.224 Kay-Chuk

Cartridge Data Published On: December 20, 2014 at 11:36 pm by Bullet-Blog and last updated on February 12, 2015 at 11:26 am



.224 Harvey Kay-Chuk


The .224 Kay-Chuk (AKA: .224 Harvey Kay-Chuk) is a Center Fire cartridge with a Bullet Diameter of 0.224 in” (5.69mm) that is primarily used in Rifles and Pistols. The .224 Kay-Chuk originated in The United States in Approximately the 1950s. The .224 Kay-Chuk also has a case length of 1.35 in” (34.29mm) and an overall length of (UNKNOWN).

Additional Cartridge Designations: Wildcat Cartridge


The .224 Kay-Chuk Wildcat .22 Caliber cartridge originally intended for use in the S&W Model 17 Revolver and commonly compared to the .22 Remington Jet. Despite being a Wildcat cartridge, and thus available only through handloading, the .224 Kay-Chuk has maintained a large following for its use as a Varmint Revolver. See the load data here:

Associated Firearms

S&W Model 17, S&W Model 48

Cartridge Details

  • Year: Approximately the 1950s
  • Origin: The United States
  • artridge Type: Rimmed, Bottleneck
  • Application: Rifles
  • Bullet Diameter: 0.224 in” (5.69mm)
  • Neck Diameter: 0.243 in” (6.17mm)
  • Shoulder Diameter: 0.286 in” (7.26mm)
  • Base Diameter: 0.294 in” (7.47mm)
  • Rim Diameter: 0.345 in” (8.76mm)
  • Rim Thickness: 0.06 in” (1.6mm)
  • Case Length: 1.35 in” (34.29mm)
  • Primer: Center Fire (Small Rifle)

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