Federal Gold Medal Premium Rifle Ammo Brass .224 Valkyrie 20-Rounds 90 Grain Sierra MatchKing BTHP
Gold Medal Premium Rifle Ammo Features
Long-range isn’t just a distance. It’s a state of mind. A dedication to push further. And it’s why Federal Premium builds Gold Medal rifle loads. The exclusive primer design provides the best sensitivity and most consistent ballistics in the industry. The precision-built Sierra MatchKing bullet is shot to win more matches than any other rifle bullet.
Gold Medal Premium Rifle Ammo Specifications
Category: Centerfire Rifle Rounds
Caliber: 224 Valkyrie
Model: Gold Medal
Bullet Weight: 90 gr
Rounds Per Box: 20
Casing Material: Brass
Boxes Per Case: 10
Bullet Type: Sierra MatchKing Boat-Tail Hollow Point (BTHP)
Muzzle Energy: 1457 ft lbs
Muzzle Velocity: 2700 fps
CONDITION New in Box
FINISH PER COLOR Brass
MANUFACTURER PART NUMBER GM224VLK1
MODEL Gold Medal Premium Rifle Ammo
TYPE Rifle Ammo
UPC 604544630275. Federal Gold Medal Premium Rifle Ammo Brass .224 Valkyrie 20-Rounds 90 Grain Sierra MatchKing BTHP
Winchester primers come in WSP, WLP, WSR, and WLR flavors – small pistol, large pistol, small rifle and large rifle. They use the same primer for standard and magnum loads, which in essence means they are all magnum primers, and they act that way on a chronograph, with larger standard deviation in velocity than I get with a standard primer from CCI.
My preference in primers for standard loads is CCI, and generally speaking in a good load I can get standard deviations in velocity in the high single digits or low teens, where the same load may have and SD of 25-30 with a Winchester primer.
I’ve had good luck using CCI primers. From what I understand CCI benchrest primers are usually easier to ignite than their regular, magnum and military style primers. And the military and magnum primers need a harder strike to ignite.
I had my best groups at 100 yards using CCI BR primers in my AR-15 in 5.56. However, I don’t recommend using them in an AR because they would be the ones most likely to slam fire.
Never had a misfire or slam fire with either the CCI #41 or BR in the AR. Remington Small Rifle Bench Primers #7-1/2 Box of 1000