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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / WTS Micro-Lube
« Last post by 787 x28 on Today at 02:38:37 PM »
20 stick of solid x-500 Micro-lube. $50 + shipping
USPS MO US. shipping.
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Star Reloaders / Re: Reloading 45acp
« Last post by fc60 on Today at 01:07:05 PM »
Greetings,

Are you wet tumbling using the "LemiShine" product?

You can get the brass too clean such that it will stick to the expander plug and Taper Crimp die.

Have a look at the expander to see if there are any streaks of brass. If so, remove the plug, chuck it in a power drill / lathe and polish the brass away using a piece of fine ScotchBrite or fine Steel wool and oil.

Back to the brass. After washing, fill the tub with water again and add a capful of liquid car wash (TurtleWax) and tumble a few minutes. Then drain and dry. Do not wash off the TurtleWax. This will act as a lubricant for the expander.

Cheers,

Dave
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Star Reloaders / Re: Reloading 45acp
« Last post by FOR_Star on Today at 12:11:00 AM »
Wet tumbling leaves the cases dry & oil-free.  Even when nicely polished, these cases can require much greater force to resize (w/carbide sizer) than say dirt free, but tarnished, cases.

Try the Star recommended lanolin trick on 15 or 20 cases and see if that doesn't clear up the issue.

From page 4 or the Star instruction booklet:

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DO NOT use gasoline or solvent on your shells. It makes them so dry that they may stick to
the die and cause scratches. After your shells are clean and free of grit just before starting to
reload, dip the tips of your fingers in hydrous lanolin and stir the shells. A very little lubrication
will keep them from sticking.

Let us know how it goes.  BTW, I bought my jar of lanolin on Amazon. A lifetime supply cost me around $10 I believe.  As it said, very little is all it takes.

Warren
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Star Reloaders / Reloading 45acp
« Last post by sauer70 on Yesterday at 09:21:57 PM »
When reloading 45acp today on my SU. I felt like my press was sticking sometimes on the up/down stroke.  Iím using 230gr Rainer FMJ.  Not sure if I had enough belling on the case. I did have 2 bullets peel over the case. Tamper crimp is good. Loaded up 500rds.

I did wet tumble the cases.

Case guage check all rounds, found 3x no go.
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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Star tool head 9mm dies
« Last post by ktmridin on August 05, 2018, 11:51:59 AM »
Star tool head, lifetime 9mm sizing die ,expander , seating and a Lee factory crimp die. Tool head crimp hole drilled out
to 7/8x14. Powder slide housing, one powder slide
 Also include 9mm shell plate. All in very good condition,just don't need now replaced 9mm loading with Dillon

$500 delivered
Right now down to only cell phone for internet, can send photos via text
contact
yz(four ,two ,six ,two) k  at aol dot com   email  also  listed on member page

PO money order or might be able to do  PayPal
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Star Reloaders / Re: Bullet feeder
« Last post by rbwillnj on July 27, 2018, 09:33:54 PM »
I have never done it, but I seem to recall a guy on eBay who sold an adapter to use with the Lee bullet feeder on a Star.  I donít see it listed right now, and I have no idea if it actually worked.

Bruce
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Star Reloaders / Bullet feeder
« Last post by Joe Dinora on July 27, 2018, 06:51:29 PM »
Question for Bruce or anybody. Is there a way to adapt the Lee bullet feeder to the Star press?
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Star Reloaders / Re: Universal Press Pricing Question
« Last post by Funari on July 25, 2018, 09:00:38 AM »
Greetings,

They range from $400.00 to $1000.00. Bidding fluctuated based on how much alcohol the Bidder has consumed.


Not gonna lie, this made me chuckle. This might actually explain stuff. More power to you, Dave.
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Survey Says... / Re: Camp Perry
« Last post by NYKenn on July 17, 2018, 03:56:40 PM »
Attended again this year. Many changes to housing, and only two firing ranges. But there were a little over 600 competitors; up from last year.

Swap meet was poorly attended. Three vendors when I got there about five minutes after it began. No stars as expected.

Did speak with one shooter who had a .45 Star for sale, w/Indexor and case feeder,  but did not bring it as there is really no means to advertise and sell it at Camp Perry.
He occasionally visits this site, but was hoping to sell it first hand in order to work with the buyer.

Precision Pistol is holding it's own, but not growing as mush as other venues, and I think impacting how Stars are perceived.

 
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