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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.

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Rapid Expansion Series

Maximized stopping power for small game. Non-bonded core and a lighter jacket. Mainly used for varmint and trophy hunting.

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Controlled Expansion Series

Optimized stopping power and good durability against bone. Bonded core and a thicker jacket. Mainly used for hunting medium and big game.

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Monolithic Series

Lead-free bullets with high penetration capabilities and good durability. Maximal weight retention. Mainly used for big game hunting.

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Target Series

Precision perfomance and optimal ballistics. Higher shooting velocity, less bullet drop and wind drift.

Shaping the Future of

Lead-Free Bullets



Premium Sako Cartridges – now available in the US

Sako is one of the few manufacturers producing both rifles and cartridges. This means our cartridges are among the most tested cartridges in the world. Our cartridge manufacturing started in 1928, and even though high technology has since been introduced, we strive to maintain the high level of uncompromising craftsmanship of our early years. Due to popular demand, Sako Cartridges are now available also in the US.

Quality materials and latest technology

As hunters, the premium quality of our products is always a matter of pride for us. To ensure the consistency in quality, we use only high-quality raw materials and components, and utilize modern computer-aided R&D, CNC manufacturing methods and automatic inspection machines. In addition, each individual brass case and cartridge is examined by hand and machine for quality assurance purposes.

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.


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 quality that exceeds the precision of handloading.


Due to a proprietary heat treatment method, as well as zero impurities of the case material, our cartridges have the highest reloadability and pressure resistance in the industry, 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 rifles and cartridges are proudly made in Finland and sold, in the United States, through a nationwide network of authorized dealers.