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The Ultimate Reloading Manual
Wolfe Publishing Group
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The Ultimate Reloading Manual


.218 Bee Loads

.218 Bee Loads
Warning! Notes: Loads were tested in a Ruger No. 1 .218 Bee at 100 yards with a Redfield 10x scope mounted. Winchester-Western cases and CCI 400 primers used throughout. (Rifle Issue #178 - July, 1998)
Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data.
Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
40 Hornady V-Max Winchester W-680 Subscribe 2,995
Remarks: OAL (inches): 1.765; group size (inches): 1.50; vertical stringing in all groups
45 Hornady Bee Hodgdon H-322 Subscribe 2,503
Remarks: OAL (inches): 1.630; group size (inches): 1.50
45 Sierra spitzer Alliant RL-7 Subscribe 2,818
Remarks: OAL (inches): 1.750; group size (inches): 1.75
45 Speer spitzer Alliant 2400 Subscribe 2,758
Remarks: OAL (inches): 1.680; group size (inches): 1.00; good group with light bullet
50 Remington HP IMR IMR-4227 Subscribe 2,559
Remarks: OAL (inches): 1.685; group size (inches): .75; great
50 Speer TNT Hodgdon H-322 Subscribe 2,554
Remarks: OAL (inches): 1.775; group size (inches): 1.75
50 Hornady V-Max Accurate AAC-1680 Subscribe 2,407
Remarks: OAL (inches): 1.750; group size (inches): 1.25
50 Hornady Spire Point IMR IMR-4227 Subscribe 2,612
Remarks: OAL (inches): 1.690; group size (inches): 1.25; higher velocity of all 50-grain bullets