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Model 218 Raging Bee
Taurus Revolver 218 Raging Bee .218 BEE Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:1.535-in
Length:16-in Height:6.2-in
Barrel:10-in Weight:75.8-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (46 grain bullet)111044
  • Recoil Factor (46 grain bullet)1.82 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity8 rounds
  • ConcealabilityVery Poor
  • Defense Factor33%
Gun Specifications
Produced:2003 - 2004
Caliber:.218 BEE
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:trigger actuated transfer bar
Frame:stainless steel
Grip:black rubber
Sights:patridge front, adjustable rear
Notes:includes scope mounts
Forjas Taurus SA
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Gun Value
MSRP:$898.00Used Est:$750.00
Last Update:8/21/2023
About the Gun

This compact frame Raging Series model chambered for the .218 BEE cartridge features a full lug ventilated rib barrel, adjustable sights, dual lockup cylinder and cushioned insert grip.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .218 BEE
Alias: N/A
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:46 grains
MV:2414 ft/sec ME:595 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

Introduced by Winchester, the .218 BEE was originally developed for the Model 65 lever-action rifle. Today Ruger, Marlin, Thompson/Center and Browning chamber guns for this cartridge. The cartridge design is based on a .32-20 case necked-down to .22 caliber. The larger case provides a somewhat greater powder capacity and as such, a higher velocity and greater effective range than the .22 Hornet. While still an effective cartridge, the .218 BEE has been largely displaced by the .223 Remington and .22-250 Remington.

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