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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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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: WTB: MA SYSTEMS ROTO-EZE
« Last post by varmintpopper on July 11, 2018, 12:31:53 PM »
Moon unit Indexers:  http://www.ray-vin.com/star/indexerhome.htm


Good Shooting

Lindy
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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: WTB: MA SYSTEMS ROTO-EZE
« Last post by cc656d on July 11, 2018, 08:21:01 AM »
Where do you find Moon indexers ?
DAVID
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Star Reloaders / Re: Convert STAR Progressive to load 9mm ?
« Last post by Rolling Stone on July 08, 2018, 06:38:23 PM »
I had to shorten the expander on the one I have set up for 9mm. The length of the expander lets it hit the bottom of the case before it expands the mouth without shortening.  Look on my old posts for more info on the conversion.
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Star Reloaders / Re: Convert STAR Progressive to load 9mm ?
« Last post by bulletmen on July 08, 2018, 03:47:28 PM »
Tried running a few 38ACP cases through the 38 Spl shell plate, worked OK. The cases dropped through the hole too. Guess a 38ACP size die and adjust the expander carefully and it should work OK. Thanks to all for the feedback.
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Star Reloaders / Re: Convert STAR Progressive to load 9mm ?
« Last post by z4lunch on July 06, 2018, 05:05:57 PM »
I have a 38 progressive I load  38 super on it, with the 38 special shell plate
Steve
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Star Reloaders / Re: Convert STAR Progressive to load 9mm ?
« Last post by bulletmen on July 05, 2018, 06:22:53 PM »
It is a lightly used 38 Special. From playing with a couple of machines I guess it might be possible to use it to load 38 ACP ( with proper size die). Would like to maybe dedicate it to 9mm ?
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Star Reloaders / Re: Convert STAR Progressive to load 9mm ?
« Last post by fc60 on July 04, 2018, 01:15:59 PM »
Greetings,

Is the machine 38 Special; or, the less common 32 S&W Long?

32 S&W Long cases would not be a good fit in the 38 Special Progressive without adding the straps common to the Universal machines.

Cheers,

Dave
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Star Reloaders / Re: Convert STAR Progressive to load 9mm ?
« Last post by rbwillnj on July 04, 2018, 01:21:08 AM »
The steel base of a Star Progressive is a smaller diameter than a Star Universal.   Most 9MM shell plates won't actually fit on a Star Progressive.  Larger calibers definitely won't fit.   Also, the Progressive is designed to drop the finished round out the bottom, and there is no place to remove a loaded round from the side.   Since the 9MM round is rimless, it is held in the shell plate by its extractor groove, and cannot drop out the bottom of the machine.

You could machine the rim of the steel base so a 9MM shell plate would fit, and you could machine the rim of the steel base so the finished round could be extracted from the side.  You would also need to come up with a base plug that would fit the Progressive, and a way to hold it in place.

Bruce Williams
Star Machine Works LLC
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Star Reloaders / Convert STAR Progressive to load 9mm ?
« Last post by bulletmen on July 03, 2018, 05:59:53 PM »
Is it possible to convert a STAR Progressive to load 9mm ammo ? New shell plate and dies of course. Make a plug for drop out hole . What else ?

Guess it would work OK as is for 32 S&W Long with dies and shell plate ?

Just picked up another Progressive and was thinking of an option.

Happy Independence Day !
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