The 224 Valkyrie Round is a 90 grain 6.8 bullet necked down to a 224 which is stable to 1000 yards. The 224 Valkyrie round is a new round from FC (Federal) that beats out the .22 Nosler, 6.5 Grendel and 5.56 round in all aspects and starts to approach on the 6.5 Creedmore while doing all of this on an AR platform. This round will provide you the energy retention of the 6.5 Grendel, comparable drop and drift of the 6.5 Creedmoor at 1000 yards and the up close power of the .22 Nosler. Bringing you the best of three different rounds into one superior round that can be used for both long range and short range without compromising either. It is trying to match the 6.5 Creedmore in drop and drift with a much smaller caliber, all while beating out the 6.5 Grendel with lower recoil and improved energy retention, and all this with the up close power of the .22 Nosler. Making this a comparable long range round but in a much smaller caliber, that is also much more versatile and able to be used in multiple situations.
With a round that is this versatile, it should be looked at by military and law enforcement because if it is put into 16-inch barrel rifle it could be used for both long-range precision shots as well as close range situations. For the shooters out there this round could help be a great choice for shooting competitions because of the loss of energy at longer ranges will help make the longer range shots with some power left over. A round like this would be great for hunters as it will have the ability to hunt varments to medium game.
The 6.5 Grendel is a low recoil long range cartridge designed specifically for the AR-15 platform noted for impressive ballistics using .264 caliber bullets to make accurate shots out to 1,000 yards. The 6.5 Grendel uses a unique bolt and caliber specific magazine to convert any standard AR. With a wide variety of available factory ammunition, the 6.5 Grendel is a top choice for hunting medium game or extended range target shooting. Wilson Combat barrels are chambered according to SAAMI specifications and use the industry standard “Type-2″ Grendel bolt with .136” bolt face counterbore.