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Star Reloaders / Re: Star loader with extras
« on: April 19, 2018, 01:01:54 PM »
Thing of beauty!  Would love to try out one of those bullet feeders.

Star Reloaders / Re: Need help with the press mount
« on: March 22, 2018, 03:19:19 PM »
Here's what Star said in their original instructions:

In order that you may have the correct position for reloading, you should build a bench by using a board 4 feet or more in length; about 2 inches thick and 12 inches wide, using 3 or 4 legs long enough to make the bench about the same height as a chair. In the center of the bench build up a portion 5 inches high, making holes in the top for the loaded shells and fired primers to drop through into trays set under the reloader and on top of the bench; then bolt the reloader down on the top of the raised portion.

The raised portion should extend out far enough to the left of the reloader to have room to set two trays containing empty shells and bullets.
This arrangement will leave room enough on one end of the bench for the operator to sit while reloading and should you have a helper, he can sit on the other end.

After you have your reloader installed and before trying to do any reloading, you should make a study of each operation. Before filling the powder magazine or putting primers in the tube, we would suggest that you run a few empty shells through, bringing the lever all the way down each time you insert and position a shell in the plate, and watch carefully each station so that you will know just what is taking place, at the same time you will learn why there is a loaded shell at each stroke of the lever.

A full PDF copy of the instructions from Star Machine Works is attached.

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Star Reloaders / Re: charge bars
« on: January 16, 2018, 11:20:22 AM »
Interesting, Bruce.
The reference marks on the adjustable powder bars are a handy addition.
Where do the parts above the charge bars in pic #2 fit on the machines?

Star Reloaders / Re: charge bars
« on: January 15, 2018, 05:09:29 PM »
Do Star Universals set up to load .223/5.56MM use an even thicker bar?  Maybe custom built.  Say. 3/4" or 1" to handle the small rifle powder charge.

Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: Powder magazine
« on: December 16, 2017, 05:24:27 PM »
Ditto on Bruce.  He just did one for me.  I sent him the part I had, & he supplied the rest.  Looks perfect.

Email or call him & he'll get you squared away.

Star Reloaders / Re: MA systems bullet feeder
« on: December 07, 2017, 01:23:29 PM »
Thanks.  Very interesting pictures.
What causes the bullet holder to retract before the seating die hits it?

Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: MA System Bullet Feeder
« on: December 06, 2017, 02:58:13 PM »
Have sent you a PM, and have tried reaching you via call and text using the # you posted.  No successful connection, yet.

So, what is happening with your MA System bullet feeder?

Any more pictures you can post?


Star Reloaders / Re: I have 2 Star reloaders and need info on them
« on: November 29, 2017, 10:33:12 AM »
As usual, the "Devil is in the Details."  4 or 6 clear photos showing press(es), dies, toolheads, all accessories, etc. are worth a lot more than verbiage.
.45 ACP & .38 Spl were most common calibers from Star.  Original Star 9 MM & .30 Carbine equipment would bring more interest.  Sharp photos will help establish condition --- Near Pristine or more like pulled from a swamp?  What about case feeders, indexers, bullet feeders, extra parts?

Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: Star Progressive reloaders for sale
« on: October 31, 2017, 06:49:27 PM »

I've sent you a couple of additional PM replies in response to your PM, which I received.

Your email address was blocked out in your reply by the software, so I could not respond to you via email.  Take a look at my PM replies and I think you'll understand what to do.


Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: Star Progressive reloaders for sale
« on: October 28, 2017, 02:44:39 PM »
I've sent you a PM and an email via the website.


Star Reloaders / Re: Star-made shell plates
« on: October 24, 2017, 01:21:45 PM »
Yes, thanks Dave.

That explains the textured appearance of small recessed area around the center hole on the bottom face.

When cleaning up acquired used parts that have some surface rust, I usually throw them into a container of Evapo-Rust.  It removes rust and any other oxide present (like bluing).  I was wondering if I was removing any SMW applied surface treatment that would have been left around the shell holder cuts, the center recess on the bottom, and the outside edge. Apparently, there is none.

Thanks again for the response.

Star Reloaders / Star-made shell plates
« on: October 23, 2017, 10:11:51 PM »
On original #13 Shell Plates produced by SMW, was any form of surface treatment [for rust prevention or aesthetics, not related to hardening] applied prior to the front and back faces being ground & polished?
Hot bluing, black oxide, other metallic coating, bead blasted, etc.?

Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: MA System Bullet Feeder
« on: September 18, 2017, 04:57:27 PM »
PM and email sent

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