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25-06 Remington / History:
Centerfire Rifle Cartridges
Written by: Kim Lockhart, Copyright.

25-06 Remington:
The 25-06 Remington originally was a wildcat cartridge first introduced by A.O.Niedner in 1920 based on 30-06 Springfield brass necked down to .257" caliber, it was adopted by Remington and introduced to the shooting public in a Remington model 700 bolt action rifle in 1969. The 25-06 Remington is a true dual purpose cartridge, it can be used for varmints sending a 85 grain bullet out the muzzle at 3,500 feet per second, making this a very good, flat shooting varmint and predator round or it can be used as a big game cartridge sending 115 grain bullets out the muzzle at speeds of 3,100 feet per second for which it has sufficient power out to the 400 yard mark for thin skinned deer sized game animals.

 The 25-06 Remington with the power it offers down range will also recoil somewhat to the shooters shoulder with heavier bullet loadings, however, bullets in the 100 grain weight range recoil is less and also works well for a nice combination load for deer, predators and varmints which is quite pleasant to shoot.

 While much has been written about the 25-06 Remington cartridge, it truly is a great North American, dual purpose, varmint and big game cartridge. If you were looking to buy a new rifle just to hunt in North America and you were going to hunt pronghorn antelope, mule deer, white-tail deer, hogs with the occasional elk thrown in, for the most part, the flat shooting 25-06 Remington offers plenty of range and energy for that, for elk, leg and shoulder bones should be avoided. If you were going to hunt varmints and predators at long range, well the 25-06 Remington has a flat enough bullet trajectory with plenty of bullet energy for that as well.


25-06 Remington / Specifications:
Rifle:
Barrel Length - 24".
Bore Twist Rate - 1 in 10".
Bore Groove Diameter - .257".
Cartridge:
Bullet Diameter - .257".
Primer Size - Large Rifle.
Case Neck Diameter - .290".
Case Shoulder Diameter - .441".
Case Base Diameter - .470".
Case Rim Diameter - .473".
Maximum Case Length - 2.494".
Trimmed Case Length - 2.484".
Maximum Overall Length - 3.250".
Ammunition:
25-06 Remington
Cartridge
Manufacturer
Bullet
Weight
Grains
Bullet
Ballistic
Coefficient
Bullet
Muzzle
Velocity
Fps.
Bullet
Muzzle
Energy
Ft. lbs.
8.5 lb. Rifle,
Recoil
Energy
Ft. lbs.
Federal 85 .329 3,550 2,378 11.94
Winchester 90 .259 3,440 2,364 12.31
Federal 100 .394 3,220 2,302 13.07
Winchester 110 .420 3,100 2,347 13.79
Winchester 115 .446 3,060 2,392 14.43
Hornady 117 .390 3,110 2,512 15.10
Federal 120 .468 2,980 2,366 14.91

25-06 Remington / Hunting Applications:
 This is a down range trajectory chart for the 25-06 Remington cartridge with the scope mounted 1.5 inches above the bore center line plus if you were using this load, its effective hunting bullet energy range with well placed shots on;
Varmint / Predator: Such As, Bobcat, Cougar, Coyote.
Deer Size Game: Such As, Antelope, Blacktail Deer, Hogs, Javelina, Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Small Black Bear.
Elk Size Game: Such As, Caribou, Large Black Bear, Sheep, Goats, Muskox, Elk.
Moose Size Game: Such As, Brown Bear, Grizzly Bear, Polar Bear, Buffalo, Bison, Moose.
Bullet diameter .257".
Bullet weight 115 grains.
Bullet ballistic coefficient .446.
Bullet muzzle velocity 3,060 feet per second.
Bullet muzzle energy 2,391 foot pounds.
Range 100 Yds. 200 Yds. 300 Yds. 400 Yds. 500 Yds.
Bullet Trajectory + 1.7" + 1.0" - 4.8" - 16.4" - 34.9"
Bullet Energy 2,066 1,779 1,525 1,300 1,102
Varmint / Predaor + + + + +
Deer Size Game + + + + -
Elk Size Game + + - - -
Moose Size Game - - - - -

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25-06 Remington - Reloading - Hunting & Ballistics.
.17 HM2, .17 HMR, .17 WSM, 5mm Rem. Mag., .22 BB Cap, .22 CB Cap, .22 Short, .22 Long, .22 LR, .22 WRF, .22 WMR.
17 Rem., 204 Ruger, 22 Hornet, 222 Rem., 223 Rem., 22-250 Rem., 220 Swift, 223 WSSM, 243 Win., 6mm Rem., 243 WSSM,
240 Wby. Mag., 250 Sav., 257 Roberts, 25 WSSM, 25-06 Rem., 257 Wby. Mag., 6.5 x 55mm Swedish Mauser, 260 Rem.,
6.5mm Rem. Mag., 264 Win. Mag., 6.8 Rem., 270 Win., 270 WSM, 270 Wby. Mag., 280 Rem., 7mm Rem. Mag., 7mm WSM,
30-30 Win., 308 Win., 30-06 Sprg., 300 Win. Mag., 300 WSM, 300 Wby. Mag., 325 WSM, 338 Win. Mag., 340 Wby. Mag.,
357 Mag., 44 Rem. Mag., 444 Marlin, 45-70 Government.