.25-06 Rem. – Hornady Cases
50 ct. Box
Hornady’s brass cases offers re-loaders excellent uniformity in wall thickness, weight and internal capacity. The cases allow proper seating of the bullet, not only in the case, but in the chamber as well.
The 25-06 doesn’t seem to get mentioned much, but it really is a fine cartridge that is in my opinion about as good as it gets for varmints to medium size game. The round came before the 270 Win as a wild cat cartridge, and later was adopted and marketed by Remington at the time when slower burning powders became available which allowed the 25-06 to really come into it’s own.
History aside this is one smoking hot round that can really reach out and touch things with minimal elevation adjustments and relatively light recoil to the shooter. If you have considered getting a magnum caliber for deer or wild boar you could do yourself a favor and go with a 25-06 instead. You will benefit from reduced recoil, lower cost rounds, and round that has the speed, weight, and sectional density to punch through even the largest deer or hog with a well constructed bullet like the Nosler Partition or Barnes TTSX.
The 25-06 is a very cool round with a rich history, and I only wish I had discovered this great cartridge sooner. I’m convinced that if you too give one a try that you will likely find yourself cheating on your 30-06, 270 Win, 308, etc. Not only have I found myself cheating on my 30-06 and 308, I’ve also started cheating on Remington with the Tikka T3. What a fine combination. Get one!
The 25-’06 is one of those cartridges that is great if you will only have one rifle for varmints and big game, but if you’re going to have dedicated rigs for both, there are better choices available. Short action rounds, like the 243 and 22-250, are more efficient for varmints, while the bigger brothers of the 25-’06, the 270 Winchester or 280 Remington, are able to push heavier bullets with equal sectional density.