I’ve said it before, but 224 Valkyrie is the greatest AR development since the free float handguard, at least in my opinion.
Since it’s initial release just a few months ago, it has taken the small frame AR world by storm. I was absolutely stunned when I was able to put lead on steel at a full mile with Federal’s Valkyrie offering.
But just because I like it doesn’t mean everyone else will. As we all know, the road for a new caliber to acceptance is littered with the shattered bones of many that fell along the way.
The fact that Hornady is now throwing their hat into the Valkyrie ring is a great sign for the cartridge. Hornady told me at NRAAM that their 88-grain version will hit store shelves in June. I have never seen Hornady jump on a new caliber faster, which also speaks volumes about its potential for it to become a mainstay.
Hornady has been crushing it in recent years with accuracy and consistency, across the board. The 224 will be from the ELD-Match family to start with and I bet we see offerings in Black and ELD-X in the future.
The 88-grain projectile has an advertised ballistic coefficient of .545 G1/ .274 G7 and an advertised velocity of 2700 fps. This is going to be a winner. I recommend you pre-order some today. This stuff is going to sell faster than they can make it.
For more information visit: Hornady.com. Get your AR some revolutionary feed.