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This is a discussion on Remington core lokt within the Firearms & Ammunition forums, part of the HUNTING EQUIPMENT, FIREARMS & AMMUNITION category; I have always been hunting with pro am amunition but could not find it at my nearist gun shop. The ...

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    I have always been hunting with pro am amunition but could not find it at my nearist gun shop. The owner sold me Remington core lokt. Can I trust Remington as much as Pro am?

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    Howzit Hippo

    I used the 140 grain Remington core lokts in my 7mm-08 before i started reloading, they group reasonably well and i didn't have any problems while on the range or hunting. I hunted a number of different animals with the ammo while culling (including one kudu bull) and most bullets retained more than 97 percent of there original weight.
    You shouldn't have a problem, try them out on the range and see how they group in your rifle.
    What calibre will you be using them in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bindie View Post
    Howzit Hippo

    I used the 140 grain Remington core lokts in my 7mm-08 before i started reloading, they group reasonably well and i didn't have any problems while on the range or hunting. I hunted a number of different animals with the ammo while culling (including one kudu bull) and most bullets retained more than 97 percent of there original weight.
    You shouldn't have a problem, try them out on the range and see how they group in your rifle.
    What calibre will you be using them in?

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    Hippo, I have used Remington Core Lokt ammo for well over 2 decades and have taken quite a few animals. I am sure you will have the "nay sayers" respond to your post, but I am all for the way the Core Lokt preform. I have used them in 243, 6mm rem, 270, 30-06, 35Whelen, 338 win mag, 300 win mag and all have grouped well and kill the wildlife just fine. My son uses my 6mm Rem and he has taken 4 Whitetail with it ALL one shot kills. As long as they group good from your rifle, I don't think you will have any issues.
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    I use Remington Core Lokt 140 grain in my 6.5x55 Mauser with good success. I never had a deer complain - they were all dead! The last shot was at a measured 310m, estimated 40m up, standing, with a branch as support. It went through, shattering both shoulders of a fallow deer, and exited. No question, it does what it should, and does it well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35bore View Post
    Hippo, I have used Remington Core Lokt ammo for ....decades ...........and all have grouped well and kill the wildlife just fine. ............ As long as they group good from your rifle, I don't think you will have any issues.
    Agree with you entirely.

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    I use 140 grain Core Lokt in my 7mm Mag and after sighting it in with 3 bullets I have successfully taken 17 deer with the rest of the one box with one shot kills. I have also killed Elk, Wild Boar, Bear and other critters using core lokt ammo. Which reminds me I need to get some more for my 7mm Mag. Take care!

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    I think the Core lokt bullet work great and they are usually accurate in most rifles...prices for them aren't bad either!

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    Hi all. Thanks for the reply's. I do trust core lokt now and can't wait to test them in the field next week.

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    What a hunt! Took down 4 Impalla and a wardhog. Not to impressed with the Remington core lokt. Took a head shot and took off half the head. Could reatreave 1 bullet and hals gone.

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    Well it is a soft boattail and I'm sure you could have lead core seperation, especially if you hit a solid bone. It's not a bullet in my mind to take head shots, ideally. It's really excellent for taking the double lung shot.

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    In general head shots at trophy animals are not recommended (for the taxidermist) however a charging buffalo or grizzly may dictate differently ...

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    I would recommend the Barnes bullets for an all around bullet, they don't care about bone.

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    I've had core-lokts do some goofy things. I hit a white-tail behind the shoulder, and the bullet turned toward the front, and then turned upward and exited the top of the neck! Another time I hit behind the shoulder and the bullet turned and exited the front of the chest. This was decades ago, tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hippo View Post
    What a hunt! Took down 4 Impalla and a wardhog. Not to impressed with the Remington core lokt. Took a head shot and took off half the head. Could reatreave 1 bullet and hals gone.
    Sounds like they preformed well for you, 4 Impala and a Warthog. With the head shot scenerio, why would it matter if it took off half of the head? Sorry, I have had great luck using them, and most soft point ammo would have had the same results on a solid bone hit, i.e. skull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hippo View Post
    .......... Not to impressed with the Remington core lokt. ........
    What did not impress you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRICKBURN View Post
    What did not impress you?
    More than half the bullet were gone on a Impalla ram. I wanted to take a shot on a wildebees but do not think the bullet could do it???

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    My friend hunts with 30-06, 180 core lokt bullets, I guarentee if you hit him in the lungs, he isn't going far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hippo View Post
    More than half the bullet were gone on a Impalla ram. I wanted to take a shot on a wildebees but do not think the bullet could do it???
    You were quite close when you were shooting is my bet.
    They are soft bullets. At the faster end/closer end of the bullet path they do shed weight quickly.
    You can be left doubting penetration.

    130gn- Corelokt -.270 under the skin on off side of a Moose taken at 400 yards. Perfect mushroom.
    Dropped the Moose.

    To bad you did not feel confident with them to take your beest.
    They would do the trick. Honest.
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