First Look: JP Enterprises .224 Valkyrie Supermatch Barrels

by
posted on December 7, 2017
jp-enterprises-224-valkyrie-supermatch-ar-barrel-f.jpg
The new JP Enterprises .224 Valkyrie Supermatch barrels are one of the first aftermarket offerings in support of the new .224 Valkyrie cartridge launch from Federal Premium. The new barrels are designed for use in AR-style rifles, just like the new round.

"This new round is a serious paradigm shift for the AR-15 platform," JP Enterprises Founder John Paul said. "In testing, consistent 1000-yard (or more) hits are very achievable."

In the design phase, JP Enterprises collaborated with Federal Premium in order to develop the ideal aftermarket barrels tuned specifically for the new round. This enables the hobbyist AR-15 rifle builder to put together a precision rifle with built-right components, and it also ensures that buyers of JP AR-15s chambered in .224 Valkyrie will receive the utmost in accuracy and precision from their new guns.

The JP Enterprises .224 Valkyrie Supermatch barrels are machined from 416R stainless steel and feature button-rifled bores that are lead-lapped and measured with air gauges to ensure as much consistency as possibly. The barrels are then cryogenically treated to reduce the amount of point-of-impact drift experienced as the barrels heat up under firing, in addition to enhancing barrel life and accuracy.

The barrels are available in three different options. The first option is a 20-inch, light-weight-contour barrel that features a 1:7-inch rate of twist. The other two options both feature medium-weight contours and a 1:7-inch twist rate and are available in 20-inch and 22-inch lengths.

Each barrel offering from the company is drilled with a an XL gas port, which provides an improved dwell time and minimizes issues with pressure. In addition to being sold as components, the JP Enterprises Supermatch barrels are also offered in barrel kits, complete with the buyer's choice of a muzzle device, gas system and the company's EnhancedBolt assembly.

Testing results provided by the company indicated that a 90-grain Sierra MatchKing .224 Valkyrie bullet fired out of a 20-inch Supermatch barrel provided a muzzle velocity of 2,650 fps with a G1 ballistics coefficient of .531.

JP Enterprises .224 Valkyrie Supermatch barrels will be available in January 2018 at a starting retail price of $569.

Latest

handgun with bullets and magazine
handgun with bullets and magazine

Review: Tisas PX-9 Gen 2 Pistol

The Wonder Nine gets reimagined with a new 9 mm from SDS Imports.

Why We Need to Encourage New Shooters to Get Training

When we can, we need to tell the new shooter that they really need to learn to walk before they can run. And then we need to help them find the kind of training that will give them the basics of safe gun handling and marksmanship.

First Look: BulletSafe Vital Protection 3 Vest

The BulletSafe Vital Protection 3 (VP3) Vest is a new and significant addition to BulletSafe’s impressive collection of life-saving products.

AAC Suppressor Brand Relaunches

Advanced Armament Company (AAC), known as “The Silent Authority” and pioneering leader in firearm sound suppression since 1994, has restructured and relaunched.

Is the .357 Magnum the Best Option for Personal Defense?

Time and data have also unquestionably revealed that when compared to these semi-auto-pistol cartridges, the .357 Magnum does a better job at stopping bad guys.

First Look: Viridian Weapon Technologies HS1 Hand Stop Laser

Viridian Weapon Technologies is rolling out a game-changing hand stop laser, the HS1, which is now available with an infrared beam.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.