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.224 Valkyrie


The .224 Valkyrie (5.6×41 mm) cartridge is a .22 caliber (5.6 mm) rimless bottlenecked intermediate rifle cartridge, developed by Federal Premium Ammunition. .224 Valkyrie uses the same bullet diameter as 5.56×45mm NATO and a necked down larger case from the 6.8 SPC, allowing for heavier bullets and higher muzzle velocity.

The .224 Valkyrie was designed to fill a need for long range small platform modern sporting rifles, the .224 Valkyrie was developed by Federal by taking their proven 6.8 SPC case and necking it down to utilize a .224 diameter projectile. Prior to this, the ability to compete at long range (1000+ meters or yards) was dominated in competition by  .308 Winchester and 6.5mm Creedmoor.

.224 offers a lightweight, highly accurate alternative to 7.62x51 and 6.5 Creedmoor.


Note: 343.2 m/s is the subsonic barrier - anything below that is considered subsonic. Subsonic ammunition removes the bullet crack down range making the round better suited to stealth.

Ammunition Type Damage Bullet Velocity (m/s) Barrier Penetration Armor Piercing
60gr Nosler BT 10.4 1054 1.76 4
75gr ELD Match 11.7 918 2 5
90gr SP 13 804 1.12 5


Note: Barrier penetration represents the rounds ability to go through walls and barriers. Armor piercing represents the rounds ability to penetrate body armor plates.