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#1 3175darren

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 03:15 pm

Any of you lads got any experience of the 218 Bee, it's a rifle I have often thought of trying, but know nothing about, so thought I would ask ?? They are supposed to be good guns,

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 06:04 am

I think it's only marlin that chamber it in their m94.
Think it's based on a necked down 25/20 case which itself is a necked down 30/20.

Performance is slightly stronger than hornet.
Flat nose bullets are getting hard to find for use in tubular magazines.
Hornady make a nice 45 grn. It's like a mini xtp of Thiers.

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 03:20 pm

I think it's only marlin that chamber it in their m94.
Think it's based on a necked down 25/20 case which itself is a necked down 30/20.
Performance is slightly stronger than hornet.
Flat nose bullets are getting hard to find for use in tubular magazines.
Hornady make a nice 45 grn. It's like a mini xtp of Thiers.
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ever used one on fox??

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 08:29 pm

I think it's only marlin that chamber it in their m94.
Think it's based on a necked down 25/20 case which itself is a necked down 30/20.
Performance is slightly stronger than hornet.
Flat nose bullets are getting hard to find for use in tubular magazines.
Hornady make a nice 45 grn. It's like a mini xtp of Thiers.
U.

ever used one on fox??
No but did load the Hornady bullet in 222 and hornet many years ago.

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 08:53 pm

I think it's only marlin that chamber it in their m94.
Think it's based on a necked down 25/20 case which itself is a necked down 30/20.
Performance is slightly stronger than hornet.
Flat nose bullets are getting hard to find for use in tubular magazines.
Hornady make a nice 45 grn. It's like a mini xtp of Thiers.
U.

ever used one on fox??
No but did load the Hornady bullet in 222 and hornet many years ago.
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i have loaded 222, and currently load 22 hornet, and 223, I have a love for the smaller rounds and swear by my 22 hornet, but the 218 bee was mentioned, and I realised I had heard of it, but never tried it so thought I would have a delve in and see what comes up, they recon it's better than the hornet, and that's what pricked my ears up,


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