Precision 25-45 Sharps Barrel 20″


Precision 25-45 Sharps Barrel 20″

$249.99 $219.99

(84 customer reviews)

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Sharps is proud to offer this outstanding 20” Rifle barrel precisely made to our exacting technical specifications. This 20″ AR-15/M16/M4 barrel is made from 416R stainless steel  and is chambered in the potent 25-45 Sharps cartridge.

Technical Information:

  • Length: 20″
  • Material: Stainless Steel, Type 416R
  • Chamber: 25-45 Sharps
  • Twist Rate: 1 in 10″
  • Finish: Stainless Steel or Black Shot Peen
  • Muzzle: Threaded 5/8″ x 24tpi
  • Gas Port Location: rifle length
  • Gas Block Diameter: 0.750″
  • Rifle length gas tube
  • Magnetic particle inspected
  • Weight: 3 lbs (HBAR); 2.4 lbs (LP)

  • Polygonal Rifling


Additional information

Weight 64.000000056438 oz
Dimensions N/A
Barrel Length

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84 reviews for Precision 25-45 Sharps Barrel 20″

  1. MIchael LaWall (verified owner)

    Really impressed with barrel finish and tolerances. Only negative point was that no thread protector matching the barrel contour was provided. I had one here but is larger in diameter and sticks out on the end of the barrel. Have not shot it yet, but made loads up from info you provided, waiting for the weekend. Will up date when done. Also if more load data is developed with other powders, please update. I use a lot of Varget, BL-C2, Benchmark, and CFE223 for other loads.

  2. WILL BOYD (verified owner)

    I am building this rifle from scratch. Wanted a caliber that was legal for deer. I still have a way to go to complete this rifle, but that barrel is one of the best I’ve owned. Very impressive. Very great qualify work. Glad I bought it.

  3. Brandon Wright (verified owner)

    Everything about the barrel is amazing and the website made it extremely easy to order.

  4. glen freiboth (verified owner)

    Awesome barrel. fit and finish was incredible. can’t wait to see the groups with the ability to hunt Deer in my state.

  5. Michael Hostetler (verified owner)

    Nice barrel, will put it to good use. Good grouping, low recoil. My father will love this round and upper.

  6. Jimmy Weathers (verified owner)

    This thing shoots great.3/4 ” 100yrds group with 75gr sierra hp & H335 powder.Same thing with 87gr sierra sp.Great barrel.Can`t wait for Deer season.

  7. Douglas Vollmer (verified owner)

    Purchased the 20″ low profile barrel and received it very quickly. It is very nice and went together without issue. I have not shot it yet but I do not expect any problems.

  8. Thomas Menard (verified owner)

    Couldn’t wait to put this on a new upper. The fit and finish was excellent and its been a great shooter so far. Time to buy more ammo.

  9. Darin Grill (verified owner)

    Be a bit before I get to use it but the barrel looks very nice. quality is great and I like the finish, the dies are nice and work well. I have no doubt this will work great once all put together. shipping was fast and well packaged. I would and may buy from them again! Thank you!

  10. Jacob Dobbins (verified owner)

    Ordered several items along with this barrel. Excellent service! Quick turn around time. Items met or exceeded my expectations. What is there not to like! I’ll be back!

  11. HouTxEngr (verified owner)

    I received and installed this barrel yesterday. Perfect fit and fantastic quality. Build consisted of parts from various suppliers, yet the finished rifle looks like a store-bought firearm.
    Customer service is top notch. I asked for and received reloading info yesterday.
    These folks must have a special shipping technique as I received this barrel in 4 days…during the holiday season.
    In summary: I highly recommend SRC.

  12. John Kowalski (verified owner)

    Several months ago I ordered the 20″ barrel and loading dies. Delivery was amazing with excellent packaging, the installation was simple, and the results fantastic. SRC provided load data and helped me work up some spectacular loads. Best of all is the in field performance. I shot a 250 savage for years (one of the pieces that attracted me to the 25-45) and after taking four decent VA whitetails this year I can report the only difference between bolt and AR cartridges is the noticeably lightened recoil with the AR. 3 deer fell to the shot and another ran about 15 yards. Bullets ranged from 80 grain X to 90 Sierra, with stellar performance. I only have one suggestion. If you are building one for a younger shooter – buy two barrels and build yourself one too. You will love the product, company, and in field performance.

  13. Steve jakubiak (verified owner)

    I was sold on the caliber especially for medium range hunting. I built the upper and used my Colt lower with standard trigger group. My first rounds were reloads using Sharpes data for 87 gr Speers SP. several mis-feeds and a few jams later I discovered burr’s on the feed ramps that were not only causing the mis-feeds ever 3 to 4 rounds but also leaving a significant scratch along the side of the bullet and deformation of the lead tip. Once I figured out the issue Sharps HR person was quick to respond, via email, and ask for the barrel back to replace. I was sent a “new” barrel with some suspicious light scratches that worked fine after it was installed. Although quality control Is in need of help, I had good MOA’s of under 1/2″ @ 100 yards using 70 blitzkriegs and 90 gr BTHP, and 1″ MOA’s using 100 gr FBSP. My complaint is the fact I had to pay shipping to return a faulty barrel. Poor customer service on Sharps part!

  14. ROBERT CRANE (verified owner)

    they bent over backwards to make me happy. they sent a new barrel with out me asking for one. the service is exceptional.

  15. John Pearson (verified owner)

    ordered 20″ light barrel, black. Shipped fast, shoots great!

  16. Brent Pritchard (verified owner)

    Most accurate ar barrel I own.

  17. Martin Feltner (verified owner)

    My barrel arrived perfectly. It was packaged securely and arrived as it left the manufacturer. This barrel arrived just as I expected and has a high polished finish. I think I may have preferred a bead blasted matte finish but most of my barrel will be hidden by the handguard anyway. This option was not offered at time of purchase. The only other thing I would suggest is to put the laser etched information at the other end of the barrel so it can be hidden from view once mounted. The etching looks nicely done but I would prefer to have a “clean” looking barrelat the muzzle end.

  18. Terrance Peterson (verified owner)

    This will be my first build but my second msr the finish is high quality and I’m very happy with the barrel and the Redding 25-45 sharp die set thank you for the speedy delivery

  19. Jared (verified owner)

    Excellent quality barrel.. I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that Black Hole Weaponry was the actual manufacture of these barrels as they look identical in fit and finish to other BHW barrels I have. I haven’t fired the weapon yet, So I cant comment there. I will say however that the barrel was very well packaged and shipping was quick. I will be ordering from SRC very soon

  20. Ted Taylor (verified owner)

    I had been preparing to build a new upper for my AR-15 in 300 Blackout, and had in fact started buying brass as I could find it. I had read several articles on the 25-45 Sharps, and was intrigued. I visited your site and found the 20″ SS barrel and Redding dies on sale. That clinched it. I have since finished my build, and am very anxious to shoot it. Thank you for your quality product and service.

  21. Trey Nicholson (verified owner)

    Sleek, long, and stainless steel! What more could you want for the 25-45 caliber?! Easy install and headspace was not an issue. Sub MOA groups right out of the box. Love it.

  22. john (verified owner)

    I have not shot yet but the barrel fit my upper and the bcg I already had the assembly was smooth without any trouble.

  23. ebon burwell (verified owner)

    barrel arrived in a plain brown box. opened that to reveal another box with company logo and order specs checked off on the box. barrel is packed pretty damm good as to withstand the rigors on shipping. on inspection of the barrel the first thing i saw was, a plastic/rubber end cap on the muzzle threads.I continued my inspection to find that the barrel was clean (inside and out),finish was perfect. i will be buying more products from sharps VERY SOON.

  24. OTTO B (verified owner)

    . . . fits DGI (direct gas impingement) rifles ONLY. Verified with SRC that any length DGI spec barrel will NOT fit any HK MR556A1 gas piston system rifle. Have already sent HK gas piston system specs to Sharps for the 3 basic mfg changes required to make all SRC-GPS barrel lengths function correctly with only a barrel swap (as advertised) on HK SA rifles.Keeping fingers crossed . . .

  25. Richie Thomas

    out of anxiousness I worked up several(5+)loads before I’d assembled the rifle. With the exception of velocity, every load shot close to one MOA or better!! Recently on a trip to Colorado, I had the enjoyment to stretch out my legs to just over 1K yds to outshoot a .338 Lapua!!! Great Fun!!!!

  26. Everett Van De Voort (verified owner)

    Fit was excellent and headspace was perfect. Just finished my rifle so I have not shot it much. Still doing the 5 round and then clean break in. Looks like the 20 inch HBAR was a good choice.

  27. Hugo Munoz (verified owner)

    I’m so excited that I have completed assembling my Sharps 25-45. The feel and fit of the barrel was absolutely perfect, but I have to comment on the engraving of your logo and barrel type.
    Wouldn’t slightly deeper penetrating letters/numbers be easier to read than having to bring it out in he sunlight?
    My fellow enthusiasts mentioned that, but also how beautifully my new upper looks and feels, and the weight is just what a long range rifle needs to get sub MOA groups.
    I can’t wait to try it out..

    ..and like I said, Gratuity goes around in big circles.

    H. Munoz.

  28. Stephen Cline (verified owner)

    Barrel installed on a RRA upper and the conversion was simple. Finish of the barrel was spot on. Zeroed the scope and was able to get two out of three rounds touching at 200 yrds in my final string. (Shooting the “blemished” 87 grain hotcore rounds). Can’t wait for deer season and our move to Colorado!

  29. tim gaebler (verified owner)

    In the first 20 rounds this barrel is sub MOA. This is my second Sharps build I love them both I expect more out of my 20 inch gun than my 18″gun and it is a wonderful deer killer. Can’t wait to send more rounds down range I love this cartridge.

    For those that feel that 100gr bullets are to long I’m here to tell you that’s not true. I load 100gr speer hps with 25gr 322 at 2500fps out of the 18″barrel. Need to crono my new 20incher. Love the quarter bore.

    Thanks SRC

  30. charlie (verified owner)

    a super pretty barrel that is also a tack driver. I couldn’t be happier!

  31. Forrest Clark (verified owner)

    Assembly went well & load development was
    uneventful.Inspection with a bore scope prior to firing showed an unusually smooth internal finish & unusually narrow lands. The only reason for four stars is the failure of the barrel to deliver the advertised velocity.
    Accuracy is good for the HBAR configuration.

  32. Jim Nelson (verified owner)

    The workmanship is better than I expected… And I shoots fantastic… Couldn’t be happier thinking about a second build soon… Thx…

  33. James Huseth (verified owner)

    Hope this caliber catches on so more people will enjoy owning one of these quality barrels…..thanks

  34. Forrest Clark (verified owner)

    This is my second 20 in. barrel, both were examined internally with a bore scope prior to installation. The first was UNUSUALLY smooth and produced good accuracy. Velocity was considerably below what was indicated in the reloading data.
    The second barrel had internal tool marks for its entire length and velocity was 50-75 FPS below the first barrel with most loads. Accuracy is still acceptable & the Feral Hogs likely won’t notice. Both barrels stay relatively copper free.

  35. Steven Casper (verified owner)

    My first barrel from SRC….Excellent quality and will do a great job for my application!!! Thanks!!!

  36. Trevvor Toczek (verified owner)

    Love the barrel. Great quality, love the extra power in my AR platform

  37. Darrell Elliott (verified owner)

    I haven’t shot it yet because I just finished the rifle this morning but just looking at the barrel with my naked eye the fit and finish on this is excellent. I can tell when companies do or don’t pay attention to the small details and it’s obvious that SRC does.
    ETA: I finally got this out to shoot a while back and I was able to go back and forth from an 8″ gong to a 12″ gong at 300 yards and keep them both moving shot after shot. I just bought 200 more rounds of ammo because this is one of my favorites to shoot.

  38. William Bolton (verified owner)

    The barrel looks like Black Hole Weaponery, and all their stuff is great.

  39. Joe J Huro Jr (verified owner)

    At 73 yrs. old I’m going thur. both shoulders completely replaced so I have yet to finish my new AR. Going thur. PT Thank yo guys for your products. Now where can I have
    a Rem. 700 BDL in .223 rebarreled for a 25-45

  40. Troy Dahlin (verified owner)

    fit & finish is great no issues at all

  41. Thomas H Dunlap (verified owner)

    The barrel appears to be very well made, still putting the weapon together and have not shot any groups

  42. Chris (verified owner)

    Barrel is well packaged and beautifully machined. There were some burrs on the inside at the gas port but a couple passes with a cleaning rod fixes it. Haven’t shot it yet

  43. Fred (verified owner)

    I had been wanting to order this barrel for months, but it was always back ordered 4-6 weeks. After calling SRC on 2 occasions I went ahead and ordered the barrel on Black Friday. I received my barrel 2 weeks to the day from the time I ordered it and it took less then 2 days to travel from Glenrock, WY to the St. Louis, Mo metro area !

  44. Brad Sunday (verified owner)

    Have yet to assemble my rifle. But the barrel that I ordered looks to be top notch.

  45. mark dalrymple (verified owner)

    Haven’t got to the range to test yet

  46. Mervin (verified owner)

    great product easy ordering

  47. Howard Cleland (verified owner)

    They make great products and the customer service is fantastic

  48. Jon Bonds (verified owner)

    This barrel is a reloader’s dream. I purchased the light 20″ stainless barrel and the RCBS Die set. The barrel has a great looking finish and cycles nicely in the rifle length gas system. The lack of ammo availability makes this caliber questionable but loading is very easy. The 223 cases are simple to form to a 25 caliber with new or spent cases. There’s limited loads listed on line that does make it seem like this would be a waste of cash but a little experimental loading ideas made this caliber a lot more appealing to me. Between my wife and I already owning a 204ruger, 6×45, 223wylde, 300aac, 7.62×39, 5.45×39 6.8spc, 6.5grendel and a 22 nosler all in the ar platform I kinda had to have the 25-45. “WARNING EXPERIMENTING WITH UNTESTED LOADS CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS”! But done correctly can yield great results in any caliber.

  49. Mason (verified owner)

    Fit perfect and looks great. I havent loaded rounds to shoot yet but install went perfect.

  50. William Howell (verified owner)

    Customer service was excellent, shipping was expeditious and the product is of the highest quality I’ve had the pleasure of purchasing from any manufacturers of any parts for AR platform weapons. The machine work on this part was flawless. The finish was perfect.
    Thanks for providing such quality & customer service.

  51. robert bander (verified owner)

    received barrel and when I opened the box I was blown away. Its finish was like a work of art. it looks like it was make by a fine silversmith. It looks so nice its a shame to shoot it. The bore and chamber looked perfect. I had no idea it would be that nice. Quality is what sharps rifle co stands for. With any item you buy that’s exactly what you get.

  52. Daniel R Rodriguez (verified owner)

    I set up a 16″ upper for a buddies brother. My buddy ordered the 20″ and I will be setting it up for him. Man this is one nice barrel. Tool marks can not be seen. Looks great. The poly rifling is awesome. Can hardly wait to get it to the range. Will post what our results are. I’m getting the feeling that my AR Wild Cat will be a 20″ 25×45 on my build. Don’t know how it shots but I can’t see why it will not print well. Looks like we/I will be getting a 3rd barrel in 25×45 Sharps.

  53. Joseph Sloan (verified owner)

    Got this barrel and mounted it to my upper. Took it to the range and ran 100 + rounds of hand loads through it. I had 1/2 inch groups (sub MOA)at 100 yards. Cant ask for anything better. Now to test it on coyote in the field at over 100 + yards. Excellent barrel SRC!!!!

  54. Randy Martens (verified owner)

    Perfect, shoots sub moa at 100 yard.
    Love the fact that it has a pre dimpled barrel for the gass block

  55. jim (verified owner)

    I ordered the 20 inch HBAR and the quality and finish is perfect but what was really amazing is the fact that from the time I ordered to the time it was in my hands was exactly 4 days.

  56. Paul Gardner (verified owner)

    Just finished installing the barrel, will need to test it when I get some rounds for it.

  57. Tacky (verified owner)

    This is my second sharps barrel, the first a .750 hbar, this one is the 20″ lightweight. I really like the barrel, machined perfectly. Only downside I wish the area for the gas block was a bit longer to allow the use of a standard a2 front sight block. The barrel tapers down about 1″ from the barrel step, requiring you to use a short low profile gas block. I figure this one done since most will use a rail or free float it. My original plan was to use a clamp on A2 front sight base, but thats not possible since the rear of the sight block is .750, where the front locates on the barrel is closer to .625. So unless you machine a bushing, the short gas block (1inch long) is your omly option, also no using a railed gas block either due to its length. Please make the .750 area a bit longer maybe 2″ would be my only improvement to allow the use of all .750 gas blocks. The hbar 20″ does not have this issue.

  58. Cory Tebay (verified owner)

    I like the product but am a bit disappointed that I sent an email about the March deal and this is the first time I have heard from you.

  59. Jerry Jackson (verified owner)

    Love the fit and finish can’t wait to put it in my new build need to buy the bolt carrier group to go with it

  60. Joseph Ott (verified owner)

    Awesome. Order was fast. Had barrel in FL. within 4 days.
    Great packing..excellent condition.
    Can’t wait to finish and shoot.

  61. Kevin Young (verified owner)

    I had a great experience, service was very good. Quality is perfect

  62. KENNETH MATTHEWS (verified owner)

    Great looking barrel,very pleased.

  63. Daniel Knight (verified owner)

    Very nicely finished, installed perfectly .
    Shoots MOA on initial sight in with low powered scope.
    Factory SRC 87gr. Hot-Cor
    Very happy

  64. Brian Schoonmaker (verified owner)

    Thank you so much for this barrel!!

    The shipping was AWESOME and over a holiday I STILL got it in three days!!

    So far its a winner accuracy wise too!!

    The BCG is a work of art!

  65. AL45LONESTAR (verified owner)

    After hearing about the 25/45 Sharps in the AR-15 platform I wanted one. I have built and shot several AR’s along with bolt rifles. This hands down is the one of the best and easiest to reload for accuracy is spot on 20 inch SS barrel is first class in quality and packing. Just a little cleaning before assembly and I was good to go. The barrel was sighted in at 25 yards after three shots and went straight to 100 yards was shooting less than a inch group in ten shots. 75 grain V-MAX H-335 Powder and once fired 223 brass. Loaded fifty test rounds and the only regret that I have is I didn’t reload more ammo and didn’t build a 25/45 before building my other AR rifles. Thank You to all the people at Sharps for making a great Made In American product.

  66. Todd R. (verified owner)

    I havent installed yet but looks and feels like premium barrel. Well worth the money. Shipped fast and great service.

  67. Edward (verified owner)

    The barrel is excellent, except I thought it would have been dimpled. I would have given it 5 stars except for that reason.

  68. Josh Johnson (verified owner)

    By far the best company to trade with!! I purchased the 20 inch H-bar, the barrel is very accurate my best 3 shot group today was 0.6 inch at 100 yards. Very impressive for there factory loads.

  69. Rene’ Ledezma (verified owner)

    Heard a lot of good reviews on this 25-45 caliber. Looking forward to my next bill and going hog hunting with it I’m excited to get it together. Good company to do business with I would definitely do business with them again.

  70. Charles Loring (verified owner)

    Received this barrel in decent time. It’s just plain beautiful. It shoots pretty much sub MOA ( at 75 yards ). I’m sure it will only get better with break in. YES..!!! I will buy another. The 25-45 Sharps is an outstanding caliber. Excellent barrel and caliber. 25-45 Sharps… Where you been all my life!.

  71. Ken Gardner (verified owner)

  72. E (verified owner)

    This company has outstanding customer service and their products are second to none. When I had an issue with the barrel (my own doing; I screwed up hand loads; not their fault at all), their 25-45 barrels were so well made that even though a round exploded in the chamber; the only part that wasn’t salvageable was the bolt from another company (cough cough PSA). They completely fixed it beyond anything I could have imagined and were very nice about it in the process. They have earned a lifetime customer and I only bought BGCs from SRC afterwards. If you guy from them; you will never be sorry.

  73. Ronnie (verified owner)

    I have allways wanted one and now I got one from opening the box the was great with all info on it.
    And looking at the barrel inside and out looks good and feels good. I would like to see bolt+carrier for the AR-10 308.
    And I would like to see more load data than just 3 loads.
    Farther more yes I would say by one

  74. Donald Smith (verified owner)

    I had to send the barrel down so I can get the gas block on other than that it was very good but all the finish on the barrel had to come off

  75. James B. McDaniel (verified owner)

    Quality at a fair price.

  76. Donmar 7 (verified owner)

    This barrel was a big chore to clean prior to use. Otherwise it appears to be in good condition.

  77. Bob Muehlebach (verified owner)

    Good to business with.

  78. Martin McPheeters (verified owner)

  79. jack faenza (verified owner)

    As always great company to deal with! A+ in service and quality.

  80. Boyd Mullins (verified owner)

    I currently have 4 different uppers for my AR lower all in different calibers. The 25-45 SRC outperforms them all. Cudos to Sharps.

  81. HouTxEngr (verified owner)

    This is my second SRC 20″ 25-45 barrel. Both are exceptionally accurate. Finish on both barrels were perfect. My Redding dies are still producing resized .223 Remington brass to exact 25-45 spec’s in the 2 years I’ve had them. Reloading remains a joy, especially for this cartridge. Both A2200 and H335 remain the best performing powders (for my barrels). 87 grain SPFB and 90 grain HPBT have been the mid and long range bullets of choice. Texas hogs and deer have been taken 100% successfully with both loads.

  82. Blazing

    I am not a young man, was in Nam in 68-69, and the Army issued the M16, (mattel toy) as everyone knows in the 223 cal. After seeing several of my friends killed as a direct cause of the M16, and numerous jams because of loading 20 instead of just 18. ( it would stovepipe every time if loaded with 19 or 20 rounds) I could not stand anything that looked like the M16.
    But I have always been a great fan of the 25 cal. My daughter and granddaughter live in Alaska, and needed a round that would not blow up the little Sitka Black tail dear. So I built them both a 25-45. I like the way that the barrel went together, and the BCG that I bought from Sharps. Both are top natch. Thank you very much. Neither one of my rifle builds look like the M16, thank you very much.

    • Kim Gedrose (verified owner)

      Thank you for your service! We owe you a debt we can never repay! Glad the Sharps 25-45 didn’t let you down!

  83. Rob Frizzell (verified owner)

    I have always been a quarter-bore fan but I had been out of the shooting scene for a few years. I changed jobs and a coworker introduced me to the 25-45 Sharps. After seeing the how close the ballistics were to the 250 Savage (one of my favorite cartridges) it was pretty much a no brainer that I had to build one. Collecting parts on a budget can really try one’s patience, but I finally got it finished the way I wanted it using not only a 20″ SRC barrel, but a Balanced Bolt Carrier with Reliabolt as well. The barrel shoots great and the bolt is tough as nails.

  84. Timandjo (verified owner)

    I will be a lifetime customer of the Sharps Rifle Company! Everything that I have purchased from them has been top notch. I stopped by their shop to pick up my 20″ H bar barrel and met Kim and Wes. And I left there knowing they honestly care about their customers .

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