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Location: Deer Woods
Joined: 06/13/2005
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Bullet Research/ The perfect all around bullet

I have been doing some extensive research on several popular bullets. The criteria includes bullet formation after impact, penetration, and accuracy. I have gathered lots of photos of guys sending pics of recoverd bullets and the results they had. I have even gone to major web sites and read on bullet performance. I even put copper bullets in the drawing. The reason for my research is to find the perfect all around bullet. I know several of you guys use diiferent bullets for differnet animals, but what if you had one bullet type regardless of caliber and gunmaker(just bullet). With all the lastest technology, there is so many options( lead,copper,bonded,fusion etc.). Is there actually a dominant bullet? What works best for you?How many animal dropped in there tracks to this bullet?Is accuracy top knotch?Does bullet hold together after impact? According to my research there is one bullet that has managed to conquer these challenges time and time again. For years this bullet has killed numerous game from Racoon to Bull moose. This bullet is the most used by all hunters alike.

The infamous bullet is THE Remington Core Lokt. This bullet by far has the most kills, has the most prettiest mushroom, and has never come apart after impact. More animal have fallen to one shot by this bullet than any other bullet.

If you guys have any feedback please feel free to express yourself

Joined: 11/14/2006
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Bullet Research/ The perfect all around bullet

I guess I am missing a few key pieces of information...

I don't particularly doubt that the core lokt has taken more kills than any other bullet, that seems entirely possible but I still don't see anything explaining why exactly that is.

Sure it seems to mushroom well, is it the best mushroom pattern? I don't know that I would say that as I am quite impressed with the Barnes triple X mushrooms but that being said it certainly should do well enough to get the job done.

Does it have more kills simply because it is shot more often than other bullets, what are the %'s to bullets fired vs 1 shot kills?

If it is in fact the most shot bullet, why is that? Is it because it is the most cost effective or because it is the most accurate or does it bring down game any faster than any others etc...?

I see your statement and while it may be entirely true it is not supported in any way by any facts or numbers. To me that just makes it another opinion (no offense).

I don't know that I would particularly disagree with anything you have said but you post as though it's fact but there is nothing in your post other than an opinion, a logical opinion but an opinion it is without any supporting facts and numbers.

Location: Southern NH
Joined: 09/13/2006
Posts: 374

Probably has something to do with it being cheap (inexpensive), available just about anywhere, and it's been around forever. Oh, and it kills stuff. Talk about a marketers dream. cool When I bought my used .308 from a friend, guess what he gave me with it? You guessed it, a box and a half of CoreLokt's.

Joined: 12/03/2005
Posts: 1572
Bullet Research/ The perfect all around bullet

Before you can compare the good bullets with any amount of authority, you have to experience some of the junk that has been around in the last few decades.
Then you appreciate the quality control that the bullet makers put into their product for todays market.
I used Cor Loks for years,but I don't know if the moose died instantly or moments before I finally walked over to field dress it, sometimes fifteen minutes and a Rum or two later.
Only if you are going to need a bullet for an extended shot, should you be really concerned, out to 250 -300, they'll all work
I won't endorse any bullet in particular as I won't permit you to prove me "a liar" I am quite capable of providing data to support that theory myself Think

Location: new brunswick
Joined: 12/07/2006
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Bullet Research/ The perfect all around bullet

i've used core lokts over the years myself. they seemed to work fine but if you look at the ballistics of them they arent that great. would it be because of the shape of the lead? i've always wondered how they performed so well for having such low end ballistics!

Location: Nova Scotia
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Bullet Research/ The perfect all around bullet
wonksy wrote:
i've used core lokts over the years myself. they seemed to work fine but if you look at the ballistics of them they arent that great. would it be because of the shape of the lead? i've always wondered how they performed so well for having such low end ballistics!

I think they perform so well because dead game doesn't care about ballistics. We, as hunters, are wrapped up in ballistics even though at normal hunting ranges ballistic differences don't mount up to a big difference. A deer doesn't care if it is hit by a round nose bullet going 2200fps or a spitzer going 2400fps.

Location: Idaho
Joined: 02/28/2006
Posts: 159
Bullet Research/ The perfect all around bullet

core-lokts are so popular because they're 9.99 at walmart and they put deer on the ground. enough said. Now some of us who reload and wallow in ballistics figure there is more out there than the old glorified soft point and we have fun trying to prove it. I prefer accubonds. It's not the perfect bullet but I'm of the opinion there is no such thing. Oh good luck on your research. If you find the perfect bullet we'd sure all like to know.

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Location: Colorado
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Bullet Research/ The perfect all around bullet

Odd finding. Just because something has taken more big game doesn't quantify it as the best. 30/30 has probably killed more game than any other big game cartridge, but that doesn't make it the best overall big game cartridge today.

Personally I would take a partition, accubond, or some form of barnes bullet if I had to pick just one.

Location: Phila., PA
Joined: 03/15/2007
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Bullet Research/ The perfect all around bullet

Think I have also spent countless hours of research and thoughts on this subject Think Brick Wall,)

my results are as follows....

drumroll please....

just as there is no perfect all around rifle there is no perfect all around bullet!
just lotsa good choices! Yes ...and a couple of bad ones,

with all of the great selection we have today, best to just avoid the wrong bullets rather than contantly trying to find the best...

but thats no where near as much fun! Evil!

Location: USA
Joined: 06/04/2006
Posts: 167
Bullet Research/ The perfect all around bullet

This, like many subjects, is un-answerable! Simply because there is no best animal, there is no best bullet! As far as one shot, drop in their tracks, that is not the effect of any type of bullet design, but of bullet placement, and enough velocity, and pennetration to reach the vital organ that will slap him off his feet for keeps. This is where the perfect bullet cannot exist, because there are different animals that require different sizes, weights, and construction, while haveing the right sectional density to hold together while plowing through different bones, and tissue!

The only thing that will flatten an animal dead when he hits the ground is to destroy the Centeral nearvous system, and that for the most part is bullet placement, not design! Certainly a bullet would be of different design, and construction to pennetrate 4 ft of Elephant head, in a straight line, to reach the brain, than it would to reach the spine of a whitetail deer. Big smile

Location: Wa.
Joined: 03/31/2004
Posts: 1300
Bullet Research/ The perfect all around bullet

In the past. I used many a CoreLok, in the green and yellow box.
Nowadays my preference goes to any of the bonded core bullets. Accubond, Interbond and HotCor being three of my favorites but not neccessaily in that order.

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