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    08-13-2017, 03:53 AM
    Home made Ketchup on mine.
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    08-08-2017, 03:16 PM
    Iowa Fox replied to a thread 1911's to go to CMP in Our Town
    Wonder if the one I carried might be in the bunch. If it could tell true stories you guy's would not believe them.
    2 replies | 385 view(s)
  • Iowa Fox's Avatar
    08-07-2017, 12:54 AM
    I have single & double cavity Lyman 22 molds (steel) and 3 different Noe 22 molds (aluminum). I don't own any brass 22 molds. I have never had any heat retention issues with any of them but I always cast in the warmer summer months. Actually the...
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    08-07-2017, 12:23 AM
    Iowa Fox replied to a thread Buying in bulk in Our Town
    I was wondering if anyone from the forum might have been there. Fairbank and Hazleton, Iowa have a couple good Amish places also.
    38 replies | 1433 view(s)
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    08-06-2017, 01:17 PM
    Nice find. that is a first year four digit S/N. I didn't check the year on the 221 one I bought but its not a four digit serial. Still looking for the 473 BF action.
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    08-04-2017, 06:54 PM
    Iowa Fox replied to a thread Buying in bulk in Our Town
    Stringtown Grocery just off Hwy 1 North of Kalona for us. It's a Mennonite store that sells local produce in season and bulk stuff like rice, oatmeal, flour, raisins, nuts, ect, ect. The girls will bag you up any size you want. My wife buys flour by...
    38 replies | 1433 view(s)
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    08-04-2017, 06:13 PM
    Happy for you Scott. Keep us posted on your progress as you get ready for hunting season. Over 55 years ago my uncle told me you need to shoot at least twice a week starting 3 to 4 months before season or shooting match's. He was really right, it...
    48 replies | 2595 view(s)
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    08-03-2017, 06:47 PM
    XP100 in 221. Would like to find a xp action or one with a toasted barrel with 473 bolt face.
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  • Iowa Fox's Avatar
    08-01-2017, 11:07 PM
    Scott, Keep your eyes peeled for a nice used old one and you will be happy. Try a want to buy in the classified here, nothing to loose. Good luck on your rifle whitetail.
    48 replies | 2595 view(s)
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    08-01-2017, 08:29 PM
    I'll take all the P/W powder bushings for 3.25 each. Please PM me a total to see if I came up with the same as you. Thanks, rmcc
    2 replies | 161 view(s)
  • Iowa Fox's Avatar
    07-31-2017, 11:45 PM
    Well sac, good question. If I go out it will be to my apple orchard carrying my Marlin 1895 cowboy. I have a very old 456192 mold that is my favorite 45/70 bullet, easy casting and drops nice fat bullets. I think that mold was originally made for...
    48 replies | 2595 view(s)
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    07-31-2017, 03:16 AM
    rmcc replied to a thread Marlin 1895gbl in Leverguns
    I just got one, too. Great rifle!! I have Redding dies. I also load 40/82, also Redding. They seem to pay more attention to the straight wall case aspect as far as belling enough to seat bullets. Crush less cases with Redding dies (again, just my...
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    07-30-2017, 05:44 PM
    It does look different. Thats a lot of use to wear away all the plating. On a somewhat different topic I won a #1 lubesizer last night with a brass hopper. And a different type of wrench. It will be here next weekend.
    5 replies | 267 view(s)
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    07-30-2017, 06:45 AM
    I have heard that Hoppe's or something like that would take the plating off. But that one is totally devoid of plating. Makes me wonder? Ken
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    07-30-2017, 06:41 AM
    Lubedude you are dead right on that one. I have the collection packed into 100+ boxes. Most of the collection that is. What remains are 50 or so of the large presses that don't easily fit into a box. Hollywood's, Herter's, CV Schmitt, Ideal and...
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    07-29-2017, 06:37 AM
    I do have several Bair catalogs that need to be scanned to PDF. Including the last one with the name change to Bear. But, I sol the farm and will be moving to Minnesota. Everything is in a box, unmarked of course, waiting for the movers. It will...
    25 replies | 2692 view(s)
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    07-28-2017, 06:38 AM
    Gtrunicon. Welcome Either of the Hollywood's you are looking at will work with the 300 Win Mag. There is a caveat though. They great presses but the linkage is limited to a 4 to 1 ratio, full length resizing will be a lot of work and effort. ...
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  • Iowa Fox's Avatar
    07-26-2017, 08:36 PM
    Same process I'm using and they come out plenty clean & shiny for me. I do de-prime everything first, then in the boiling water & Lemi-Shine all in plastic coffee container with the lid snapped on. What kind of wax are you using?
    39 replies | 2010 view(s)
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    07-26-2017, 08:12 PM
    Iowa Fox replied to a thread Dillon SDB in Reloading Equipment
    For small cases like the 45 Colt and down the SD is a great little press. I would say looking at the design that converting to 7/8 x 14 dies would be very impractical or next to impossible. Its a snap changing dies when you have them set up in a...
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  • Iowa Fox's Avatar
    07-26-2017, 03:00 PM
    Just got another one to add to the fleet. I wanted to try a Lee Auto Drum on one of my Dillons.
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    07-26-2017, 06:35 AM
    I agree, that navy gray color just is not right. Hamish, antique wood working tools is another all consuming hobby, I know. I had to sell my dad's extensive collection last fall for lack of space in my garage. 2500 pounds of tools to an...
    24 replies | 1134 view(s)
  • Iowa Fox's Avatar
    07-25-2017, 06:44 PM
    Thanks guys. I've been limping this one along for 10-12 years with RTV and gaskets but its beyond that now. Its wasting maybe 70% of LBT blue so it needs to get the treatment, have had Lyman o rings for it for a lot of years.
    12 replies | 614 view(s)
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check