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6 years 8 weeks ago, 6:41 PM

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Remington R-25

I was reading an article on the Remington R-25 and was wondering if anybody on this site has been able to get their hands on one what they thought of it. Has anybody gotten to play with one? If so, what caliber? What is your opinion of the trigger pull? I thought it looked impressive, but what good is it if it just looks good, eh! The author of the article shot the .308 version and mentioned the trigger pull felt pretty heavy.

6 years 8 weeks ago, 8:06 PM

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can not find one yet

Thats my next AR (well all of them are really), but I can not find one in NY yet.

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 8:15 PM

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Re: next AR

Awesome. Hope you find one! I'd like to get an up-close and personal look at it so I'm going to see if I can find one around here in AL. I probably won't get it just yet, though.

6 years 8 weeks ago, 8:18 PM

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Remington AR-25

We have them here in KY. Looks and feels good but have not got to shoot one yet.

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 8:17 PM

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Other cals too

A few guys at my R/G club say it may be made in .243. Good deer round. I fly home on friday so I'll stop in to see if Buffalo Gun Center has any yet. They seem to get shit earlier than anyone else in my area

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 8:21 PM

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Re: other cals too

Yeah they come in .243, .270, .308, .30-06 and .35 Whelen (which I've never heard of). So take your pick!

4 years 48 weeks ago, 8:57 AM

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Re: other cals too

"Yeah they come in .243, .270, .308, .30-06 and .35 Whelen (which I've never heard of). So take your pick!"

It doesn't come in .30-06 and won't, since that would require a new, longer, more expensive action.

6 years 8 weeks ago, 8:23 PM

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I have seen

I have seen the rifles in .243 and .308 but not the others.

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6 years 8 weeks ago, 9:30 PM

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blah blah blah

can you say Bushmaster?thats what the remingtons are!

6 years 8 weeks ago, 9:58 PM

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5 years 45 weeks ago, 7:41 PM

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Wrong

R-25 = Is a DPMS

R-15 = Is a Bushmaster

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6 years 7 weeks ago, 4:38 PM

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I dont know about the R-25, but I read an article on the R-15(.223) in The Rifle Sporting Firearms Journal, and the problems with it were:

1.The trigger pull was aroung 8 pounds.
2.The accuracy wasnt as good as varmint hunters require to hit Prairie Dogs at 200 yards.
3.Jams started to occur in the rifle after about 50 rounds.
4.The Rifle failed to fire if even any dirt at all got into the interior mechanisms.
5.The certain rifle this guy used was "purposely" equipped with a competition firing pin which is supposed to reduce trigger pull, but it resulted in misfires. He called Remington and they shipped him a stock firing pin and said that they were just testing these firing pins on some of the rifles.

The review actually wasnt all that good, but remember, that is for the R-15 not the R-25(but the only difference is really the caliber). So i dont know about it, but I really dont think I want to spend $1200 on a gun that is not reliable($1500 for the special edition version with Hogue grips and picatinny rails on the forend. I have held both the R-15 and the R-25, but at this point, I just dont know.

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 6:50 PM

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r-25

Hello everybody, just wnated to set the record straight. i bought my r-25 back in sept. for my birthday(wonderful wife. I LOVE this rifle. My only complaint is the afore mentioned trigger, gritty,heavy,long pull.. standard ar type trigger.
Mine is in 308 topped with a leupold vx-ll 6-18. i shoot sub moa @ 100yds. I have put about 350rds through it. Some military, some reloads, NEVER the 1st problem. Recoil was light even with military match ammo.

I will be putting a JP Enterprise adj.trigger in next year.

Dont know much about the R-15 except it is made by BUSHMASTER, the R-25 is made by DPMS!! I have talked with them a few times about it(break-in, ect). Hope this helps

6 years 3 weeks ago, 8:30 AM

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I just purchased an R-25 .308. First time I've broken one of these down. Can anyone give me a tip to get the firing pin retaining pin out? The manual is no help. I appreciate the help.

4 years 31 weeks ago, 6:27 PM

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USE A PAPER CLIP INSERT AND PULL

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6 years 3 weeks ago, 1:26 PM

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firesnuffer-
you will have to use something to pry it out. it should come out very easily if you can get something under it to lift it up. I have a very small flathead screwdriver that I always use... but anything, even a paperclip should work. once you get somehting under it and get it out of the hole, you should be able to take it out with your hands.

If the rifle is new, and the pin feels like its stuck in there, spray a little oil in there, and it should slide out

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6 years 3 weeks ago, 7:04 AM

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Reaper308- Thanks for the help. The split (cotter) pin threw me as it looked like a screw on the other side. I used a punch and got it out. You're right. It was tight.

6 years 2 weeks ago, 1:12 PM

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I bought a new R-25 and 250 rounds of Brown Bear (Made in Russia) .308 ammo. After trying unsuccessfully to fire 8 rounds, I borrowed a M1 .308 and fired all eight rounds without a problem. The hammer spring seems very light on my R-25. The rifle fires American ammo fine. A Remington authorized gunsmith said that the didn't find anything wrong, but didn't fire anything but American ammo. He believes the rifle will not fire "thick" skinned primers.

In my opinion, a $1500 rifle should be able to use NATO ammo. I plan on selling this rifle and get in line for an Armolite.

Update: Remington told me today that they purposefully made the rifle not to accept NATO Ammo. So if you want to use NATO ammo, DON'T BUY A R-25!

6 years 2 weeks ago, 2:11 PM

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that is retarded. why would they make a rifle that won't fire NATO rounds? My M1 will shoot anyhting, as you said above. They only thing that I see being a problem, is that Brown Bear has a lacquer coating which can melt off onto the extractor sometimes and cause problems. That being said... Brown Bear is not a NATO round. It is .308, not 7.62x51. So their claim about NATO rounds shouldn't effect Brown Bear ammo. Besides that, I'm disappointed that a good company like remington would product a .308 that wouldn't accept NATO rounds (7.62x51)

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5 years 43 weeks ago, 11:24 AM

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.308 Rounds

I have an R-25 and they do not shoot the Nato Round without jamming. I tried Wolf and Chinese Brand. Some of the Wolf rounds were duds and were center struck. I use the Nosler Double Tap and Hornady TAP FPD. I l;ike the lighter round.

4 years 31 weeks ago, 6:35 PM

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THE REMINGTON WEBSIRE

THE REMINGTON WEBSIRE RECOMMENDS 4 TYPES OF AMMO TWO OF WHICH IS THE HORNADY AND THE REMINGTON BRANDS. ALL ARE IN 168 GRAIN. IT MIGHT BE 165 I HAVE TO LOOK AGAIN BUT IM QUITE SURE THATS WHAT IT IS.

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 5:36 PM

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I purchased Wolf .308 for some cheap taget shooting. The rifle mis-fired more than it shot, and when it did shoot, the replacement round jambed from the magazine to the chamber. Brand new rifle, and this was with the first 25 rounds I attempted. I contacted the shop I bought it from. They tested and experienced the same thing. They sent it to Remington for repair. Remington fired 25 Remington rounds and experienced no problems. I talked to a manager at Remington. He said the gunsmith said it was an ammunition problem. I said that's great, but not real intersted in a gun that only eats expensive ammo. Told him I'd give it another try, but not real happy. We'll see what happens when I get it back. On a separate call, a Remington representative assured me the rifle can handle both .308 and NATO 7.62x.51. Sounds like there's a conflict in information.

5 years 41 weeks ago, 3:53 PM

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Did you get rid of it yet?
Still want to get rid of it?

5 years 46 weeks ago, 10:29 AM

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I took my R-25 out this past weekend and shot 80 rounds of Federal soft point 150 grain. It ran through all of them with no issues and gave me very tight groupings that I was pleased with. I shot from 100 and 200 yards. I think I'll hold onto this one a while and try some different ammo to see what works and what doesn't. The Federal was the cheapest american made I could find.
Question: Does anyone know of a mag loader for the DPMS .308 19 round magazine? LULA says they will have one by the end of the year, but I'm striking out on finding anything.

4 years 31 weeks ago, 6:32 PM

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SCOPE

WHAT TYPE OF SCOPE DO YOU USE.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 3:43 PM

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I have been looking for one for a while. Not one in NY yet. Keep looking

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 6:57 PM

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A good freind bought one of the R15's, because he was to impatient to wait for an AR after ther Obamanation gun sales went full force. He is kicking himself now because his R15 accuracy sucks the south end of a north bound horse. Also the pretty camo finish comes off way to easy, just putting the scope mounts on the picatinny rail made it look like crap because of the camo peeling off like a Macco paint job. You could not give me one I would keep, I would sell it and buy a pile of Moslin's.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 2:51 AM

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sell it and buy one good AR

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5 years 43 weeks ago, 11:27 AM

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pj5739 wrote:
I was reading an article on the Remington R-25 and was wondering if anybody on this site has been able to get their hands on one what they thought of it. Has anybody gotten to play with one? If so, what caliber? What is your opinion of the trigger pull? I thought it looked impressive, but what good is it if it just looks good, eh! The author of the article shot the .308 version and mentioned the trigger pull felt pretty heavy.

The trigger pull is heavy, but It shoots really well. I have the .308 and got two in Georgia. Thye are made by DPMS as far as I know. Remington Bushmaster and DPMS are owned by the Cerberus group. I ahve a realtive that works for them, and we could not get them through the company due to demand. I bought my second one sight on seen.

5 years 41 weeks ago, 9:45 AM

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wow

I was looking hard at these for a hunting round but every gun site I have been to just tears these things apart and says they are junk. I guess if they are junk I'll wait for people to start selling them 1/2 price..lol

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 5:04 PM

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R-25 Trigger

I just purchased the R 25 in the 243 cal and am pleased with the gun overall. The one thing that i do not like about it is that the trigger has such a long pull to it that i find myself guessing when it is going to go off. for recreational shooting this probably isnt a problem but for deer hunting i like a trigger with a short pull. Does anybody have any suggestions for aftermarket triggers for this gun?

5 years 39 weeks ago, 8:22 PM

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r-25 nato

hey guys, not sure what to say about your ammo problems but i have been shooting 1975 brazilian made 7.62 nato-comum. i have run through a little over 400 rdns with out a single prob. plus about half as many reloads with mixed brass & various powders/bullets.

might be worth a call to DPMS not remington since they make the rifle.

5 years 24 weeks ago, 10:03 AM

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r-25 for sale

I have one for sale in AL. Reply here and maybe we can do biz if interested. Mine is .308, trigger on this one is long, but not a stiff pull. As is now, I have just a plain ole Nikon 2-7 x 40 prostaff on it just to see how i liked it. The gun shoots great, but the wife likes money more (i know huge surprise. I have only tried 165gr fusions and regular remington 165 gr PSPs in it thus far. Around 60 rounds have been shot out of it. Message if interested in making an offer (locals to North Bama).

4 years 32 weeks ago, 11:17 AM

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R-25 .243

I purchased mine about a year ago and immediately loaded it down with bipod,green laser/ light combo, and one hell of a scope. I pulled the trigger and could not believe the feel. Rock Solid and smooth as could be, no muzzle rise and just a light recoil with hot rounds. This is by far one one sweetest gun I own. I carry it in my squad car for those long range shots as mine is dialed in and 500 meters. Its a bit heavy to carry for prolonged periods but the end result is perfect every time. I had to wait a while to get my 20 round mags for it but it was worth it. Not that you would need it for hunting because one shot should be enough but why not have twenty if you can.? I too would consider selling it but only to upgrade to .308 it the same model.

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4 years 31 weeks ago, 2:05 PM

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damn, how often do you need a 500M rifle in your squad car? I'm guessing you live in the sticks, and it doubles as a long, heavy CQB rifle as well?

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4 years 31 weeks ago, 6:37 PM

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.243, 500 meters.

ft lbs of energy at what?
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400 yds, you are running out of steam in a hurry.
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