.22 Picra

Cartridge Data Published On: December 20, 2014 at 11:36 pm by Bullet-Blog and last updated on February 12, 2015 at 11:24 am


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The .22 Picra is a Center Fire cartridge with a Bullet Diameter of 0.224 in” (5.69mm) that is primarily used in Pistols. The .22 Picra originated in Czech Republic in 1997. The .22 Picra also has a case length of 1.4 in” (35.56mm) and an overall length of 1.89 in” (48.01mm).

Additional Cartridge Designations: Wildcat Cartridge


The .22 Picra is a Wildcat Pistol Cartridge created and highly used in the Czech Republic as a Field Competition Gun, as well in other various sporting and hunting activities. The .22 Picra is created by shortening a .22 Hornet cartridge and giving it more extreme shoulder angle.

Associated Firearms

Ruger 77/22, Springfield Scout, Winchester 54 National Match, Savage Model 25, CZ 527

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  • 1997
  • Czech Republic
  • Rimmed, Bottleneck
  • Pistols
  • 0.224 in” (5.69mm)
  • 0.243 in” (6.17mm)
  • 0.287 in” (7.29mm)
  • 0.299 in” (7.59mm)
  • 0.35 in” (8.89mm)
  • 0.06 in” (1.63mm)
  • 1.4 in” (35.56mm)
  • 1.89 in” (48.01mm)
  • Center Fire (Small Rifle)
  • 320 MPa (46412 psi)
  • ~416 MPa (60336 psi)

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