reloading 30-06 150gr core lokts

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by wisdeerkiller, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. wisdeerkiller

    wisdeerkiller Active Member

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    Can anyone help me with reloading 150gr core lokts?

    Cannot find data anywhere.

    If someone reloads these can you please tell me starting charge, max loads, and what powder

    or where to find this

    thanks
     
  2. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    The 30 cal core lockts are very similar to hornady bullets as far as pressures generated for charge. Any data from Hodgdon, Alliant, or Hornady will do if it is for lead core bullets. I use the 165's rems. in my 300 win as a sub for hornady's if I'm out of hornady. They are flat mean for deer. My brother popped a doe once, and I went over the hill and shot one with my 300 with one of the 165 core lockts as they were gutting the first deer. They heard the bullet upset from where they were; about a half mile away.
     

  3. green 788

    green 788 Well-Known Member

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    IMR 4350... Remington typically uses extrudes of the old DuPont genera... you'll find what walks, talks, quacks, and smells like IMR 4350 in a lot of their factory ammo.

    CHECK YOUR LOAD DATA MANUALS (not yelling at you, just clarifying for the self appointed mall cops trolling around)...

    ...and find starting and max loads for IMR 4350... and go from there.

    Nosler's max for their 150's--and 155's--is 59 grains of IMR 4350.

    Hodgdon isn't as generous, but if you move in small increments (.4 grains or so), watching for pressure signs, you'll have no trouble.

    59 grains of IMR 4350, in Winchester and similar brass, with typical 150 grain bullets in the 30-06 is a tried and true OCW load recipe. And the Rem Core-lokts are pretty typical in jacket hardness, bearing surface, et al.

    Dan
     
  4. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    Like green 877 says, I 4350 at around 59 grains should do nicely(start lower first).
    I really like I 4064 at 50-to 52 grains depending on the rifle also. I load for a guy who has an browning a-bolt '06. I load him a 150 sierra pro-hunter, 50 grains I 4064, and a wlr in rem brass. I keep the load back a grain or two since I'm not there when he shoots and I need reliability and accuracy more than the last few fps. We worked with the rifle because it hated factories, and it went to cloverleafs with the sierra. It is 2850 fps out of a 22" barrel at that charge, so another grain or two would get you over 2900 fps easily. Win 748, H414/760, rl15, I 4320, I (or H)4895, and a slew of other powders will get you to 2900 fps without much trouble. 3000 fps accurately may be more hassle than it's worth in many '06 rifles. I have played with 4 of them already and I can get a 165 to 2900 easier than I can get a 150 to 3000 with accuracy.
     
  5. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    "reloading 30-06 150gr core lokts" -- That's my deer bullet and as said above, you can use any data for 150 gr bullets. There is too little difference in them to matter and so far as trying to find unique data for a specific bullet, if we had to find that there are a lot of bullets we couldn't use. There's no more important component change we can make to a book load than using a different rifle anyway and we sure can't help that!
     
  6. luckylogger6

    luckylogger6 New Member

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    Try 50gr of I4064. Gets me sub MOA in my Rem 700
     
  7. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    51.2 grs of IMR 4064 has been a super accurate load with most any 150 gr bullet for me over the past 35 years or so in the 30-06. It depends on the manual you look in as to the max. Usually it is 52 or 53 grs for IMR 4064. 51.2 grs is listed as the accuracy load in one of the old Sierra manuals with 150,s and that is what I came up with years ago. The core Lokts are not the most accurate bullet but they kill good.