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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-18-2010, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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who has the cheap shells this year - prices on core lokt for the 'standard' calibers seems to be about $15 - on sale - then you take a rebate.

when shot prices went through the roof, these stayed pretty low - is this a big jump from last year?

I like these to shoot and practice, then usually finalize adjustments with a premium load of some sort. These work fine too, just prefer spending the money.

Anyone got better deals?
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Re: cheap shells

I use the Federal Power-shok shells. They are right around 14 or 15 a box normal price at walmart.

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Re: cheap shells

I've been using "plain old core-locts" for a long time. Last year I decided to try something different; I bought a box of Hornadys and used them. You know what? They didn't shoot any more accurately, and the deer weren't any deader than before. Back to Remington for me.

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I've been using "plain old core-locts" for a long time. Last year I decided to try something different; I bought a box of Hornadys and used them. You know what? They didn't shoot any more accurately, and the deer weren't any deader than before. Back to Remington for me.
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Re: cheap shells

IMO there is no need for premium loads for deer.

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I use the Federal Power-shok shells. They are right around 14 or 15 a box normal price at walmart.
I use the same thing. They were 12$ a box for 150 grain 30-06 at our local Walmart. They have always flew great for me.
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Re: cheap shells

Originally Posted By: quackmaster4I've been using "plain old core-locts" for a long time. Last year I decided to try something different; I bought a box of Hornadys and used them. You know what? They didn't shoot any more accurately, and the deer weren't any deader than before. Back to Remington for me.

Try having a Rifle that only likes certain ammo to eat!

I USED to use, (Key words USED TOO) Federal 70 grn ballistic tips out of my 243, Until Federal hiked the prices sky high....Dang near 40 bucks a box Everywhere I've looked at them!

Hornady works just as good if not better then the Federals...

IF my 243 would eat Remington Ammo and Spit them out in NICE GROUPS instead of throwing them all over the place, I'd use the $15.00 box of Remington ammo...but my rifle doesn't like any remington ammo I've shot thru it and only seems to hold nice groups with Federal, Hornady and Winchester....I had a Bad Experiance with Winchester Silver tiped ballistic tips and have stayed away from them since then and stuck with hornady and Federal...now it is just hornady and if their prices go thru the roof like Federal did, I may just have to look for another Rifle that will eat Remington Ammo and Spit it out in Nice Groups!
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Re: cheap shells

Bought two boxes of 150gr 30-06 Core Lokts at Gander Mtn. last month. With the Rem rebate and GM rebate, final cost was $10.98 per box. That was the cheapest price I've seen so far this year.

My farmboy cousin who looks after my camp loves 'em, so that's what he gets each year. And yeah, I spend a bit more money than that on him for his efforts.

I'm squeaky but I ain't that cheap.




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Re: cheap shells

That would make it tougher Woody. I'm picky about accuracy, so I wouldn't use anything that didn't shoot great. I'm lucky in that the core-locts shoot so good in my model 70.

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Re: cheap shells

The core-lokts have shot great out of every gun i've ever owned.The only time i haven't shot them is when i used to reload.I used hornady bullets then with different powders.The core-lokts have always done well for me!
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