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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: Rebuilt Powder Magazines
« Last post by Scott L on June 12, 2024, 03:26:42 pm »
Bruce - see your email.
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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: Rebuilt Powder Magazines
« Last post by rbwillnj on June 09, 2024, 08:13:17 pm »
Bump
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Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / Re: .45 Brass small primer thorn.
« Last post by brian_a_mcmillen on May 19, 2024, 08:14:02 pm »
Sorry to take so long to respondů. When I process my 45 ACP brass, I use my Rock Chucker and RCBS dies.   This is before I run them through my Star because of that small primer problem and it allows me to clean the primer pockets which is an additional check for small primers.
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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / FS Star Machine works Case Feeder ( Hulme)
« Last post by jcullen on May 07, 2024, 01:54:53 pm »
New case feeder for 38spl complete with 1ft. plastic case holder, This is a new and  complete received from Bruce Willams.

$125  shipped  Check or Money order
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Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / Re: Primer Choice in Star Progressive
« Last post by NYKenn on May 03, 2024, 09:25:51 am »
Have used Remington, Federal, CCI, and Winchester. Thousands of each. Both older and newer boxed versions, all without recurring problems or issues.
As Bruce, notes, always an occasional blip.
I have not needed to use any Wolff primers. 
I have though been using the plastic see through tubes more than the brass. What Dave suggests is also a good idea and I do this on occasion, as well as some other preventative maintenance.
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Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / Re: Primer Choice in Star Progressive
« Last post by rbwillnj on May 02, 2024, 12:39:56 am »
I have run into odd lots of primers where the anvil is sitting high in the primer cup and will catch on the underside of the primer socket.   It has only happened to me on one occasion with one lot of Winchester primers......and I have used a lot of Winchester primers.  I have heard from a couple of customers who have had a similar problem, but don't know which brand primers they were using.   I think the problem is quite rare but can be very frustrating.

Star did make a Primer Sockets for rifle machines which has an undercut on the bottom of the primer socket which allows additional clearance.  I have them in stock.

You must keep the primer magazine clean.   It will build up some green crud over time which can impede the flow of primers.   I use a 17 caliber cleaning rod with a 17 caliber patch for small primer magazines and a 17 Caliber rod with a 22 caliber patch for large primer magazines.  You can also use a 17 Caliber or 22 Caliber bore snake.

Don't add weights to the end of the follower rod to push primers through.   It's a follower rod, not a push rod.

Bruce Williams
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Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / Re: Primer Choice in Star Progressive
« Last post by fc60 on May 01, 2024, 08:35:04 pm »
Greetings,

On rare occasion, a lot of primers will be slightly larger in diameter and not flow through the feed tube without sticking.

I have had this happen with all the major brands.

Might soak a Q-Tip in 99% Isopropyl alcohol and push it through the feed tube to clean up any possible dirt/fouling.

You can use the Primer Follower Rod to push the Q-Tip through.

Be sure to send a dry Q-Tip through at the end of the cleaning.

Cheers,

Dave
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Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / Re: Primer Choice in Star Progressive
« Last post by jcullen on May 01, 2024, 06:08:09 pm »
I use Federal  SPP never had a problem in any machine, good ignition with modified  S&W revolvers
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