This cartridge was originally chambered for the Model 65. The .218 Bee dates back to Winchester in 1937. It gets its name from the diameter of the bore vs the bullet diameter. Great for small-to=medium varmint out to 200 yards. If you have one of these old rifles sitting in your gun safe, it’s time to put it back in the game, thanks to Hornady. Hornady uses high-quality brass, powder and primers to give you the best shooting experience each and every time.