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.22 Nosler vs .224 Valkyrie

Two hot centerfire .22-caliber cartridges pitted against each other: .22 Nosler vs .224 Valkyrie.

.22 Nosler vs .224 Valkyrie

For several decades, things were relatively quiet on the .22 centerfire front. Starting in 2017, though, shooters were offered not one but two hot new centerfire .22s. First out of the gate was the .22 Nosler, followed a year later by the Federal .224 Valkrie.

The .22 Nosler is a proprietary, rebated-rim case with about 15 percent more case capacity and 400 fps velocity than a .223 Rem., but the Nosler retains the same .378-inch case head diameter as the .223 Rem. That means it uses the same bolt face, making it simple to transform a 5.56/.223 AR into a .22 Nosler. All you need are a .22 Nosler upper and 6.8 SPC magazines.

The .224 Valkyrie utilizes a shortened 6.8 SPC case...




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