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Contents

The Rottweil brand 2

A Nobel prize for ammunition 3

The Rottweil cartridge and its components 4

Waidmannsheil Pappe 8

Magnum 8

Jagd braun Streu 10

Supertrap 24 HV 10

Express / Buckshot 12

Slugs 12

Rottweil steelshot cartridge program 14

Rottweil shotshell program 18

Glossary 22

Overview of all Rottweil shotshells 24

Application consultant 26
The brands A Nobel prize for ammunition

The foundation of the Rottweil powder factory on performance and are appreciated equally around ... This doesn’t actually exist, but when personal life philosophy of the company
the Neckar goes back, according to old documents, the world by hunters and marksmen. Most of the Alfred Nobel created the Alfred Nobel & Co. founder. The company retained this spirit
to the 15th century. The name Rottweil became “Rottweil employees” are themselves enthusiastic in 1865 to produce the dynamite he of research even after Nobel’s death in
famous thanks firstly to the red Waidmannsheil hunters and clay pigeon shooters. Their valuable had developed, the pioneering spirit and 1896. In the spring of 2002, the ammu-
shot cartridge and since 1921 to the current day thanks to experience is constantly added to the development process inventiveness he demonstrated were the nitions business of Dynamit Nobel was
the legendary “black Waidmannsheil” with its cardboard case. and has an influence on even the smallest details of the Rot- keys to his success. The search for new taken over by the Swiss technology group
Rottweil shot cartridges have been made since 1971 in Fürth- tweil shotgun cartridges. This personal engagement is a part ways, the visions of new products and RUAG. The newly created RUAG Ammo-
Stadeln under the control of the company RUAG Ammo- of our company philosophy: At the moment of firing, hunters properties were part of the company phi- tec GmbH can now take advantage of the
tec GmbH. Rottweil hunting and sport shot cartridges have and marksmen can concentrate on the essentials and place losophy from the very start. The Nobel Peace Prize created chance to create new synergies and further develop the latest
always had a good reputation with regards to their quality and their trust at all times in Rottweil shot cartridges. by Alfred Nobel, and awarded many times over to research- ammunitions technology. It is no wonder that millions of hunt-
ers, artistic and socially engaged people, proves every year ers and marksmen around the world place their trust in the
what importance aiming for improvements had, even in the traditional brands of RWS, Rottweil, Norma, HP and GECO.

RWS started development of rust-free propel- ignition characteristics, but is also very insensitive.
lants back in 1901. Instead of the previously used Only the addition of tetraze made trizinate sensi-
potassium chlorate, which often caused rust for- tive enough for use. This propellant was patented

High quality products


mation and barrel erosion, the ammunitions spe- in 1926, called SINOXID® and is, as a focal inven-
cialist tested various other substances such as e.g. tion, now used around the world. The advantages
barium nitrate. Increasing numbers of slow-rusting propel- of the SINOXID® mixture are still valid today: Rust and erosion-
lants came into use after 1910. The main breakthrough only free action, uniform action, high storage stability and reduc-
came in 1918 once trizinate had been tested for use in igni- tion of environmental pollution thanks to the mercury-free
tion caps. Trizinate is very storage stable and has excellent components.
For more than a century now, ammuni- Nuremberg with regards to concession
tion products have been manufactured allocations, the factory was moved in
at the Fürth-Stadeln RUAG Ammotec 1894 to today’s Fürth district of Stadeln.
GmbH factory. The company has had In 1971, the shot cartridge production,
a lively history. In 1855, Heinrich Uten- founded in Rottweil am Neckar and
doerffer received permission to set up located for decades in Karlsruhe-Dur-
a laboratory for the production of pro- lach, was moved to Fürth-Stadeln. Since
pellants. In 1889 Utendoerffer then sold his company, which then, Rottweil shot cartridges for hunting and sport have been
was then still located in Nuremberg, in 1889 to the “Rheinisch produced here together with another wide range of products
Westfälische Sprengstoff-Actien-Gesellschaft” (RWS) founded with “explosive characters”. Production is carefully monitored
in 1886 in Troisdorf. After there were repeated problems in so that you can shoot successfully and safely.

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Quality decides A balanced mixture

The case tube consists of polyethylene (PE). Polyethyl- The intermediate material (wad) gas pressure, to a large extent the speed and to some extent
Up until 1960, shot cartridges only came with ene is, according to technical regulations, not The fibre wad, card wad, H-wad and plastic case plug all act the shot pattern scatter, the recoil and the function of the car-
cardboard cases. Since the increased industrial a hazardous substance and can therefore be separately or in combination as the intermediate wad mate- tridge in self-loading shotguns.
use of plastics in the 70’s, completely non- disposed of in domestic waste/general waste. rial sealing the powder chamber away from the shot load in
swelling plastic cases have also been in use. A thick-walled tube is produced and this tube the cartridge. The wad is necessary to transfer the surge of The shot charge
However, some cartridges are still produced is continuously bi-axially stretched in a special combustion gases as force against the shot load. It also acts as The shot grains, made of a special lead alloy, are cast in a
with cardboard in order to counter increasingly system. This results in five-fold strengthen- an effective sealant against the escape of hot powder gases to shot tower 43 m high. The molten lead drips from the top of
significant environmental problems. The card- ing of the output tube. The tube is pressed, the shot load. If this extreme heat acted directly the tower through a sieve-type container into a
board case tube is produced with several, glued- together with the brass head, to form the car- on the lead shot load, it could cause lumps to water container at the foot of the tower. The fall
together layers of a high-quality Kraft paper, tridge base by means of the base plug. The form through the sticking together of shot grains. through the tower creates the ball shape of the
perfectly calibrated and glazed, then lacquered brass head is made of sheet steel and then This would lead to a hit pattern with poor cov- shot. A mechanical sorting device automatically
as protection against moisture. The base plug brass-plated. The imprinted numbers indicate erage and the clumped shot grains would also sorts out irregular and incorrectly dimensioned
in cardboard cases consists of a special card- the calibre of the cartridge. The brass head in have a greater range, thus putting considerable grain sizes. Rottweil shot cartridges use GECO-X
board, perfectly dimensioned and produced by plastic cases replaces the card inlay thanks to areas around the target area in danger. The wad hard shot which contains special alloy supple-
strongly compressing spirally wound cardboard its special shape. This results in both a solid fit material must therefore be so elastic and plas- ments and is surface treated. This almost com-
strips. This stabilises the case floor, contains the propellant of the primer and good sealing thanks to the high elasticity of tic that it expands circularly when compressed pletely prevents deformation of the shot and
and seals the case to the rear during firing. The plastic case the plastic material. by the pressure of the combustion gases. This lead deposits in the barrel. Lead shot has been
ensures secure gas sealing behind the shot load increasingly criticised over the past years because
both in the case, the chamber cone of the firing of increasing environmental awareness. Rottweil
chamber and when passing through the barrel. has therefore concentrated in detail on alterna-
In addition to gas sealing, it also effects reliable tives to lead shot. It was however determined
cleaning of the barrel walls, removing residues that currently there are no high-quality, techni-
and deposits left by the previous shot. The plas- cal and cost effective replacements for lead shot
tic cup wad prevents the lead shot from being apart from soft iron shot. Steel shot however
abraded in the barrel. The rear section acts like a has different ballistic properties and cannot be
collar seal during the shot; powder gases cannot dealt with here in just a few sentences. We have
The ignition work reliably when a perfect firing pin strikes therefore escape in that direction. therefore dedicated a separate chapter to the
The shot cartridge ignition is a centerfire igni- deeply enough into the centre of the ignition topic of “steel shot” (see Page 14).
tion (also called: medium ignition) and is cap with sufficient energy. The propellant The powder
located in the ignition bell of the case floor. is pushed against the anvil by the firing pin The smokeless nitrocellulose powder is an offensive combust- The crimp
It is an anvil ignition because the ignition impact where it ignites within a thousandth ing powder. When it is ignited, the powder charge is converted In modern shot cartridges, the case mouth is crimped closed
case contains the ignition cap with the very of a second. This energy is transferred in the almost without smoke and without residues into a large gas over the shot charge in a star crimp pattern, which reduces
impact sensitive propellant and the anvil. The housing, anvil form of a powerful flame through the flash hole and ignites volume which provides the shot with the necessary energy. the length of the cartridge (in comparison to the roll crimp
and ignition cap form a compact unit. The ignition can only the powder. The type and amount of powder is decisive in determining the with cover wad that is only used infrequently).

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The different calibres Playing it safe

The calibre designation for shotguns comes from England and and approx. 11 mm shorter for star crimps than the nomi- In Germany, as in other C.I.P. * member states, shot cartridge Example: 3 mm shot x 100 = 300 m. This is the greatest pos-
is internationally valid. The calibre is based on the number of nal measurement given for case length. Therefore cartridges manufacturers must comply with specific limits set out in the sible hazard with a favourable firing angle. This hazard area is
uniformly round balls, cast from pure lead, that weigh pre- with longer cases can fit without problem before firing into firing laws. This specifies that the average gas pressure in cali- significantly lower for soft iron shot because of the lower spe-
cisely one English pound (453.6 g). 16 uniformly sized balls shotguns with shorter firing chambers. When the case mouth bre 12 must not exceed a value cific weight of the shot. Clumping
are therefore known as calibre 16. The most common shot- opens or unfolds after firing, the chamber cone of a shorter of 740 bar, 780 bar for calibre 16 shot however forms projectiles
gun calibres are 12, 16, 20, 28 and 36 (=.410). The calibre firing chamber prevents complete opening of the case. This and 820 bar for calibre 20. With of greater weight and therefore,
data and the manufacturer data are imprinted on the car- causes a blockage of the shot load in the firing chamber cone the shot pattern, it is not the depending on the weight of the
tridge base of shotgun cartridges. The case length is also given and this can lead to an increase in gas pressure. In order to initial speed directly before the shot lumps, can endanger the
with the calibre information, e.g. calibre 16/70. The entire manufacture a single cartridge type for the chamber lengths barrel mouth (V0 ) that is meas- surroundings at significantly
case length is defined, e.g. 65, 67.5, 70, 76 or 89 mm. Sealed 65 and 70 mm, cartridges with a case length (average length) ured, but the V2.5, i.e. the speed greater distances. The huntsman
cartridges are generally approx. 6 mm shorter with roll crimps of 67.5 mm have been developed for 12, 16 and 20 calibres. at 2.5 m distant from the barrel shot firing distance using lead
15 m 15 m
mouth. The flight speed of the normal cartridges spreader cartridges shot is between 35 and at the
shot grains is mainly dependent most 40 m depending on calibre
on the shot grain size. V2.5 meas- and shot grain size. In addition,
urements may vary considerably scattering is so great that there is
even if the initial speed is identi- not sufficient patterning. The pen-
cal, as shot with smaller diame- etration force and therefore the
ters lose speed more rapidly due effective killing effect of the shot
to the air resistance acting on the decreases with increasing shot
lower intrinsic weight of the shot. distance – and this occurs more
25 m 25 m
The total shot width of lead shot, normal cartridges spreader cartridges rapidly, the smaller the shot is.
i.e. the distance where it could * C.I.P. = Commission internatio-
endanger the area surrounding the target, can be roughly cal- nale permanente pour l‘épreuve des armes à feu portatives (per-
culated as follows: Shot size x 100 = danger area in m. manent international commission for inspection of hand weapons)

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“The hunting desire sent me out one evening last

Waidmannsheil pappe – Masterfully perfected for demanding hunters August. I aimed for a small ladder near to a foxhole,

climbed up and got myself in place.Time passed and it

got steadily darker. I had already accepted the thought of


The legendary Waidmannsheil Pappe has been around for THE SPECIAL QUALITIES AT A GLANCE:
almost a century now and it can look back upon a long • The biodegradable cardboard case and intermediate returning home without any prizes and was picking up
tradition. Generations of hunters are familiar with this car- material made of a cardboard wad and fibre wad means Highly stable, impregnated cardboard case
tridge, which originally used to be produced with a red that this cartridge is particularly environmentally-friendly. my rifle shotgun to unload it when I saw a movement
and blue case. The constant optimisation process means • The case is also coated with impact-resistant paint that
that the Waidmannsheil Pappe has developed into one of protects the cartridge against moisture. The cartridges GECO-X hard shot near the main hole. A grey shadow slowly came out of
the most mature shot cartridges with practically no rivals can be loaded even in damp weather or rain.
amongst the other shot cartridges available. • The 20 mm brass head makes this cartridge particularly the hole. No more time for the binoculars so I used the
high quality.
• The high quality intermediate material combination High quality, biodegradable fibre wad telescopic sights. It was true: a fox. It suddenly turned
of fibre wad and cardboard wad means that different
Ecologically biodegradable cardboard wad and started going back to the hole. Now everything
choke bores can be better utilised. This has in turn a
for optimal sealing
positive effect on the patterning.
• The additional cardboard inlay optimally seals off the Smokeless Rottweil powder went really fast: aim, release and .. fire! My load of 3.5
powder chamber. This ensures uniform combustion of Base plug
the powder. mm Waidmannsheil shot did a good job. The red fox
SINOXID® ignition:
• The shooting pattern of the Waidmannsheil Pappe is
Erosion-proof and less wear on bore leapt up and then collapsed on himself. Only then did I
perfect in every aspect.
20 mm brass head
realise how the hunting fever had gripped me. I climbed
Schematic diagram – subject to technical changes

down to look at the fox.The closer I came, the larger he

got. An impressive dog of approx. 8 kg in weight lay

M agnum – Particularly powerful for more patterning before me. My black Rottweil ® Waidmannsheil once

again gave me good service.”

This cartridge type is characterised by the highest possible THE SPECIAL QUALITIES AT A GLANCE: Jochen Borchert, President of the German Hun-
shot weights in calibres 12 and 20. The high shot weight • The high shot weight ensures excellent patterning even ting Association (Deutscher Jagdschutzverband)
of the Rottweil Magnum guarantees sufficient killing force for longer distances.
even at long-range limits. This can be a factor of hunting • The black plastic case made of PE is extremely resistant Highly stable PE case
success in particular for small game hunting where long- to moisture.
range shooting is often necessary due to unfavourable • The 20 mm brass head makes this cartridge particularly “When winter has returned to the hunting grounds
Maximum shot weight with
surroundings. The Magnum cartridge may only be used in high quality.
GECO-X hard shot
shotguns with 76 mm (3”) firing chambers. • The cup wad used in the Magnum is extraordinarily and the deer and foxes are wearing their thick winter
stable and prevents the shot from wear in the barrel.
• The rear-facing part of the wad seals the shot load furs, that’s when I love to go hunting with the Rott-
against powder gas thanks to the special construction of Cup wad
the seal lips. Clumping is therefore prevented. weil ® Magnum. It’s the first choice when it is impor-
• The guidance of the shot in the cup wad leads to a loaded with
tighter shooting pattern. special Magnum powder tant to hit the game spot-on thanks to its heavy load

Base plug
and excellent patterning.”
SINOXID® ignition:
Erosion-proof and less wear on bore

20 mm brass head Niclas Persson, Hunting Product Manager,


NorMark, Sweden
Schematic diagram – subject to technical changes

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“In autumn 2004, I was invited to hunt at an

Jagd braun Streu – Classic excellence for short distances extremely good pheasant shoot. I took my place with

my Rottweil ® rifle 700 Sporting shotgun and with

Rottweil was the first shot cartridge manufacturer to have THE SPECIAL QUALITIES AT A GLANCE: Rottweil ® Jagd braun Streu 2.7 mm in my bags.
the idea of using the spreader device originally designed • The spreader device effects a greater patterning of the
for clay pigeon shooting. This special variation of the Jagd shot pattern up to approx. 25 m. The driven pheasants came flying over very fast. I
Highly stable, painted cardboard case
braun is ideal for successful shooting over short ranges, • The hit probability is greater through the higher
e.g. forest hunting or crossing ducks. Greater patterning of patterning and the venison loss is lower. GECO-X hard shot
aimed and shot. The pheasants fell like stones from
the shot pattern is achieved with the spreader device. • These cartridges have less effect on the environment Spreader device for larger area
because of the degradable cardboard case and fibre patterning over short range
heaven. The greater patterning of the Rottweil ®
wad.
• The case is also coated with impact-resistant paint that
Jagd braun Streu once again led me to an excellent
protects the cartridge against moisture. The cartridges Biologically degradable fibre wad
can be loaded even in damp weather or rain.
hunting success.”
• The H-wad optimally seals off the powder chamber. This H-wad
ensures uniform combustion of the powder.
Powder charge
Engelbert Schulze-Heil, hunter
Base plug

SINOXID® ignition:
Erosion-proof and less wear on bore
“Many of my greatest successes are due to the
20 mm brass head

Schematic diagram – subject to technical changes Rottweil ® Supertrap 24 HV. The Supertrap 24

HV is extremely fast. That allows optimal triggering

Supertrap 24 HV – Extremely fast for unerring competitors


on the pigeon. Missed hits that result from various

forward allowances under different pigeon throwing

distances and wind are reduced here to a minimum.


Amongst shooters, this fast cartridge made a name for itself THE SPECIAL QUALITIES AT A GLANCE:
since its introduction years ago as a high performance (HV • The Supertrap 24 HV is extremely fast at 420 m/s. Hit
The Rottweil ® Supertrap 24 HV achieves equally
= High Velocity) cartridge for clay disc shooting. Despite its probability is increased enormously with this speed and Highly stable PE case
speed, the shot is optimally and uniformly distributed. The the uniform patterning of the shot.
high speed and top patterning so that the pigeon
HV series is therefore particularly suited for all Olympic • The 20 mm brass head makes this cartridge particularly GECO-X hard shot
and other clay pigeon shooting disciplines high quality.
safely shatters on the second shot. This is extremely
• The cup wad used is extremely stable and prevents the
shot from wear in the barrel.
important for mental strength during competitions.The

High speed cup wad


excellent patterning is due to the homogenous shot in

this super-fast trap cartridge. For these reasons, I put


HV powder charge

Base plug my trust in my Rottweil ® Supertrap 24 HV.”

SINOXID® ignition:
Erosion-proof and less wear on bore
Ingo Brammer, gunsmith master, state winner
20 mm brass head
NRW 2004 and team winner in the national
championships 2004 in sports shooting
Schematic diagram – subject to technical changes

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Express - Specially developed for particular hunting situations

These special cartridges are produced in various shot THE SPECIAL QUALITIES AT A GLANCE:
diameters. Normally known as buckshot they are designed • This cartridge is designed for special hunting
for specific hunting applications and are used in countries applications.
where “rough shooting” is allowed for cloven game. The • The plastic case made of PE is extremely resistant to Transparent PE plastic case
use of buckshot can be appropriate especially at short moisture.
range and under particular land conditions (e.g. thick • The H-wad optimally seals off the powder chamber. This Buckshot
bush). ensures uniform combustion of the powder.
• The transparent case shows the contents at a glance and
prevents the mistaken use of cartridges with buckshot.
Biologically degradable fibre wad

H-wad

Powder charge

Base plug

SINOXID® ignition:
Erosion-proof and less wear on bore

20 mm brass head

Schematic diagram – subject to technical changes

“I have often been in the situation during small game

driven hunts when the beaters have suddenly called out

Brenneke – Extremely effective for shooting during driven hunts about escaping pigs. Up to a firing distance of approx.

50 m and complying with all safety measures (target

trap!), I have put my trust for years in the Rottweil ®


This classic hunting cartridge contains the classic slug with THE SPECIAL QUALITIES AT A GLANCE:
felt wad and can be used up to 50 m. The choke bore • The externally angled, deformable lead ribs adapt to the
Brenneke Classic. It is recommended even for big objects
does not influence the precision of this cartridge so that it different mouth shapes without damaging the barrels. Transparent PE plastic case
can be shot from all types of shotguns. This cartridge has • The felt wad is permanently attached to the slug and
due to the great cross-section area and high projectile
been available for decades in the three main calibres and stabilises the projectile ensuring optimal precision.
case lengths of 67.5 mm (also for shotguns with 65 mm • The plastic case made of PE is extremely resistant to Brenneke slug
mass. As my tests have proven, the Brenneke Classic
firing chambers) and 70 mm. moisture.
• The transparent case shows the contents at a glance
fires correctly from most barrels. Game preservation is
and prevents the mistaken use of cartridges with slug.
Felt wad
• The H-wad optimally seals off the powder chamber. good and at short range a ball cartridge is just as good
This ensures uniform combustion of the powder.

H-wad as a rifle cartridge. My more than 40 years of experi-

Powder charge
ence with Rottweil ® Brenneke cartridges have always
Base plug
been positive.”
SINOXID® ignition:
Erosion-proof and less wear on bore

20 mm brass head Werner Reb, hunting journalist, author


(e.g. “JagdwaffenPRAXIS”, “Die Bewegungsjagd”)
Schematic diagram – subject to technical changes

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Environmental aspects in hunting The flight behaviour of soft iron shot

The first discussions about lead shot, recommendation and issued decrees In comparison to conventional lead shot, soft iron shot has speed of maximum 400 m/s are, according to the C.I.P. * deci-
for and against, took place in the USA. limiting or even completely excluding a disadvantage of a lower specific weight. Soft iron shot flies sion, normal cartridges; they can therefore be used without
But the question of “lead shot for the hunting of waterfowl and hunting slower and not so far with 7.8 g/cm3 compared to 11.0 g/cm3 reservations in normal firing shotguns.
water game” has also been a hot sub- on water or shallow waters with lead for lead. In order to compensate the flight behaviour and the • Shot over 3.25 mm require weapons that can withstand firing
ject for years in Europe. There is always shot. It is foreseeable that this devel- energy loss of soft iron shot compared to lead balls, the size with higher pressures (1370 bar) and soft iron shot firing. The
the danger in intensively hunted shal- opment will be taken up by further of the soft iron shot must be selected around 2 shot num- choke profile of the weapon must be at least 60 mm long and
low water areas that bottom-feeding federal states. bers higher for the same hunting purpose. In simplified terms: taper off conically and uniformly. Tested weapons are marked
water game eats the lead shot and Instead of a shot cartridge with 2.7 mm (No. 6) lead shot, a with a lily.
dies. But lead shot can also affect agricultural areas that are There is only one alternative – soft iron shot shot cartridge with 3.2 mm (No. 4) soft iron shot must be • Shot above 4 mm diameter may only be fired from weapons
intensively hunted or clay pigeon shooting stands located in Long-term investigations and tests have shown that soft iron used. with a throat of ½ choke (max. 0.5 mm).
water protection areas or where shooting takes place near shot has no toxic effect and that it degrades naturally through
standing or flowing water. The leaders here are the Nether- oxidation. This means it has less effect on the environment How does soft iron shot behave in the barrel? The shot cups have special significance in soft iron shot car-
lands and Denmark: Both countries now only permit soft iron when it is deposited in waters, land or plants. The danger of The general rule for soft iron shot is: “the smaller the shot, the tridges. In order to protect the barrel interior from the harder
shot cartridges. Other European countries are also discussing poisoning is also avoided for low-feeding ducks. Soft iron shot better it is for the barrel”! soft iron shot, the shot cups have thicker walls and are made
the avoidance of lead shot and are aiming in the coming years meets all demands set by the C.I.P. and the S.A.A.M.I. No other • Cartridges up to 3.25 mm with soft iron shot and a V 2.5 of a significantly stronger material.
to stop the use of lead shot almost entirely. A joint recommen- metal currently available as a substitute for lead can meet these
dation by the Deutschen Jagdschutzverbandes and the Federal requirements to the same extent.
Ministries for consumer protection, nutrition, agriculture and
forestry specifies complete avoidance of lead shot cartridges What is steel shot? Shot grain energy (J) Speed (m/s)
11 400
for hunting ducks on water and other waterfowl. In the mean- The term “steel shot” is metallurgically seen incorrect, as it is a
10
time, the states of Schleswig-Holstein, Niedersachsen, Nordr- soft iron with a very low carbon component. In international eve- 350
9
hein-Westfalen und Baden-Württemberg have take up this ryday language however, soft iron shot is known as “Steel-Shot”. 300
8
7 250
6
200
5
4 150
3 100
2
50
1
0 0
25 50 distance (m) 25 50 distance (m)
Soft iron shot 3,2 mm Soft iron shot 3.2 mm
Lead shot 2,7 mm Lead shot 2,7 mm

Shot patterns – external ballistics – energy curve Shot cartridges – external ballistics – speed curve

* C.I.P. = C.I.P. = Commission internationale permanente pour l‘épreuve des armes à feu portatives (permanent international commis-
sion for inspection of hand weapons)

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Soft iron shot

steel shotshells
Rottweil Steel Game Magnum Rottweil Steel Game
- Lead-free for more patterning - Lead-free for sensitive country / wetlands
These lead-free cartridges with C.I.P. compliant This cartridge with C.I.P. compliant soft iron
soft iron shot are characterised by a high shot shot is specially developed for hunting in sen-
weight. They therefore guarantee sufficient pat- sitive country areas, for instance waters and
terning even at long range distances. areas where lead shot is not permitted.

• Black plastic case • Cal. 12: Silver-coloured plastic case


• 20 mm brass head Cal. 16 + 20: Red plastic case
• Special cup wad • Cal. 12: 20 mm brass head
• Soft iron shot Cal. 16 + 20: 16 mm brass head
• Environmentally-friendly / waterfowl safe • Special cup wad
• Soft iron shot
• Environmentally-friendly / waterfowl safe
What is the effect of soft iron issued by the C.I.P. (perma-
shot? nent international commis-
The soft iron shot retains its sion for inspection of hand
round form in comparison to weapons). Decrees issued
lead shot due to the harder by the C.I.P. are immediately
material characteristics. This transferred into national law
Calibre 12/70
results in a tighter pattern, by the C.I.P. member states. Standard proof marks
2,3 – 3,25 mm 32 g box of 25
which has a shorter length Rottweil offers a comprehen-
Calibre 12/70
expansion than lead shot pat- sive range of soft iron shot- 3,5 – 3,75 mm 32 g box of 25
Steel proof marks
terns. Because of this, the area shells for hunting which is
Calibre 16/70
covered at the target is tighten- being extended bit by bit (in 3,0 mm 26 g box of 10
Standard proof marks
ing towards the centre. compliance with further C.I.P. decrees). When using soft
Calibre 12/76 Magnum Calibre 20/70
iron shot cartridges, the suitability of the weapon used 3,25 mm 36 g box of 10 2,6 mm 24 g box of 10
Steel proof marks Standard proof marks
What calibres are soft iron shot available in? must be checked with the proofmark and, if in doubt, a
Calibre 12/76 Magnum Calibre 20/70
The conditions for producing cartridges are set up and specialist should be consulted. 3,5 – 3,75 mm 36 g box of 10 3,25 mm 24 g box of 10
Steel proof marks Steel proof marks

AMMUNITION USED WEAPON


CALIBRE
for weapons with Rottweil Steel Game HV Rottweil Steel Skeet / Steel Trap
Steel shot
smooth barrels permissible (mm) normal checked magnum proofed guns* - lead-free, for more velocity - Lead-free for successful skeet and trap shooters
normal weapon with additional steel
gas pressure Tab.1 Tab.2 proofmark This lead-free cartridge with steel shot in com- Lead-free trap cartridges with C.I.P. compliant
(bar) (normal firing) pliance with C.I.P. features a higher velocity soft iron shot for environmentally sensitive clay
(improved) than the RW S.G. pigeon ranges.
Barrel without Barrel with
restrictions or max. 0.5 mm • silver coloured plastic case • Bordeaux-red plastic case
tapering (1/2 choke) • 20 mm brass head • 20 mm brass head
• plastic wad • Special cup wad
• steel shot • Soft iron shot
• environmentally friendly • Environmentally-friendly
12/70
740 3,25 x
normal charge
12/70
1050 <�4,00 4,00 x
magnum charge
12/76 Rottweil Steel Skeet
1050 <�4,00 4,00 x
magnum charge
16 Calibre 12/70
2,0 + 2,3 mm 24 g box of 25
780 3,00 x Standard proof marks
normal charge
16 Calibre 12/70
1050 <�3,50 3,50 x 2,3 mm 28 g box of 25
magnum charge* Standard proof marks
20/70 Rottweil Steel Trap
830 2,60 3,50 x
normal charge
Calibre 12/70
20/70 2,4 + 2,6 mm 24 g box of 25
1050 < 3,25 3,25 x Standard proof marks
magnum charge
20/76 Calibre 12/70 Calibre 12/70
1050 < 3,25 3,25 x 3,25 + 3,75 mm 32 g box of 25 2,6 mm 28 g box of 25
magnum charge Steel proof marks Standard proof marks
* no statutory regulations as yet In addition to the range shown here, country-specific
shot cartridges are also available.

16 17
hunting shotshells

hunting shotshells
Rottweil Magnum Rottweil Semi Magnum Rottweil Tiger Rottweil Tiger Disperseur
- Particularly powerful for more patterning - Extra patterning for normal shotguns - Suitable for all application purposes - Suitable for short-range
This cartridge is particularly suitable for the spe- This semi-magnum charge has been devel- This shot cartridge with a case length of 67.5 This economic spreader version of the Rottweil
cial demands of small game hunting thanks to oped to offer hunters a higher shot weight for mm is designed for shotguns with the formerly Tiger for short-range firing is particularly suit-
the highest possible shot weight. The Magnum normal firing shotguns with a firing chamber of common firing chamber length of 65 mm and able for duck and forest hunting. The greater
cartridge may only be used in shotguns with 76 70 mm. it is extremely reliable when used with the crit- scatter increases the hit probability and pre-
mm (3”) firing chambers. The inner ballistic has been specially developed ical semi-automatic shotguns. vents game loss.
for these conditions.
• Black plastic case • Red plastic case • Red plastic case
• 20 mm brass head • Black plastic case • Cal. 12: 20 mm brass head • 20 mm brass head
• Cup wad • 20 mm brass head Cal. 16 and 20: 16 mm brass head • H-wad/fibre wad
• Lead shot • Cup wad • Cup wad • Lead shot
• Highest possible shot weight • Lead shot H-wad/fibre wad for Cal. 20 • Spreader device made of plastic
• High shot weight • Also available as spreader cartridge
(=Tiger Disperseur)
• Lead shot

Calibre 12/67,5 2,2 – 4,0 mm 32 g box of 10


Calibre 12/76 Magnum 2,7 - 4,0 mm 52 g box of 10 Calibre 16/67,5 2,5 - 3,5 mm 27 g box of 10
Calibre 20/76 Magnum 2,7 - 3,7 mm 33 g box of 10 Calibre 12/70 2,7 - 4,0 mm 40 g box of 10 Calibre 20/67,5 2,5 – 3,0 mm 25,5 g box of 10 Calibre 12/67,5 2,7 mm  32 g box of 10

Rottweil Waidmannsheil Pappe Rottweil Waidmannsheil HV Plastik Rottweil Special 36 Rottweil Special 12 F, 16 F, 20 F
- Masterfully perfected for demanding hunters - Masterfully perfected for rapid hits - A lot of shot for bargain-hunters - Fine shot for higher hit rates
Extremely high-quality shot cartridges that have The extremely high quality plastic design of the This hunting shot cartridge with low base cap This hunting shot cartridge series provides a
been continually developed over decades. The legendary Waidmannsheil Pappe is another real height and high shot weight is an alternative great variety of shot sizes in all three calibres.
cardboard case is extra wear-proof and painted success product in the Rottweil shot cartridge with very little reduction in quality for price- The emphasis here has been laid on finer shot.
to be more impact-resistant. Improved over range. The particularly high speed, combined conscious hunters. The lower price is due to The fibre wad, combined with the H-wad,
the past years with the intermediate material with the heavy shot weight held in the cup the use of more economical components results in a particularly uniform, wide pattern-
combination of cardboard wad and fibre wad, wad, offers excellent performance with good during production. ing and better hit rates for smaller game.
it is extremely stable due to the structure with patterning even at the outer limits of effective
the card inlay in the base. shot firing distances. • Dark-green PE plastic case • Green plastic case
• 16 mm brass head Yellow plastic case for Cal. 20
• Black cardboard case (painted) • Black plastic case • Cup wad • Cal. 12: 12 mm brass head
• Base plug made of cardboard • Cal. 12: 20 mm brass head • Lead shot Cal. 16 and 20: 8 mm brass head
• Card inlay • Cal. 16 + 20: 16 mm brass head • H-wad/fibre wad
• 20 mm brass head • Cup wad • Lead shot
• Cardboard wad/fibre wad • Lead shot
• Lead shot • Particularly fast (HV)

Calibre 12/70 2,2 - 4,2 mm 36 g box of 10 Calibre 12/67,5 1,7 – 3,2 mm 32 g box of 25
Calibre 12/70 2,2 - 4,0 mm 36 g box of 10 Calibre 16/70 2,5 - 4,0 mm 31 g box of 10 Calibre 16/67,5 2,2 – 3,0 mm 27 g box of 25
Calibre 16/70 3,0 - 4,0 mm 31 g box of 10 Calibre 20/70 2,5 - 3,5 mm 28 g box of 10 Calibre 12/70 2,2 – 4,0 mm 36 g box o f 25 Calibre 20/67,5 2,0 – 3,0 mm 26 g box of 25

Rottweil Jagd braun Rottweil Jagd braun Streu Rottweil Mark II 30 HV Rottweil Special 20 HV
- Classically good for versatile hunters - Classic excellence for short distances - Fast shot for fast flying game - Fast cartridges for 20 gauge shotguns
This cartridge with cardboard case and 36 or This special variation of the Jagd braun is ideal Hunting of small game requires smaller shot This is the alternative for lovers of 20 shotguns,
31 g shot weight is a real alternative to the for successful shooting over short ranges, e.g. sizes. The reduced shot weight of 30 g enables who usually hunt fast flying game coming from
Waidmannsheil Pappe. The intermediate mate- forest hunting or crossing ducks. The spreader high firing success over the entire hunting day. far off. The higher speed (HV = High Velocity)
rial combination of an H-wad and the fibre wad device effects a greater patterning of shot pat- The higher speed (HV = High Velocity) used for of the shot weight held in the cup wad offers
make this cartridge attractive in price. tern up to approx. 25 m, increasing the hit rapidly approaching flying game such as e.g. great performance even at long-range – with-
probability and reducing game loss. red-legged partridges, increases the hit rate out affecting the uniform distribution of the
• Brown cardboard case (painted) and therefore hunting success. shot.
• Base plug made of cardboard • Brown cardboard case (painted)
• 20 mm brass head • Base plug made of cardboard • Pale-green plastic case • Yellow plastic case
• H-wad/fibre wad • 20 mm brass head • 12 mm brass head • 8 mm brass head
• Lead shot • H-wad/fibre wad • Cup wad • Cup wad
• Lead shot • Lead shot • Lead shot
• spreader device made of plastic • Particularly fast (HV) • Particularly fast (HV)

Calibre 12/70 2,7 - 3,5 mm 36 box of 10 Calibre 12/70 2,7 + 3,2 mm  34 g box of 10
Calibre 16/70 3,0 - 3,5 mm 31 box of 10 Calibre 16/70 2,7 mm  30 g box of 10 Calibre 12/67,5 2,5 + 2,7 mm 30 g box of 25 Calibre 20/70 2,5 – 3,0 mm 26 g box of 25

In addition to the range shown here, country-specific


18 19 shot cartridges are also available.
slug cartridges

sporting shotshells
buckshot cartridge
Rottweil Brenneke Magnum Gold Rottweil Brenneke M.P. Rottweil Express - Specially developed for Rottweil Fasan FF - Optimal training cartridge
- Particularly suitable for rifled barrels - Versatile application for all barrels particular hunting situations for small game hunters
This cartridge with the “Gold” projectile has The “Bronze” projectile has a lower weight. This cartridge is designed for specific hunting This qualitatively very high quality training shot
a special acrylic/brass coating to reduce lead “MP” (= multiple purpose) indicates the ver- applications and is used in countries where the cartridge with biodegradable cardboard wad
wear inside the barrel. The extremely heavy satility of this cartridge, i.e. it is suitable both so-called “rough shooting” at cloven game is and fibre wad is very environmentally friendly.
projectile weighing 39 g (= 600 gr) transfers for smooth and rifled shotgun barrels. The pre- permitted. The use of buckshot can be appro- This simplifies disposal at the shooting stand
correspondingly high energy to the target. An cision has been significantly improved by the priate especially at short range and under par- area.
extremely high hit accuracy up to 100 m is optimised tail section. There are no limitations ticular land conditions (e.g. thick bush).
achieved by the twist stabilisation from rifled with regards to choke designs. • Green plastic case
shotgun barrels. When used in smooth barrels, • Transparent plastic case Red plastic case for Cal. 16
this should be restricted for safety reasons to • Transparent plastic case • 20 mm brass head Yellow plastic case for Cal. 20
cylinder bores. This Magnum cartridge may • 20 mm brass head • H-wad/fibre wad • Cal. 12: 12 mm brass head
only be used in shotguns with 76 mm firing • Original Brenneke slug • Lead buckshot Cal. 16 and 20: 16 mm brass head
chambers. (Bronze) with plastic tail section • Cardboard wad/fibre wad
• Suitable for smooth and rifled barrels • Lead shot
• Transparent plastic case • Environmentally-friendly
• 20 mm brass head
• Original Brenneke slug
(Gold) with plastic tail section
• Only for rifled barrels Calibre 12/67,5 2,4 mm 24 + 28 g box of 25
Calibre 12/67,5 4,5 – 8,6 mm 32-38 g box of 10 Calibre 16/67,5 2,0 + 2,4 mm 28 g box of 25
Calibre 12/76 Magnum 39 g 600 gr box of 5 Calibre 12/70 28,4 g 440 gr box of 5 Calibre 16/67,5 7,6 mm 26,3 g box of 10 Calibre 20/67,5 2,0 + 2,4 mm 25,5 g box of 25

Rottweil Brenneke Magnum Rottweil Brenneke Magnum Rottweil Superskeet 24 HV Rottweil Special Skeet
- A heavyweight for optimal effect - Fast cartridge for first-class hunting success Rottweil Supersport 24 HV Rottweil Special Sport
This cartridge provides extremely high energy The higher powder charge (= Magnum charge)
Rottweil Supertrap 24 HV Rottweil Special Trap
values in the game body with its heavy “Silver” gives this cartridge a greater speed, provid- - Extremely fast for serious shooters - More versatility for sports shooters
projectile. The precision from smooth shotgun ing more energy at the target thanks to the
Fast cartridges for clay pigeon shooting which Regardless of whether for competition or train-
barrels is equally good for all choke variants. increase in performance. Precision is equally
demonstrate, in addition to their high speed, ing: This series always offers an economic
This cartridge should only be used in shotguns good with all smooth shotgun barrel chokes.
the necessary precision and the optimal, uni- alternative with its large choice of various shot
with 76mm chambers.
form distribution of shot. weights and shot strengths from 2.0 mm, 2.2
• Transparent plastic case
• Transparent plastic case • Cal. 12: 20 mm brass head mm and 2.4 mm for all sports shooting appli-
• Red plastic case cation areas.
• Cal. 12: 20 mm brass head Cal. 16 and 20: 16 mm brass head
• 20 mm brass head
Cal. 20: 16 mm brass head • Original Brenneke slug
• Cup wad • Red plastic case
• Original Brenneke slug (Classic) with felt wad
• Lead shot Blue plastic case for 34 g shot weight
(Silver) with plastic tail section • H-wad
• Particularly fast (HV) • 12 mm brass head
• Only for shotguns with magnum proofing
• Cup wad
• Lead shot

Calibre 12/70 Magnum 31,5 g 490 gr box of 10


Calibre 12/76 Magnum 39 g 600 gr box of 5 Calibre 16/70 Magnum 27 g 415 gr box of 10
Calibre 20/76 Magnum 28,4 g 440 gr box of 5 Calibre 20/70 Magnum 24 g 370 gr box of 10 Calibre 12/67,5 2,0 – 2,4 mm 24 g box of 25 Calibre 12/70 2,0 – 2,4 mm 24, 28 + 34 g box of 25

Rottweil Brenneke - Acknowledged excellence Rottweil Brenneke Rottweil Superskeet Streu 24 HV Rottweil Special Skeet Streu
for every hunting situation - Designed especially for light weapons - Extremely fast for short-range - More hit success for skeet shooters
Classic hunting cartridge with ball cartridge Fans of light weapons and therefore also the This version of the fast HV series with the The usually short range firing distances in hunt-
and felt wad, which can be used universally up smaller calibre 36 (.410) now have this Rott- spreader device was developed for short range ing skeet shooting requires a spreader device
to 50 m from all current shotguns. weil cartridge with the original Brenneke slug shooting in hunting skeet shooting. Signifi- to achieve significantly greater area patterning
for special hunting applications. cantly greater area patterning is achieved even in comparison to Special Skeet. This spreader
• Transparent plastic case under 20 m in comparison to the Superskeet cartridge is also particularly suitable for specific
• Cal. 12: 20 mm brass head • Red plastic case HV. This spreader cartridge is also particularly situations when sporting shooting.
Cal. 16 and 20: 16 mm brass head • 16 mm brass head suitable for specific situations when sporting
• Original Brenneke slug • Original Brenneke slug shooting (e.g. for short range firing). • Green plastic case
(Classic) with felt wad (Silver) with plastic tail section • 12 mm brass head
• H-wad • Green plastic case • Cup wad
• 20 mm brass head • Lead shot
• Cup wad • Spreader device made of plastic
• Spreader device made of plastic
• Lead shot
• Particularly fast (HV)
Calibre 12/70 31,5 g 490 gr box of 10
Calibre 12/67,5 31,5 g 490 gr box of 10
Calibre 16/70 27 g 415 gr box of 10
Calibre 16/67,5 27 g 415 gr box of 10
Calibre 20/70 24 g 370 gr box of 10 Calibre 36/76 (.410 Magnum) 7,5 g 115 gr box of 5 Calibre 12/67,5 2,0 mm  24 g box of 25 Calibre 12/67,5 2,0 mm  24 + 28 g box of 25
In addition to the range shown here, country-specific
20 21 shot cartridges are also available.
Clump formation Produced by the escape of hot powder gases H-wad Intermediate material made of plastic. Seals Range See long-range limit.

Shotshells from A-Z (in lead shot) through the intermediate material into the
shot charge. The direct heat effect on the
the shot charge from the powder chamber in
the case. Recoil Dependent on weight of weapon, shot
shot charge leads to the welding together of weight, calibre and type of powder propellant
shot grains, increasing the danger area and Ignition cap See Shot cartridge ignition. charge.
Antimony Alloy component in lead shot (determines the
worsening patterning.
hardness). Initial speed The shot speed at the barrel mouth. Roll crimp A shot cartridge crimp closure with a card or
Contact energy The contact energy is the kinetic or moving plastic wad, held by the crimped case edge
Barium nitrate Organic, non-toxic component of the primer. Intermediate Is used to seal off the lead shot from the powder
energy of the shot at the moment of contact (see also Top wad).
material gases and is combined with a shot cup.
with the target.
Base plug Ensures tight fit of the ignition cap and seals Scatter Distance of individual shot grains to one another
the case, in combination with the case tube Kraft paper Special paper for cardboard cases and wads
Contact speed Speed at which the shot reaches the target. at target. The greater the scatter, the lower the
and the brass head, towards the rear. with extraordinary high strength.
patterning.
Covered hit field Term for the hit area in which sufficiently effec-
Brass head Made of sheet steel, brass-plated and surface Langenhagener This states that, for huntsman-worthy hunting,
tive hits are contained depending on the shot Semi-Magnum Shot cartridge with high shot weight that can
Norm the scatter group should be maximum 10 cm
treated against discolouration and corrosion. size and type of game. cartridges still be used in standard proofed shotguns.
(approx. beer mat size) for 5 shots at 50 m with
The brass head connects the case cylinder
a Brenneke ball cartridge. The Langenhagener
with the base plug and is appropriately Cup wad Intermediate material. Seals the powder Shot Term for the pellets in the shot cartridge,
Norm is called after the company location of
formed around the edge for removal from the chamber in plastic shot cartridges from the usually made of a lead alloy, today there are
Brenneke. The barrel inner diameter, the choke
barrel. shot charge and encloses the shot charge alternative materials, e.g. soft iron.
bore and its form all have an influence on the
with a plastic cup that protects the shot from
scatter group diameter.
Brenneke See also Original Brenneke slug. deformation and wear, and also the barrel Shot cartridge Consists of the sheath, anvil, ignition cap
from lead deposits. Lead shot See Shot. ignition and propellant. Is used to ignite the powder
Calibre The calibre is based on the number of uni- propellant charge.
formly round balls, cast from pure lead, that Density Specifies the relationship of the hit rate in the Magnum cartridge Shot cartridge with high shot weight.
weighs precisely one English pound (= 453.6 inner circle to the outer circle of the test target Shot charge See Shot weight.
g). Calibre 12 therefore is the diameter of a based on the surface unit. (Hit rate in inner Medium ignition A special three-part form of shot cartridge
ball made of soft lead where 12 of these balls circle x 3, divided by the hit rate in the outer ignition. Shot grain number Number system for identifying shot diameter,
equal one English pound in weight. The precise circle). Together with coverage and speed, this e.g. no. 5 = 3 mm.
determines the individual efficiency limit of the Nitrocellulose Powder component
diameter is specified in the dimension tables
shotgun barrel. Shot grain size Usually between 2 and 4 mm, in steps of
of the firing laws. Nitrocellulose This is an offensive or progressive combusting 0.25 mm.
Distribution See Density / Hit percentage. powder powder. When it is ignited, the extremely small
Cardboard case Produced with several layers of glued, high-
powder volume converts without much smoke Shot pattern See Pattern.
quality Kraft paper, which is then calibrated,
Dud Cartridges that don’t ignite after firing. or residue into a large gas volume that provides
glazed and painted to protected against mois- the cartridge with its firing energy. The type and Shot weight Number of shot grains and total weight.
ture. Felt wad / Intermediate material, previously made with amount of powder is decisive in determining
fibre wad animal hair (felt), today made with wood fibre the gas pressure, to a large extent the speed Slug See also Original Brenneke slug.
Cardboard wad In combination with the fibre wad, this seals (fibre). This seals the powder chamber in shot and to some extent the shot pattern scatter,
off the shot cartridge from the powder cham- cartridges with a cardboard wad or H-wad from the recoil and the function of the cartridge in Soft iron shot (= Steel shot). Alternative to lead shot that is
ber. the shot charge and serves to uniformly eject self-loading shotguns. being legally prescribed due to environmental
the shot weight. protection aspects.
Card inlay Restricts the powder chamber and provides Normal cartridges Term for soft iron shot cartridges with a case
the case with additional strength. It consists Firing distance Hunting shot firing distance is at most 40 m, length of 70 mm and up to 3.25 mm shot Spreader device Cross-shaped plastic insert in shot charge that
of several layers of Kraft paper. depending on calibre and shot grain size. diameter which can be fired from normal firing ensures the shot pattern is formed rapidly
Above this, scattering is so great that there is shotguns. after leaving the barrel. Spreader cartridges
Case floor Bottom of brass head, into which the calibre not sufficient coverage. The penetration force are used in game hunting, short-range and in
and the manufacturer’s mark are imprinted. and therefore the effective killing effective of Offensive powder Extremely rapid (=offensive) combusting skeet shooting.
the shot decreases very rapidly with increasing powder.
Case length Given in mm. This is the full length of the Steel shot (Also called soft iron shot). Alternative to lead
shot distance. It depends greatly on the shot
case – not the length of the ready-loaded, Original Brenneke Ball cartridge made by the company Brenneke, shot that is being legally prescribed due to
grain size, the ballistic data of the cartridge,
crimped cartridge – 65, 67.5, 70 or 76 mm. slug which can be shot as individual cartridges environmental protection aspects.
the bore choke, etc. Soft iron shot has a lower
Crimped cartridges are generally approx. fromshotguns or from shotgun barrels in
specific weight. A distance of max. 35 m should
6 mm shorter with roll crimps and approx. combined weapons. Star crimp The mouth end is folded together in a star
not be exceeded in this case.
11 mm shorter with star crimps than the Pattern Volume of shot grain that, after leaving the barrel shape over the shot (also folded crimp).
nominal measurement given for case length. Firing pin This hits the ignition cap, igniting the in the form of a cloud (=pattern), continues
The case length 67.5 is developed for use powder. to fly and whose length and width expansion Subsonic Special cartridges with subsonic speeds and
with 65 mm and 70 mm firing chambers. continuously increases with the increasing cartridges therefore reduced noise level. Required for
(ATTENTION! Do not use a 70 mm case in a Folded crimp The mouth end is folded together in a star distance. noise-sensitive shooting ranges.
65 mm firing chamber or a 76 mm case in a shape over the shot (also star crimp).
Patterning Term for the uniform distribution of shot on the Sulphur antimony (= antimony sulphide), powder component.
70 mm firing chamber!)
Gas pressure When the powder gas ignites, the pressure test target. In addition to the choke bore, the
rises extremely rapidly due to the great heat structure of the cartridge and the shot quality Tetrazes Extremely impact-sensitive compound of
Case mouth Front aperture of case for inserting powder,
development and acts in all directions, i.e. on (roundness, uniform diameter) all influence yellowish, water-insoluble crystals. Is used as
intermediate material, shot charge, etc.
the case, crimp, barrel wall and wad containing coverage. A good coverage is therefore when initial explosive for the ignition.
Centerfire ignition Propellant and primer are located in centre the shot charge or ball cartridge. the least possible boundary shot is present.
Top wad Covers the shot charge in shot cartridges with
of case floor.
High performance These are shot cartridges with soft iron shot Plastic case Prefabricated from axially stretched polyethyl- roll crimps.
cartridges which can only be used in shotguns proofed ene (PE). Polyethylene is, according to technical
C.I.P. Commission internationale permanente pour
for steel shot cartridges. regulations, not a hazardous substance and Total danger Gives the total flight width of the shot, not to
l‘épreuve des armes à feu portatives. Defines
can therefore be disposed of in domestic zone of the shot be mistaken with long-range limit. Guidelines
the dimensions of firing chambers, barrels and Hit percentage The number of hits in a 75 cm test area at waste/general waste. in meter: Shot diameter in mm x 100.
action distances for weapons, dimensions of 35 m test distance in relationship to the total
cartridges and the maximum gas pressure number of shot in the cartridge charge as a Powder gas Gas volume that provides the cartridge with Trizinate Lead tri-nitro-resorcinate, used as initial explo-
values for all ammunition types, etc. ratio. its firing energy. sive for the ignition.

22 23
Rottweil – Shot cartridges in overview
Type Calibre Material Shot Strength in mm Case Brass Head Type of wad V 2,5
HUNTING SHOT CARTRIDGES g 1,7 2,0 2,2 2,3 2,4 2,5 2,6 2,7 3,0 3,2 3,5 3,7 4,0 4,2 mm m/s
Magnum 12 76 Lead 52 x x x x x Plastic 20 BP 370
Semi Magnum 12 70 Lead 40 x x x x x Plastic 20 BP 375
Waidmannsheil Pappe 12 70 Lead 36 x x x x x x x Cardboard 20 FP/cardboard wad 380
Waidmannsheil HV Plastik 12 70 Lead 36 x x x x x x x x x Plastic 20 BP 395
Jagd braun 12 70 Lead 36 x x x Cardboard 20 FP/H-wad 375
Special 36 12 70 Lead 36 x x x x x x x x Plastic 16 BP 380
Jagd braun Streu 12 70 Lead 34   Cardboard 20 FW/H-wad/spreader device 375
Steel Game Magnum 12 76 Steel 36 3,25 x 3,75 Plastic 20 BP 380
Tiger 12 67,5 Lead 32 x x x x x x x Plastic 20 BP 380
Tiger Disperseur 12 67,5 Lead 32  Plastic 20 FP/H-wad/spreader device 380
Special 12F 12 67,5 Lead 32 x x x x x x x Plastic 12 FP/H-wad 380
Steel Game 12 70 Steel 32 x x x 3,25 x 3,75 Plastic 20 BP 375
Rottweil Steel Game HV 12 70 Steel 32 x x Plastic 20 BP 400
Mark II 30HV 12 67,5 Lead 30 x x Plastic 12 BP 390
Express 12 67,5 Lead 32-38 4,5 5,2 6,2 7,6 8,6 Plastic 20 H-wad/FP 390/415
Waidmannsheil Pappe 16 70 Lead 31 x x x Cardboard 20 FP/cardboard wad 375
Waidmannsheil HV Plastik 16 70 Lead 31 x x x x x x Plastic 16 BP 385
Jagd braun 16 70 Lead 31 x x Cardboard 20 FP/H-wad 375
Jagd braun Streu 16 70 Lead 30  Cardboard 20 FP/H-wad/spreader device 375
Steel Game 16 70 Steel 26 x Plastic 16 BP 370
Tiger 16 67,5 Lead 27 x x x x x Plastic 16 BP 375
Special 16F 16 67,5 Lead 27 x x x x Plastic 8 FP/H-wad 375
Express 16 67,5 Lead 26,3 7,6 Plastic 20 FP/H-wad 415
Magnum 20 76 Lead 33 x x x Plastic 20 BP 370
Waidmannsheil HV Plastik 20 70 Lead 28 x x x x x Plastic 16 BP 385
Special 20F 20 67,5 Lead 26 x x x x x Plastic 8 FP/H-wad 375
Special 20HV 20 70 Lead 26 x x x Plastic 8 BP 390
Tiger 20 67,5 Lead 25,5 x x x Plastic 16 FP/H-wad 375
Steel Game 20 70 Steel 24 x 3,25 Plastic 16 BP 380
SPORT SHOT CARTRI DGES 2,0 2,2 2,3 2,4 2,6
Superskeet 24 HV 12 67,5 Lead 24 x Plastic 20 BP 410
Supersport 24 HV 12 67,5 Lead 24 x Plastic 20 BP 410
Supertrap 24 HV 12 67,5 Lead 24 x Plastic 20 BP 420
Superskeet Streu 24 HV 12 67,5 Lead 24  Plastic 20 BP/spreader device 410
Fasan FF 12 67,5 Lead 24 x Plastic 12 FP/cardboard wad 380
Fasan FF 12 67,5 Lead 28 x Plastic 12 FP/cardboard wad 380
Special Skeet 12 70 Lead 24 x Plastic 12 BP 380
Special Skeet 12 70 Lead 28 x Plastic 12 BP 380
Special Sport 12 70 Lead 24 x Plastic 12 BP 380
Special Sport 12 70 Lead 28 x Plastic 12 BP 380
Special Trap 12 70 Lead 24 x Plastic 12 BP 380
Special Trap 12 70 Lead 28 x Plastic 12 BP 380
Special Trap 12 70 Lead 34 x Plastic 12 BP 380
Special Skeet Streu 12 67,5 Lead 24  Plastic 12 BP/spreader device 380
Special Skeet Streu 12 67,5 Lead 28  Plastic 12 BP/spreader device 380
Steel Skeet 12 70 Steel 24 x Plastic 20 BP 380
Steel Skeet 12 70 Steel 28 x Plastic 20 BP 380
Steel Trap 12 70 Steel 24 x Plastic 20 BP 380
Steel Trap 12 70 Steel 28 x Plastic 20 BP 380
Fasan FF 16 67,5 Lead 28 x x Plastic 16 FP/cardboard wad 380
Fasan FF 20 67,5 Lead 25,5 x x Plastic 16 FP/cardboard wad 380
We reserve the right to technical and pictorial changes without prior notice. BP = plastic wad / FP = fibre wad
In addition to the range shown here, country-specific shot cartridges are also available.
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