Results 1 to 8 of 8

Remington Core-Lokt Ultra Bonded

This is a discussion on Remington Core-Lokt Ultra Bonded within the Firearms & Ammunition forums, part of the HUNTING EQUIPMENT, FIREARMS & AMMUNITION category; I am planning on picking up a box of these to try in my 30-06. From what I have read ...

  1. #1
    Pheroze's Avatar
    Pheroze is offline AH Member
    Joined
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    35

    Member of Woods and Water OFAH

    Hunted Canada, USA

    Pheroze has no Articles
    Pheroze has no Photos

    Default Remington Core-Lokt Ultra Bonded

    I am planning on picking up a box of these to try in my 30-06. From what I have read they seem very good. And, at $15 a box cheaper than the other bonded offerings out there, I am thinking they are a great deal. So, I am wondering what the catch is...Anyone have any real world experience with these particular bonded bullets?

  2. #2
    BRICKBURN's Avatar
    BRICKBURN is online now SUPER MODERATOR
    Joined
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    6,268

    Member of KZN Hunters Assoc

    Hunted Namibia (Otavi, Ozondjache) South Africa ( LP, KZN, NC, EC) Botswana (Ghanzi) Canada (BC, AB, SK, MB, Ont, PQ, NS) USA (MT, WA, SD, CA, CO, WY, KS, MN, NC, VG, UT, HI)

    BRICKBURN has no Articles
    View BRICKBURN's Photos

    Default

    I love the straight Core-lokts but I could not get these bonded bullets to work in my rifle.
    No idea why. I just moved on to another solution.
    Practice whispering before you leave for Africa!
    A Legend in my own mind!

  3. #3
    PHOENIX PHIL's Avatar
    PHOENIX PHIL is online now AH Elite
    Joined
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,867

    Member of SCI

    Hunted USA, S. Africa

    PHOENIX PHIL has no Articles
    View PHOENIX PHIL's Photos

    Default

    From what I've read, Remington said on market release that these bullets were not their most accurate. From the pictures I've seen of shot bullets, it's a bit hard to tell that they're bonded. I just don't buy that they retain 95% of their weight. If I wasn't going with an A-Frame, North Fork or TSX/TTSX, I'd look at the Accubonds. The AB's have proven very accurate in the various calibers I've shot them in.

    Pheroze, I don't know if your getting these for deer hunting or for Africa. If it's Africa, buy the best bullet that works best in your rifle. An extra $30 or so means nothing compared to the trophy fee for a lost animal.
    U.S. Contact for HartzView Safaris
    Email: philip.clayton@cox.net
    480-861-9232
    www.hvsafaris.com

  4. #4
    sestoppelman's Avatar
    sestoppelman is online now SILVER SUPPORTER
    Joined
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2,196

    Member of NRA, NA Hunt Club

    Hunted Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe (2), Namibia, South Africa

    Default

    The Accubonds work well, at least in 9.3x62!
    Taking TSX next time in my PG rifle, a .284 Win. They shoot great in this rifle like they do in pretty much every rifle.

  5. #5
    35bore's Avatar
    35bore is online now AH Elite
    Joined
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,968

    Member of NRA,Missouri hunters ed, SCI, Owensville Gun Club, Quail Forever

    Hunted USA, South Africa, France

    35bore has no Articles
    View 35bore's Photos

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BRICKBURN View Post
    I love the straight Core-lokts but I could not get these bonded bullets to work in my rifle.
    No idea why. I just moved on to another solution.
    Agree with BRICK.

    I feel there is absolutely nothing wrong with the original Core Lokt bullets. I have cleanly harvested a number of animals using them. The one time I tried the new Ultra bond bullets was in the 30-06, and as has been previously stated they lacked in accuracy.
    "That which does not kill us makes us stronger" Friedrich Nietzsche // That which does not kill me, better run like hell" Scott Smith

  6. #6
    Pheroze's Avatar
    Pheroze is offline AH Member
    Joined
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    35

    Member of Woods and Water OFAH

    Hunted Canada, USA

    Pheroze has no Articles
    Pheroze has no Photos

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PHOENIX PHIL View Post
    Pheroze, I don't know if your getting these for deer hunting or for Africa. If it's Africa, buy the best bullet that works best in your rifle. An extra $30 or so means nothing compared to the trophy fee for a lost animal.
    The sad truth is that the opportunity to hunt here is limited. And, even if I get into the field I don't always pull the trigger. My idea was to find a bullet I could use for the PG hunt in Africa and use it on everything I could here (Coyote, hogs, deer, moose, rabbit whatever) and at the range. By focusing on getting the experience with the bullet I would be comfortable with the setup by the time I get the planning off the ground for Africa. I thought that if these bonded core-lokts shot well then their price allows for many sessions at the range so long as their performance was appropriate for the ultimate goal.

  7. #7
    Norwegianwoods's Avatar
    Norwegianwoods is online now SILVER SUPPORTER
    Joined
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    981

    Hunted Norway, Sweden, England, South Africa

    Norwegianwoods has no Articles
    View Norwegianwoods's Photos

    Default

    I have tried the Core-Lokt Ultra Bonded in 223 and 30-06.

    First of all was the accuracy far from as good as I demand in my guns.
    In my 223 Remington 7 Predator, the ammo shot 3 shot groups at 2-3" while it shoots Barnes Vor-tex sub 1" 5 shot groups.
    In my 30-06 Tikka T3 Lite SS, the ammo had about the same accuracy as in the 223 and that gun usually shoots any other ammo at about 1"

    I have never tried the ammo on animals because of the lack of accuracy, but I think it will perform appropriate for most animals, but I would choose to use something else on Moose and on a PG hunt.

  8. #8
    Pheroze's Avatar
    Pheroze is offline AH Member
    Joined
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    35

    Member of Woods and Water OFAH

    Hunted Canada, USA

    Pheroze has no Articles
    Pheroze has no Photos

    Default

    There is so much amazing experience on this website and I have read through a bunch of stuff on ammo. Norwegianwoods, your experience with Core-Lokt Bonded sounds consistent with others. When I started down this path I was looking for the "best" caliber and the "best" bullet. After reading and learning I believe that the tried and true is the place to begin. With the 30-06, a partition bullet has been tried and true. I doubt I will appreciate the latest technology until I get much more time in with the old guard. I think my desire to use the new stuff is really, in part, a lack of understanding about how effective the more traditional calibers/bullets are. Now the challenge is just getting out to the field so that when I get to Africa I really know what I can do with my setup. The more I use my 30-06 A-Bolt the more I appreciate it. I have to say that I am really looking forward to this season.

Similar Threads

  1. Remington core lokt
    By Hippo in forum Firearms & Ammunition
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 06-18-2013, 08:10 AM
  2. North Fork Bonded Cores
    By PHOENIX PHIL in forum Firearms & Ammunition
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-17-2013, 08:14 PM
  3. 250gr North Fork Bonded Cores in .375 H&H
    By PHOENIX PHIL in forum Reloading
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-11-2012, 12:28 AM
  4. Remington Core Lokt?
    By mstewart44 in forum Firearms & Ammunition
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-30-2011, 06:05 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-17-2009, 11:11 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •