|GmbH & Co. KG (Companies register: Hannover local court, no.: HRB 9000)|
|Headquarters||Langenhagen, Lower Saxony, Germany|
|Dr. Peter Mank, Managing Director and owner; Agnes Mank († 25 october 2010), managing director|
|Products||Ammunition for hunting, marksmanship and law enforcement; Bullets for Handloading|
|Subsidiaries||Brenneke of America, L.P. in Clinton, Iowa, United States|
brennekeusa.com (Brenneke of America)
Brenneke makes shotgun shells for target shooting and hunting, special slugs for law enforcement, and hunting rounds as well as projectiles for handloading. Its best-known products are the Brenneke slug for shotguns and a line of rifle bullets.
In 1990 under the sponsorship of Brenneke, the Langenhagen standard (German: Langenhagener Norm) was created. Essentially it means that for hunting, the deviation of the shotgun slug must not on a distance of 50 metres (55 yd) exceed a circle with 10 centimetres (3.9 in) diameter. On a drilling, the total deviation of all three barrels must not exceed a circle of 15 centimetres (5.9 in) diameter.
The best-known are
- TIG (German: Torpedo Ideal Geschoß), mainly a fragmentation bullet with a soft core for smaller game, developed in 1917-1927.
- TUG (German: Torpedo Universal-Geschoß), mainly a deformation bullet with a hard core for bigger game, developed 1935.
- TOG (German: Torpedo Optimal-Geschoß) (2003), a deformation-bullet for big game
- TAG (German: Torpedo Alternativ-Geschoß) (2007), a lead-free deformation bullet.
Brenneke TIG and TUG against RWS ID and UNI
From 1972 until 2006, those were manufactured and developed in license by RWS; in 2006, the license was not renewed, and RWS began marketing the bullets as ID-Classic resp. UNI-Classic from 1 July 2006 onward. In February 2009, Brenneke declared it saw ID-Classic and UNI-classic as counterfeit consumer goods and launched a lawsuit against RUAG Amotec.
Brenneke markets the bullets, as well as ammunition, from a different manufacturer under its own name now.
Wilhelm Brenneke developed some rifle cartridges. Normally, those have a brass length of 64 millimetres (2.5 in) rimless resp. 65 millimetres (2.6 in) flanged for combination guns and other break-action-rifles that are still popular with European hunters. Those calibers are in exclusive civil use; thus, they are tremendously popular in countries that ban military calibers like France. Those are:
- 7×64mm / 7x65mm R (1917–1927)
- 8×64mm S (1912) / 8x65mm RS
- 9.3×64mm Brenneke (1927) / 9.3x65mm R Brenneke (1930)
- http://www.brenneke-munition.de/cms/frauagnesmanknachruf.html (German)
- http://www.brenneke-munition.de/cms/fileadmin/user_upload/Dokumente/07_01_Jaegernachrichten.pdf (German)
- http://www.brenneke-munition.de/cms/geschichte.html?&L=0 (German)
- http://www.brenneke-munition.de/cms/index.php?id=100&L=0 (German)
- TIG nature
- TUG nature
- http://www.st-hubertus.at/index.php?id=2500%2C5301%2C%2C (German)
- http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article3288425/Am-deutschen-Patronenmarkt-tobt-ein-Kleinkrieg.html (German)