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25-06 Ammo

The .25-06 is a great choice for varminting and hunting game as large as elk this is because of the wide variety of bullets for the .25-06. Based on the venerable .30-06 the .25-06 offers a lighter, faster and flatter shooting bullet that excels at long ranges.

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  1. Prvi Partizan 25-06 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 100 Grain Soft Point Ammunition

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    $18.75 Price
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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Prvi Partizan
    • Foreign Discount Defense
    • 93.8ยข Cost Per Round
    • Prvi Partizan SKU PP2.71
    • UPC 8605003800491
  2. Federal Vital-Shok 25-06 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 100 Grain Polymer Tipped Ammunition

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    $29.99 Price
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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Hunting
    • 100 Grain
    • Polymer Tipped Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • $1.50 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU P2506D
    • UPC 029465090340
  3. Federal 25-06 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 117 Grain SPBT Ammunition

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • $1.50 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU P2506C
    • UPC 029465084462
  4. Remington 25-06 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 120 Grain PSP Ammunition

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    $36.00 Price
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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • American-made Discount Hunting
    • $1.80 Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU R25063
    • UPC 047700052205
  5. Federal Vital-Shok 25-06 Remington Ammo - 20 Rounds of 115 Grain Nosler Partition Ammunition

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.85 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU P2506E
    • UPC 029465090951
  6. Hornady 25-06 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 90 Grain GMX Ammunition

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    $39.00 Price
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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.95 Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 81446
    • UPC 090255814460
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History of .25-06 Remington Ammunition

Charles Newton earned acclaim as a designer of ammunition in the early 1900's with his .22 Savage, .250-3000 Savage and many more cartridges bearing the Newton designation. He held patents also for many different designs of projectiles and firearm assemblies including trigger groups.

Newton, in his time, was a successful inventor of a large amount of ammo and mechanisms for firearms. The best known of all his great inventions is the .25-06 cartridge. He based this cartridge on a .30-06 case which he necked down to take a bullet with a diameter of 0.257 inches. The result was a remarkably versatile cartridge which came closer to the holy grail of being "one gun for all occasions" than any other cartridge past or present.

Remington brought  the wildcat cartridge into the mainstream in 1969 by chambering their Model 700 and Model 40X rifles in .25-06.  Many other manufacturers since then have also produced .25-06 rifles and .25-06 ammunition.

The .25-06 launches a soft point bullet weighing 100 grains out the muzzle of a rifle at 3,230 feet per second. The resulting muzzle energy exceeds 2,300 foot pounds. Bullets can weigh between 87 grains and 130 grains, and various manufacturers today sell no less than seventeen different loads. Shooters can pursue a wide variety of game with these loads. The .25-06 has taken animals as diverse as prairie dogs and elk with ease.

The .25-06 enjoys the advantage of being a powerful cartridge yet only delivering moderate recoil. The rifle can therefore be lighter than other calibers with similar power. Consider that the recoil of an 8 pound .270 Winchester rifle and 6.5 pound .25-06 rifle is virtually identical when firing the same 130 grain bullet. This may not appear to be a significant advantage at first glance, but imagine how much that extra pound and a half feels after a hiking all day in the mountains in pursuit of that trophy elk.

The .25-06 retains its place on the list of most popular U.S. hunting cartridges, and for good reason.  This caliber, with its versatility and portability, is a great addition to the collection of any hunter.