Any opinions on Remington r25 243

Discussion in 'AR15/10 Rifles' started by rlb52, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. rlb52

    rlb52 Active Member

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    Thinking about one of these but would like opinions (good or bad) from anyone that's tried one.

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  2. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I have owned a Remington R-25 in 7mm-08. It is superbly accurate with .5 MOA with hand loads or factory ammo. Feeds reliably, no issues at all. I really like the rifle.
     

  3. rlb52

    rlb52 Active Member

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    Thanks Greyfox

    I thought about the 7mm-08 but I have everything to reload 243 and want to use it for coyote and deer.
     
  4. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I think the rifle will do fine in either caliber. A shooter at my range had one and it appeared to shoot as well ad my 7mm08. The rifle is actually a DPMS, who is owned by the dame parent company as Remington.
     
  5. 65 GRENDEL

    65 GRENDEL Well-Known Member

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    This is exactly right, its simply a camo DPMS and theres nothing wrong with them they make great guns. But go with the .308 or better yet go with the 6.5 Creedmoor for more accuracy and distance. The Creedmoor is definately on my wishlist.gun)
     
  6. robp

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    I have one in 243. I bought the gun used, and got a good deal on it, although I don't care much for the cammo paint, etc. (currently removing the cammo and base coat paint). I used it this year during gun deer season. With multiple kills ranging from 30 yards to 250 yards. I have shot the Reming. Core Lokts (100gr) and Federal Soft Points (100gr) with accuracy at about 1.5" at 100 yards. Accuracy is good enough for deer hunting, but may get better with handloads. I will be trying this after I finish stripping the cammo print off of the rifle and reassembling it. Also, I haven't had any reliability issues so far. Overall, I am glad I bought it, besides the cammo paint, I like everything else about it.
     
  7. c_bass16

    c_bass16 Well-Known Member

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    Opinion...it's a grossly overpriced DPMS with a camo dip.

    Buy or build with the features you actually want, dip it later if you choose to, and you'll still have money left in your pocket.
     
  8. threejones

    threejones Well-Known Member

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    I'm with cbass. The r25 is a fine rifle. My buddy has one in 7mm08 that'll hold 1inch or so and it seems to run just fine. (he loves it, and hasn't mentioned any hiccups at all) But, the DPMS version will leave you with money in your pocket to put toword optics, mounts etc. I think you can Duracoat, hydro-dip, Ceracoat, or whatever the DPMS for less than the difference between the two rifles anyway. But if you don't mind paying a bit extra, I'm sure you'll be happy with it.
     
  9. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    I have the DPMS version, the LR-243. It a reliable rifle, it hasn't jammed or went goofy on me yet. My last group at 100yds went just over .600 for 4 shots. All i've done to it is change out the trigger springs & throw a scope on it.

    It does what I want it to. I'd say go for it if you want the 243.


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