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The .30-30 Remington CL 150 grain is the most afforable ammo I can get.
What are your experiences?
Target shooting?
Hunting?

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I have a 2009 336ss in 30 30, and it really likes the Remington 150 grain Core-Lokts. I've read many posts on MO indicating that many 30-30's like the 170 grainers, but mine seems to prefer the 150 grain. It's a good thing, too, since Remington Core-Lokts is the most affordable ammunition around. I think I pay 14.27 a box at Walmart.
 

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Leatherstocking, do you have any experience on game?
 

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I bought my 30 30 the last week of deer season, so I never had a chance to see how the Rem CL 150 grain performed on game. I can say that my rifle shoots the tightest groups (1 inch at 50 yards, 3 inches at 100 yards with iron sights) with the Rem CL 150s out at the range.
 

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Actually, there's no way of telling what load your particular rifle will like without trying them to see. Some of my rifles just love the Core-Lokt 150's and some don't. As to their effectiveness on deer, that is something that I can tell you. Put one of them in the right place on a deer and there will be meat in your freezer.
 

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I agree, let your rifle tell you what she likes. Check out the Federal offerings as well, under $12.00 at my local Wal-Marts, also a good round. DP
 

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stainless said:
Leatherstocking, do you have any experience on game?
If you put it where it belongs, the Corelokt will always perform on game without a doubt!

Try a box and 10 to 1 you'll like it.
 

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Thanks bros,
so far, I use the Hornady LE with great success (MOA accuracy with scope), on roe deer and wild boar.
The Remingtons cost barely half the price compared to the LE and would be more than sufficient on roe deer, they are much smaller than your deer.
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I use the Remi in 170 and so far it's been the best ammo for me and my gun. Two for two DRT, while other brands I had to track.
 

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I tried the 150 gr corelokt bullet in my 30-30 and couldn't get it to group well, then tried the Hornady 150 gr RN soft point and it wants to go in the same hole......go figure 8)
 

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Brian in FL said:
Actually, there's no way of telling what load your particular rifle will like without trying them to see. Some of my rifles just love the Core-Lokt 150's and some don't. As to their effectiveness on deer, that is something that I can tell you. Put one of them in the right place on a deer and there will be meat in your freezer.
I used the 150 corlokt as a teen out of a Win 94. I must have shot a truck load of deer/hogs/small game/varmints with that load. It works just fine, especially on lighter game, and I shot some big hogs too! Unfortunately, your rifle may not like them, you will just have to try it. My 30-30 Ackley likes the Sierra 150FN in handloads. I "think" this is the bullet in Federal Blue Box factory loads, if not, it's very similar.
 

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I've had 170 CL's not expand to well on deer. they're probably better on bear. Never tried the 150's CL but they are exact same construction and I don't think 20 rains makes much difference. I use the win PP's 150's. Best accuracy outta my gun and excellent expansion.
 
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