.224-32 FA

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.224-32 FA
Type Revolver
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designer Freedom Arms, Inc.
Designed 2009
Parent case .327 Federal
Case type Rimmed, bottleneck
Bullet diameter .224 in (5.7 mm)
Case length 1.12 in (28 mm)
Overall length 1.6 in (41 mm)
Rifling twist 1-9"
Primer type Small pistol
Ballistic performance
Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
40 gr (3 g) Hornady V-Max 2,295 ft/s (700 m/s) 468 ft⋅lbf (635 J)
Test barrel length: 10"

The .224-32 FA is a proprietary cartridge designed in 2009[1] by Freedom Arms, Inc. for use in their Model 97 revolver. The .224-32 FA was designed to provide a high-performance .22 caliber centerfire cartridge that would work in a revolver, and is capable of taking varmints and predators up to the size of coyotes.[2]

Firearms chambered for .224-32 FA[edit]

Currently (2011) there is only one factory chambered firearm in .224-32 FA, the Freedom Arms Model 97 revolver. It has a six shot cylinder, adjustable rear sights, and barrel lengths available in 4¼", 5½", 7½", and 10".

See also[edit]