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    200 grain coreloct performance past 100 yards?

    How many have taken whitetails further than 100 yards.Just wondering about performance if I ever need to take a shot past 100 yds,using a 20 inch barreled Marlin.Thanks
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    I've taken deer out to nearly 200 yards with the .35. If you can place your shot, you'll have a very dead deer.
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    I haven't shot 200 with my 35 Remy, but 150 yards or so. DRT bang flop high shoulder shot chasing a doe. Have shot some under 150 same result. It is the only cor lokt I will shoot out of any gun.
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    I’ve shot a sled load of deer with 200 coreloct or 200RN in Hornady. Most of these deer shot under 100yds. Probably 150yds would be my furthest, but I wouldn’t hesitate 200yds if I could take up a rest. I have shot gallon jugs at exactly 200yds with 200gr Rem factory.
    Rem use to sell 170gr Coreloct 30cal bullet. My 1895 Win loves them and I have made 200yd shoots with them. My personal longest shot on deer was only 250yds with scoped 308.
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    I would agree that it can do the job, but bullet expansion is minimal, if any, so you are relying on a .35 caliber hole an greatly reduced hydrostatic shock, i.e. smaller permanent wound cavity and greatly reduce temporary wound cavity.
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    Actual testing by one of our members demonstrates that expansion at 200 yards, even at low factory velocities, isn’t exactly “minimal” - did you check out the sticky? That “terminal ballistics research” site is of dubious value to me, I found that descriptions of numerous bullets I’ve actually used to be at odds with my own experiences. Believe what you want of course, but to me actual pictures from a trusted source far outweigh generic verbiage on an unknown commercial website.


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    The thing that gets me is that the 35R is supposed to be a "150 yard cartridge" but the new 350 Legend is supposed to be great out to and beyond 200 yards. Also Winchester rates the Legend as good for Elk while they limit the 35R to deer and BB. The 35R is a superior cartridge to the Legend with more powder capacity. I have used the 200 grain LE's on deer a bit and they perform very well as did the Core-Lok. A 35 caliber performs best with bullets at least of 180 grains and better yet 200 or over. The 35R was a preferred cartridge in areas where bear hunting was popular as well as deer.

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    I would say anyone who complains about 200gr Coreloct in 35 Rem has not shot any game with it. I know most everybody shooting a 35 was using them. You have to take all that with a grain of salt because a lot of these findings come from guys who don’t hunt. As far as 350L, they are just hyping it up to sell guns. The 35Rem is not coming back so they can’t make any money on it.
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    I recently purchased a 336 in 35 Rem. It was born in 1996 and is just a beauty. We have been getting some "trigger time" with LFPs over Unique powder.
    My Wife just LOVES the new 35. I was looking for one for her as she likes my 1895SS(also born in 1996) but it is a little cumbersome for someone 5'2."
    The rifle shoots Corelocks and others well. I have a pack of Leverevolution bullets to load and try the next time we have range time.
    We can have shots out to 250+ where we hunt, but perhaps sticking to a max of 175-200 is a good idea. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    I limit myself to 130yd with the 1895 using 405 JSP trapdoorish loads ('cause more power would knock me ass over teakettle,LOL!)

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