Pre-64 Winchester 94 and Hornady ammo..not so good. - Graybeard Outdoors
 
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Default Pre-64 Winchester 94 and Hornady ammo..not so good.

Yes, my 1951 Winchester model 94 does NOT like the Hornady flex tip ammo.
Seems to be to hot for it.
On the other side of that. Remington core-lokts 150s shoot terrific.
Anyone else experience this ?
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Yes, my 1951 Winchester model 94 does NOT like the Hornady flex tip ammo.
Seems to be to hot for it.
On the other side of that. Remington core-lokts 150s shoot terrific.
Anyone else experience this ?
P.s. the Hornady ammo doesn't group at all.
But the Remington ammo shoots excellent.
Wondering why ?
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Individual guns, even in same make, model, and caliber, almost always show a preference for a certain load, and tell you loads they don't like. Why? Good question, but it's just the way it is.

I have a post '63 model 94 that prefers Winchester power points over the Remington Core-Lokts. Never tried any of the flex tip stuff.

I kind of wish it preferred the Core-Lokts because it seems like they are the ones most often on sale!
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Individual guns, even in same make, model, and caliber, almost always show a preference for a certain load, and tell you loads they don't like. Why? Good question, but it's just the way it is.

I have a post '63 model 94 that prefers Winchester power points over the Remington Core-Lokts. Never tried any of the flex tip stuff.

I kind of wish it preferred the Core-Lokts because it seems like they are the ones most often on sale!

^^^THIS^^^ I have one 30/30 that loves 150's and the other loves 170's. Each gun is different.
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Individual guns, even in same make, model, and caliber, almost always show a preference for a certain load, and tell you loads they don't like. Why? Good question, but it's just the way it is.

I have a post '63 model 94 that prefers Winchester power points over the Remington Core-Lokts. Never tried any of the flex tip stuff.

I kind of wish it preferred the Core-Lokts because it seems like they are the ones most often on sale!


Ha!! On sale!!
Yes.. bought a box for 8 or nine bucks .
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I have a 1926-27 vintage 94 that likes Winchester's 170 gn flat point, Remington's 170 gn flat point and the Federal 170 gn flat point. I don't use the 150 grain in 30 calibers generally. This old rifle still shoots to 4" at 100 yds with open sights and my old eyes. I take very good care of her and don't abuse her. I think she likes me.....
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I have a 1926-27 vintage 94 that likes Winchester's 170 gn flat point, Remington's 170 gn flat point and the Federal 170 gn flat point. I don't use the 150 grain in 30 calibers generally. This old rifle still shoots to 4" at 100 yds with open sights and my old eyes. I take very good care of her and don't abuse her. I think she likes me.....


I think ? She's in love with you...��
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if my 3030 shot 150 corelocks great id be all done. I wouldn't even load for it because you probably cant load cheaper then factory ammo and finding corelocks anymore is tough. 8 or 9 bucks? Id buy 20 boxes and be set for life.

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I think the attraction of the Hornady Flextip ammo is when using scoped guns and stretching the effective distance. I find good old Remington, Winchester and Federal 150 & 170 grain ammo to do everything I ask in most open sighted 30 30’s.
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