Wilhelm Brenneke was a brilliant German cartridge designer and still famous in Europe for his development of slugs for use in shotguns. He also constructed a very modern line of rifle cartridges with the most popular bullet diameters from before the turn of the century, but with a larger powder space than the then “standard” length of 57 mm.
The first was 8x64 from 1912 which was designed in a an attempt to get a government contract for a more powerful military round than the 8x57. The attempt was in vain, but as the 7x57 was already popular Brenneke also constructed the 7x64 in 1917 - 40 years before the almost identical .280 Remington was introduced. Designed solely as a hunting cartridge the 7x64 is very widespread in Central Europe as several countries here have banned the use of military calibers for hunting.
To the handloader the 7x64 is a very versatile cartridge with bullet weights available from 80 to 180 grains. You could call it a European .270. As the powder space of the two cartridges is almost identical, the differences in performance are purely academic when it comes to bullets of equal weight. However due to its slightly larger bullet diameter - .284” compared to the .270’s .277” - the former has a slight edge when heavy bullets are needed for large species. The 7x64 is adequate for all species on the Northern hemisphere - including the big bears, provided a heavy bullet of good construction is used.Show all 7 x 64
A question that constantly arises as the hunting season approaches is which bullet is preferable. To answer that question, you should first ask yourself a few questions. At what distance do you expect to drop your game? Is the minimum possible flight distance or minimal meat destruction a priority?
Wild meat is an asset worth honoring. From forest to table it is often said, and we at Norma see that step one to a rich game stew, is when you squeeze the trigger. In this recipe, we offer a tasty stew with moose meat and funnel chanterelles. Serve with mashed potatoes and lingonberries. Click here to get the recipe.
In our series of Friday recipes we will start with a tempting recipe right from the grill
Capercaillie is the bird that bears the clearest flavors from the wilds, which creates unique and delicious dishes with a lot of taste and aroma. It is not uncommon to also feel hints of the capercaillie's one-sided diet of pine needles and junipers. Click here to get to the recipe
Has the wild boar hunt gone well? Wild boar ham adds an additional dimension, a tasty one, to the Christmas table. And just like with successful hunting, it is important to plan well, but we all know how good the result will be. Click here to get to the recipe.
This golden and delicious dish is a classic, not least for hunters and others who enjoys to prepare game. Roasted turkey is easy to cook and makes you an instant favorite among the guests! Click here to get to the recipe.
Today we offer juicy and tasty ribs accompanied by spring’s first potato salad. A perfect dish for the easter buffet. Click here to get the recipe.
In Sweden we are celebrating Midsummer this time of the year. A hearty midsummer lunch is the basis for getting energy for dancing and festivities with friends and family. Today we will share a recipe for a delicious buffet with venison as a basis. The buffet is of course good for any festive occasion.