218 Bee ammo shoots a .224-inch (5.7 mm) bullet and the caliber's name derives not from bullet diameter, but bore diameter. Its parent cartridge is the .25-20 Winchester that has been necked down to .224 inch.
.218 Bee rounds are fun to shoot and can handle bullets up to 55 grain with advertised velocities over 3,000 feet per second with factory ammo. It is at its best as a short range, smaller varmint eliminator offering performance that is better than the .22 Hornet, but generally considered less spectacular than the .222 Remington and of course the popular .223 Remington. Check out our in-stock .218 Bee ammunition for sale listed below: