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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-20-2012, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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30-06 ammo

I was at Cabelas today and picked up some ammo for an up coming trip to Maine. I will be hunting the big woods this Nov and I am taking my new remmy pump 30-06 rifle. I got the rifle this summer and feel in love with it real fast.

Now I am looking over the vast amount of ammo stacked so nice in the show room. I went with Remmy Core-lokt 180 grain SP. I hunt thick cover were shot are short and fast. Last year I had my .35 remm Marlin 335 A. I took a nice buck at 80 yards but he ran pretty far on a good lung hit. 80 yards. I am hoping this ammo will put the deer down lil faster. I got the ammo cheap 17.99 pluss the rebate!

ps I always get a bear tag. Never know whats gonna come walking down the logging road....

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-20-2012, 11:51 PM
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Re: 30-06 ammo

I use 180 psp core-lokt deer don't go 10 feet.

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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 12:11 AM
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Re: 30-06 ammo

Also taking an 06 pump to maine, mine shoots the round nose corelokt 180s very well so thats what it'll be. Shot my farthest buck with this combo at about 250 yds. It sounds like the 35 did ok. There are many, many variables when a deer is hit as to what happens next. IMO they are pretty tough animals...... have to be to survive.
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 12:17 AM
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Re: 30-06 ammo

I have used the Core-Lok 180 gr sp for nearly 40 years, I refer to them as the blunt-nose. They will do the job. Don't underestimate the distance these will shoot, just have to learn the gun and make for adjustments, they are great in thick cover, but also at 250 yds.
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Re: 30-06 ammo

My grandfather and dad used that same ammo in their 760s for years. I also used it in my 760 but have been using the psp since it is easier to get around here compared to the sp. we have never had any issues. Last year I shot a doe at 93 yards with the 180 gr. Core Lok and she didn't take a step after being hit. I am sure you will be happy with ammo but as other have said there are many variables that play into shot.

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Re: 30-06 ammo

Oh I know the old .35 did the job. I want something with more "punch". My father used this weight ammo (180 SP) in his rifle and he never had a deer travel very far after he shot. Now Dad was a heck of a shot. But the deer just dropped or ran off little, before going down.

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Re: 30-06 ammo

Remington 760 and 180 grain Corelocks is the classic PA deer hunting combo. No reason it wouldn't work great in Maine too...

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Re: 30-06 ammo

The Remington core lokts in 165 grain pointed are the best.Just load one round.That will be all you need unless you miss.I will assume you won't.If you can find bullets ib 165 round nose use those.A 180 does not expand properly on a white tail deer.Just my opinion.Good for bear though.

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I see you never hunted Maine. As my friend up there says, first you gotta timber, that's what the first 3 or 4 shots are for, then once the timber is down and out of the way, them ya shoot yer deer. 180s are better for timbering.
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I use the 180 core lokt round nose in my 308, works like a charm.
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