458 SOCOM Bullets

458 SOCOM bullets for Reloading

The 458 SOCOM has an interesting origin story. During Operation Gothic Serpent in 1993 our troops encountered enemy forces who were high on a drug called qat. (They clearly ignored former First Lady Nancy Reagan’s warning that winners don’t do drugs. Must have never gone to a video arcade.) The qat greatly immunized these guys against pain, so it took too many .224 bullets to put them down for good.

A bigger cartridge was needed to handle threats with dulled senses. Enter the 458 SOCOM, which lobs a 300 grain bullet out of a barrel at 1,900 fps to inflict over 2,400 ft lbs of muzzle energy. That’s significantly slower than a 5.56 and accordingly creates a much faster bullet drop, but it’s still a manageable trajectory like the 45-70 or 450 Bushmaster would have provided.

The 458 SOCOM doesn’t benefit from great popularity, so the most reliable way to assure your steady supply of ammo is to order 458 SOCOM bullets for reloading. Pick a 300 grain .458 bullet to experience the round’s original ballistic performance. The load’s max pressure is 35,000 psi, which you might find that 34 grains of H110 delivers perfectly.

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  1. Hornady .458 Diameter Bullets - 325 Grain FTX - 50 Count

    $30.00

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    Cost Per Bullet 60.0¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 325 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 45 Caliber, 45-70 Gov, 458 Lott, 458 SOCOM
    Quantity 50
    Bullet Type Flex-Tip-Technology (FTX)
    Manufacturer Hornady
    Manufacturer SKU 45015

    If you need an outstanding bullet for your .458 SOCOM cartridges, order this 50-round box from Hornady. These sleek and expertly-designed 325-grain bullets deliver the maximum performance you expect while maintaining superior accuracy and consistency.

    These .458-inch diameter bullets have a patented flex-tip design and an interlocking ring that mechanically-locks the core and the jacket together for excellent weight retention and deep penetration. The secant ogive gives the bullets stability and flat trajectories, increasing the effectiveness of each and every shot. The bullets will cycle smoothly into the chamber and give off less fouling, helping you maintain superior accuracy.

    Hornady is one of the most popular and innovative bullet manufacturers in the country. They have a large selection of top-quality bullets that deliver accuracy and precision to many different calibers. Since 1949, this Nebraska-based company has been a top name in ammunition and reloading supplies.

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    Excellent service thank you much

    Very please with my purchase and You guys were On point We'll see you again thank you much

    Review by Shoe dog (Posted on 6/14/2020)

    very accurate and consistent

    Have now used 100 rnds in our 458 Western Carolina Arms Mjolnir AR15 rifle. I have tested it for function and accuracy so far have shot groups 1/2"cc at 5o yards. function is flawless in our gun. will be doing 100yard test next week.Western Carolina Arms

    Review by Beaver (Posted on 7/16/2017)

  2. Hornady .458 Diameter Bullets - 480 Grain DGX - 50 Count

    $54.80

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    Cost Per Bullet $1.10 per bullet
    Bullet Weight 480 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 45 Caliber, 45-70 Gov, 458 Lott, 458 SOCOM
    Quantity 50
    Bullet Type DGX
    Manufacturer Hornady
    Manufacturer SKU 45032

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