March 28, 2018
By RifleShooter Online Staff
The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute (SAAMI) approved the Federal Premium 224 Valkyrie as an official new cartridge during their committee meeting at the 2018 SHOT Show this past January. 224 Valkyrie's SAAMI standards documents are now published and available to the industry as a whole, as well as to the public.
"It's thrilling to have brought the world's best MSR 15 cartridge to market. We're proud and excited about our new cartridge, and we deeply appreciate SAAMI's support with this launch. SAAMI's approval of the cartridge was a crucial step in legitimizing it within the industry. Their work creates standards for the cartridge, increasing safety, interchangeability, reliability and quality for the dozens of firearm manufacturers currently building rifles in our 224 Valkyrie." -Federal Premium Ammunition President, Jason Vanderbrink
SAAMI allows free access to technical data and drawings for the cartridge and chamber designs, which are posted in the Information and Specifications section of the organization's website. All cartridge and chamber drawing documents are contained within the ANSI/SAAMI Standards and can be found on www.saami.org. The New SAAMI Cartridge Cartridge/Chamber Designs and Revisions for .224 Valkyrie can be viewed here: http://www.saami.org/PDF/224-Valkyrie-Introduction.pdf.
SAAMI was founded in 1926 at the request of the federal government, and tasked with creating and publishing industry standards for safety, interchangeability, reliability and quality, as well as coordinating technical data. SAAMI's Technical Committee, which consists of firearm and ammunition industry experts, reviewed the 224 Valkyrie submission, as well as the official cartridge name, maximum cartridge and minimum chamber dimensions, pressure limits, test equipment, and other characteristics during the six-month process.
The 224 Valkyrie is initially available in four loads: 90-grain Gold Medal Sierra MatchKing, 60-grain Nosler Ballistic Tip Varmint, 90-grain Fusion MSR and 75-grain American Eagle TMJ. These Federal Premium offerings provide options for long-range competitors, target shooters and hunters pursuing game from varmints up to deer-sized animals.
For more information, go to www.federalpremium.com.