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Bryan Marino

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Powder Measure
« on: February 26, 2021, 02:29:57 pm »
I am new to Star reloaders, just bought my first progressive. It seems to me if someone were to come up with a case-activated powder measure for the Star it would be very popular? Just a thought!  ;D

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Re: Powder Measure
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2021, 03:42:57 pm »
Greetings,

Dillon, there may be other brands, has a case actuated powder dispensing system.

One of the reasons folks have moved to the Star.

The Star dispenser is remarkably consistent. Especially with very small charges of powder. i.e. 1.25 grain of TiteWAD.

Cheers,

Dave

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Re: Powder Measure
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2021, 11:00:01 am »
Studying the machine, looks to be impossible to modify to case-actuated operation. Oh well..........

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Re: Powder Measure
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2021, 02:42:19 pm »
 ;D  Please don't misunderstand my post, I mean no criticism of the Star machine, I love it. I have almost forty years experience with Dillons, this is my first Star, sure wish I had tried them many years ago.   ;D

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Re: Powder Measure
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2021, 02:13:06 pm »
I have loaded over 280,000 rounds on my Star and every round has been perfect, can't say that about any other machine. The powder drop and primer operations and many other things are what separates the Star from others.

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Re: Powder Measure
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2021, 08:32:52 am »
LOVE my Dillons, like the versatility in being able to switch calibers so easily. That said I ended up with seven Dillons and had each one dedicated to a single caliber! Their weakest point and what caused me the most problems is their primer systems, but what hooked me on them was the RL1050 which swaged the primer pocket on military .45 acp brass at the third station. When I started IPSC/USPSA in 1982 everyone shot a Colt .45, however brass was very scarce in Canada and the only brass available in any quantity was US military with crimped primers. The 1050 was great, it manufactured perfect .45 ammo from once fired military brass! The primer system caused a lot of headaches until I replaced the plastic ends on the primer tubes with turned brass fittings. My new-to-me Star progressive primer system has been perfect in my brief experience with it, and I can see the beauty in the powder system and the fixed charge bar. In fact I have pinned two of my Dillon measures so they are fixed and cannot come out of adjustment.

Just my $.02