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Taurus 218 bee

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by cdkhntr, Mar 31, 2011.

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  1. cdkhntr

    cdkhntr Member

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    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
     
  2. weregunner

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    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.
     
  3. DWFan

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    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.
     
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    Wow, this is a caliber I've never even heard of. Looks pretty cool though!
     
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    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.

    D
     
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    thanks for the info. ill check out those web sites
     
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