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.They responded:
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.I replied:
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.Well, damn.
One of the reasons I chose the .458 over the .50 Beowulf was bullet selection. I guess not so much anymore.