While the 224 Valkyrie may not be strong enough to shoot Thor down, it’s powerful enough to be used for varmint hunting and other predator hunting. The accuracy of this cartridge is quite good and it does a hefty amount of damage to the target.
That’s why hunters often prefer this caliber. As the bullet is capable of blazing at 3300 FPS, you will need a scope that can keep up with that speed and provide accurate projection as well.
That’s why, finding the best scope for 224 Valkyrie may not be as easy as defeating the Thor from movies. Don’t worry, where there is a will, there is a way. I’m here to help you with this matter. Without further ado, let’s jump straight into it.
How To Choose a Scope For 224 Valkyrie?
The Valkyrie 224 is a versatile caliber. While you can just grab any riflescope and use them, their synergy might not work in your favor. That’s why, I tried to include scopes that synergize with the 224 Valkyrie in both hunting and plinking. Two of the major things Valkyrie is known for.
I can understand if you are still a bit confused. Let’s be real, I would be surprised if you weren’t a bit confused. You don’t have to tho. The scopes I mentioned so far are some of the best in the market and they perform well paired with the 224.
If you go in blind, you are not going to get a wrong answer to the solution.
But you can make your decision a bit easier. If you know what kind of magnification you want from the scope and what kind of money you are planning to spend on it, the decision will be as easy as choosing tomorrow’s coffee from Starbucks.
Best Scope For 224 Valkyrie [Editor’s Picks]
1. NightForce NX8 1-8×24 F1 Scope w/Zerostop
Nightforce scopes are always known to be expensive and go well with powerful cartridges. The Cartridge on today’s topic is the Valkyrie. Which is quite powerful and can do hunting well in small to mid-game competitions.
The NX8 is a mid-range scope with a maximum of 8x magnification.
The 24mm objective lens is more than enough to gather plenty of light for the scope to work with. The scope is available in FC-MOA and FC-MIL reticle. Both reticles are similar with a different way of reading. Depending on what you are familiar with, the reticle choice will vary.
The reticle of the scope is also illuminated. The body of the scope is also manufactured from aircraft-grade aluminum. The same type of aluminum that is used on much more expensive Nightforce scopes as well.
Why doesn’t this scope come with mounting rings?
That’s a question I can’t answer with certainty. Rather, I can make some assumptions just like you. My guess would be, they don’t know what kind of rail your rifle has and Nightforce makes rings as well. Their mounting rings are quite expensive but they are extremely durable as well.
Is this made in the USA?
No, it’s not. It’s made in Japan.
What kind of warranty does the NX8 have?
The NX8 is part of the same warranty policy Nightforce provides to other high-end scopes. It’s a limited lifetime warranty with owner transferable.
2. Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm Side Focus Riflescope
Leupold VX-5HD is a flagship offering from Leupold with high magnification. The scope is suitable for powerful cartridges that can shoot well beyond 700 or so yards.
While the maximum hunting range of the Valkyrie is 300 yards, the caliber can still fire up to 1000+ yards.
For that reason alone, the VX-5HD makes a perfect companion for the 224 Valkyrie. You can have both accurate hunting experience and have fun shooting long-range targets.
The scope is made out of durable aluminum. The lenses of the optic are also fully multi-coated. The scope doesn’t suffer from any workmanship errors.
The inside of the tube is purged with nitrogen to make it fogproof. The exterior is also shock and waterproof. Using this in colder areas won’t affect the performance.
Does it have a twilight light management system?
It does. It has the Twilight Max HD light management system. As the scope features HD glasses and the twilight light management system, the low-light performance of the scope is exceptionally good.
Is this made in the USA?
It is. From designing to machining and finishing off with assembly, everything is done in the USA.
Does Leupold VX-5HD have a warranty?
Yes, it does. Leupold has a policy of lifetime guarantee. If your Leupold product doesn’t perform, they will take care of it. No questions asked.
3. Athlon Optics Ares BTR GEN2 HD 2.5-15×50 FFP Riflescope
The BTR scopes from Athlon are quite famous for being excellent hunters at small game hunting. While the scope packs a magnification of 15x maximum, you can’t use it on big-game hunting with the 224 Valkyrie.
The Argos BTR Gen2 is made out of durable aluminum. The aluminum chassis is purged with argon. Thanks to that, the scope won’t have any moisture related issues or fogging.
The exterior of the scope has XPL coating. The coating makes it durable and resistant against scratches.
The lenses of the scope are made with HD glasses. HD glasses are normally brighter than usual. Pair them with the advanced fully multi-coating treatment of Athlon, you have a wonderful scope that is ready to take you on a spiritual journey.
The scope is excellent at hunting. You can take full advantage of the 300 yards of effective hunting range of your 224 Valkyrie.
What kind of rings do you need with this scope?
Despite looking so big and having a humongous objective lens, the tube of the scope is not that thick. It’s still a 30mm tube. So, you will be able to use any standard 30mm rings. Vortex Pro Series Rings are quite good.
Is the reticle on this scope in FFP?
Yes, the reticle of this scope is in the first focal plane.
Is it under Athlon’s lifetime guarantee?
Yes, it’s part of their lifetime guarantee. Athlon will take care of your scope any time you bring it to them. As long as you don’t void their T&C that is.
4. Vortex Optics Viper PST Gen II FFP Riflescopes
Vortex Viper is a great hunting riflescope. For the money, there aren’t many options available that can hunt small to mid-game and shoot at long-range as well. This one is capable of doing both. The PST Gen II is an extremely accurate riflescope with FFP reticles.
As you can sense by the title, I didn’t include the magnification of the scope. That’s because the scope is available in different magnifications. You can choose from 5-25×50, 3-15×44, and 2-10×32 models. And yes, all of those models do have FFP reticles.
The lenses of the scope are fully multi-coated. They are bright, clear, and have no distortion whatsoever.
The scope is available in tons of different reticles as well. But one thing that is common in all of them is the tube size. They are all 30mm tubes and they are all very well-built.
Are the turrets on this scope capped?
The 2-10×32 models feature a capped turret. But the other ones don’t. They feature a tactical turret.
Is this a good scope for varmint hunting?
Yes, it is. It’s a very good scope for varmint hunting. In fact, it can annihilate any small game prey that you have in your mind.
Does this scope come with a sunshade?
Yes, it does. It also has threads to install sunshades. If you don’t like the stock sunshade for some reason, you can swap them.
5. Primary Arms SLX 4-14x44mm FFP Rifle Scope
The next scope that I want to recommend to the mythical 224 Valkyrie is from Primary Arms. The SLX is a great piece of scope made for hunting and long-range plinking.
The SLX features a maximum of 14x magnification with a combination of FFP reticles. The reticle is also illuminated.
The scope itself is constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum and the lenses are fully multi-coated. They are also made out of durable glass. The multi-coated lenses are extremely vibrant. Unlike some cheap knock-off scopes, they don’t suffer from the same chromatic aberration or double vision problems.
The scope is well-built to last on top of an AR for years to come. While the scope can also be used with shotguns and bolt-action rifles, most folks use this with AR for hunting.
Stalking your prey and taking the shot to take down your game prey is extremely satisfying with this scope and the Valkyrie.
Is the parallax adjustable on this scope?
Yes, it is. There is a side knob which allows you to adjust the parallax of your scope.
Is the illumination of the scope adjustable?
Yes, it is. You can use the illumination knob to turn up or down the brightness level of the scope.
What kind of battery does this scope require?
The scope requires a CR2032 battery to turn on the illumination. You will find one in the box and you can easily find them in your local hardware store.
6. Monstrum G3 6-24×50 FFP Rifle Scope
The G3 from Monstrum already has an upper hand over every single scope I mentioned so far. The advantage of this scope is it’s available in a different color. I know color doesn’t give any tactical advantage.
But for some, matching the color of their scope with the gun itself is an advantage. OCD things I suppose.
Anyway, the scope has other selling points besides the multiple color options. The scope is built from high-quality aluminum. The scope features a very long-range 24x magnification with 1000+ yards of vision area.
If your gun and cartridge is accurate (which in this case they are), you can easily target practice on 1000 yards and beyond with this scope.
The lenses are fully multi-coated and they feature an inline dial controlled reticle. The reticle is illuminated and has multiple levels of brightness adjustment settings.
The scope comes with a pair of detachable honeycomb filtered sunshades. They are spring loaded and they are quite well performing. The scope also requires a 3V CR2032 battery. You will find one in the package.
Does the Monstrum G3 come with mounting rings?
Yes, it does. It comes with a pair of mounting rings made by Monstrum which are also quite good. They hold the scope on a spot on top of an AR and your scope won’t move or change your adjustments.
Is the reticle hard to use?
It’s not that hard. It’s like your standard reticle with MOA reading. You will require some time to master it. But that’s true for all reticles.
Does Monstrum offer any warranty?
Yes, they do. They offer a full lifetime warranty with their optics. The G3 is also under that policy.
7. Bushnell AR Optics 4.5-18x40mm Rifle Scope
Well, Bushnell, you can’t just say they are all AR optics and introduce a ton of scopes all of a sudden! Bushnell did exactly that. The AR Scope lineup is filled with feature rich scopes for a dirt cheap price tag.
For the Valkyrie 224, I will recommend you to go with the long-range options. For example, the 4.5-18x40mm with illuminated BDC reticle. The combination is quite nice and it’s great for hunting. The low-light performance of the scope is very good for the money as well.
While there is always room for improvement, it’s not the end of the world. If you are just starting out this wonderful journey and want something good enough for your daily shooting endeavors, one of these scopes will do great.
Where is this optic made in?
It’s not made in China. While there are some “assumptions” about it being Chinese. In fact, it’s not. The scope is made in the Republic of South Korea.
Are the turrets resettable to zero?
Yes, they are. The scope comes with caliber specific turrets. One of them being the .224 Valkyrie. You can guess why I recommended this.
Is the reticle illuminated?
There are options to choose between both illuminated and non-illuminated reticles. The one I’m recommending to you guys is the illuminated one.
While I want to keep blabbering just a little bit more, I think I’ve said enough. Hopefully, you found this article useful. After all, the idea was to help you find the best scope for 224 Valkyrie.
While I can understand getting overwhelmed by the available options, you don’t need to overthink. Grab something that fits in your budget and you are good to go.
With that said, that’s all for now. I hope to see you return in the next post. As always, I appreciate you. Thanks for reading and I will see you on the next one. Till then, take care and have fun.