Jump to content
308AR.com Community
  • Visit Aero Precision
  • Visit Brownells
  • Visit EuroOptic
  • Visit Site
  • Visit Beachin Tactical
  • Visit Rainier Arms
  • Visit Ballistic Advantage
  • Visit Palmetto State Armory
  • Visit Cabelas
  • Visit Sportsmans Guide

25-45 Sharps Build


Recommended Posts

BRO Norguard Billet Upper Receiver 

BRO Billet Lower Receiver

ALG, Forged Carbine Receiver Extension 

Geissele Buffer & Super 42 Braided Buffer Spring

Magpul , MOE SL Buttstock ( Black ) (I had it sitting around )

Magpul MOE Pistol Grip ( Gray ) ( I was going to use all Gray Furniture on this Receiver set , but changed my mind )

 Geissele G2S FCG

D.Wilson Nitrated BCG ( Has the Bio hansard engraved BC , an over run ? what luck )

Strike Ind. , Enhanced Dust cover ( Black ) Multical 

SRC 20"light profile 25-45 Sharps SS Barrel 

YHM Clamp type Gas Block


  Whats on Order ;

ALG Ergonomic Modular Rail  13" ( BLK )  ( this is a Hunting Rifle & it doesn't need all the Tactical rails , they can be added if needed ) I have one of these on my  300 BLK , a 12" on a Mid Gas system  & like it .

Rifle length Gas Tube  ( I just looked & its Back Ordered , will have to order different one from Brownells , I forgot to order the LE Wilson case gage any way , damn !


  What I need , another Tac-ops 1 MechArmor Charging handle , a Scope & Rings , believe it will be a Nikon or Burrus , I like the E1 Recital on the Burrus , but just cross hairs will be fine , just haven't made my mind up yet .





 I checked Head Space with just the Bolt  & .223 Gages & its good to go .


Edited by survivalshop
Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Hand Guard & Bullets came in today , but Gas Tube won't be here till Wednesday , just bugs me it was back ordered WTF is another two days before I have a working rifle to test .I add some photo's later , I like this new ALG Hand Guard , just what i wanted for a Hunting rifle .

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I got the Gas Tube yesterday & also the Thread protector & a complete rifle for testing . I just don't like not having my Case Gage to make sure Brass are HS correctly . I never needed one till lately , now I can't live with out checking , my Dummy fed & chambered as said . Will test until it gets in from back order .

 I mistakenly thought the 13" HG would cover the Gas Block , I will order a 15" & use this one for another Upper with mid length Gas System . Kinda looks ok , but any attachment of a Rail , the GB looks like it will interfere .

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, survivalshop said:

  I weighed the Rifle yesterday with mounted Scope & no mag , the weight was close to 8# , a little heavier then I thought it would be . Must be the 20" bbl.

Mine is probably that heavy- or more - with the 18" barrel.  Haven't weighed it yet.  Lemme get to that.

Answer = 8.68 pounds unloaded, 9.50 pounds with a loaded 20-round Gen 2 PMag. 

Edited by 98Z5V
Link to comment
Share on other sites

   I'm going to change some scopes around on some of my rifles & like 98 did , will be swapping the Burris  2x7x35 for a Burris 3x9x40 on the 25-45 rifle , the 2x7 will be going back on one of the 5.56 rifles , the large 6.5x22x50 on my 16" 308 ( which I put on just for testing Hand Loads ) is coming off & going back to Iron's ( MBUS ) only , its the way it was & wanted it from the beginning.

Photo's from the range after tomorrow . 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Rifle shot great , no failures of any kind , all test loads locked the Bolt Back . I'll post the same Photo of the Target here as I will in the reloading section . This is with only a light lubing of Components .

 The Geissele Super 42 Spring & Buffer worked great , the rifle has no felt recoil or muzzle climb even with out a Muzzle device of any kind , just a Thread protector . 

  Its funny at the range with all the old guys , we call it old guy Tuesday , they were impressed with this newer Cartridge & we circled around me during testing & were laughing at my fuk'ed up Chrono readings , my Magnitospeed needs some sensitivity adjustments , the 4640 fps it showed a couple times , seemed no one believed it :lmao: The Errors , I believed & after talking to the Magnitospeed people , they say i need to adj. the settings for it to work correctly .

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

  After using Rock Set on the Thread Protector , it didn't move for the last testing . The new test loads were in the 2700 fps range & can be seen in the reloading section thread , there was a slight increase in recoil , if you could call it that , but no muzzle rise with no Brake on their Barrel/Caliber , quite surprising . Might have something to do with the Geissele Buffer system .

 Rifle is shooting good , no cleaning or re-lubing , since assembly with the " 98 Special " . I'm going to order another HG just like this one , but in Gray & also get another Stock in Gray . To match the Pistol Grip , of course .:lmao:


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

  I ordered this today to swap the Barrel ,BCG  Stock , Lower Parts of the 25-45 Sharps to & also going top use one of the new Tactical Machining 2nd Amendment Lowers for it . I have plans for the BRO Receiver set . . Its a Hunting Rifle type so I figured the Aero FDE upper would look better & I wanted a HG to cover the Gas Block anyway , we will see how she shoots .

 On sale this weekend for $ 189 & free shipping , I just couldn't pass it up ,





Edited by survivalshop
Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 hours ago, survivalshop said:

  My first in FDE , my 16" 308 has FDE stock & Pistol grip , but never went this far, am I doomed :laffs:

I knew I could get ya sooner or later...   Welcome to the brown side, brother...  :lmao:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
On 7/29/2017 at 9:31 PM, 98Z5V said:

I knew I could get ya sooner or later...   Welcome to the brown side, brother...  :lmao:

 I now have the 25-45 Sharps converted to mostly FDE , all I need to swap out is the Stock to FDE . It doesn't look bad with the black stock , but the an FDE will look better . Since I now have a FDE Sig P320 , my conversion is complete .:cool:

  Photo's of the improved 25-45 Sharps will come from a range trip tomorrow to test my last test loadings . 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...





I like the new look , had some issues with the James Madison Tactical Trigger today .Called them up & they are sending me a return label to send it back for adj. & repair . Seems some of the first ones went out not adjusted correctly because of a out of calibration tool ,of some sort .

  The trigger would give double taps & the rest of the time it would not reset the Trigger or it was following the Hammer back , rifle locked back on last round every time . I'm wondering how that might have screwed up a couple of my Chrono results , I will post them any way for your viewing pleasure later .

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, shepp said:

You sure got bit by the fde bug!

 I'm done , I'm cured , all it took was a couple of firearms & I feel so much better now .:laffs:

  Chrono results from today ( 98 ) , only a couple ,  I will decide what load I will set for this rifle after I have looked at all of them. looks like H335 will be the powder , with the Terminator a close second , but that Powder looks too be my new 5.56 Powder , will see when I put it through a couple of 16" bbl's.. 

  Temp. was 93 deg. , Humidity was around 60% , little two no wind , except for the new Fans they put at the shooting benches & I forgot my Rest & rear Bag . I'm also not sure of the Data where the Double fires happened , Trigger was not working correctly , Glad I was only loading three rounds in the mag. I'm putting the G2S back in .

BULLET/CAL.     POWDER      WT.          PRIMER        AVG. VEL.             ES                  SD           

 87 gr. /25-45        H335         27.9 gr.       Rem. BR         2822                 43                     18      Double fire

 90 gr. / 25-45       H335         26.3 gr.        Rem.BR          2696                 26                     13

 90 gr. / 25-45        H335         27.0 gr.       Rem. BR         2760                 25                     13

 90 gr,/ 25-45         Xterm.       25.8 gr.       Rem. BR         2638                 10                       5

 90 gr./ 25-45          Xterm.       26.0 gr.       Rem. BR         2650                 41                      20      Double fire


Edited by survivalshop
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...