Cable Bullet Cable Rail Kit for Metal Posts

SKU #BM14-16-SR

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The Cable Bullet system is beautifully designed to add a modern touch to any deck or home. The patent-pending tensioning system and straight-forward engineering make this a simple yet versatile system that's perfect for DIY and professional installers alike.

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Versatile Terminal Ends

Each Cable Bullet kit includes two identical sets of components (2 terminal ends) that make one run. Having interchangeable cable railing hardware eliminates the need for separate tensioning and non-tensioning kits. Because cable runs are tensioned on the post interior, there is no need to drill through the post, and, as a result, cable runs do not need to be staggered or off-set around corners. The same components can also be used on any straight, angled or sloped application.

Each Bullet includes a rubber o-ring (pre-installed) on the shank underneath the head of the Bullet. As the Bullet is advanced into the metal post the o-ring acts as a cushion, allowing the installer to adjust the alignment of the set screw location relative to the post. Once set, the o-ring also serves as a lock washer, tensioning the Bullet to it's preferred position.

High-Quality Components

To guarantee long-lasting durability and beauty, Cable Bullet hardware is machined from 316 marine grade stainless steel and made exclusively in the U.S.A.

What's included in a kit?

Each Cable Bullet kit includes the necessary components to fasten both ends of a single cable run:

  • (2) Cable Bullets for metal posts
  • (2) Crimp sleeves
  • (2) Lobed washers
  • (2) Set screws
  • (2) Rubber o-rings (pre-installed)

What cable should I use?

All Cable Bullet cable railing kits were designed exclusively for use with 5/32" cable. If your project includes sloped or angled rail sections, we highly recommend using 7x7 cable. The additional flexibility of the 7x7 cable braid allows for cleaner lines and tighter angles between staggered posts.

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Installation Instructions

1 | General Guidelines

End posts should be spaced no more than 20' apart and must be braced top and bottom to support the combined tension of every cable run within a section (150–200# per run). Add intermediate (pass-through) support posts at least every 3-1/2' between end posts. Cable runs should be spaced no more than 3" apart. 

2 | Preparing Your Posts

We recommend end post have 1/4" thick aluminum or 3/16" thick steel walls. Bullet holes should be drilled at 37/65" (aluminum), or 19/32" (steel), and tapped for 5/8" x 18 threading. Intermediate support posts should be drilled at 3/16".

3 | Installing Cable Bullet Kits

The Cable Bullet Installation Kit (sold separately) is required to set all endpoints, securely fasten cable ends, and tension each section. It includes Bullet and set-screw drivers as well as a modified YYQ-300 16-ton manual hydraulic crimper that's been refitted with a custom hexagonal die. The hexagonal crimp along the full length of the crimp sleeve is necessary to securely fasten each endpoint under tension. Because crimp sleeves are machined from marine grade stainless steel, they are virtually impossible to crimp using standard cable crimpers.

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For full details & installation instructions see How it Works.

Have Additional Questions?

Please don't hesitate to contact us, we're happy to help.


Designed & Manufactured in the U.S.A.

Patent Pending

ATTENTION: It is the installers responsibility to verify that the installed system complies with all local building codes.