.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 2014
Manufacturer Sharps Rifle Company
Produced 2014-
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: 24 inches (61 cm)
Source(s): American Rifleman[1]

The .25-45 Sharps is a firearms cartridge developed by Sharps Rifle Company (SRC Arms) for hunting deer or antelope as an alternative to .300 AAC Blackout. The cartridge name is derived from its caliber (.25) 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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