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Star Reloaders / Re: Bullet Feeders
« Last post by FOR_Star on May 24, 2017, 12:11:06 PM »
Thanks for the link.

Looks like you're loading plain lead (not jacketed) bullets in the video, so I take it that feeding cast bullets is not an issue.

What causes/regulates the timing of the extension and retraction of the feed arm?  It looks like it lowers & retracts without the seater die physically pushing it down.

Is it difficult to change calibers?

Any chance you could scan and post a PDF copy of the original M-A instructions?

Thanks again,
Star Reloaders / Re: Bullet Feeders
« Last post by rangedog on May 23, 2017, 10:08:22 PM »
Star Reloaders / Re: Bullet Feeders
« Last post by tony barone on May 23, 2017, 04:21:28 AM »
That is correct.
Star Reloaders / Re: Bullet Feeders
« Last post by FOR_Star on May 22, 2017, 06:51:10 PM »
Is the M-A Systems feeder used in conjunction with the standard seater die?  The bullet is placed on the case one station after powder drop and the feeder then moves out of the way and the bullet is seated to full depth.  Correct?

Please provide a link to the video you're referring to.

Thanks for your input,
Star Reloaders / Re: Bullet Feeders
« Last post by rangedog on May 22, 2017, 05:24:53 AM »
I think the you tube video Tony refers to may be mine.(with a GSP hunting dog on his back on the lounge in the background.)
I agree completely with Tony, the MA systems bullet feeder works flawlessly and is beautifully made and like the Star, just using it and watching it work is a pleasure.
Not made any more but if you can find one second hand don't hesitate for a second.
Star Reloaders / Re: Bullet Feeders
« Last post by tony barone on May 19, 2017, 08:29:42 PM »
The very best bullet feeder for the Star was made by MA Systems. I have one and it is a beautifully designed attachment that works flawlessly. You can see one in operation on You Tube.
Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / WTB Moon Unit Indexer
« Last post by FOR_Star on May 19, 2017, 09:00:32 AM »
I've never used an indexer, but would like to try the Moon Unit version.
Anyone have an extra (new or used) they would like to sell?
I understand that Mr. Brandes is offering new ones for sale again, but thought I'd check the membership first.

Star Reloaders / Bullet Feeders
« Last post by FOR_Star on May 18, 2017, 08:11:28 PM »
I'm curious about bullet feeders for Stars.  I've read the various discussions, and looked at the available pictures, regarding the bullet feeders that were once available (Hulme, MA Systems, Reloaders Equipment Company).

Has anyone successfully adapted something currently available to the Star?

Anyone fabricated a feeder that would place the bullet in the case mouth at the seating station and, therefore, still allow taper crimping separately?

I know there are lots of opinions/arguments on this topic, but if a person wanted to utilize a bullet feed system on a Star Universal, what would be the the best path to take.

Calibers would be the most common, say 9 MM, .38/.357, .45.  Bullets would be both cast & jacketed or plated.

Thanks for your input.
Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / Re: Primer selection
« Last post by Diesel on May 16, 2017, 02:32:53 PM »
This post is a little late on your thread however, I have good luck with Winchester, Remington and Federal primers in my Star presses. The one brand that will not function properly, for me, is CCI. For some reason they won't load properly and jam my machine up on a regular basis. I was loading some 9 m/m the other day & forgot about the CCI primer issue. I opted to use some CCI Small Pistol Primers I had & my press kept jamming up at the priming station. I switched to some Remington Small Pistol Primers & had no problems after that.

I don't believe it is a problem with the press as I have checked the function through the priming system. It would seem that the primer cup on the CCI's may be a little thicker and won't load in some primer pockets. I load various brands of brass in .38/357, .45 Auto, & 9 m/m all on stars dedicated to those calibers. It happens on all of my Stars. None of the primer pockets I had a problem with were crimped primers. I sort those out, swage & chamfer them.

I believe CCI's are great primers. They just don't seem to work on my Star Presses.

Like I said this post is a little late however, I hope it helps someone.
Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Tamarack 50/50 lube for sale
« Last post by teg2650 on May 09, 2017, 08:12:26 PM »
42 solid sticks of tamarack bullet lube for sale. 50% Alox2138F/50% Beeswax. $135 shipped or $3 a stick plus shipping. PM email address for picture.
Tom Ginovsky
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