Does anyone else shoot these bullets? I shoot them out of my Browning A-Bolt 7mm Rem. Mag. and I absolutely love them. I shoot the 150 grain load. They are extremely accurate and extremely lethal. I've killed 5 antelope and 4 mule deer out west with them and the farthest I've ever had one run is 40 yards after the shot. Several have dropped right in their tracks. I shot an antelope last year at 50 yards and the exit hole was bigger than my fist. I just can't say enough good things about them and I would never even consider shooting another bullet out of this gun.
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Thu, 2010-12-02 15:19
Remington Core-Lokt Ammunition
Thu, 2010-12-02 15:59#1
Well, that's what I shoot,
Well, that's what I shoot, but the 165 grain. And, sad to say, it's been 8 or 9 years since I shot something with it. When i did shoot that doe, she dropped like a rock, with a huge hole coming out the other side.
Thu, 2010-12-02 19:53#2
I shot them before I started
I shot them before I started handloading. Worked fine for me, but I get better performance and satisfaction with handloading.
Thu, 2010-12-02 20:00#3
I personally believe that any
I personally believe that any time that you reload and find that sweet bullet/powder combination and it performs there is a nice smile of satisfaction when you shoot it and the critter falls down. As far as a one shot kill and the animal drops in it's tracks or only runs 50 yards sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn't. I have shot deer with a number of rounds and for all intent and purpose they should of been dead on the spot but they decided to run off. I had one run over a hundred yards without leaving a blood trail. But when I found him there was a pool of blood 5' in diameter. The bullet had taken off the top of the heart but the deer just didn't know that he was dead. I have also shot elk at less than 50 yards and found the bullet on the off side of the hide of the animal and had compleate penetration on another elk at 200 yards with the same load.
It is all about finding what your rifle likes and what works for you.
Thu, 2010-12-02 20:05#4
I shot an antelope at 200
I shot an antelope at 200 yards with a .243 and it didn't flinch or move. Just stood there until it fell over. Talk about not knowing it was dead...
Fri, 2010-12-03 08:00#5
I like the core-lokt ammo as
I like the core-lokt ammo as well. Have used it with pretty good luck. the nice thing about too is you can usually catch it on sale and pick it up pretty cheap. around $13-15 for me and my 270. I shot some out of the 7mm and the 30-06 as well. it's ain't pretty but it certainly get's the job done. Another thing I like is that I can find it anywhere ammo is sold.
Fri, 2010-12-03 09:07#6
They are indeed very good bullets and have been for many years. Even those that reload might find they make a good (inexpensive) choice of projectile. I'd only make one slight comment against the core-lokt design and that's that they are not the most aerodynamic design (high B.C.) but that doesn't actually matter much unless one plans on shots in excess of 250-300 yds, which is a good bit farther than most actually shoot.
Fri, 2010-12-03 09:45#7
TN does bring up a good
TN does bring up a good point. just did a quick comparison with a few other bullets to get a baseline. I know in my 270 (130gr) it drops a good 2 inches more at 400 than a ballistic silvertip. I'll rarely see a shot over 300yds so I can live with the 0.5 difference. Most of my shots are 150 or less so it doesn't make much difference for me. But at the end of the day if this is what you choose to shoot, I'm sure you'll know how the round will act at the ranges you are going to be shooting at and will make the needed adjustments when taking your shot. Sounds like you are already doing that from the results you mentioned.
Fri, 2010-12-03 10:11#8
They do drop quite
They do drop quite substantially in my opinion. I routinely practice out to 500 yards and am very comfortable shooting out to that distance. However, the majority of my shots are 350 yards or closer. I am dead on at 200 yards. At 300 yards I am 12" high, 400 yards I am 2' high, and 500 yards I aim 4' high. Seems like they drop more than other bullets, however they are consistent and that is what matters in my opinion. Comfort and ability with the shot are just as important if not more important than the bullet fired in my opinion.
Mon, 2010-12-06 09:23#9
I also hunted with this stuff before I started reloading my own years ago. Truth is that more biggame have probably been taken with the CorLokt ammunition than any other on the market. The Winchester Silvertips likely come in second as a common ammo. For North American biggame you don't need overpriced exotic ammo. Save that stuff for elephants or rhinos.