LaRue Tactical returns to the Big 3 East Media Event after many years. They brought along their new SURG suppressor and the new Federal .224 Valkyrie caliber.
The new LaRue Tactical SURG suppressor features an external metal protective shield. Those hexagon holes are not only cooling down the suppressor, but they also reduce the weight substantially. The cage like suppressor shield is detachable via the dual-levers at the base of the unit. The design also has a full length muzzle device that functions as the suppressor core and prevents baffle strike.
The new Federal .224 Valkyrie is developed from a necked down 6.8 SPC case with a 90-grain Sierra MatchKing. It claims to be able to retain supersonic velocity to 1300 yards with a long barrel. When fired from the short barrel LaRue rifles, the recoil is not much different than the standard .223 Rem.
The new Federal .224 Valkyrie next to the Russian made WPA 5.45x39mm caliber on the left. See the resemblant? The newer Federal .224 Valkyrie is roughly 30% bigger with a projectile that is nearly double in weight. The advertised BC is an impressive 0.563.
Gun News Weekly‘s Richard Reichard is hamming steels with the new LaRue Tactical SURG equipped LaRue AR-15. As we could see from this image, the new LaRue suppressor is so effective in sound reduction that it’s hearing safe even with regular supersonic ammo. I have tried not only with the new .224 Valkyrie, but also the 6.5 Grendel and .223 Rem.
The .224 Valkyrie knocking down steel pop up targets at the Big 3 East training center range.
More info on the LaRue SURG and the Federal .224 Valkyrie cartridge, check out the Firearms News’ video and preview here.