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olepal

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I have my own reasons for wanting to stick with Remington Core Lokt ammo for my rifles. I now own a .300 WinMag and am asking for your thoughts on bullet size (grains) for elk in far NW Colorado. Please, please, just stick to the question.
 

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The remington core lokt 150 grain pointed soft point at 3,290fps would likely handle any situation.
 

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I have my own reasons for wanting to stick with Remington Core Lokt ammo for my rifles. I now own a .300 WinMag and am asking for your thoughts on bullet size (grains) for elk in far NW Colorado. Please, please, just stick to the question.

Elk ARE NOT deer! Respect the animal and buy some high end partitioned bullets or go with a good copper round. Barnes TTSX, Noslers, Bearclaws, etc. Experiment with different bullet weights and load combinations, and figure out which round drives tacks with your specific gun, then shoot that one.

The size of the bullet is not as important as the construction of the bullet. Bullets are the cheapest part of a hunt, no sense on skimping.
 

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I’m with Phil N. A 180 gr CoreLokt may do the job, but it doesn’t give you as much latitude for a non-perfect shot.
 

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I agree there are better bullets, but the OP wants to use core lokts.
Core lokts are not designed to separate and the 150 grain would mushroom nicely and kill any Elk that ever lived with decent shot placement.
 

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I would feel mo better about 180 or even 200 gr.

I agree with the 180 bullet. No experience with the 200. If I was chasing elk, I would have a 180 in my '06
 

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