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Star Reloaders / Re: Protective shroud around primer tube?
« on: April 20, 2015, 01:04:09 am »
This is from Handloader Oct.1992. Elard Mock recommended after testing, a protective mild steel seamless tube that slips down over the brass primer magazine tube as
 far as the knurled ferrule. It's dimensions are 7/16-inch O.D. x .049-inch wall x11-3/4 inches in length. Also a,stainless steel protective collar encloses the primer magazine socket with dimensions of 1/2-inch O.D. x.028-inch wall x1-1/16 inches in length. the collar cannot extend higher, otherwise it would interfere with the tool head at its lowest operating position. Also, the collar may not clear the knurled ferrule in some cases of tolerance built-up. If so file down the knurled ferrule to fit.
 Hope this is of benefit to you.

Star Reloaders / Re: Protective shroud around primer tube?
« on: April 18, 2015, 05:17:28 pm »
Yes there is and I have made the adaption. I"ll try to hunt up the info.

Star owners are fortunate to have Bruce as the owner of Star. Parts are comparable if not better than original.

Star Reloaders / Re: Time frame for the Brewster indexer
« on: February 13, 2015, 11:55:04 pm »
I've loaded over 200,000 rounds on my Star since 1986. I have the Hulme case feeder,MA Systems case collator, MA Systems shell plate rotator, MA Systems bullet feeder, MA Systems Ejector and MA Systems Roller ease handle.I have had zero problems with any of these attachments or with any wear on my Star mainly because I do not size or decap on it. The only replacement on the machine was a primer slide spring. Star Machine Works recommended MA Systems products to me when I purchased it and it is fun running a fully progressive Star. It still looks like the day I received it.

Star Reloaders / Re: Bullet feeder
« on: January 27, 2015, 06:55:20 pm »
MA Systems made the only real bullet feeder and bullet collator for the Star. I currently use it and it is amazing. Have loaded over 200,000 rounds with it and it runs flawlessly. I hope it never fails as they currently no longer make systems for the Star. I'll load a video of it soon.

I would like a M3 Bruce.

Star History / Re: Star Machine Works, the Next Chapter
« on: November 19, 2014, 01:33:47 pm »
Bruce makes superb products and all Star owners should be elated.

Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: collator
« on: November 19, 2014, 01:29:43 pm »
Why not use the Dillon.

Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: WTB: Primer tube, primer pick up tubes
« on: February 28, 2014, 07:10:33 pm »
Bruce makes parts as good if not better than original Star parts.

Star Reloaders / Re: Indexer
« on: February 04, 2014, 09:49:15 pm »
Loading 500,000 rounds on a manual machine is quite an accomplishment.

Star Reloaders / Re: Indexer
« on: February 04, 2014, 02:14:06 pm »
I deprime and under size the cases on a 550 with a case feeder. The 550 gets pretty grimy after awhile and I very seldom have to clean the Star. I'll load 1000 rounds on the Star and just have to remove any residual powder with compressed air and the machine is clean. They don't make Stars anymore and whoever gets mine it will last their lifetime.

Star Reloaders / Re: Indexer
« on: February 01, 2014, 04:18:57 pm »
I purchased the MA System indexer when I bought my machine from Star in 1986 and have loaded 200,000 rnds. on it. The base is still relatively good  probably because I've never deprimed on it and the indexer doesn't seemed to have induced any wear. I just got another MA system indexer from E-Bay, why I don't know as they never wear out.

Star Reloaders / Re: Moon unit round flipper
« on: August 18, 2013, 02:35:10 pm »
Rangedog  how is that MA System bullet feeder working out? They are hard to find.

Star Reloaders / Re: Moon unit round flipper
« on: August 18, 2013, 02:02:06 pm »
How about removing some material from the inside of the flipper.

Star Reloaders / 38 Super die
« on: July 08, 2013, 08:18:16 pm »
Just received a 38 Super die from fc 60. Remarkable workmanship.

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