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6string

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Switching between 45 ACP and 45 Auto Rim
« on: November 01, 2022, 09:00:29 pm »
Hi,
This is my first post here.  I've been a regular lurker for about a year, but have been aware of Star machines for decades.
I understand that to switch between 45 ACP and Auto Rim, all that's needed is a change in the shell plate.  How big of a process is that?  Looks like a partial diasassembly is in order.
I'm guessing, too, that those Auto Rim shell plates are not commonly encountered.

Currently using a Dillon 650, looking to add an auxiliary press to split duties.
So, a Universal would be in order for the above mentioned scenario.  If that's too problematic, I could make due with a .38 Progressive while using the Dillon for the other.

Thanks,
Jim

PS: This forum is a great resource of info.

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Re: Switching between 45 ACP and 45 Auto Rim
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2022, 10:14:30 pm »
Changing between 45 ACP and 45 Auto Rim only requires changing the shell plate.   Very easy, should only take a couple of minutes.

I have 45 Auto Rim shell plates in stock.

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Re: Switching between 45 ACP and 45 Auto Rim
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2022, 11:05:46 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pWUFEN3GvM

How to change tool head and shell plate

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Re: Switching between 45 ACP and 45 Auto Rim
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2022, 06:02:01 am »
Hi Bruce and Lindy,

Thank you for taking the time to reply.  These are very helpful replies!
Good to know that finding a shell plate wouldn't be an arduous search.

The video is quite informative.  Yes, that looks like a straightforward process.  Very nice to see a deeper delve into the build quality and design.  Nice stuff!!

Jim