Tikka – Made in Finland
The first-ever Tikkakoski factory was established in 1893 in Jyväskylä, Finland and the factory started manufacturing gun components as early as in 1918. Tikkakoski Oy and Sako cooperated on a prototype rifle series in 1981, and the rest is history. Building on Sako’s 100 year long firearm-manufacturing traditions, Tikka is able to meet the requirements of modern hunters by combining traditional gunsmith know-how with advanced technology. The results are truly Second to None.
100 years of Sako
History of Sako began when the company was founded in 1921. In 2021 we celebrate our 100th anniversary and begin planning the next 100 years. Sako has come a long way from the early days of hand manufacture to today’s computer aided R&D and CNC manufacturing. Nevertheless, we have not forgotten the value of traditional gunsmith craftsmanship, which is why we still carry out certain critical steps by hand. This is exemplified by our visual inspection of each individual barrel, after which we manually test them for accuracy during a test shoot. All of our rifles comply with CIP and SAAMI requirements.
Beretta holding company
At the turn of the millennium, Sako was honored to become a member of the Beretta Group, which gave access to new and advanced production methods enabling us to continuously refine our product development. In addition to rifles, Sako produces centerfire cartridges. We make more than 100 different loads in 35 popular calibers for different targets and hunting purposes. Making both rifles and cartridges is a matter of pride for Sako. Our mission remains to offer our customers the very best in accuracy and performance.