Taurus 218 bee


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cdkhntr
March 31, 2011, 08:20 PM
Just picked up a new in the box taurus model 217 12 inch barrel in the 218 bee have never seen one before didnt know they made a revolver in this caliber its a cool looking gun had a couple of boxes of ammo to go with it

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weregunner
April 1, 2011, 10:07 PM
Welcome to the forum.

Ammo is most difficult to find if at all.

www.ammoseek.com and www.ammoengine.com came up empty.

www.gunsamerica.com , www.gunbroker.com , and www.auctionarms.com may do seem to have several lots of ammo for sale right now.

www.hinterlandoutfitters.com Ammunition Rifle Ammunition
www.ammo-sale.com ... Ammunition Centerfire Rifle Ammunition
www.ableammo.com ... .17 - .223 Caliber 218 BEE
www.westernshootingsupplies.com/page31.htm
ammunitionforsale.com/.../ammunition/.../218bee...ammo/supx_218_bee
www.forrestsworldofhunting.com/218-bee-ammo/
www.ammobank.com/

www.cabelas.com www.sportmansguide.com

These are possible sources for .218 Bee.

If not local gun stores might be able to find some for you.

This is a mostly a do your own reloading proposition now days.

DWFan
April 2, 2011, 02:23 AM
Congrats. You own the Hunter model; the rarer of the two .218 Bee revolvers Taurus made. The other model, the "Raging Bee", had a full-underlug 10" barrel. Same frame as all the other "Raging" series except the .22 caiiber barrels were made by Lothar. I can't speak for the Bee, but the Hornet (same revolver except for caliber) a friend of mine owns is extremely accurate.
The .218 Bee is also a custom shop option for the Magnum Research BFR.

oasis618
April 2, 2011, 02:48 AM
Wow, this is a caliber I've never even heard of. Looks pretty cool though!

db_tanker
April 3, 2011, 02:18 AM
parent case is the 25-20 WCF. You can still find those but they are somewhat pricey as well.

I have had the pleasure to shoot a 218 and its a nice little round...bit more stink than a 22 hornet.

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natman
April 3, 2011, 03:52 AM
218 Bee is still loaded by Winchester:
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=858444

However, I suspect that it is a seasonal load, meaning that Winchester loads a batch, then doesn't load any more for a year or two. So stock up when it's available.

cdkhntr
April 3, 2011, 02:56 PM
thanks for the info. ill check out those web sites

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