Good Deal Alert 224 77gr Hpbt bullets from midway

sea2summit

Trying to get past 100m
PX Member
Minuteman
Mar 1, 2009
870
1,121
I got a bunch of 77 grain custom comps one time, never again. They tore up pmags bad. Had to use steel mags. Also had feeding issues once the PMAGs got torn up.
 

Superjet

Sergeant of the Hide
PX Member
Minuteman
Mar 9, 2019
121
80
I picked up 1000 69 gr blems from them. All of the 22 cals looks good and performed well, but there were 25 cal bullets mixed in. Just pay attention to what you get.
 

TxWelder35

Supporter
PX Member
PX Member
Minuteman
Oct 17, 2018
1,363
1,632
DFW
I got a bunch of 77 grain custom comps one time, never again. They tore up pmags bad. Had to use steel mags. Also had feeding issues once the PMAGs got torn up.
How did they tear them up? Were they not seated to mag length?
 

sea2summit

Trying to get past 100m
PX Member
Minuteman
Mar 1, 2009
870
1,121
How did they tear them up? Were they not seated to mag length?
Here are two PMAGs as examples of what was happening.
9AAC2892-6D09-460D-831F-8D26E11D4E36.jpeg

They weren’t loaded to the traditional 2.250 but loaded to 2.260 per Nosler’s data. Measuring CBTO the chamber wanted them much longer but testing them at 2.260 got me what I wanted which was just a solid steel plinking round.

C2B68A39-F710-4511-AE2A-B1304F5179F8.jpeg

These were the first two out of the mag, first one was right on the numbers but second one was long so show that. These were reloaded with Dillon dies so +/- should be fairly consistent for CBTO but tip variance this is still pretty good IMHO.

D2630EBF-C612-4397-B2B2-78BB6FCEAF57.jpeg

One thing to note is the custom comps feel sharper than SMKs, it is noticeable. I’m not trash talking the product at all, we harvested several deer and hogs last year with these, children even shot some matches. They just didn’t seem to get along with poly mags for me. If you want to seat them shorter maybe you’d get better results with the mags but by that point I would think you’ll be way off the lands so potentially more barrel ware than normal(?).
 
Last edited:

TxWelder35

Supporter
PX Member
PX Member
Minuteman
Oct 17, 2018
1,363
1,632
DFW
These are definitely not SMKs

Each measure .030 shorter OAL

Base to ogive on a SMK is .607
Base to ogive on these are .574