I have not shot the 25-06 but I do shoot a similar caliber in the 257 Weatherby. Both of these calibers dictate a controlled expansion bullet. The all coppers like the Barnes and GMX, Nosler Patitions, E-tips and Accubondsthe, the Speer Grandslams and the Swifts. I have used the Accubonds for the last 4 or 5 years both the Weatherby and my 300 WSM and have had real good luck with them. The only bullet that I have recovered was from the 257. I took a doe on the point of her shoulder, cut the scapula in two, broke four or 5 ribs and recovered the bullet at the pelvis. The bullet weighed 67 gr. That equates to about 67% weight retention.