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Unread 03-12-2014, 04:45 PM
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Gonna open a can of worms.

Alright ammo experts, need some advice. I hunt elk with a Winchester model 70. I have been shooting Remington Ultra Core Lokt, 160 gr rounds for the last 10 years. Have had no problems with the rounds. I have also killed many white tail with it. But for the last 2 years have only used the round for elk because Remington has discontinued it and I have only 43 rounds left. I'm looking to find another round to stock up on for the future. Factory rounds that are comparable to this one. I will admit my longest elk kill was 75 yds. and my closest has been about 25 yds, 35 yds. this year.
I'm lost with these new polymer tip rounds and just want something comparable to this round. I recently bought 100 rounds of Rem. Core Lokt 175 gr. just to have around. Fired one last year while checking rifle before hunt and it hit within 2 inches of the 160gr. round. I know the 175 will suffice for my close range shots but what other bonded factory round compares to the Ultra Core Lokt and will give me the same quality and ballistics in case I have to reach out to 400 yds?
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    Re: Gonna open a can of worms.

    With the new bullets that are being offered in factory ammo almost any quality premium ammo should work great. Nosler ammo, HSM ammo Federal premium ETC. I would see what you can find in the 160 gr you liked and give them a try.
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    Unread 03-12-2014, 07:57 PM
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    Re: Gonna open a can of worms.

    What caliber? I assume 30 cal. I have a 300 winmag and I use 180gr Nosler Partition. Many others available but this works for me from deer to moose.

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    Unread 03-13-2014, 05:04 PM
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    7mm rem mag, forgot that. Do you use the Nosler brand factory rounds ?
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    Re: Gonna open a can of worms.

    I've been on several elk hunts and just from what I've seen, 180gr. Nosler Accubonds work fine. This was from a 300WSM Winchester Model 70. Winchester Silver Tips have a bad habit of coming apart inside elk and not doing a very good job. My $0.02 worth.
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    Unread 03-14-2014, 02:54 PM
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    I use 150 in my old mans 300 and yes the silver balistic tips expode into a bunch of pices ... I have to weigh what's left .. Shot a doe with 125 minamal damage till hit bone on other side I got a bunch of 162 sst for my 7mm " but still working on getting the gun I like the sst most don't but iver never tracked any thing I've shot with them ...
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    Unread 03-19-2014, 10:28 PM
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    Re: Gonna open a can of worms.

    Quote:
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    7mm rem mag, forgot that. Do you use the Nosler brand factory rounds ?
    Yes I have used Nosler partitions in factory loads, Federals. I also handload now trying to squeeze more accuracy out of my rifle.
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