Hornady Manufacturing Inc. has recently released a statement on their website suspending production of lower demand products. Citing the unprecedented demand for their most popular products, Hornady stated that they cannot justify the machine downtime to produce the lower demand items. Hornady has posted a list of products that they will be producing to the end of 2013. If your favorite bullet is not on the list, you better stock up now!
Unfortunately the highest performance .308 bullet that Hornady produces did not make the cut. Production of the .30 cal, 178gr BTHP will be suspended. The slightly lower performance 178gr Amax will still be produced, however the lower ballistic coefficient of that bullet places it below the 178gr BTHP.
The benefit to us shooters is that Hornady is doing everything they can to run at maximum capacity. Once the demand for the top products has been satisfied, hopefully the niche shooters among us will be able to find our favorites back on the store shelves.