All that you have written is correct, of course. I was going to ask the question as to whether or not Hornady actually intended to produce and sell loaded ammunition but Guy has answered that.
Cartridges like the 30 Reece only help to blur the lines between Wildcats and Commercial and they are one of the reasons I have no interest in the “new” wildcats or in new commercial cartridges, for that matter. Ten or 15 years ago, guys such as Reece would have had to settle for necked down 357 Magnum or 38 Special brass and his cartridge would have been a true wildcat, much as the the 30/357 Hoskins is. But today, ammunition manufacturers are a small part of big corporations intrested in capturing their share of growing markets and many are willing to throw out as many new products as they can in the hope that one or two will stick. That’s why we see outfits like Hornady and Nosler willing to produce and market new cartridges that will probably never be accepted by the average shooter and will soon disappear.
I believe all collectors face this same dilemma. Whether it’s stamps, coins, postcards, buttons, or even automobiles. There are simply more people in the world with leisure time and disposable income and too few real “collectables” to go around. What serious collectors would have considered to be junk just a few short years ago are now sought after by the younger generation.
But, enough of that. I’ll get off my soapbox.