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Star Reloaders / Re: difference
« Last post by rbwillnj on November 21, 2017, 11:35:12 PM »
J Danielsson,

Take a look at this earlier discussion   http://www.starreloaders.com/forum/index.php/topic,1686.msg6973.html#msg6973


Hello! New member here, starting with beeing a smartass. I have a progressive of unknown age. Previous owner bought .32 s&w l dies in 1980, while visiting San Diego. These are the only ones I use nowadays and it is working flawlessly. I am ridicilously satisfied with the machinery and happy to be a member here.
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Star Reloaders / Re: difference
« Last post by J Danielsson on November 21, 2017, 10:31:55 AM »
Hello! New member here, starting with beeing a smartass. I have a progressive of unknown age. Previous owner bought .32 s&w l dies in 1980, while visiting San Diego. These are the only ones I use nowadays and it is working flawlessly. I am ridicilously satisfied with the machinery and happy to be a member here.
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Star Reloaders / Re: difference
« Last post by rbwillnj on November 21, 2017, 08:46:11 AM »
Yes, it can be confusing on eBay, that's why you need to pay attention to the pictures.

Keep in mind that Universal and Progressive are model names, but both are progressives (small p).

Bruce Williams
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Star Reloaders / Re: difference
« Last post by GeraldChainsaw on November 20, 2017, 10:07:50 AM »
wow,   thanks again for clearing it up,     if u noticed alot of whats on ebay,  alot of the stars are real;ly universals and advertised as progressives,  thanks again
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Star Reloaders / Re: difference
« Last post by rbwillnj on November 20, 2017, 09:45:24 AM »
Like he said, the opposite  (we were posting at the same time)

If it has Shell Locator Straps it's a Universal and can be used for multiple calibers.   If it does not have shell locator straps it's a Progressive and can only be used for 38 Special and .357 Magnum.

Adding some pictures for new users who really don't know what Shell Locator Straps are.


Bruce Williams
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Star Reloaders / Re: difference
« Last post by cc656d on November 20, 2017, 09:41:51 AM »
You have it backwards , remember one thing .  Universal says it all as in loading all calibers that Star made dies for if you have the dies, shell plate  , etc for that caliber.
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Star Reloaders / Re: difference
« Last post by GeraldChainsaw on November 20, 2017, 08:56:17 AM »
thanks for the info,   saying universal is kinda miss leading,   makes u think it can be used for anything,  so,  if thers no straps its a universal and probly used for only `1 cal,  where as if its a progressive,  heads plates primer things can all be changed to other cals.   lthanks again,      and like i said,  this time i'll make it down,
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Star Reloaders / Re: difference
« Last post by rbwillnj on November 16, 2017, 02:24:44 PM »
The most visible difference is the absence of #79U Shell Locator Straps on Progressives.  One of the least noticeable, but most significant differences is the diameter of the Steel Base.  The diameter of the Progressives steel base is 4" and is too small to accommodate shell plates used for most calibers. 

Bruce Williams
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Star Lubricator & Resizers / MOVED: difference
« Last post by rbwillnj on November 16, 2017, 02:18:19 PM »
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Star Reloaders / Re: difference
« Last post by varmintpopper on November 15, 2017, 11:31:54 PM »
Hi Jerry
The following listed parts are unigue to the universal reloader, all the other parts will fit both the progressive and the universal.

part #
12U  steel floor base
20U  Bullet seater
39U  safty cam
49U  angle lever cam
67U  shell floor base bushing
68U  shell floor base plug
69U  bullet seater nut
79U shell base locating strap

I may have missed some, someone fill in please.

Good Shooting

Lindy
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