I read the below information and thought it was interesting. I am now posting it here for others to read. The .224 Valkyrie might be the wonder weapon for punching paper but I was very disappointed when I heard that deer had been taken at 175-200 yards with this little cartridge and it seemed that it was quite acceptable to do such a thing. I farmed eight hundred acres of corn bordering a wildlife refuge in North Dakota and I am an avid hunter. The 22-250 (which is quite a bit more rifle than the Valkyrie cartridge) was locally used for predators and deer hunters were told that it would work for deer. I would harvest the corn in November just after the Deer hunting season. Every year I had people that would come to me and ask if they could find there wounded deer in my corn field after shooting them with an under powered cartridge like the 22-250. Most of the time they were not successful. During the harvest I would find these deer, some still alive and suffering badly from the wound. The wounded deer would get up in front of the Combine and just stand, it seemed as if they would ask me to put them out of there misery so I generally did just that. I also replaced or fixed tires at least four times per year because of antlers stuck in the tires and it was not fun to cut rotting deer off farm equipment. In my opinion the person that shoots a deer with this cartridge has no respect for the deer they are hunting. Please use an adequate cartridge to put the animal you are hunting down quickly and humanely, practice with your rifle and don’t be the several hunters that have told me they bought a box of shells five years ago and still have some of them left. Don’t be one of the reasons you see so many posted signs on land.