Field Gun Review: Remington R-25

Available in .243 Winchester, 7mm-08 Remington, and .308 Winchester, Remington’s latest centerfire, the R-25, is a gas-operated AR-style semi-automatic rifle.
Technically Speaking

Available in .243 Winchester, 7mm-08 Remington, and .308 Winchester, Remington’s latest centerfire, the R-25, is a gas-operated AR-style semi-automatic rifle. All but the barrel and dust cover are cloaked in Mossy Oak’s ‘Treestand’ camouflage pattern.

In true AR Style, the R-25 consists of an upper receiver, which includes the bolt assembly and barrel, and the lower, comprised of the trigger group, magazine, safety, and bolt latch. Both upper and lower are milled from aluminum; the tubular hand guard is also aluminum, all of which help keep weight to a minimum.

The 20-inch barrel, with recessed crown, is fluted, and is wrapped at 5.5 inches back from the muzzle in a gas block cut with a 1.5-inch Picatinny rail, and secured by twin set screws underneath. The stock is made of a rugged Zytel plastic, with a .5-inch hard black plastic pad, and aluminum-doored cleaning gear compartment measuring 1 x 2 x 8.25 inches.

The pistol grip is cut from Zytel. The R-25 arrives sans sights; however, and in addition to the forward Picatinny rail, the upper includes a 6.75-inch Picatinny for scope or tactical optic mounting. Cartridges are fed via a supplied four-round magazine; however, the company website does state that any DPMS (dpmsinc.com), a sister company to Remington, .308 Winchester-style magazine is compatible.

2 thoughts on “Field Gun Review: Remington R-25

  1. Sivispaceparabellum

    Having humped around Southwest Washington hunting and shooting elk, I must agree with you on the weight being a factor. Apart from the weight though, I think the R-25 would make a great flat-country hunting rifle. It’ s also indisputable that the R-25 would make a solid home defense rifle with fragnible ammunition. I own and have fired hundreds of rounds through AR-15s and even a Colt Commando M-16. In my experience, the AR is very accurate for a semi-auto and surprisingly reliable. Were I to be limited to one rifle, I believe the R-25 would be that rifle. Of course, both of us would have to go on a diet before going afield.

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