Found this little goodie at Media Day for Shot Show. You might imagine seeing the Sharps name that has always been associated with single shots and then seeing nothing but AR-15 rifles in the booth. I took a double take… which is probably what they were hoping for all the writers that visited the event.
Having been in the gun business for so many years I have seen the rebirth of many company names. Some have been successful and others have quickly died away. No telling what will happen with this new company. Sharps Rifle Company (SRC) is one of several brands, (five at present) under the one roof.
Turns out the item of interest was the 25-45 SRC cartridge. This is the most recent iteration of a wildcat most commonly known as a 25/223 Remington. Another well known variation came out in 1987 as the 25 TCU (Thompson Center Ugalde). The TCU version was designed for metalic silhouette competition. Of course that cartridge was intended for use in a 14″ barrel from a Contender pistol. While they are not interchangeable the two cartridges are very similar. Ahh, what’s old is new again. I sense a theme here.
- 65 Grain Rapid Expansion Varmint is advertised at 3300 feet per second from a 20″ barrel.
- 87 Grain soft point or FMJ loads are advertised at 3000 feet per second also from a 20″ barrel.
Of course, headstamped brass and commercially loaded ammo is always a selling point and SRC is offering just that. For more information on the brands and products associated with SRC click here.