As I have noted previously, I have a Rock River AR upper chambered in .458 SOCOM coming to go with my new York Arms lower. I have brass, primers, powder, and dies in hand, and a case gauge coming. What I need are bullets.
The one I want to try most is the Remington .458 405 grain softpoint, but I have been unable to find it at any retailer. So, I emailed Remington:
Could you inform me as to when Remington will be making a production run of the .458 caliber 405 grain softpoint projectile? I cannot find this bullet in stock at any retail outlet, and it’s the one I am most interested in trying in my .458 SOCOM. From what I’ve read, this is a once-a-year product for Remington, and from all appearances not enough were made last year to keep up with demand.
Thank you for your attention.
There are no scheduled runs for the bullets alone. We have two runs scheduled for 45-70 loads that have the 405 grain bullet however.
Am I to gather from this response that Remington does not intend to produce this projectile as a reloading component in 2012, then?
And the conclusion:
There are non(sic) on the schedule and that is the conclusion that we would come to as well. Our apologies.
One of the reasons I chose the .458 over the .50 Beowulf was bullet selection. I guess not so much anymore.