Imported by Beretta USA, these six new lines of Sako cartridges will offer extreme accuracy and deadly performance for competition shooters and hunters alike.
New Sako Cartridge Lines:
- TRG Precision
- Powerhead Blade
- Gamehead Pro
- Super Hammerhead
Sako, based in Finland, has been producing arms and ammunition since the early 20th century. Today they are best known for their precision rifles and cartridges that are appreciated throughout the world by hunters, competitive shooters and anyone else who cares about extreme accuracy.
This new generation of Sako cartridge families aim to provide shooters with ammunition that performs exactly to their needs, whatever they might be. That’s why each of these new lines were tailored towards a specific goal and are available in a variety of calibers.
The New Sako Cartridge Lines
Manufactured with consistent accuracy in mind, exclusively intended for competition use and long-range shooting. These cartridges are loaded with open-tipped, boat tail match bullets.
Available calibers: .260 Rem, 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win, .338 Lapua Mag.
These new Sako cartridges are intended for hunting and are completely lead-free. They feature a copper blade tip and “5-Stage Terminal Architecture”, which intends to optimize the cartridge’s performance in any scenario. This design supposedly solves the most common issues with non-lead projectiles: under-expansion and over-fragmentation.
Available Calibers: 6.5 Creedmoor, .300 Win Mag, .30-06 SPRG, and .308 Win.
This cartridge family was designed for taking medium-sized game at extreme distances. They are loaded with Sierra GameChanger projectiles which feature a polymer tip, precisely calculated jacket thickness, and a high ballistic coefficient. These factors result in a bullet that is able to resist high muzzle velocity to still have lethal expansion at longer ranges.
Available Calibers: .270 Win, 6.5 PRC, and 7mm Rem Mag.
For small to medium game, the Sako Gamehead cartridge line features a soft-point and a non-bonded core. Similar to the Gamehead Pro, this also results in rapid expansion only it is designed for smaller game at closer distances. Sako describes it as a great all-purpose hunting bullet.
Available Calibers: .243 Win.
These cartridges feature a full metal jacket projectile and are only available in .223 Remington, as they are designed for competition use, especially 3-gun. They are intended to deliver very consistent accuracy with low recoil impulse, making them ideal for when both the precision and the speed of your hits matter.
Available Calibers: .223 Rem.
Like the name implies, these cartridges are heavy hitters. They feature a heavy jacket, non-fragmenting projectile, and a bonded core to provide good penetration and controlled expansion. These are intended for taking big game at relatively shorter ranges.
Available Calibers: 6.5 x 55 SE, 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win, .270 Win, and .30-06 SPRG.
For more information on Sako Cartridges, please visit sako.fi.
Finnish Rifles For Your Finnish Ammo
- The Sako S20 Hybrid Bolt-Action Rifle
- The Sako Model 85 Bavarian Rifle
- New Tikka T3x Models For 2021
- The Sako 85 Carbonlight Rifle
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