Remington Core-Lokt Ammunition 243 Winchester 100 Grain Core-Lokt Pointed Soft Point Box of 20

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Cartridge
243 Winchester
Grain Weight
100 Grains
Quantity
20 Round
Muzzle Velocity
2960 Feet Per Second
Muzzle Energy
1945 Foot Pounds
Bullet Style
Jacketed Soft Point
Bullet Brand And Model
Remington Core-Lokt
Lead Free
No
Case Type
Brass
Primer
Boxer
Corrosive
No
Reloadable
Yes
Velocity Rating
Supersonic
Country of Origin
United States of America

questions about remington core lokt 243

Has anyone else ever had issues with remington core-lokt ammo? I’ve been using this ammo for years without any issues, and have had very good results with it, but in the last 2 deer seasons I’ve had two times where the cartridge did not fire when going to shoot a deer. Very frustrating when that moment you have a nice buck in your scope and you go to shoot and nothing happens.

I examined the cartridge, thinking that possibly it was the firing pin on my rifle, but there is clearly an indentation where the firing pin struck the primer.

Just curious if anyone else has had this happen?

Answer

I stopped buying and using it because of mis fires, and poor groups. I have boxes of old .243 that shoots amazing , the new stuff in the same gun won’t hold a decent group, and I’ve seen a few missfires. It’s not the ammo it was.

I’m not saying it won’t work for hunting. It’s perfectly fine in the woods with shorter ranges, but a 2 inch group at 100yd from a new box, doesn’t come close to groups from the same gun with a twenty year old box.

What type of rifle, and how old is it? I just had a good friend experience the same issue with an older Remington auto in .270. Pulled the trigger and reloaded 15 times before the rifle went off.
He called a gunsmith who said. “Most of the time the reason modern ammo does not go off is usually due to worn firing pin, a weak pin spring, or dirt and crud”. My friend admits that he rarely cleans the rifle, just wipes it down and puts it away. Maybe a good cleaning is in order, and then if that does not help a trip to the gunsmith. Regarding the accuracy, I too have experienced less than satisfactory accuracy with the Remington core lockt made today. It always goes off, but the accuracy is just not there. My family and I have pretty much switched to Winchester ballistic silvertip, and Hornady ammo and handloads.
Used it when I was a kid and never had any problems with the cartridge itself I just hated ruining a lot of Meat when those bonded bullets hit bone they come apart and you get blood shot and bullet fragments everywhere. Didn’t shoot any of it for 18 years but Remington just started producing shells loaded with Barnes tsx bullets Now I have a bunch of Remington ammo again.
I’ve never had a misfire with corelokts
I use newer ones with no issues. Have taken almost all species with this bullet in 270. Not sure if it’s the gun for you but I hope so.
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