Remington’s Core-Lokt Anniversary
Remington’s Core-Lokt® ammunition will soon celebrate 75 years of fine ballistic sales and performance.
Last fall, I completed a survey regarding my use and satisfaction of the Core-Lokt rifle cartridges for my clients on their Kansas whitetail hunts. They also asked about hunters’ preferences for the design of the 75th anniversary logo and the appearance of the new box that this time-tested ammo will appear in soon.
While not all hunters believe in Core-Lokt or any factory ammo for that matter, the reputation of this effective ammunition from Big Green, however, is generally positive in most places.
It would have to have a favorable reputation to make it 75 years in the highly competitive ammunition business.
Remington claims it is “the original controlled-expansion bullet.” The ammunition line has a broad range of weights and calibers.
Most times of the year, hunters can find a box of twenty Core-Lokt rifle cartridges for nearly any caliber in the $15 to $30 range. Plus, most Remington consumers know that from early fall through late winter, a rebate is offered, giving hunters even more savings on an already affordable yet proven cartridge.
Finding stories with a one-shot-drop for a kill is fairly easy when it comes to this venerable cartridge. It is hard to find a hunter who hasn’t shot Remington Core-Lokt ammo at some time or the other and had some success with it.
More accurate ammo can be hand-loaded or possibly found at a higher price in retail stores. But this ammo has been reliable and efficient for 75 years and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere but fast and deadly.