The .25-45 Sharps cartridge from Sharps Rifle Company is designed to fire an 87-grain, .25-caliber Speer Hot-Cor bullet at a muzzle velocity of 3000 fps. And since the new cartridge is based on the .223 Rem., the only thing you need to convert your AR-15 to .25-45 Sharps is a new barrel.
Tim Lesser, the company's vice president of sales and marketing, says AR barrels chambered in .25-45 Sharps will be available in June 2014. Black Forge and Black Rain Ordnance will produce complete upper receivers shortly thereafter. The 87-grain Speer Hot-Cor load will be in stock at Brownells, Midsouth Shooters Supply and Natchez Shooters Supplies in June as well.
We can't wait to try the .25-45 Sharps on whitetails this fall, and we'll give a full report on the "Field Test" blog.