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A family manufacturing business, driven by an ambitious and innovative team, determined to deliver excellence in both product and services to an international market place.

Selection of the 2021 product range


Our founder Sydney Bontoft formed his first Company in 1924 supplying carbide, principally for industry, but also to the farming community for their lighting systems. As he toured the outlying farms he added cartridges to his portfolio and steadily built up a regular trade.

Seeing the possibilities he started loading his own shells and as demand grew this venture developed in its own right …. in 1947 The Hull Cartridge Company was formed.


2017 was the Company’s 70th anniversary. A lot has changed since the early days of “Hull”. However Sidney’s principle to manufacture The Finest Ammunition has remained constant with the knowledgeable, innovative and passionate team which includes third and fourth generations of his family business.

The Hull range is now available exclusively through leading retailers. Our National Distribution Centre services trade accounts via next day delivery largely from stock. With extensive advertising, in store promotion and national exhibitions its easy to keep up to date with new product launches. See our events section for where you can catch us during 2021.

Whether you’re just entering the sport, an experienced shot or a seasoned professional we have a specification designed to meet your needs, instil confidence and help you excel. With leading Gunmakers taking advantage of our bespoke ballistic design service and specialist loads available for the discerning game and competitive clay shots, Hull Cartridge really is the “go to” brand.