Overall, I really wish I could justify a .22 Hornet or a .218 Bee. I've been in love with those cartridges ever since reading about them in Field & Stream as a kid. The idea of something that had that little bit more than the .22 I had was just awesome to me.
But I just have never been able to justify it since, like almost everyone else on the shooting planet, I own guns chambered for the .223 cartridge.
I keep thinking one of these days a .218 will fall into my lap and I'll be able to resist no longer. I have to believe that they aren't exactly the fastest moving thigns on the used gun rack.
Grouse, you have been a member of this forum for almost a year now and if there is one thing you should have picked up on by now is that "justifying" a certain rifle or caliber purchase is way way overrated. I have a couple of .223's but one of the best purchases I've made lately was acquiring a nice little .22 Hornet. It would be a pretty boring time if all I could shoot was one caliber or gun. Just my 2 cents. Dave