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Midsouth Varmint Nightmare vs midway "dog town"

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by GooseGestapo, Nov 18, 2015.

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  1. GooseGestapo

    GooseGestapo Member

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    Thinking of getting some 55grn of either for 200-300yd target work and general use. Specifically hollow point, but would go soft point if better accuracy seen.
    What is the consensus on these?
     
  2. Cemetery21

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    I can only report on the Dogtown 50 gr. HPs. I used them in 3 custom barrels for prairie dogs for several years. They are very, very accurate, but not quite as explosive on prairie dogs as some other bullets (Remington PLHP and Hornady v-max).
     
  3. GooseGestapo

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  4. horseman1

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    I have used a couple thousand of the dogtown 55gr bullets. They were more accurate for me than the fmj-bt version and were inexpensive. My gun seemed to like them with an upper - midrange charge of IMR 4895. They did a number on some 2l bottles :).
     
  5. Blackrock

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    I use both and buy when either Midway or Midsouth have them on sale. Right now Midsouth have free shipping on their bullets. I like the 55g PSP the best in my 22-250's plus my .222's and .223's
     
  6. spitballer

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    I use the dogtown 55gr HP's as a control group for dialing in a new load. They are very reliable and predictable, two qualities that help tremendously in putting together useful load data. I do encounter some minor inconsistencies from box to box and purists may want to segregate them roughly into groups for purposes of reseach, but they are simply a better bargain than other flat-based bullets and IMHO more predictable than the boat-tail designs.
     
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    I bought two thousand of the 50 grain dogtown HP's, when Midway had them for $35/500. They shoot really well, getting 1.5" out of the Mini-14 at 100 yards, pretty good!

    With the free shipping deal right now, I'd buy the Varmint nightmare from Mid-South, the bullets look identical to what Midway has. I bet these come from Nosler as well.
     
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    Consensus for quite a few years now is that they are the same bullet.
     
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    Yep. My thoughts exactly!
     
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