NRAAM 2023: Remington Core-Lokt Copper

Hunters demand quality, reliable ammunition in the field, and one of the specifics of that demand is the need for the jacket of the bullet not to separate (in flight or on impact). Remington Core-Lokt has long been the answer for countless hunters and is a stellar, field-proven family of ammunition. Now the ammo maker is expanding that line with Remington Core-Lokt Copper, a fantastic newcomer to the line of ammo they call The Deadliest Mushroom in the Woods.

Remington Core-Lokt Copper is the next evolution of the company’s proven Core-Lokt line of ammunition. (Photo credit: Remington)

Remington’s Core-Lokt Copper is, as you might presume, a round featuring an all-copper bullet. It’s described by the ammo manufacturer as delivering reliable expansion, weight retention close to 100%, and fantastic accuracy. Core-Lokt Copper is made to give hunters and shooters the consistent, precise performance they’ve come to expect from Core-Lokt, only with a lead-free bullet. Bullets are carefully constructed to be rigid and are made using high-strength pure copper so they can and will drop big game. Remington states this all-copper Core-Lokt absolutely does live up to the legacy of the Deadliest Mushroom family of ammunition.

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The bullets are lead-free, all-copper, and made to perform. (Photo credit: Remington)

Features of Remington Core-Lokt Copper

  • Designed for dead-on accuracy
  • All-copper projectile made from high-strength, pure copper
  • Trust Core-Lokt performance
  • Precision hollow point for reliable expansion and performance down range
  • High-quality, carefully selected components
  • Brass and propellants are precisely loaded according to exacting specifications for consistency shot-after-shot
  • Lead-free primer for reliable ignition for peak performance
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These bullets are created for reliable expansion with a weight retention of almost 100%. (Photo credit: Remington)

The new Core-Lokt Copper rounds will be offered in the following calibers:

  • 300 BLK, 120 grain
  • 30-06 Springfield, 150 grain
  • 243 Win, 85 grain
  • 308 Win, 150 grain
  • 270 Win, 130 grain
  • 300 Win Mag, 180 grain

MSRP for the Remington Core-Lokt Copper loads will vary by caliber with prices starting at $40.99.

Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you’ve seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master’s Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.