.25-06 Remington cartridge is one of the most popular cartridge of its times. It started gaining popularity in the early 1960s. In 1920s, gunmen often faced problem of slow burning gunpowder in the cartridges. This lead to inaccurate shooting and high recoils of the gun. Around 1940, DuPontís newly launched powder IMR-4350 was commercially launched. This lead to remarkable improvement in the whole shooting experience. .25-06, now filled with IMR-4350, started getting more acceptances. Remington took a note of this and adopted it. It was renamed .25-06 Remington.
.25-06 Remington is the favorite cartridge of hunters. It can be used to hunt predators like the Coyote or Bobcat or the cartridge can be employed to shoot antelope and deer. For the first purpose of shooting varmints, the bullet can be a 75 grains. This bullet would leave the muzzle at speed of 3,700 fps (feet per second). For the second purpose of shooting Deer size animals, the bullet would be heavier weight 120 grain. The heavy weight bullet would, obviously, leave the muzzle at a slower speed of 3,000 fps.
A Barrel Twist rate of 0.1 and the Bore groove measuring 0.257" in diameter is the specified Barrel specifications for .25-06 Remington. All major powder manufacturers like Hodgdon, Alliant, IMR, Norma make powder for this cartridge. Research says that if the bullet is of about 120 grains, then slow burning powder like IMR 7828 should be used. The cartridge case length can be between 2.484" to 2.494". A 0.257" diameter 120-grain bullet has zero Bullet Drop at a distance of about 200 yards. The same bullet drops to nearly 40" at distance of 500 yards. Also at 500 yards, the Bullet energy drops to half of its initial value of about 2400 Ft. Lbs. .25-06 Remington is hard kicking and also makes considerable noise. The 270 Winchester, some experts, say is a better choice then .25-06 Remington.
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