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Star Reloaders / Re: Powder slide scored by debris
« Last post by varmintpopper on May 02, 2018, 01:14:21 AM »
I always try to wipe off the top of the powder container that I'll be using to fill the powder hopper with as dust, dirt and debris  tends to find its way there and can find its way into the hopper.

Speculation of course.

Good Shooting

Lindy
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Star Reloaders / Re: Powder slide scored by debris
« Last post by CDRT on May 01, 2018, 03:52:01 PM »
I checked the brass threads on the powder reservoir and there were no chips or anything that looked like the piece that embedded itself in the top of the housing.  The threads were clean and all there.  I guess it will remain a mystery.  I checked with Bruce about getting a new housing top, just to have a spare, but I need to see what other parts might be nice to have around.  In all the years I've owned this press, the only thing that ever broke was the tool head spring and I got a spare when I ordered the replacement back when Star was in business in San Diego.
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Star Reloaders / Re: Powder slide scored by debris
« Last post by CDRT on April 29, 2018, 01:05:37 PM »
Thanks.  It's a newer plastic powder reservoir but I will check the threads.  No powder drain.  The cardboard was in a new plastic container of Bullseye.  When I called them to complain, they just shrugged it off.
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Star Reloaders / Re: Powder slide scored by debris
« Last post by NYKenn on April 29, 2018, 11:56:38 AM »
If you are using an older brass or metal powder tube, or have a brass powder drain threaded in, check the threads on them. Vibration from use, or accidental impact,  could have cracked same where it is attached, and resulted in a small piece of brass flaking off.

I could see a cardboard from some older Bullseye as that was used in the manufacture of the tube can, but Brass not so much, but who knows.
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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / SOLD
« Last post by teg2650 on April 28, 2018, 04:00:09 PM »
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Star Reloaders / Powder slide scored by debris
« Last post by CDRT on April 27, 2018, 05:28:53 PM »
I've never had this happen before.  I was loading some .45 ACP's when the press started to make a horrible sound when I would pull down on the handle.  I stopped loading and took it apart.  A small piece of debris, that looked like brass had embedded itself in the upper powder slide housing and it cut a groove in the top of the powder slide to the rear of the hole.  I can't imagine where it came from, unless it was in the can of powder I was using; Bullseye.  It would not be the first time I had something foreign in a can of Bullseye.  One time it was a small piece of cardboard.

I could not get whatever it was out of the housing, so I took a fine Swiss file and carefully smoothed it out.  After putting everything back together, it all seemed to work as intended.
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Star Reloaders / Re: Star loader with extras
« Last post by varmintpopper on April 19, 2018, 10:58:52 PM »
Thing of beauty!  Would love to try out one of those bullet feeders.


https://imgur.com/a/6x6yQS0

This the cartridge ejection system that I use ,,, No moving parts.
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Star Reloaders / Re: Star loader with extras
« Last post by FOR_Star on April 19, 2018, 01:01:54 PM »
Thing of beauty!  Would love to try out one of those bullet feeders.
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Star Reloaders / Re: Star loader with extras
« Last post by Humbo on April 18, 2018, 07:21:17 AM »
Thank you, that is one smooth working machine. What kind of eject system do you use?
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Star Reloaders / Re: Star loader with extras
« Last post by varmintpopper on April 17, 2018, 10:44:04 PM »
https://imgur.com/a/6x6yQS0

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