Could the .25-45 Sharps cartridge be the ultimate deer cartridge for the AR platform?
We teamed up with Guns & Ammo to put the 25-45 cartridge to the test and determine whether it's a contender for the title of the best hunting cartridge for the AR platform. Here is what they had to say:
The .25-45 Sharps was designed to increase the terminal ballistics of the AR, especially for hunting. It’s elegant in its simplicity, geometry, and effectiveness. The .223 chambering leaves much to be desired when it comes to terminal impacts on big game. However, take that same .223 case and neck it up to shoot 75- to 100-grain .257-diameter bullets, and you have created an effective hunting AR that can cleanly take antelope, deer, and hogs. That increase in power isn’t just for hunters but translates into effective self-defense as well.
Read the full article on the Guns & Ammo website.