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picked up a ruger #i in 218 bee today on trade,no sights on barrel but it looks heavier than a sporter barrel,trying to figure out what model it is & what it's worth,any help would be appreciated
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I'll give ya a hundred bucks for it...
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This combo may someday be a pricey classic. Until then DON'T shoot it, only clean and baby it. Buy a .223 Remington for your really serious shooting. Buy any .218 brass you find to complement your future selling price. cliffy
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it's no fun not shooting it!!!
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Depending on condition and if it's one of the early "red pad" rifles a used Ruger NO 1 in 218 Bee can be had for 600-650.00. Plenty of guys asking big bucks on GB but no bids. There are a lot of shill bids on GB trying to drive the prices up and then Wham...the same rifle comes up for sale 30 days later from the same guy. The "used" ones that have sold in the last 90days went for aprox. $650.00. I bought mine for 575.00 on GB 6 months ago with original box/paperwork and it looks new. The ones with the Alex Henry forearm bring a premium and can get pretty pricey if the right buyer comes up. If your patient and really search all the options on the net you can get a good deal, if your not, throw your wallet down and get one today!
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what's an alex henry forearm?
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Usually a short forearm, barrel band, and raised rib for scope rings. The 218 in this config is pretty rare and gets a large premium over the std NO 1B which is what you see most 218's in.
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Chuck it would make a sweet .20 Killer Bee.
I did a .17 KB on my .218!