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.224 Valkyrie Small Precision Rifle Cartridge: Everything You Need to Know

The .224 Valkyrie is equally at home in the AR-15 or the bolt-action rifle; here's everything you need to know about the precision rifle cartridge.

.224 Valkyrie Small Precision Rifle Cartridge: Everything You Need to Know

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Federal announced the .224 Valkyrie in 2017 as the “precision rifle cartridge of choice for the AR-15.” This was a good place to start for the new cartridge, but the .224 Valkyrie belongs in a bolt-action rifle just as much as it belongs in an AR-15. What the Valkyrie offers, that no other cartridge does, is a factory-supported .22-caliber VLD-friendly cartridge case that can fit loaded rounds in the length-restrictive standard AR-15 detachable magazine. To understand where and how the Valkyrie makes sense, it’s best to take a...

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