The list of companies releasing rifles chambered in Federal’s .224 Valkyrie continues to grow. Patriot Ordnance Factory‘s Renegade+ is now available in the newly popular cartridge.
POF-USA’s Renegade+ 224 comes with a 20-inch, match-grade, nitride, heat-treated Puritan barrel with a 1:7 twist, 1/2×28 threads and a Triple port muzzle brake. Also included in this package is a Mil-Spec upper and Gen4 billet lower receiver; 14.5-inch M-LOK Renegade free-float rail with five QD sling mounts.
Furthermore, the rifle comes with a Dictator 9-position adjustable gas block; Mission First Tactical grip; Luth-AR MBA stock; and an ambidextrous bolt release, safety selector, bolt catch and magazine release. In addition, the rifle measures 40 inches in overall length, weighs 7.7 pounds empty and has a 30-round magazine capacity.
Three words come to mind with regard to .224 Valkyrie: long-range precision.
“The results recorded by our engineers during the cartridge’s extensive development and testing process speak for themselves. The 224 Valkyrie provides extremely flat trajectories, supersonic velocities at as far as 1,300 yards downrange, and match-grade accuracy,” Federal Premium says.
“The 224 Valkyrie is based on a 30 Rem./6.8 SPC case necked down to .224 caliber,” Federal added. This gives it similar geometry to the 22 Nosler — although the Valkyrie’s ingenious blend of case capacity and ample ogive space, coupled with a highly efficient, heavy-for-caliber .224 projectile, produces downrange exploits the 22 Nosler can’t touch.”
With this round, Federal also touts reduced recoil and better ballistics over its competitors.
“It offers up to 127.88 inches less drop and 68.76 inches less wind drift at 1,000 yards than the 223 Rem and other short-action calibers like the 22 Nosler and 6.5 Grendel,” Federal says. “Plus, its ballistics are comparable to much larger, harder-kicking calibers like the 6.5 Creedmoor — with as little as half the felt recoil.”
MSRP on the Rengade+ 224 rifle is $2029.99. See the specs for the rifle below.
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POF-USA Renegade+ 224 Specifications
- CALIBER: .224 Valkyrie
- CHAMBER: E2 Dual Extraction Technology
- ACTION: Semi-auto, direct impingement
- UPPER: MIL-SPEC upper receiver
- WEIGHT: 7.7 lbs / 3.49kg (empty)
- BARREL: 20” / 50.8cm match-grade nitride heat-treated Puritan barrel
- RIFLING: 1:7, 1/2×28 barrel threads
- LENGTH: 40” / 101.6cm
- FINISH: Black anodized
- GAS BLOCK: 9-position adjustable rifle length Dictator gas block
- HANDGUARD: 14.5” M-LOK Renegade free-foating rail with ve integrated QD sling mounts
- MUZZLE DEVICE: Triple port muzzle brake
- TRIGGER: 3.5 lb POF-USA drop-in FLAT trigger system with KNS anti-walk pins
- FURNITURE: Mission First Tactical grip, Luth-AR MBA stock
- ACCURACY: MOA with proper ammo and shooter ability
- FIRE CONTROL: Gen4 billet lower receiver, Ambidextrous bolt release, Ambidextrous safety selector, Ambidextrous bolt catch, Ambidextrous
- magazine release
- MAINTENANCE: Standard receiver/carrier group field strip procedures
- INCLUDES: POF-USA Ultimate Bolt Carrier Group, Mission First Tactical 30-round magazine, Teflon receiver tension screws