A Deep Dive on Federal’s New .224 Valkyrie Cartridge

Announced earlier this fall, Federal Premium‘s new cartridge, the .224 Valkyrie, starts shipping this month. Supersonic to 1,300 yards, this AR-15-compatible round stretches the capabilities of the platform beyond the 6.5 Grendel and other options. How does it stack up? Read the following article — written by Federal — for all sorts of comparison points […]

Federal Premium’s New Edge TLR Ammunition With AccuChannel Groove

Federal says their AccuChannel groove, placed in a very specific location the bullet with an asymmetric geometry, decreases drag and improves accuracy. Federal’s touting the AccuChannel in the bonded bullets they’ve loaded in their new Edge TLR ammo. Here’s their press release: ANOKA, Minnesota – August 16, 2017 – Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to […]

3 Tips for Choosing a Duck Hunting Load

As is the case with brass-cased cartridges for personal defense, there will always be, uh, “discussion” about which soft-shell load kills ducks the best. Marketing tactics pushing the newest shot formulas or wad designs will surely tempt even the most seasoned waterfowler. But a 12 gauge cartridge that dropped ducks during the Dust Bowl era […]

Three Ways to Start Preparing for Next Duck Season Now

Duck hunting season has come to an end for most throughout the country and the inability to drop a limit of drakes means the onset of Duck Depression (yes, it’s real) for many. For those of us who practically live to hunt waterfowl, duck season never really ends…it just bleeds into the preparation period for […]