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A cartridge is never simply just a cartridge. It’s an essential part of each hunt, the enabler of each shot. It’s something that puts you in charge of the situation. Matching the correct tool for the task makes all the difference in the world.
Maximized stopping power for small game. Non-bonded core and a lighter jacket. Mainly used for varmint and trophy hunting.
Optimized stopping power and good durability against bone. Bonded core and a thicker jacket. Mainly used for hunting medium and big game.
Lead-free bullets with high penetration capabilities and good durability. Maximal weight retention. Mainly used for big game hunting.
Precision perfomance and optimal ballistics. Higher shooting velocity, less bullet drop and wind drift.
Our Rapid expansion series grows with the new Gamehead Varmint RX: the ultimate thin-jacketed, high precision, boat-tailed Varmint bullet. Additionally, both Gamehead and Gamehead Pro are both expanded with two new calibers.
Naturally, we have chosen the best components to meet the needs of hunters and shooters. Our cartridge table contains relevant information on calibers, bullet types and their trajectories. Download Sako Rifle Cartridges Datatable 2018 PDF
All Sako and Tikka rifles and cartridges are tested to guarantee 1 MOA or better accuracy - straight out of the box. Our products are continuously tested for Sako’s high standards on accuracy, performance, stopping power and reliability.
Every bullet and case is individually inspected, the deviation of the highest quality single-base powder charge is minimized and the ignition time of the primers remains constant, providing for a quality that exceeds the precision of hand loading.
Due to a proprietary heat treatment method, as well as zero impurities of the case material, our cartridges have the industry’s highest reloadability and pressure resistance, maximizing the lifespan and safety of any rifle. Picture: Depicted on the left is the average metallurgic microstructure of other high quality brass. Depicted on the right is the small-diameter grain structure of the Sako brass.
All hunting loads and bullets are developed at the Sako ballistics laboratory. They are tested during real big game hunts for optimal weight retention and double-diameter mushrooming for maximum impact.
Sako manufactures cases and bullets suited for reloading. Their heavy-duty quality meets the experienced hunter’s demands for accuracy and durability. Download Sako reloading components PDF
The Sako Mobile Ballistics App is an easy-to-use ballistic calculator allowing hunters and long-range shooters to identify the right cartridge for the given purpose. You can also use the calculator in your browser. Download from App Store Download from Google Play Open the web calculator