I know this is a press release but I wanted to comment on it a bit. I am a big believer in the solid copper hollow point bullets. I have been using them since 2010 for all rifle hunting uses. All of my self defense carry ammo in my handguns uses solid copper HPs from Barnes or Corbon. My rifle ammo for defense/offense are handloads using the barnes Triple Shok X solid cooper loads from 50 grains up to 70 grains. The prices on this premium ammo from remington is enough to make you stroke out, but it is “premium ammo.” I’m not saying buy it but you should give solid copper HPs a try in some form.

Lonoke, Arkansas – April 2023 – Remington Ammunition is proud to announce that The Deadliest Mushroom in the WoodsTM is now available in a lead-free, all copper bullet, Core-Lokt Copper.

“Generations of hunters have depended on Core-Lokt since 1939,” said Remington Rifle Product Director Michael Holm. “Now, whitetail fanatics, Remington fans, and big game hunters can experience the outstanding accuracy and Deadly Mushroom performance of Remington’s Core-Lokt ammunition in a high-strength, fully copper bullet.”

With dependable expansion, proven weight retention near 100%, and drop-dead accuracy, Core-Lokt Copper combines the performance you’ve come to expect from Core-Lokt, now guaranteed with a lead-free bullet. Rigid construction from high-strength pure copper ensures Core-Lokt Copper’s monumental bullet dispatches big game and lives up to the legacy of the Deadliest Mushroom.

Core-Lokt Copper is the newest addition to the Core-Lokt family of ammunition. Remington’s classic Core-Lokt, as well as new award-winning Core-Lokt Tipped, are still being proudly manufactured daily in the USA.

Core-Lokt Copper is available in six cartridges with line extensions coming soon.

Core-Lokt Copper Features:

• ACCURATE MONUMENTAL BULLET – All-copper projectile made from high-strength copper

• CORE-LOKT PERFORMANCE – Precision hollow point for consistent deadly expansion and performance on-game, across a wide range of velocities

• TRUSTED QUALITY COMPONENTS – Reliable brass, propellants and precise loading techniques for consistency shot-after-shot

• LEAD-FREE PRIMER – Lead-free primer provides consistent ignition for peak performance

SKU / Description / MSRP

R27857 / 30-AAC BLACKOUT, 120GR / $40.99

R27853 / 30-06 SPRG, 150GR / $48.99

R27856 / 243 WIN, 85GR / $48.99

R27854 / 308 WIN, 150GR / $51.99

R27855 / 270 WIN, 130GR / $51.99

R27858 / 300 WIN MAG, 180GR / $60.99

Find Remington ammunition at dealers nationwide and online. For more information on Remington ammunition and accessories, visit www.remington.com.


  1. John M. says:

    I too am a fan of copper bullets.

    But “Core Lokt” is an odd brand for them to launch this under, given that its very name implies a core locked to a jacket.


    1. Rocketguy says:

      Agreed on the naming – I’m picturing technical folks raging at the marketing department…just like most businesses.

      I also use all-copper for most of my hunting and some defensive loads. My only complaint is that load development is usually tougher than with conventional bullets. I’m told they’re more sensitive to neck tension and seat depth.


  2. LSWCHP says:

    Weeeelll..I’m gonna take some convincing. I’ve been shooting game from rabbits to deer with jacketed lead projectiles for a damn long time (I’m a cranky old bastard, mainly old) and they almost always fall down DRT.

    On the other hand, I dont want to be a “A musket was good enough for my granpa so its good enough for me” kinda asshole Fudd either. So, can someone educate a brother about what I win if I hand over the extra coin for these fancy projectiles?


    1. Shawn says:

      I just like them. they dont come apart, always mushroom and 99 percent weight retention and since they are usually light for caliber, you get higher velocities. But stick with what works if you like it man


      1. John M. says:

        I have zero experience shooting game with them (I do infinity percent more hunting than killing, so far), but from what I’ve read, yes, weight retention is superb, and they have a very wide velocity range for good performance. If you over-drive a jacketed bullet, you often get jacket separation, fragmentation, all sorts of things that will turn a good shot into an unpleasant night of tracking a sparse blood trail.

        If you over-drive a monolithic, OTOH, you’ll get very little fragmentation, so even if the petals overexpand somewhat, you still get good penetration, possibly a through shot for two wounds to bleed from.

        But if you have good success for what you shoot using jacketed lead bullets, then yeah, go for it. Lots and lots of game meat in freezers not complaining about jacket separation.

        Oh and I also like the idea of not injecting lead into meat that I’m going to feed to my kids. Not a huge deal, but it makes me feel better.


        1. Rocketguy says:

          I set my daughter up with a 243 and hot 80 grn Hornady GMX load for her first deer hunt. She whacked a nice buck (better than Dad has gotten!) at about 30 yds by driving than little bullet down through the shoulder blade, just under the spine, through the lungs, leaving it against the diaphragm on the opposite side. When I saw that bruiser appear, I was worried it might not be enough gun. Wrong. It shed the petals but they ended up within a few inches of the core and did massive damage – he clenched up, flopped over and kicked a couple times. I was impressed.


          1. John M. says:

            Nice. Congrats to your daughter.


  3. LSWCHP says:

    OK, I see the advantage of light for calibre producing higher velocity.

    There’s an Australian company making copper solids, so I’ll buy a box and load them for some range testing in my Swede. If they shoot minute of pig, I’ll take them into the field and see what happens.


    1. John M. says:

      That sounds like lots of fun. Keep us posted.


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