use of heavier match grade bullets with very long ogives and high ballistic coefficients (BC) in a semi-automatic firearm at magazine friendly overall lengths.This offers a distinct advantage over the 223 Remington, where the same bullets must be single-fed. Less recoil than many of the other favored competition cartridges is another notable benefit to the 224 Valkyrie.
Super-sonic velocities at ranges greater than the 223 Remington and the 6.5 Grendel can achieve at magazine length are also an advantage with the 224 Valkyrie.
As rifle competition venues get longer and faster, the 224 Valkyrie should certainly grab the attention of those who favor the AR platform, but the Valkyrie will perform very well out of all action types.
With SAAMI standards openly available to gunsmiths and firearm manufacturers, and now reloading data from a credible bullet company like Sierra Bullets, would you hit the range with a .224 Valkyrie?….
Let us know what you think in the comments!