.25-45 Sharps

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.25-45 Sharps SRC
Type Rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designer Sharps Rifle Company
Designed 2008
Manufacturer Sharps Rifle Company
Produced 2012-
Parent case .223 Remington
Case type Rimless, Bottlenecked
Bullet diameter .257 in (6.5 mm)
Neck diameter .284 in (7.2 mm)
Shoulder diameter .3539 in (8.99 mm)
Base diameter .376 in (9.6 mm)
Rim diameter .378 in (9.6 mm)
Rim thickness .045 in (1.1 mm)
Case length 1.760 in (44.7 mm)
Overall length 2.260 in (57.4 mm)
Rifling twist 1 in 10 in (250 mm)
Primer type Small rifle
Ballistic performance
Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
87 gr (6 g) Speer Hot-Cor Soft Point 3,000 ft/s (910 m/s) 1,739 ft⋅lbf (2,358 J)
Test barrel length: 20 inches (51 cm)
Source(s): American Rifleman[1]

The .25-45 Sharps is a firearms cartridge designed by Michael H Blank[2], then CEO of the Sharps Rifle Company, LLC, as a general hunting cartridge for most North American game, in particular Deer, Antelope, Hogs, and Coyotes[3]. Unlike .300 AAC Blackout which was targeted specifically at the suppressed rifle market, and adapted to hunting, the .25-45 Sharps was designed primarily as a hunting round. That is not to say the round does not have tactical applications as its ballistics exceed that of the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge. The cartridge name is derived from its caliber (.257) and case length (necked-up 5.56×45), as opposed to older hyphenated cartridges that were named for caliber and powder charge. Factory ballistics with the 87-grain bullet equal those of the original .250-3000 Savage with the same bullet weight.

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  1. ^ "The .25-45 Sharps: A New Old Cartridge". 
  2. ^ "7 Exotic Deer-Rifle Rounds". The Shooter's Log. Retrieved 2018-06-27. 
  3. ^ "7 Things You Didn't Know About the .25-45 Sharps". www.americanhunter.org. Retrieved 2018-06-27.