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charge bars
« on: January 04, 2018, 06:12:11 pm »
can someone give me the dimensions for a charge bar?,  thickness, width and length,   are they all 5/16ths thick?  thanks    jerry

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Re: charge bars
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 06:34:34 pm »
I'm not familiar with the term charge bar? Do you mean powder slide?
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Re: charge bars
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2018, 08:21:52 pm »
Powder slides vary in thickness by "O", "OO", "OOO" and "OOOO" size.
Bruce Williams (RBWILLNJ) has them in stock and can provide measurements for each type.
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Re: charge bars
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 01:16:48 pm »
The Nominal measurements for Star powder slides is as follows:

All powder slides have a nominal width of 5/8" and a nominal length of 4 1/2"

"0"  Powder Slides are 1/4" thick

"00" Powder Slides are 5/16" thick

1/2" Powder Slides are 1/2" thick

5/8" Powder Slides are 5/8" thick

Star never used the terms 000 and 0000 so far as I have seen.  Those are terms that Rich Daniels used for the 1/2" and 5/8" powder slides respectively.

The very earliest Star reloaders used a  powder slide that was smaller than a "0" powder slide.
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Re: charge bars
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: charge bars
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 12:04:21 am »
The Dillon SuperStar conversion kit for loading .223 on a Star Universal included a 5/8" adjustable powder slide.   I have a Super Star Kit and have used it to drop 22-25 grain charges for .223.

Star Rifle and Star .223 Pistol machines have a totally different powder charging system.
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Re: charge bars
« Reply #6 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?
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Re: charge bars
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2018, 04:03:31 pm »
They fit as shown in the third picture, but the rifle machine and 223 pistol machine use a Rifle tool head which differs in several ways from a standard tool head. 

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?
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