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  • Iowa Fox's Avatar
    08-17-2017, 01:30 AM
    Keep them both. Sooner or latter your going to want to load rifle and your SD won't do that.
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    08-17-2017, 01:07 AM
    Nice job on that old girl. I've got one that looks just like your top picture. I'll just keep using mine like it is, I would buy a red bicycle grip for the handle if I could find one.
    13 replies | 416 view(s)
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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 | 416 view(s)
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    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 | 1570 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.
    817 replies | 62899 view(s)
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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...
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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 | 2759 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.
    817 replies | 62899 view(s)
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    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 | 2759 view(s)
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    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 | 2759 view(s)
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    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 | 2058 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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    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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    07-25-2017, 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 | 654 view(s)
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    07-25-2017, 03:43 PM
    Follow John Valentine's instructions and you will be happy. I have several sets of the collet dies and before John shared his instructions I hated them, now I love them. Two things- a good press that cams over and not much pressure to size the neck....
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    07-25-2017, 01:46 PM
    lightman, any leaks from the bottom plug after the new o ring? How did you re-stake the plug? Got one that needs a new o ring myself, just need to find the time to do it.
    12 replies | 654 view(s)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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