More gun makers are riding the .224 Valkyrie wave with F4 Defense becoming the latest to join the Valkyrie craze, launching its F4-15 Enhanced Battle Rifle in .224 Valkyrie.
The F4-15 Enhanced Battle Rifle features a 20-inch barrel with 1-in-7-inch twist optimized for 90-grain Sierra Match King ammo as well as Hornady’s 88-grain ELD Match ammunition. The rifle is capable of sub 1/2 MOA groupings, according to F4 Defense.
Weighing 7.95-pounds, the F4-15 Enhanced Battle Rifle measures 37.5-inches in total length. The rifle offers an ELF Drop-In Match Trigger as well as a fully ambidextrous bolt catch, mag release and BAD Short-Throw Ambi Selector.
Constructed from 7075-T6 aluminum, the rifle is coated in a Type III Class II Anodized Black finish or the shooter’s choice of Cerakote.
F4 Defense said it rarely hops onto new trends but in the case of the .224 Valkyrie, the round was too intriguing to pass up.
“We rarely jump on ‘new fad’ calibers, but we had to test and evaluate whether this cartridge could live up to the hype surrounding it,” F4 Defense commented in a news release. “We can confidently say it’s a damn good cartridge. It’s not quite a .22 Grendel, but the fact that you can buy off the shelf ammunition is critical to those that don’t hand load.”
The .224 Valkyrie F4-15 Enhanced Battle Rifle is available through F4 Defense. Prices vary depending on finish but start at $2,550.