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Mike B

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Charge Bars?
« on: February 06, 2018, 04:41:52 PM »
Hello,
 I recently acquired a Star Reloader (45 Cal). It is old but in excellent shape. It was used by a friend of mine who recently passed and was a competitive pistol shooter, so I know it has had a lot of use. The question I have is that I am ready to start reloading and the brass charge bar has a brass insert in it that has the number 5 on the side of the insert. Does this mean it is dropping 5 grains? I am a little confused because I know his favorite was 4.2 gr of Bullseye. If anyone can help I would be appreciative. And does anyone know where I can get additional inserts?
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Re: Charge Bars?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2018, 07:26:43 PM »
It is not five grains but a number 5 insert.
Different powders will drop different grains.
You could drop a few drops and measure on a scale to give you a starting point.

RBWillNJ (Bruce Williams) on this site will have accessories and inserts to alter to your load. Bruce has the Star Machine Works site.

There is also a thread on this list (which Bruce can provide) that determines size by masurement of the insert and computing the volume.

Good,luck.
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Re: Charge Bars?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 10:21:45 AM »
Mike,
 Hornady made a pistol powder measure that used/made the powder bushing you are talking about, it is 1/2 inch tall, I don't think they make the bushing any more. I have their 1986 catalog with a powder chart, PM me a email address and I will send you a picture of it. It shows #5 bushing to be 3.7 grains of bullseye. Bruce in NJ who owns Star makes the bushings.
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Re: Charge Bars?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2018, 09:21:25 PM »
Bruce can make you any powder drop bushing you want. Not just the std. Pacific bushings.. Does an excellent job. he's made several for me for a specific load.

you can find the Pacific bushing on occasion on eBay


 

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