Remington Core-Lokt Ultra Bonded

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Those are very good bonded core bullets.
 

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Remington is now loading Barnes TSX in their ammo. I've seen 30-06. Don't remember the caliber but if you can get -06 you can't go wrong with that bullet.
 

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Remington is now loading Barnes TSX in their ammo. I've seen 30-06. Don't remember the caliber but if you can get -06 you can't go wrong with that bullet.


I am a huge believer in Barnes TSX. OTH, I have never had a problem with the old Remington corloks. Elk/whitetail/zebra It does the job.
 

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