This 224 Valkyrie cartridge from Hornady’s Varmint Express line of ammunition features the 60 grain V-MAX projectile. This specialized varmint hunting bullet is remarkably accurate thanks to its match grade AMP jacket, pointed polymer tip, and exceptionally aerodynamic profile. The V-Max’s terminal performance is particularly devastating to varmints as well. Its tip rests on top of a shaft formed within the bullet’s swaged lead core — upon impact it drives downward virtually instantaneously to initiate dramatic fragmentation, made all the more potent by just how concentrically its jacket has been formed.Buy 224 Valkyrie
This round further offers a select brass casing which resists corrosion, feeds reliably, and will withstand being fired on multiple occasions if you opt to reload it. This round’s primer is perfectly matched to its caliber, and the propellant it ignites has been loaded to deliver an extremely consistent chamber pressure as well as velocity. Show the varmints who’s the boss with Varmint Express!
Whenever a new cartridge developed specifically for the AR platform is released, there’s usually a huge boom in interest. Excitement eventually wanes, however, leaving the cartridge relegated to a few articles scattered across the Internet, never to be seen again except in the basements and garages of a cult following of handloaders, the niche group solely responsible for keeping said cartridge “alive” on an online forum or two. There’s a list of nearly 50 cartridges compatible with the AR-15 on Wikipedia alone, and several of those no longer see the commercial light of day. That list is hardly complete.Buy 224 Valkyrie
So how does an AR-15 cartridge stay afloat in the sea of throwaways? For starters, it has to be significantly better than the standard .223 Rem./5.56 NATO in some way, and then it can’t be bested a short time after its introduction by the next hot new AR round. The .224 Valkyrie cartridge, recently developed by Federal Premium, certainly meets the first requirement. Taking that performance into account, the company doesn’t appear to have any concern for the latter issue, either.