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#198992 - 04/16/19 02:01 PM 218 Bee
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Have any of you guys owned or fired a Taurus revolver in 218 Bee or 22 Hornet or know any info about either caliber in that make gun???
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#198993 - 04/16/19 04:05 PM Re: 218 Bee [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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No, but it might be pretty cool. I have rcbs dies i picked up. A contender barrel in the bee might be fun too.
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#198994 - 04/16/19 09:01 PM Re: 218 Bee [Re: KYODE]
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DON'T FORGET, THE 22 CF's IN REVOLVERS BENEFIT FROM A GOOD CRIMP. e.g. A LEE FACTORY CRIMP DIE, EVEN ON FACTORY AMMO, TO REDUCE THE EXTREME VELOCITY SPREADS IN REVOLVERS.
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#198997 - 04/16/19 09:53 PM Re: 218 Bee [Re: 45MAN]
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Never shot a revolver in these calibers. My first Contender was (is) a 10 inch Octagon in 218 Bee. Great round - many groundhogs, squirrels and 2 turkeys with it.
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#198999 - 04/16/19 10:31 PM Re: 218 Bee [Re: billa]
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I searched forever for one of these and finally found this one on GB a few months back, it is very accurate and a lot of fun to shoot. I plan to use it for coyotes and cats next fur season. I am now on the lookout for one in .218 Bee which seem even more elusive than the hornet, they also made these in .30 carbine. I love oddball calibers like this in a revolver.



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#199012 - 04/17/19 10:57 AM Re: 218 Bee [Re: longhunter]
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I knew a couple of guys that had the MRI revolvers in 218 Bee (I think it was called the Raging Bee) but they were unhappy with the accuracy and got rid of them. As I remember, MRI made only a short run of this model before they were closed out through CDNN.
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#199024 - 04/17/19 12:32 PM Re: 218 Bee [Re: longhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: longhunter
I searched forever for one of these and finally found this one on GB a few months back, it is very accurate and a lot of fun to shoot. I plan to use it for coyotes and cats next fur season. I am now on the lookout for one in .218 Bee which seem even more elusive than the hornet, they also made these in .30 carbine. I love oddball calibers like this in a revolver.

LH, from the little info I`ve found the Taurus 22 Hornets have all shot good with no case set back and like you I also love those oddball revolver calibers. Had a 356 GNR and still have a 22Kay-Chuck...
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#199036 - 04/17/19 06:01 PM Re: 218 Bee [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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A Raging Hornet has been on my to-own bucket list forever!

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#199061 - 04/18/19 08:23 AM Re: 218 Bee [Re: RH Custom Guns]
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 Originally Posted By: RH Custom Guns
A Raging Hornet has been on my to-own bucket list forever!

There is one up on GB now.
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/807009620
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#199062 - 04/18/19 08:32 AM Re: 218 Bee [Re: longhunter]
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There are also a couple of silhouette style .218 Bee's on GB, I would bid on one but cant get past the ugly, would prefer a full lug barrel myself.
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/805076299
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/808876572
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