As a small boy, Wilhelm Brenneke (1865–1951) spent hours wandering through the meadows of his hometown of Hanover with a bow and arrow. His love of hunting was so great that, funded by his profession as a bookseller, he founded the Wilhelm Brenneke Gewehr- und Geschossfabrik in Leipzig one day after his 30th birthday. His passion was, above all, to develop highly accurate and immensely powerful hunting projectiles, as the munitions of his time were sadly underpowered and resulted in a great deal of wounded game.
In 1905, he introduced his Ideal bullet, from which he later developed the TIG® and TUG® bullets which are used throughout the world today. Along with the development of new bullets came his creation of powerful new cartridges as well: 7 x 64, 7 x 65R, 8 x 64S and 9.3 x 64, just a few of the more than 10 cartridges he invented. And, it wasn’t just in the field of rifle ammunition and projectiles that Wilhelm Brenneke set milestones. He also went down in history as the inventor of the modern slug.
Often imitated, never duplicated
Brenneke designs are often imitated due to their outstanding properties. However, as is usually the case, the quality of the imitations is never the same as the original. It is impossible to copy over 112 years of experience. This is why you should always be sure to use Original Brenneke ammunition.
|1895||Company formation, two patents for safety triplet|
|1897||Patenting of the alloy-jacketed bullet|
|1898||Lead and semi-jacketed bullet- Triplet cartridge 8 x 72 R- 1st original BRENNEKE shotgun bullets|
|1905||BRENNEKE Ideal bullet - Action for break-action rifle- Cartridge ejector|
|1908||Sleeve 8 x 80, tapered|
|1910||Slug with guide rings|
|1912||High-power cartridge 8 x 64- Ideal bullet|
|1917 - 1927||Cartridges and guns in 7 x 64/7 x 65 R- Torpedo Ideal bullet (TIG)|
|1927||Introduction of the 9.3 x 64 calibre as a big game bullet|
|1930||Big game bullet 9.3 x 65 R|
|1933||Improvements to repeating rifle|
|1935||Torpedo Universal bullet (TUG)|
|1938||Improved choke- Maximum cartridge 8 x 66|
|1985||Plastic base for slugs|
|1992||Gold slug for rifled barrels|
|2003||Torpedo Optimal Bullet (TOG)|
|2007||Torpedo Alternative Bullet (TAG/leadfree)|
|2010||Torpedo Universal |
|2011||Extra Deep Penetration Magnum 12/70 (EDP)|
RubinSabot nature (leadfree)