Remington Ammunition has a new offering for deer hunters going into 2023 with its rimmed 360 Buckhammer round. Available for testing during SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the new Core-Lokt round is optimized for lever-action rifles and comes with a promise of some soon-to-follow Henry Repeating Arms rifles.

Proposing a “straight-up better straight-wall cartridge,” Remington’s new 360 Buckhammer aims for accuracy and terminal performance out to 200 yards or more.

Remington .360 Buckhammer Ammo
Built on the time-tested Core-Lokt design, the Buckhammer brings another straight-walled round to the hunting game. (Image: Remington Ammo)

“360 Buckhammer is a game changer,” said Jason Vanderbrink, president of Remington Ammunition. “Whitetail hunters in much of the country needed a straight-wall cartridge that functions flawlessly in a lever-action rifle – and doesn’t compromise on accuracy or terminal performance. I’m proud to say the engineering teams at Remington and Henry have delivered.”

For both lever-action and single-shot hunters, the new Buckhammer rounds will first offer two new options:

  • 180- and 200-grain .358-diameter bullets
  • 200+ yard hunting performance
  • Low recoil
  • 2,215-2,400 fps
Remington .360 Buckhammer Ammo
(Image: Remington Ammo)

While hunters eagerly await the new round, there are some guns to keep an eye open for as well. Made in partnership with Henry, there are lever-action rifle models and a single-shot firearm promised soon. MSRP for a box of the new ammo comes in at $36.99.

As a teaser, the 100-yard gel-block test ended in some interesting expansion results that only get better in slow motion:

revolver barrel loading graphic