Freyr ammunition

Can someone please supply some info on the company that produces Freyr ammunition.
Freyr ammo
That picture is all I have. The cartridges are 9.3x62 18.5g - 285 grains DL1. I do not know what the DL1 stands for.

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My notes on Freyr:

Munitions Freyr is a Hunting Sports good store in Chouilly, France operated from 2011. Owned by Yannick Freyr who designed his own brand of “DEGOL” bullets in two types DL1 (Spitzer HP) and DL2 ( Round nose SP).

They produced their own line of sporting bullets and cartridges but also loaded other manufacturers bullets in their own cases. Most cases used have the “FREYR” HS and include the following European Sporting Calibers:

7x64 (W5)
8x57JRS (M33)
9.3x62 (M54)
9.3x74R (M60)

With the following under development at the time: 8x68s, 30R Blaser, 7x65R

As well as the commoner American and some British calibers:

243 Win, 270 Win, 270 WSM ,300 Win, 338 Win, 300 Weatherby, 280 Rem, 7mm Rem Mag, 35 Whelen , 444 Marlin , 450 Marlin ,375 H&H, 404 Jeffery

In 2017 the DL1 and DL2 ammunition (DEGOL bullets) were taken over by “CARTOUCHE SOLOGNE” but will not be available until the 2018-2019 season.

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Brad, I am not sure if I understand you correctly regarding DEGOL bullets.
Johannsen Jagd of Neumünster has been offering DEGOL bullets, described as being made by Wim Degol of Belgium, for years.
You write “Yannick Freyr who designed his own brand of ‘DEGOL’ bullets”. Do you mean he copied the DEGOL designs under his own name DL1 and DL2? Or is the Johannsen catalogue misleading?

Jochem, I am just repeating what the Freyr website used to say. I assume he means his own type of Degol bullets because they were definitely described as being Degol which must refer to Wim Degol…

FYI, here is my updated notes on Freyr (I will have to change them to add your comments re Wim Degol). Note they are now out of business but Sologne still offers the loadings:


Munitions Freyr was a Hunting Sports good store in Chouilly, France operated from 2011-2017. Owned by Yannick Freyr who designed his own brand of “DEGOL” bullets in two types DL1 (Spitzer HP) and DL2 ( Round nose SP).

They produced their own line of sporting bullets and cartridges with “FREYR” hs. They have also loaded other manufacturers bullets in their cases. The cases hs is produced by “laser etching” and could well be from Shm of Germany which uses this technique and also started business in 2011.

The cases with “FREYR” HS include the following European Sporting Calibers:

7x64 (W5)
8x57JRS (M33)
9.3x62 (M54)
9.3x74R (M60)

As well as the commoner (mainly) American calibers:

243 Win, 270 Win, 270 WSM, 300 Win, 338 Win, 300 Weatherby, 280 Rem, 7mm Rem Mag, 35 Whelen, 444 Marlin, 450 Marlin, 375 H&H, 404 Jeffery.

In 2017 their website listed the following as being under development at the time: 8x68S, 30R Blaser, 7x65R (but apparently these were never produced).

In 2017 it was announced that the DL1 and DL2 ammunition (DEGOL bullets) were to be taken over by “Cartouches Sologne” but will not be available until the 2018-2019 season.

It does appear that the “FREYR” business went into liquidation in 2017 and ammunition disappeared from the market around this time. The Degol bullets are listed as being available loadings for most of the above calibers in the Cartouches Sologne website in 2021. Now referred to as “SOLOGNE KLASSIC DEGOL” as either HP or RN, with the "DL1 & DL2 titles no longer being used.


On the Reimer Johannsen website they have the following information listed -
“The Belgian Wim Degol has specialized in the manufacture of exclusive hunting bullets and is now able to manufacture bullets exactly according to customer specifications.”
They then list the following for sale in 9.3mm, packets of 50 -
.366-232 STM-Pointed HP DG36601
.366-247 STM-Spitz HP DG36602
.366-263 STM-Pointed HP DG36603
.366-285 STM-Pointed HP DG36604
.366-320 STM-Pointed HP DG36605
.366-285 STM-Round DG36606
.366-285 VM-ROUND DG36607
.366-320 VM-ROUND DG36608
.366-320 STM-Round DG36609

There is ‘conversation’ on some European hunting forums where hunters have said they have purchased Degol projectiles direct from Degol without going through Freyr. It seems that if Freyr ever suggested they designed/manufactured Degol bullets they were mischievous.

In response to my origonal post, seeking information on Freyr ammunition, thank you Brad for sharing your notes.

Jochem, there is quite a discussion in the thread here on the confusion about the DL1/2 titles and whether Freyr had been misleading about the “Degol” bullets - so clearly this must have been an issue !