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Old 12-22-2003, 05:46 AM
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Ballistic tips par none! I shoot a 30-06 with 165 gr bt. As akbound said here in Pa if it doesnt fall where it stands the guy in your hip pocket will tag it.I can honestly say in 20 yrs of hunting i have not had one deer go more than two jumps that were hit with the 06.I'll sacrifice some meat for a quick kill.
I use 170 gr cl in the 30-30 and they work good but in my opinion not as well as a bt.Have no exp with the 7mm but would have to say.........BT

When in doubt......double tap
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Old 12-22-2003, 10:53 AM
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You need to read the posts about the Nosler Partition and see all the people that are not having pass throughs at close range......Granted the caliber may be the problem at close range but I have two seven mags......Rem Mag and a Rum Ultra Mag.......I shoot nothing but the Hornady BTSP and let me tell you....I have never had that kind of problem whether it is 10 yards or 300......I always have the right damage and blood trail......Now load the Nosler Partition and 50% of the time....I do not have a pass through......
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Old 12-22-2003, 12:08 PM
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Barnes XLC bullets in factory loads (Federal, PMC,Black Hills) if you don't handload. One shot kills dropping on the spot the norm and you don't end up with mostly bloodied meat. They are all I shoot anymore.
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Old 12-22-2003, 05:46 PM
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I've used Core Lokts in 30-30 and 270 and 30-06 and have NEVER lost a deer because of bad performance from the bullet. They have always worked for me.
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Old 12-22-2003, 05:52 PM
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My dad has used core loct in his 30-06 for as long as I can remember and never had problems close up or far away. I have also used them in my 280 with no problems but prefer the ballistic tip.
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Old 12-22-2003, 10:52 PM
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I like useing the corelokts from my 700 Rem. 30-06. The elk and Deer I dropped this year didn't go 50 yrds haveing the lungs and heart blown out and I like the groups I get in shooting corelokts as opposed to Noslers, but both are great bullets, but don't expect a good bullet to compensate for your sorry shot elsewhere. Bobby
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Old 12-22-2003, 11:38 PM
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For that gun, I would definately perfer a partition. I have killed the majority of deer with coreloks but in teh last 5 years I quit. I did notice small exit wounds when I used them. I still yet have found the golfball exit would i am looking for.
Old 12-23-2003, 12:03 AM
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I have never had any trouble with the corlokt. In any caliber. However if you drive them to fast they may be over expanding which will cause them to not penetrate. In the Mag you might need a bullet with slower expansion. Try the Barnes X bullet.
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Old 12-23-2003, 04:56 PM
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One thing i'd like to add to this thread, and my previous post is, i have NOT bought any Nosler bullets in over 10 years. When i found something that would work, i bought a good supply, and i'll not run out any time soon!

My comment on "how they work for me" is for the 10+ year old ones i'm still shooting, NOT what's being sold today. Perhaps they've changed them some???

BTW, i also have some VERY old ones that have the lathe turn mid section, (in several cals) and i've always considered them more fragile than the "newer" style.
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Old 12-23-2003, 10:41 PM
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I use core lokts in my 7mm mag. I also use 150 grain bullet. I have not had a problem with them. I used to use Winchester Super X, but the past two seasons I have used the core-lokts, and have had good luck with them. I did have a double lung shot on one last year that knocked the lung out of the back of it, and there was not much blood. The deer ran for 20 yds, and very little blood. I just think that sometimes lung shots do not produce a lot of blood.
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