Wilhelm Brenneke

Wilhelm Brenneke
7×64mm rifle cartridge
9.3×64mm Brenneke rifle cartridge

German inventor of smallarms ammunition, including the Brenneke shotgun slug.

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Wilhelm Brenneke

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Shotgun slug

Shotgun slug

Heavy projectile made of lead, copper, or other material and fired from a shotgun.

Heavy projectile made of lead, copper, or other material and fired from a shotgun.

Shotgun slug
A 12 gauge Brenneke slug
A Remington 870 12 gauge with sighted cylinder bore barrel suitable for Foster slugs and buckshot
From the left, plumbata discarding sabot (No. 1); plumbata slugs (No. 2, No. 5); wad slug (No. 3), sabot slugs (No. 3, No. 4)

The first effective modern shotgun slug was introduced by Wilhelm Brenneke in 1898, and his design remains in use today.

From left to right 7×64mm, 7.92×57mm Mauser, .243 Winchester and .222 Remington

7×64mm

Rimless bottlenecked centerfire cartridge developed for hunting.

Rimless bottlenecked centerfire cartridge developed for hunting.

From left to right 7×64mm, 7.92×57mm Mauser, .243 Winchester and .222 Remington
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At the start of the 20th century the famous German gun and ammunition designer Wilhelm Brenneke (1865–1951) was experimenting with the engineering concept of lengthening and other dimensional changes regarding standard cartridge cases like the M/88 cartridge case, then used by the German military in their Mauser Gewehr 98 rifles, to obtain extra muzzle velocity.

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8×64mm S

Intended for 8.2 mm (.323 in) groove diameter bullets) is a rimless bottlenecked centerfire cartridge developed as a military service round for the German Army who never issued it.

Intended for 8.2 mm (.323 in) groove diameter bullets) is a rimless bottlenecked centerfire cartridge developed as a military service round for the German Army who never issued it.

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At the start of the 20th century the famous German gun and ammunition designer Wilhelm Brenneke (1865–1951) was experimenting with the engineering concept of lengthening and other dimensional changes regarding standard cartridge cases like the M/88 cartridge case, then used by the German military in their Mauser 98 rifles, to obtain extra muzzle velocity.

Brenneke

German manufacturer of ammunition and bullets, based in Langenhagen, Lower Saxony.

German manufacturer of ammunition and bullets, based in Langenhagen, Lower Saxony.

The company was founded by Wilhelm Brenneke in 1895 and is currently owned and run by his great-grandson, Dr. Peter Mank.

9.3×64mm Brenneke FMJ cartridge

9.3×64mm Brenneke

9.3×64mm Brenneke FMJ cartridge
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The 9.3×64mm Brenneke (designated as the 9,3 x 64 Brenneke by the C.I.P.) is a rimless bottlenecked centerfire rifle cartridge designed in 1927 by German gunmaker Wilhelm Brenneke.