Our research and development, at CB Bullets, over the last five years has gone into the search for a bullet that is suitable for the harvesting of game, minimizing meat damage while providing effectiveness and accuracy. Our bullets were field tested during culling operations over a five year period. Over 950 head of game was taken at various distances, for the main purpose of obtaining the meat, but also to gather data on the effectiveness of our bullets.

CB bullets are manufactured on a computer- numerically controlled lathe, ensuring inherent consistency. The material used is high-speed machining brass, containing 3% lead (at the pressures involved lead becomes a lubricant) to improve machine ability and to provide a friction-reducing oil less lubricant in the barrel. This minimises barrel wear to the point where it becomes completely insignificant.

Design features

The 60/40 shank to nose ratio is designed to provide stability. This design places the centre of gravity as far forward as possible, enhancing in-flight stability and ensuring in-target stability. The 7 degree boat tail contributes towards stability both by moving the centre of gravity further forward and by reducing drag, so limiting velocity loss and improving stability in crosswinds.

We only produce one bullet weight for each calibre. This is the optimum weight for that calibre in our bullet material This has been determined both theoretically and in practice. This particular bullet weight falls in the SF range between 1,3 and 1,5. This is to ensure the best possible gyroscopic stability.

The SF (Stability Factor) range extremes are 1,0 (under stabilised) and 1,8 (over stabilised). The “wad cutter edge” in the design ensures a calibre-sized hole on entry and exit, leaving a blood trail on both sides of the quarry, while meat damage is minimal due to the lowest possible in-target drag.

The Super Performer is the pinnacle of solid bullet design, probably twenty years ahead of its time. It is unparalleled in deep straightline penetration, due to the design of the meplat (flat point) and 13 degree shoulder. Together, these factors, further aided by the boattail, are what makes the performance super effective, these design characteristics keeps the bullet nose pointing forward even after other bullet types have turned or tumbled, as they eventually must do when the centre of gravity literally overtakes the centre of form.

There are two further shapes on offer, the long range Torpedo (a streamlined long range semi-spitzer) and the Ranger, a classic round nose design. Both feature the “wad cutter edge” and feed easily and reliably in most rifle magazines. The

CB bullets are not for the man who wishes to hit his quarry anywhere and let expansion or ”energy transfer” do the killing.They are for the serious hunter, the hunter who aims to hit and destroy a vital organ in order to ensure a quick and humane kill together with minimal meat damage.

A three-shot grouping at 100 metres – CB Super Performer 200-grain bullet in 8mm-06. A shoulder shot, 200-grain Super Performer in 8mm-06. Notice minimal meat damage. Kudu rib, 9,5x57. Note the minimal blood and tissue damage. This was a one-shot kill.
485-Grain Super Performer under the skin, still nose forward after having penetrated 76” (1,93 metres) of solid buffalo. The exit wound inflicted by a 395-grain CB bullet in 416 Remington. Again, minimal meat damage with a one-shot kill. Entrance wound, 525-grain CB Super Performer in 500 Jeffrey.
Minimal blood damage between shoulder and rib. 525-grain CB Super Performer in 500 Jeffrey on buffalo. The exit wound on the far side of the buffalo. 525-grain Super Performer in 500 Jeffrey. The exit wound of the previous picture, after skinning.

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