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