Recent Posts

Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 »
31
Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: WTB 44 mag dies and shell plate
« Last post by Cousin Daniel on May 10, 2022, 10:55:15 pm »
The search is placed on hold due to unexpected expenses for moment.
32
Star Reloaders / Re: What is the diameter of your neck expander?
« Last post by rbwillnj on May 10, 2022, 01:20:45 pm »
I don't really recommend going with a larger sizer.   First of are you are really overworking the brass.   Sizing it way down then expanding it back up.   Brass gets work hardened and you will significantly shorten the life of the brass.   Also, with the larger expander you will tend to build up a lot of brass on the expander.  With thinner brass like 32 S&WL you end up tearing the case.  Probably won't tear a 45 ACP case, but your will notice a lot more drag as you raise the tool head.

So, what's the alternative.   Hone the carbide ring so you are not oversizing the case.   The carbide ring of a typical 45 ACP sizing die has an ID of ~0.467".   When you size Federal brass you end up with a case that accepts a 0.449" pin gauge.   You will probably get different results with different brass.    I recently honed out a 45 ACP sizing die to 0.471".   With the Federal brass I was using, this yields a case that accepts a 0.451" pin gauge.

Bruce Williams
33
Star Reloaders / What is the diameter of your neck expander?
« Last post by laganbailey on May 09, 2022, 10:20:12 pm »
What is the diameter of your neck expander? What is the most desirable size for swaged(soft) bullets? Bullets are .4523 diameter.
34
Star Reloaders / Roller handlesq
« Last post by Cousin Daniel on May 07, 2022, 09:39:13 pm »
I have a variety of handles for my collection of star and Phelps presses. The factory handle in my opinion sucks and I loathe loading more than 100 rounds with them.

I have what I assume is a after market roller handle that is Nicole plated and is handy however it's only 3/4 inch in diameter.  As much as I like holding hands with the star it's uncomfortable after a while.

Has any one made ot does anyone sell a roller handle that is maybe 2 inch in diameter and 7ish inches long to accommodate all hand sizes?
35
Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: WTB 44 mag dies and shell plate
« Last post by Cousin Daniel on May 06, 2022, 11:54:36 am »
I have 44 mag dies & shellplate.

Hi Dan,  I sent you a message about these items

36
Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / WTB - .30 Carbine and 38-40 Shell Plates
« Last post by .50bmg on May 04, 2022, 08:24:13 pm »
WTB - .30 Carbine and 38-40 Shell Plates

Need these two

Let me know
37
Survey Says... / Re: Foreign IP addresses banned?
« Last post by rbwillnj on May 04, 2022, 08:38:10 am »
Humbo,

I will check with the administrator.   I doubt if all foreign IP addresses are banned, but there are continuous computer-generated attempts to gain access to forum which might cause the administrator to take security measures.

Bruce Williams
38
Survey Says... / Foreign IP addresses banned?
« Last post by Humbo on May 04, 2022, 05:59:25 am »
I get a message that my user is banned. Did the forum block foreign IP addresses? When not logged in, I get a message that my user (Guest) is banned too.
39
Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: WTB 44 mag dies and shell plate
« Last post by Dan on May 03, 2022, 10:16:02 am »
I have 44 mag dies & shellplate.
40
Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / WTB 44 mag dies and shell plate
« Last post by Cousin Daniel on May 02, 2022, 10:29:08 pm »
Looking for dies, expander, shell plate 44 mag for star universal.
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 »