The MSR-15 Valkyrie: Savage’s .224 Valkyrie Powerhouse

The .224 Valkyrie cartridge was officially unveiled during the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show 2018, though * gave enthusiasts a sneak peek three months earlier. Proper chambered AR-15s handle the cartridge with dexterity, and after Mark A. Keefe, IV had the opportunity to try the setup in Texas, Mark A. Keefe, IV noted, “… a cannon. The .224 fires softly and can hardly be distinguished from a .223. “

Production rifles had yet to make it to market, but Savage Arms unveiled its MSR 15 Valkyrie, housed in .224 Valkyrie, at the SHOT Show in January 2018. SAAMI approved the cartridge and published standardized specifications a few months later.

The Savage MSR 15 Valkyrie is ready to go, with an 18 inch barrel and 5R pull. It has a crisp two-stage trigger, an adjustable medium-length gas system to match ammunition and wear, and a Cerakote finish of the Elite series in flat dark earth on both the upper and lower receiver and fore-end.

The gunships carry an adjustable muzzle brake that can be removed if the owner prefers to attach a silencer or other device. The setup is complemented by the black Magpul UBR Gen 2 buttstock and the Hogue pistol grip.

The receivers are made of 7075 aluminum and the black barrel is made of carbon steel. The rifle has the AR-15 familiar forward aid and a dust cover. The magazine capacity is 25 cartridges.

The MSR 15 Valkyrie was built according to Savage’s popular MSR 15 Recon design, but chambered to take advantage of the impressive ballistic performance of the .224 Valkyrie. Projectiles fired from the cartridge can stay supersonic for up to 1,300 yards, meaning flatter trajectories and hits with more authority than .223 Rem. or 5.56 NATO.

The MSRP on the Savage Arms website is $ 1,669.

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