Sorry to say, not yet. But the same rifle is on my own "Short List". Congratulations on getting one, and good luck with it. I'll be looking foreward to seeing your posted results with this cartridge in the (hopefully) near future.
I'm no stranger to the No.1- I have 2. The first is a 45-70, and you're right- it's as handy as anything. No.1 #2 is a custom job with a heavy octagonal barrel in .300 H&H mag. That's my modernised "Quigley" gun, now that my Sharps is gone. I'm real fond of them both. Almost bought one in .218 Bee myself, only it was too heavy for what I wanted it for- I was hoping for the same balance and heft as the 45-70. Neat cartridge, though.
So, good luck with your rifle, and let us know how the .218 Bee pans out, okay?.
Picked up my new No.1 in .218 Bee today. Put a Leupold 4 x 12 on it and fired some home grown loads. I used Hornady's 35 gr. v-Max and Lil Gun. After firing (and cleaning after each shot) the first 20 rounds, I tried three loads. 14 gr., 14.5 gr. and 15 gr. of Lil Gun. The last group of 15 gr. was the best. 3/4" group at 100 yds. Now a little fine tuning. Looks like I'll have my new Turkey Gun in operation by the star :cheers: t of this year's season.
Fact Sheet: United States Imposes Additional Costs on Russia for the Poisoning of Aleksey Navalny - United States Department of State
Russian Ammunition imports are mentioned.
This will not help the supply situation.
http://www.dia.mil/publicaffairs/Foia/smcal_vol1.pdf (10mb download. HT to delloro for updated link.)
http://www.bordingl.com/zfondelli.htm (Non English)