Hunting Ammunition: Rifles and Shotguns
The Original from the Pioneer.
The only ammunition available for hunting in the early 20th century was the one used by armed forces. Wilhelm Brenneke was a pioneer in the development of modern hunting ammunition. His aim was to produce ammunition that kills game quickly without causing unnecessary wounds or suffering.
Ammunition engineers were facing challenging tasks initiated by demanding hunting principles including game preservation and stalking signs such as the exit wound represented.
At the manufacturer.
While Brenneke set benchmarks in the construction of rifle ammunition, he also invented the first modern slug for shotguns: a large caliber slug that travels slower than a bullet, but – due to its heavy mass – releases energy much faster in the game. Because of its universal usability, this invention prevailed: a BRENNEKE slug is suitable with all shotgun barrels, with or without choke and for all kind of hoofed game as well as big game.
Overview ammunition types
Binocular partial fragmentation projectiles
Controlled Expansion Bullet based on a Strong Jacket Construction
Shotgun Bullet Ammunition
Hunting hoof game a shotgun bullet is loaded instead of a shot cartridge. Rather than many small lead balls, the shotgun bullet contains one massive projectile. Depending on the construction and the sight setting, it can be used on a 50 meter and sometimes even on a 100 meter range. Due to its reliable stopping power, shotgun bullet ammunition is a high performer at still hunting or driven hunts. Shooting at a stand (running boar) before hunting with this kind of ammunition is vital.