.25-06 Remington

Technical Specifications

 

Country of Origin United States
Diameter – Bore .250” (6,35mm)
Diameter – Groove .257” (6,53mm)
Introduced 1969
Pressure – Max Average 63,000 psi (450 MPa)
Regulators SAAMI & CIP
Groove Details 6 x .096” (2,44mm)
Shellholder – RCBS 3
Twist – Proof Barrel 1:10” (254mm)
Cartridge Essentials

 

Action Size Recommended Miniature length & .223 bolt face
Barrel Life 1, – 2,250 rounds
Case – Body Taper .94°
Case – Neck Length .3082” (7,83mm) = 119.9%
Case – Trim Length 2.486” (63,14mm)
Parent Case .30-06 Springfield
Relative Capacity 65.8 gr water (4,272 cc)
Shoulder Angle 17°30’
Typical Factory Load Guidelines for Africa (115-gr averaged)
Brand Name Weight Bullet Description Velocity Fps Energy Ft/Lb Trauma Potential 100% Expansion
Federal 120-gr Fusion 2,980 fps 2,367 ft/lb 36.3
PMP 120-gr ProAm 2,992 fps 2,386 ft/lb 36.6
Winchester 120-gr Positive Exp Point 2,990 fps 2,383 ft/lb 36.5
Federal 117-gr Vital Shok SierraGK 3,030 fps 2,386 ft/lb 36.5
Hornady 117-gr Superformance SST 3,110 fps 2,513 ft/lb 38.5
Hornady 117-gr Standard SST 2,990 fps 2,323 ft/lb 35.6
Federal 115-gr Vital Shok Parition 3,030 fps 2,345 ft/lb 35.9
Remington 115-gr Premier Ultra Bond 3,000 fps 2,299 ft/lb 35.2
Winchester 115-gr Silvertip 3,060 fps 2,392 ft/lb 36.6
Winchester 110-gr AccuBond 3,100 fps 2,348 ft/lb 36
Barnes 100-gr Vor-tx TTSX 3,225 fps 2,130 ft/lb 35.4
Nosler 100-gr Trophy Gr Partition 3,300 fps 2,149 ft/lb 37.1
Nosler 100-gr Trophy Gr E-Tip 3,200 fps 2,274 ft/lb 34.8
Remington 100-gr Soft Point 3,230 fps 2,317 ft/lb 11.8 (varmint)
Hornady 90-gr Superformance GMX 3,110 fps 1,933 ft/lb 9.9 (varmint)
Federal 85-gr Varmint-Shok 3,550 fps 2,379 ft/lb 12.1 (varmint)
Optimum Game Bullet Optimum Bands (115-gr averaged)
Band Velocity Parameters Start End
Red-Band ( > 2,600 fps) 0 yds ± 165 yds
Green-Band ( ≤ 2,600 fps – ≥ 2,200 fps) ± 165 yds ± 350 yds
Amber-Band ( ≤ 2,200 fps – ≥ 2,000 fps) ± 350 yds ± 450 yds
Bullet Recommendations for Africa
Varmints Fragmenting generation bullets
Antelope Fifth generation to seventh generation bullets
Game Weight Recommendations
≤ 260lb ( ≤ 120kg)
Most Suitable African (assuming legality)
Small Game Arabian oryx, addax, antbear, baboon, blesbok, bontebok, bushbuck, , cheetah, hyena, , leopard, puku, rhebok, reedbuck, sitatunga, springbok and warthog. Power wise it is also suitable for species such as bushbuck, but the latter is not listed as this is a long-range cartridge and the species is hunted at point blank range.
Optics Guidelines
Eye Relief Non critical
Exit Pupil ≥ 2.5mm
Magnification: Red-Band ≥ 3x – ≤ 7x
Magnification: Green-Band ≥ 10x – ≤ 14x
Magnification: Amber-Band ≥ 14x – ≤ 18x
Objective Lens ≥ 48mm – ≤ 56mm
Parallax Adjustability Yes
Reticules Fine with ranging bars
Handloading Guidelines
Load Development 0.5 grain increments
Primer Standard Large Rifle
Propellant Range Slow- to Ultra-slow rifle: ≥ Hodgdon H-4350 – ≤ Hodgdon Retumbo
Engage in precision handloading techniques