Remington R-25

Discussion in 'AR15/10 Rifles' started by Jayhawk, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Jayhawk

    Jayhawk Well-Known Member

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    Anybody have one of these? Looked at a 7mm-08 today and on the bottom of the barrel was 1-10 which I figure is the twist, but I looked in rem's catalogue and it shows the 7-08 has a 1-9.25 twist. Really kind of looking at this instead of a .308.
     
  2. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I have one in 7mm08. It feeds reliably and is very accurate. Shoots .5 MOA with 139 gr SST's with 42.5 gr Varget. Also shoots factory Rem 140 gr , 140 Accutip, and Federal 140 Ballistic Tips .5-1.0 MOA. Mounted a 3.5x10 Mark 4 on it. It's a solid 500 yard deer/coyote rifle. Only drawback is that it's a little heavy and brass. The Remington brass is lousy. Primer pockets are loose after one firing and fall out on cycling.
     

  3. Jayhawk

    Jayhawk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Greyfox, does your rifle have the twist rate on the bottom of the barrel....also have you ever shot the 162 Amax in your rifle?
     
  4. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I have not tried the A-max. I will check out the barrel. I am out of town until next week and will let you know.
     
  5. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    I have one in .308. FYI, if you ever have any trouble with it call the manufacturer (pretty sure all R25's are DPMS) instead of Remington. I purchased one NIB about a year ago. These things are going for $1600 and it was the most inaccurate gun I've ever owned. It was a consistent 2 1/2 MOA rifle no matter what you fed it, and I fed it a lot! I tried everything from different scopes, mounts, rests, holds, shooters, bipods, positions, etc...nothing helped. I had a bad feeling about this thing after I cleaned the barrel and fired the first round. There was so much copper deposited that I joked about there being any left on the bullet when it left the muzzle. After a good break in it calmed down quite a bit. Also, about 20 rounds into it the bolt release fell off the lower... This thing gave me nothing but fits so I called Remington and they said this level of accuracy was acceptable. WRONG!!!
    I gave it to a reputable local smith and after scoping it said the barrel was junk. He suggested I send it to DPMS and have them rebarrel it, or he would put a Krieger on it for about $600. I called DPMS and they sent me a shipping label. A few weeks later I get it back with a new barrel, even after owning it for a year and sending hundreds of rounds through it. I gotta give them props for that. It will hold around a minute (maybe average a little better) with 175gr SMK's. That's a huge improvement!
     
  6. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I checked out the bottom of the barrel and it also has 1:10 stamped on the bottom. Have not shot A-Max's out of it. Great accuracy with 140 SST's and Ballistic Tips.
     
  7. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    You guys who reload for the 7mm08 or the 308....what OAL are you running? Are you limited by the chamber or does the mag determan your oal?
     
  8. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    The mag length will more then likely determine Max OAL. It'll be around 2.8". My 175SMK load is 2.75" for best accuracy.
     
  9. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    The mag does determine the max OAL but of my most accurate loads are 2.8-2.830 which fit nicely.