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Sako Cartridges make your rifle even better

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.

Make your shot count

The Rapid Expansion, Controlled Expansion, Monolithic and Target series all have distinct ballistic characteristics. Get to know the different cartridge categories below.

Sako Cartridges

Our story is told in every cartridge. It's all loaded in one cartridge. The cartridge that makes every rifle better.

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Manufacturing Sako Cartridges

Our centerfire cartridges are carefully assembled with only the very best components to meet the highest standards.

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100 different loads in 32 popular 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

Unrivaled accuracy and consistent performance

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.

Precision loading of only the best quality components

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.

Reloading components

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

New long range caliber available

We've released a new caliber, .338 Lapua Mag that is dedicated to long-range target shooting and hunting. This open-tip match bullet has extremely good accuracy – 1 MOA at 1000 yards or better.

Sako worldwide

Sako is manufactured in Finland, but sold in all continents. Find the distributor near you.