About Saltech Ammunition

About Saltech Blog Feature

Hey all, we here at True Shot Academy want to talk about Saltech ammunition. The company is best known in the United States for their .308 Winchester and 7.62x51mm NATO offerings. Our goal here is to provide a brief overview of the company while also going over some of their product offerings and traits. Without further ado, let’s get into it.

 

What is Saltech?

Saltech is a Swiss ammunition manufacturer that was founded in 2002. Presently the company is headquartered in Solothurn, Switzerland. The company produces a wide variety of ammunition in two Swiss facilities. The company name actually stands for “Swiss Ammunition and Law Enforcement Technology.” This name is reflective of the company’s products offerings as they primarily manufacture ammunition for duty use. In addition to supplying law enforcement entities and producing commercial loadings, the company also supplies the Swiss military. In June 2023, the company was acquired by Colt CZ Group.

 

Where is Saltech Ammunition Made?

Saltech ammunition is made in Switzerland. Currently, the company produces ammunition in two accredited and certified facilities. These two sites are in Switzerland’s Däniken and Duliken.

Saltech 308
Saltech 308

What Ammunition Does Saltech Produce?

Currently, the company produces rifle ammunition for the commercial market in addition to grenades, grenade launcher ammunition, and mortars. Obviously, the grenades and explosive devices manufactured by the company are restricted for law enforcement and military use only. As far as rifle ammunition goes, the company primarily produces .308 Winchester, 7.62x51mm NATO, and .50 BMG loadings. At this time, the company does not produce handgun ammunition. The company also manufactures non-lethal 12 gauge shotgun ammunition for law enforcement and military usage. Saltech states that the ammunition they produce is currently in use with and qualified with NATO forces in addition to the Swiss military.

 

Popular Saltech Rifle Ammunition

The 7.62x51mm NATO and .308 Winchester loadings offered by Saltech are some of their most popular products in the United States. The company produces an M80 Ball 7.62x51mm NATO loading which features a 150 grain full metal jacket boat tail (FMJBT) projectile. These M80 loadings are available in the form of individual boxes, case quantities, and in the form of an ammo can. Laquer-sealed primers are also present on the 7.62x51mm NATO loadings, protecting them from the elements..308 Winchester from Saltech generally comes in the form of a 147 grain loading with a full metal jacket (FMJ) projectile. These .308 Winchester loadings are available as individual boxes, in case quantities, and ammo can quantities. These loadings will be suitable for use in a wide variety of firearms such as bolt action and semi-automatic rifles. One thing to verify however, is that you are shooting ammunition appropriate for your rifle. .308 Winchester chambered firearms will be able to run 7.62x51mm NATO ammunition. Conversely, 7.62x51mm NATO chambered firearms will not be able to run .308 Winchester ammunition.

 

Is Saltech Ammunition Steel Case?

As a cost-cutting measure, some producers of ammunition utilize steel casings. Steel cased ammunition generally comes in from former Soviet states in Eastern Europe. Saltech does not utilize steel casings in their loadings. All ammunition manufactured by Saltech will feature brass casings. A benefit of this means that the cases can be reloaded, unlike steel casings.

 

Is Saltech Ammunition Corrosive?

Some imported ammunition can be corrosive. These loadings typically come from Eastern European countries and former Soviet states. Fortunately, Saltech ammunition does not use corrosive primers or powders in their manufacturing process. So, no, Saltech ammunition is not corrosive.

Saltech Swiss Range - 7.62x51 - M80 - 150 Grain - FMJ
Saltech Swiss Range - 7.62x51 - M80 - 150 Grain - FMJ

Conclusion

 At the end of the day, Saltech is a Swiss industrial force which has been in the business for over twenty years. The ammunition that the company produces for commercial use can be enjoyed by a wide variety of shooters. Whether you’re shooting an FN SCAR 17-S or a Bergara B-14 HMR, Saltech ammunition will serve you well. Whether you’re after Saltech ammunition or another brand or type of ammunition, we here at True Shot have you covered. As always, happy shooting.

 

 Need bulk ammo? At True Shot Ammo, we have a wide variety of handgun ammo and rifle ammo available to purchase. Please visit our website trueshotammo.com, call us at (888) 736-6587, or you can email us at [email protected] for more ammo options.

9 Responses

  1. I am a Lieutenant with the Walker County Georgia Sheriff’s Office. I serve as the departmental training officer and as commander of our Special Operations Group. I am responsible for purchasing ammunition for the department. I would like to know if you have a departmental or government pricing program. If so, I would be interested in opening an account with your company. Please let me know if this is an option. If it is, my agency would need a W-9 form from you to establish you as a vendor.

    Thank you.
    Lt. Pat Cook

    1. Hello Lt. Pat Cook,

      Thank you for reaching out to True Shot Ammo with your inquiry. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to support the Walker County Georgia Sheriff’s Office with your ammunition needs.

      We do have a departmental and government pricing program available for law enforcement agencies like yours. Opening an account with True Shot Ammo for this purpose is definitely an option. To assist you further, a member of our wholesale department will be in contact with you shortly to discuss the details and requirements, including providing a W-9 form to establish True Shot Ammo as a vendor for your agency.

      Please feel free to reach out to us at (888) 736-6587 or [email protected] if you have any immediate questions or need additional information in the meantime.

      Thank you for considering True Shot Ammo for your department’s needs, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve the Walker County Georgia Sheriff’s Office.

    1. Hello Murray,

      Thank you for your question regarding the compatibility of 7.62x51mm NATO and .308 Winchester ammunition. This topic often causes confusion due to the subtle but important differences between these two types of ammunition.

      To clarify, 7.62x51mm NATO and .308 Winchester cartridges are similar in size and can often be physically interchanged in many firearms. However, they are not identical and have different specifications, particularly in terms of pressure.

      Typically, firearms chambered in .308 Winchester can safely fire 7.62x51mm NATO rounds because .308 Winchester chambers are designed to handle higher pressures. On the other hand, some 7.62x51mm NATO chambered firearms may not be able to safely fire .308 Winchester ammunition, as the latter is loaded to higher pressures than the NATO specification.

      It’s always important to refer to your firearm’s manufacturer guidelines and consult with a knowledgeable gunsmith or ammunition expert if there’s any doubt. Safety should be the primary concern when dealing with ammunition interchangeability.

      If you need further assistance or have any more questions, feel free to contact us at (888) 736-6587 or [email protected].

    1. Hello Jim,

      Thank you for your inquiry about the Saltech 7.62×51 ammunition. I’m pleased to inform you that this ammunition uses Boxer primers. Boxer primers are known for their reliability and ease of reloading, making them a popular choice among many shooters.

      If you have any more questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to ask. You can also reach out to True Shot Ammo at (888) 736-6587 or [email protected] for additional information or support.

  2. I’d like to post a review on Saltech ammo, I recently purchased a few hundred rounds and currently ran half with zero issues and groupings of an inch at 100ya through a seasoned saint rifle, each shot a minute apart using a vortex 15×40 scope, burns clean with minimal residue, during cleaning I didn’t see any powder unburn’t , Id compare this ammo to Sierra high end loads , brass case wash of good quality and will be reloaded with no case deformation, id definitely buy again given a bigger wallet to dip into next time , hope this helps anyone questioning quality of this ammo, if people were wondering what the day at the range was like 71deg zero wind 80% humidity, North Carolina coastal weather , lol

  3. Thanks for the update.
    I’ll pick some up.and try it.
    Thanks for the Good explanation of the products and the company.

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