Safari Solids

The CEB range of revolutionary hunting projectiles all started with the Safari Solid design with the BBW #13 nose profile. This projectile was developed following exhaustive testing in numerous calibres both in the laboratory and in the field on game, and refined over many design evolutions. The result is a projectile that will give deeper and straighter penetration than any other projectile made in the world today. How can we make that claim? We can say that confidently, as the very best of their counterparts have been tested alongside these projectiles under the same conditions and the Safari Solids with the BBW #13 nose profile have continually proved themselves to be the better performers.

Design Features

Brass Mono-metal Construction – lathe turned from a solid brass rod, the projectiles are extremely consistent in terms of uniformity and weight, leading to excellent accuracy. Despite being slightly harder than copper, the increased lubricity of brass does not increase bore friction or pressures.

67% Meplat – Exhaustive testing revealed that for optimum penetration, the meplat (nose) should be 67% of the shank diameter. It is matched with the Safari Raptor hollow point, so that the two projectiles have almost identical trajectory characteristics, providing the same point of aim. Each Safari Solid has a partner Safari Raptor hollow point projectile (with the same external shape and dimensions but slightly lower weight, due to its cavity) for this very reason.

13o Nose Angle – The angle of the nose is also important for optimal penetration characteristics. This relates to hydrodynamic flow characteristics when traversing through flesh. The nose angle was determined following testing of a range of different angles. Again, the Safari Solid's optimum BBW #13 nose profile has been matched in its partner Safari Raptor hollow point.

3 + 1 Driving Band Configuration – The use of driving bands as opposed to a full calibre shank means that friction is reduced, lowering peak chamber pressures. This in turn, allows increased velocity via an increased powder charge. The 3 + 1 design provides good neck tension as well as positive alignment with the bore and rifling, for enhanced accuracy. Testing has shown that when compared to conventional bullets with equivalent weight and seating depth, the Safari Solid's 3 + 1 band configuration results in both reduced chamber pressure and barrel strain. This makes these projectiles especially suited to use in the thin walled barrels of double rifles.

Range of Weights – Most calibres have a range of bullet weights for the Safari Solids (and their partner Safari Raptor hollow points), allowing the hunter to select the right bullet weight for their intended purpose and calibre.

 

Note: Because these projectiles are solid brass, they are considerably longer than lead core projectiles of the same weight. As such, they will likely require a faster twist than the same weight lead core projectile. Please check the Technical Data Sheet to ensure that the projectiles you are interested in are compatible with your rifle's barrel twist rate.

For technical data on the Safari Solid projectiles, click on Technical Data Sheet - Safari Solids & Lever+ Solids. All technical data sheets can also be found in the Technical Notes section, under the Ammunition Notes heading.

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