The Best .224 Valkyrie Rifles in 2023

The .224 Valkyrie rifle is fairly new to the market, only introduced commercially a few years ago, but it has nonetheless proved appealing to many modern sporting rifle users and competitive shooters – and for good reason.

Taking advantage of better ballistics with a flatter trajectory and less drift, the “Valk” is capable of delivering an AR-15 platform that can engage targets out past 1,000 yards provided the user has the right skillset and optics. This article is part of our ongoing Guide to Everything AR.


By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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