45 TBBC - Trophy Bonded Bear Claw
Ballistic Coefficiency: 0.340
Box Count: 25
Trophy Bonded Bear Claw is the ultimate big game bullet.
Conceived by big game hunter Jack Carter in 1985, Bear Claw was the bullet of choice for Federal when it introduced its Premium rifle ammunition. Now, Bear Claw component bullets are available to reloaders from your trusted source for great hunting bullets, SPEER.
The formula for making Bear Claw shows its superiority. Jackets begin as solid rods of gilding metal cut to length. A profiled cavity is precision-machined into one end to hold the core. The cavity is fluxed and pure lead core is inserted. This assembly is then heated at very high temperature to create a true fusion bond between core and jacket. Then each bullet is finished with a long, protected point for excellent flight characteristics and resistance to damage in rifle magazines.
Expanded bullets show the advantages of this attention to detail. The solid copper rear shank resists any deformation to ensure bullet integrity. The soft lead core stays firmly attached to the jacket for incredibly high-retained weights - in excess of 90 percent. The fully annealed jacket opens rapidly and then stops when expansion reaches the solid shank, and fusion bonding keeps the lead attached.
Note: These are component bullets, not loaded ammunition.