.458 SOCOM (.458) 350gr RS
Berry's Superior Plated Bullets® are the best copper-jacketed bullets currently on the market. They are made with a swaged lead core that is electroplated with copper to achieve their final weight without any lead exposure. They are then re-struck according to exact specifications, resulting in a firm bond and reliable consistency in each round. These bullets are both indoor range safe and incredibly precise, making them a preferred selection for shooters worldwide.
About .458 SOCOM Ammo
The .458 SOCOM is a large caliber rifle cartridge designed for the M4 and AR 15 platform. However, there are some bolt-action rifles or lever-action rifles in this caliber. The round was invented by Marty ter Weeme of Teppo Jutsu back in 2000 as a response to the lack of effectiveness of 5.56 ammo for members of Task Force Ranger in Operation Gothic Serpent in Somalia. Despite its original intended use, the round was never officially adopted by any military.
However, a 458 SOCOM bullet works fantastically for hunting, especially medium to large game like deer, elk, or even bears in a self-defense situation. Target shooters and plinkers also report exceptional accuracy from the 458 SOCOM cartridge, leading to the round becoming rather popular amongst recreational users.
.458 SOCOM Performance Breakdown
The cartridge was based on the 50 AE with a lengthened case and reduced rim diameter. The .458 SOCOM is one of the largest rounds engineered for the M4 or AR 15 platform.
Diameter: .458 inches
Total Capacity: 61.1 gr+H2O
Primer Type: Large Pistol
Maximum PSI: 35,000 PSI
The .458 SOCOM round has recoil that has been described as stout, but not unmanageable.
This is a high power round delivering 2,243 ft-lbs of energy when fired. This more than enough to take down your targets.
**THIS IS NOT LOADED AMMUNITION**
**UNABLE TO SHIP THE PRODUCT TO THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS**
Bullet O.A.L.: .899"
Cartridge Name: 458 Socom
Cartridge O.A.L.: 1.985
Max Velocity: 2000 fps
- Load data for our Superior Plated Bullets® can be found in any manual or on any powder manufacturer’s website.
- Cast or jacketed data with the same grain weight and profile will work with our bullets.
- You can use a taper or a roll crimp.
- Don’t over crimp the brass after seating. This causes bullet core separation, leading to increased copper fouling and accuracy issues.
- Don’t exceed the recommended maximum velocities listed. This creates bullet core separation and accuracy issues.