Re: Anybody shoot .218 Bee?
The .218 bee is a great cartridge I think, it never really gained much popularity for very long as there are better rounds out there but it has it's purpose. Great mid range varmit gun, devestates squirrels, bunnies, chucks, etc...
I've reloaded for it (my father has a winchester bolt gun in the bee) and shot it here and there and want to do some more down the road with this gun. Even did some home cast bullets although I like the jacketed stuff in the little .22's better.
$800 is a bit high even for that chambering (being fairly rare) in a used no.1 but it's not crazy overpriced if it's in decent shape.
My no.1 in .458 has yet to print consistent groups from load to load, gotten the occasional near MOA groups but I'm blaming it on my reloads before I will write off the No.1 for accuracy. It's a beautiful gun and I think that would make a fine addition to your collection!
"Loud noises don't end gunfights.... well placed shots do."