Re: In another shop today...
polishshooter: I bought my 218 BEE in 1963 a model 43 Winchester. bolt gun with a mag. This was my first Center fire rifle. I reload for my Bee use 35 gr V-Max`s most of the time. I have killed coyotes out to 200 yds but I feel that is pushing it. But I have Taken PD`S and Grounds Hogs, and Jackrabbits close to 300 yds. The 218 BEE is very quite to shoot and there is no recoil to speak of, and it is cheap to reload for. Brass is not that hard to find around $ 40 a 100 to order the brass. I usaully find brass at the Gun Shows, or Winchester still makes 46 gr hp`s new ammo. Also check Estate Sales I have found 218 Bee brass several times at these. The Bee has a little more sting than the 22 Hornet, mine is very accurate less than an inch at a 100 yds. IMHO I think a 218 BEE is a great caliber and I use mine to hunt with and as walk around rifle. The 218 BEE would sure be different and would complment your 220 SWIFT. My Son shoots a CZ 17HMR and it is a great rifle, CZ also makes a model 527 22 HORNET witch we both have and they are super accruate rifles less than an inc at a 100 yrds. GOOD LUCK TO YOU: ken