In fact, a Remington ammunition survey done some years ago showed the 120 grain Core-Lokt load was the best selling of the three .25-06 loads they make. It's a great round. Mag.) Between the two, I've always chosen the 25-06 because I can load a 25-06 to 257 Roberts levels but you're really pushing the 257 Roberts to match the legs of the 25-06 with heavier 117gr-120gr bullets. The only thing separating these calibers from the four top calibers is use on moose and elk. Since one should start at shorter ranges, go with a calibre designed for short range and save the .25-06 for graduating to longer ranges and a full-size bolt-action rifle. But in both cases, particularly with .257, the lower popularity of the .257 caliber means that bullet availability is much much poorer. If you want to shoot factory ammo, tho, then 25-06 might be a bit easier to keep fed. and according to HA's recoil calculator its recoil is about 13ft-lbs vs 19 or 20 for a 30/06. Nominal bullet diameter is 0.257 and bullet weights range from 75 to 120 grains (4.9 to 7.8 g). And in both cases, we have pairs of 30-06 based cartridges. Their powder capacities are very similar, as you note. Velocity As illustrated in the chart,25-06 Remington rounds – on average – achieve a velocity of about 3120 feet per second (fps) while.30-06 Springfield rounds travel at a velocity of 2820 fps. Neidner introduced the .25-06 as a wildcat cartridge in 1920. In other words, you get part of both cartridges in one and what makes the 25-06 most appealing besides it's performance is the availability of 270, 280 and 30-06 cases to make 25-06 … To put it simply, the 25-06 is like crossing the trajectory of a 22-250 with the knock down performance of the 270 Winchester. The .25-06 has the distinction of being the first wildcat to have been based on the .30-06 case and lessons learned probably helped towards the development of the .270 Winchester. The 257 Roberts is a fine choice that's very efficient. The .30-06 … Formed by necking the .30-06 case down to .25 caliber, it really didn’t come into its own until after World War II when slower-burning powders became available to handloaders. What I found interesting were numbers four and five on the list above. I have looked at several ballistic calculators and they show that they are within inches of each other out to 500 yards. The .25-06 barks like a .30-06, and noise & muzzle-blast add to the perception of recoil. Re: .25-06 vs. .30-06 vs. .308 vs. .270 by yukonmedic » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:15 am I just want to say, reading this form has made my day, it has been along time before I have sat down at the old reloading bench, when I was young my father would be reloading while all I got to do was mold bullets, I must of molded a ton of 38's. i have a old model 77 tang safety 30.06 it put a lot of meat on the table.since i built a 6.5 grendel its sits in the safe the 6.5 has nowear near the recoil of the 06 and gets the job done just the same and maybe a bit more accurate.and since i reload its cheap as any.i know my bones thank me for it. It is based on the .30-06 Springfield cartridge necked-down (case opening made narrower) to .257 caliber with no other changes. 25-06 vs. 30-06 out to 300 yards? are not surprising. The .25-06 with 115-120 grain bullets put it into an entirely different category. This is where the .25-06 treads close on the heels of the 130 grain bullet in the .270 Winchester. The top four cartridges (.30-06, .308, .270 and 7mm Rem. Famed gunsmith A.O. Been shooting a 25/06 since the mid 60's, when it was still a wildcat. The 7mm-08 and .25-06 are hardly ever mentioned as all-around calibers, yet here they are. To put this into perspective, a Boeing 737 commercial airliner travels at a cruising speed of 600 mph, or 880 fps. I know I have been beating this subject to death but is there an appreciable difference between the 25-06 and the 30-06 out to 300 yards? The .25-06 grew in popularity until finally, in 1969 Remington adopted and introduced the cartridge as the .25-06 Remington. The .25-06 Remington had been a wildcat cartridge for half a century before being standardized by Remington in 1969. 25-06/6.5-06 and 270 Win/280 Remington. And according to HA 's recoil calculator its recoil is about 13ft-lbs vs 19 or 20 for a 30/06 (. Easier to keep fed different category half a century before being standardized by Remington 1969. 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