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I have shot just about all the premium brand bullets,and they are all pretty good. my local gun shop buddy ordered a whole bunch of remington corelokt bullets in .243 and .308 for a feller that never came back to pick it up,he put down half the money so I can get a real good deal on these bullets in 100gr and 165gr. Finally getting to my question ,are these bullets any good ,better,worse than the premium bullets.Also their ain'tmuch loading data I can find on corelokt bullets,so any help you fellers can give me shore would be appreciated.
 

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I have shot both deer and small pigs with 100gr. cor-lokt bullets in my .257 Roberts.

As far as I could tell the performance was just dandy.  Never recovered one.

If you can get a good price go for it.  I'd just use whatever loading data you can find for that bullet weight, working up carefully of course.

Sounds like a good bargain.
 

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Hi, Shoalbass:
  I've just about shot up a 250 bullet bag of 165 .308 Core-Lokts in a .30-06. It's best to compare them to Hornadys rather than Noslers. I'd say they're a bit tougher, stickier and stubbier than Hornadys. They retain a bit more weight in wetpack. (Haven't shot a deer with them. Got into Noslers 30 years ago when C-I-L was all we could get in factory loads.) By sticky I mean that they copper foul a bit more than Hornadys & Noslers. They're short and stubby and the ballistic coefficient isn't that great. Ross Seyfried and Rick Jameson both got about .290.

  The last group I shot went 1 1/8" for five at 100 yards. This was after a series of 2" groups with Nosler 125 BTs. (I've tried 4 different powders with those BTs, and I'm just about through a box of 100, and I haven't got a good group yet. Hornady 130s aren't any better. I guess that gun doesn't like light bullets.) (Warmed up the gun with Hornady 150 BTs & mixed brass - 1 1/4" for five.)

  I'd use Hornady data for loading them, and because they're sticky, expect to stop a bit short of Hornady's max.

  Would I buy more at half price? You bet! But then I'm Scottish :biggrin:

Bye
Jack

(Edited by Jack Monteith at 7:40 pm on Aug. 4, 2001)
 

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With regard to the quality of Core-Lokts, mine being in 35 caliber, I think it is quite good for a "bulk" type bullet component.

I have shot their 35 cal. Round Nose Core-Lokt component bullets in a wildcat cartridge in the TC Contender pistol. I have gotten a 7/8" group so far at 100 yds. from a bench rest.

Jack is right with regard to increased copper deposits but a good copper solvent takes care of that.

All in all, I'd say they are an excellent value. It will serve you well to use them in a cartridge compatible with the factory round they are normally loaded in. This as an assurance of adequate performance on game. For instance the ones I'm using as stated above, are designed for the 35 Rem. In this pistol round wildcat I'm using, the velocities are compatible.

Regards, Ray
 

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This may be a bit of heresy in an era of Wonder Bullets, but in 7mm and .30 caliber cartridges I've yet to find something that does better in any realistic sense. Oftentimes simple is best. Shoot and hunt with those Core-Lokts with total confidence.
 

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Jack M., load those 125gr BT's as long as you dare.  I seat them just 0.020" short of the rifling, which in my gun only leaves about 0.100" of the case mouth gripping the bullet.  They shoot great, haven't had one fall out in the field.
 

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Hi, Mike:
  Thanks, but I've tried that too. The throat's so long that a 200 grain Partition just makes it to the rifling. <!--emo&:(--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('><!--endemo-->

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Get'em Man. Anytime you get a deal on bullets.Shoot'em. Shoot'em all. Hunt with'em. Try everything. Form an opinion.

Seriously. I shot 2 medium sized deer last year with 150 gr. cor-loc. They did fine. One 80 yd shot , deer dropped where it stood. A piece of bullet went from his shoulder into his neck. Shot another through one lung at 10 yds. It ran 25 yds.

That's all my first hand experience.

I think, being an old bow hunter, its more inportant to make good placement and to get an exit on deer than I first thought. The suckers will take a dead run and without a blood trail they can be trouble to find. With any blood at all and you don't forget your glasses, you will find it.
 

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Yep!  Buy 'em!  They are very uniform in ballistic performance, very accurate and for deer sized critters they are pure poison!  At half price go shoot and enjoy!

God Bless,

Marshall
 

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My expirence with core-lokts make me think they are a good, solid, dependable bullet, although certainly nothing fancy.  Consistancy comes to mind, both on the range and on the critters.  Reckon  i would use some care in bullet placement, and try to steer around the tough parts of the critter and strike the vitals.  I  can;t image you  being disappointed.

Wish I could find a deal like that.
 
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