The Savage MSR 15 Valkyrie gets maximum performance from the 224 Valkyrie cartridge, which was pioneered by Federal PremiumAmmunition to offer the best ballistics of any MSR 15 caliber. It delivers supersonic velocities at as far as 1,300 yards, extremely flat trajectories and match accuracy. Plus it produces only half the recoil of larger cartridges needed to achieve comparable trajectories. The competition-ready MSR 15 Valkyrie gets the most from the cartridge\’s unprecedented capabilities with an upgraded 18\” barrel with 5R rifling and a crisp two-stage trigger. Its Elite Series cerakote finish forms a tough, protective layer on the upper and lower, and its adjustable mid-length gas system can be customized to specific ammunition for the most reliable cycling.