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Star Reloaders / Re: Hornady powder bushings in Star Machine
« on: August 25, 2009, 03:54:18 pm »
I also use the Hornady bushing system  with the 1/2" powder bar supplied from Star in 1986. I ream the appropriate bushing with a hand reamer to obtain the necessary charge, and have enough reamed bushings to get the chrono results I need. Bob Ayres from MA Systems recommend this system over an adjustable bar. It's an easy way to get repeatable results if you change loads.

Hi Art from so. ct. where I lived for many years.What I have been doing for ever is to remove the spring from the powder slide housing cover, back out both housing screws while holding down the powder slide housing cover and lift the whole assembly off the press and dump the powder back into the container.

Star Reloaders / Re: rounds per hour
« on: July 27, 2009, 04:18:51 pm »
I load 1000 rounds per hour easily with no issues with all of the MA systems attachments that make the Star fully progressive. It's fun to see it work fully automated. I do not deprime on this machine to keep it as clean as possible and it looks like new even with hundreds of thousands of rounds thru it.

Star Reloaders / Re: brewster indexer
« on: April 26, 2009, 06:51:08 pm »
As soon as I am able to post pictures I will show my Star Universal with MA systems case collator,Hulme case feeder, MA Systems shell plate rotator and bullet feeder,Kiss bullet collator and MA systems eject-ease ejector and Roller Ease operating handle It's quite a reliable system and fun to work with. MA Systems made the finest products to make the Star fully progressive.

Star Reloaders / Re: Priming system
« on: September 02, 2008, 10:37:58 pm »
Have you found out how to fix the problem?

Star Reloaders / Re: Priming system
« on: September 01, 2008, 02:03:33 pm »
Check this site to download operating instructions for the Star Machine. The primer slide operation is controlled by the bar projecting from the tool head. Some how you must have bent it. It's pretty sturdy so some force must have been applied to it.

Star Reloaders / Re: Powder Bars
« on: May 21, 2008, 04:44:46 pm »
Its a 1/2" powder bar with a 1/2" powder slide housing base and a 1/2 " hole in the bar to accept hornaday pistol bushings. Buy all of the bushings and a hand reamer and the possibilities are limitless.

Survey Says... / Re: Extra Parts
« on: February 29, 2008, 06:19:37 pm »
Some parts may be available from Star Machine Works.I have a spare set of springs and a large and small primer slide. The only part I had to replace was a powder spring after loading about 150,000 rounds.

Star Reloaders / Re: Auto ejection
« on: December 02, 2007, 10:17:48 pm »
Diesel their number is 918-824-3705. They are located in Pryor OK. and are very nice people.

Star Reloaders / Re: Auto ejection
« on: December 01, 2007, 08:42:58 pm »
I contacted MA Systems last week and they had all the parts I needed to recondition an Easy Loader. They also have spare parts for the other attachments that they made for the Star. All of their products are peerless.

Star Reloaders / Re: Auto ejection
« on: November 18, 2007, 05:42:41 pm »
I guess you did not receive the rest of the parts that came with the MA system ejector. If you did there would be no reason to alter anything on the machine.

Star Reloaders / Re: Auto ejection
« on: November 13, 2007, 10:24:11 pm »
MA Systems made a very effective ejector. The one I have has been working without a failure for about 100,000 rounds. How ever I don't think they make them any more.

Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / Re: Sticking Shell Plate
« on: October 19, 2007, 12:09:05 pm »
 As per Star instructions.Keep all parts subject to wear, including cam that operates angle lever, slightly lubricated [except the powder carrier]. Lubricate primer slide with small amount of dry graphite only.

Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / Re: Sticking Shell Plate
« on: October 18, 2007, 05:29:11 pm »
 I would pull the tool head and shell plate then clean the floor base and shell plate. Reassemble and turn the shell plate thrust nut down fully and back it off 1/8 turn and tighten the clamping screw. Lightly lube the area between the column shaft and shell plate. Also check that the steel ball is free to rotate.

Star Reloaders / Re: Star Machine Works web page
« on: June 02, 2007, 07:15:21 pm »
No one has been able to contact Star for quite some time. I would say that Star is out of business.

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