Rem Corloc performance


December 11, 2009, 04:40 PM
The bullet was found under the skin on the top side of the neck
the deer was shot slightly quarting away. Hit a rib going in and removed the top part of the heart defleted upward and like said found under the skin on the top part of the neck. I coudnt ask for any more from a bullet. They were loaded with 50 grn of IMR 4064 and were running 2650rpm,s (this works im my gun dont know about yours..

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December 11, 2009, 04:50 PM
Not bad! Have you weighed it? 100% weight retention? Was it a CoreLokt Ultra or just the plain CoreLokt?

If CoreLokts would shoot tighter groups in any of my .270s, I'd use them in my loads, but they don't... so I won't.:(

December 11, 2009, 04:53 PM
no I have not weighed it yet and it was just a corloc. not a ultra.

December 11, 2009, 06:37 PM
I've always had great luck with core lokt bullets. I think they are one of the best non premium bullets a guy can use.

December 11, 2009, 09:11 PM
I load for my .303 British and have tried the core lokt's. I've gotten very good accuracy even though their weight varied more than any other hunting bullet I've ever used. I've yet to recover any bullet from any caliber from a deer. I did, however, recover a couple of .308 silvertips and 7 .45acp bullets from a very big boar.

December 13, 2009, 11:24 PM
I've just never had good luck with them in my .243. They'd always come apart in my deer and make a mess. I started shooting Federals and have had better luck. However, that's all I think it is. Luck. Clearly the bullet above performed flawlessly.

December 13, 2009, 11:28 PM
The ole CoreLokt has been killin deer for a looong time..."The deadliest mushroom in the woods" they called it.

They do often come apart in smaller calibers (.257 and smaller)

December 13, 2009, 11:31 PM
The 165 in 7mm/280 is a heck of a good bullet for deer or elk.

December 14, 2009, 09:50 PM
I would be interested in the weight before and after. I recovered 2 factory 150 grain Federal bullets last year and my reloader brother weighed them for me. Weight retention was only about 65%. From your pic, comparing it with my bullets, I believe yours also lost a lot of weight. I could be wrong, let us know, thanks!

December 14, 2009, 11:48 PM
Thats all I ever use 99% of the time great bullet and inxpensive as well for my 30-06. I don't need to pay $40.00 a box for premium stuff.

December 15, 2009, 01:15 AM
What cal. and what bullet wt are you shooting.?
I have killed many deer with these, through the years,but last year me and my son shot some large hogs that we never found with new, bought in Sept. 08 Core-lokt bullets. They were 150 grain psp 30-06. We have killed plenty of hogs over the past several years. It was just strange we both lost animals using ammo from the same box. Hogs are tough, so you never know. Now we shoot for the head on hogs.

December 15, 2009, 09:37 AM
I've never recovered a rifle bullet from a deer. I've taken lots of white tail using Core-Lokts in .243, .308, and .30-06. All were complete pass throughs, and all but one were one-shot kills. That one was really a one-shot kill, too--the deer was down for good, but not dead yet, so we put another shot through his neck to make the end quick. No complaints regarding the bullets.

December 15, 2009, 10:27 AM
I've had good luck with them in .270 and .35 Rem..

December 15, 2009, 11:06 AM
The cal was 30-06 and the bullet weight was 150 grn psp corloc from midway
and like said it was running around 2650 rpm,s. still dont have a weighed it yet been bussy prossesing deer but I will get a weight for yall.

December 18, 2009, 07:04 AM
I have used the 200gr core-lokt in my 35 Rem. for several years and all have been 1 shot stops for both hog and deer.

I just bought a 308 and now gonna try them in 150gr. Started with 40gr of 4064 and working up.

December 18, 2009, 11:59 PM
Nice looking mushroom there. I have seen a lot of people put em down on the internet for various reasons over the years but standard old core-lokts have always been pretty accurate and very deadly on deer for me. I killed a heap of them with an old Remington 7400 and a 150 grain core-lokt. Also killed deer with 140 gr core-lokts out of a 7mm-08. And 100 grain core-lokts out of a 243. Didn't recover too many over the years but the ones i did looked pretty similar to those photos. All you need for deer sized game if your rifle shoots them well IMHO.

December 19, 2009, 06:28 AM
Ive used coloks in my rem700 .243, 100grn to great effect. It was a great combo.:D Deadly and accurate.

Didnt find a killer cobo again untill I tryed Czeck LPS in my Sako M-39.
I miss that .243....

December 19, 2009, 09:39 AM
I have good luck with all the bullets I use - except for when i miss. But that's not really the bullets fault.

And I don't have much luck recovering any bullet, but then mine all blow out the other side - by design. I like big blood trails and easy tracks.

Georgia Gunner
December 20, 2009, 02:44 PM
I shoot core lokts out of my 25-06 and I couldn't ask for any better performance. I have never had an animal I hit with a core lokt go more than 60 yards and I would say 90% dropped right there.

December 22, 2009, 08:25 AM
As with any mass produced item, quality varies a bit lot# to lot#. With the component bullets that come from Midway, I've seen as many as three different lot productions in one box of 100 (Some .30/30 150gr RN's). There were three decidely different looking "noses" on the bullets. Some were perfect, some were oddly shaped, and several had small "hollow points" where the core-punch left a small dimple in the point of the bullet.

All however were typically accurate and performed as expected.

Although not often "match grade accurate" as Sierra'a and Nosler B.T.'s ususally are, they are most always decently accurate.

I've had especially good luck with the Corlokt's intended for the .30/30 and .35Rem. For these two cartridges, there is simply nothing better. Including the new Hornady FTX's within 200yds.

I've never experienced core seperation from the Corelokts, but have heard of it. But, recovered game was very dead....!

I've got a quantity of 180gr CoreLokts that I bought in a quantity of 500. Theyv'e excceded the accuracy of Sierra MatchKings and GameKings in four different "hunting" grade .30's I've tried them in. Particularily a .300RemUltMag, where I've shot two deer deliberately at deep angles to see if they will seperate/fail. Neither of the two bullets were recovered and no jacket's, either. Deer were DRT, obviously.

But, THEY AIN'T CHEAP ANYMORE !!!! Cost is ususally within a dollar/100 of premium bullets such as the Sierra's and Hornady's.....

BTW: the 50.0gr load of IMR4064 w/150gr CorLokt is my Savage M110 LH's favorite load. But, it Chrono's at 2,950fps from MY rifle. This rifle won't take even 51.0gr w/o sticky extraction and cratered primers. It will shoot MOA with the mentioned load however. It has the tightest chamber and shortest throat on an '06 I've ever seen. The Remignton CorLokt seated and crimped to the cannulure is .035" off the grooves, and is where the gun "wants them". Who'd thought it ???

December 22, 2009, 09:54 AM
Same here with the good performance, they have killed everything I have shot with them over the years.

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