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Taking a commercially unsuccessful cartridge, Wilhelm Brenneke, the renowned German gun and ammunition designer, redesigned his earlier 8x64S cartridge with a narrower neck to produce the 7x64 round from 1917. The earlier 8x64S round was an attempt to produce an upgrade option for the German military 8x57 cartridge, but this was rejected as the German military was already satisfied that their issue cartridge delivered sufficient power by outperforming the 30-06 Springfield ballistically and were reluctant to rechamber their service rifles. Brenneke's necked down design was therefore marketed to hunters and offered a powered up (10-20% higher muzzle velocity) round compared to the military 7x57 Mauser round as used in Spanish Mauser rifles - also widely available at the time. The 7x64's flattened trajectory and performance at range made it a contender for the Wehrmacht in the 1930s, but it was decided that rechambering all rifles would be too costly and Germany stayed with the 8x57 military round. Price is for one round only. Cartridges must ship with courier.
A sampling of headstamps.
The size of the round compared to a coin.
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