Available Sako Ammo in 60's

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  1. douglastwo

    douglastwo Well-Known Member

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    I was looking through a few FI catalogs and noticed these two pages of Sako ammo available in the 60's. Looks good to have if you collect or have an interest to collect Sako ammo.


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  2. Jeeps-And-Guns

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    That would be cool to find some of those boxes for my collection.
    Wonder who made it for them? I would take a wild guess based off the available calibers listed and the bullet weights/styles and say Norma?
    Or did they actually make their own ammo?
     
  3. icebear

    icebear Sako-addicted

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    It's interesting that back in the day, Sako offered all those oddball European and Finnish calibers on the American market. I think Sako made their own ammo - remember, Sako actually got its start making military ammo.
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Yes, Sako made/makes its own ammunition. Like nearly all manufacturers, it may source some components like brass and bullets from others from time to time; perhaps from Lapua or maybe Norma. While Sako makes the ammunition, to my knowledge they don't make either the powder or the primers, which come from others.

    Many years ago Sako contracted to make ammunition for Herters. I have some ammunition from both Herters and Sako from that time span and the disassembled cartridges exhibit identical components. I wouldn't be surprised if Sako made ammunition for some other brands as well, but have no information regarding that.
     

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