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Star Reloaders / Re: DIY case kicker
« Last post by daviscustom on March 29, 2021, 08:09:27 pm »
Design is working, I just have to make the arm that actuates the kicker leg a little longer so that it gives more time for the tool head to raise before it tries to kick the shell out (it won’t clear with a bullet in the cartridge yet ) and I probably would like to make a little heavier duty kicker leg as well… But it seems to work good.

https://i.imgur.com/q63LxCr.mp4
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Star Reloaders / Re: DIY case kicker
« Last post by daviscustom on March 28, 2021, 01:19:25 am »
I made a spring loaded kicker “leg” today. Thinking about activating it in similar fashion to the RayVin version, but I’m thinking the arm that comes down will pivot to clear the stud on the kicker leg.... haven’t decided yet how I want to try to do it.

https://i.imgur.com/S9UI19j.mp4
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Star Reloaders / Re: DIY case kicker
« Last post by varmintpopper on March 26, 2021, 09:41:37 pm »
You can use a taper crimp die in the last station if desired but it must clear the wire that cams the finished cartridge off the base plate. The bullet feeder was made by "M-A Systems Inc." Located in Pryor Oklahoma. They are still an active Manufacturer But no longer make the bullet feeder.

Good Shooting

Lindy
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Star Reloaders / Re: DIY case kicker
« Last post by daviscustom on March 26, 2021, 06:59:46 am »
Looks easy enough, do you not use a taper crimp die on any of your presses? This press was originally set up with a hole for the finished round to drop out and didn’t have a taper crimp die for 38 special, but since my 45 tool head has the taper crimp die I was trying to get it set up for it to work.

Nice bullet feeder by the way… Who makes it?
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Star Reloaders / Re: DIY case kicker
« Last post by varmintpopper on March 26, 2021, 12:11:31 am »
https://imgur.com/RhC0IJk
Check out the system I use for all My Stars.
No moving parts, works without fail.

Good shooting

Lindy
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Star Reloaders / Re: DIY case kicker
« Last post by daviscustom on March 25, 2021, 11:24:20 pm »
Well the first step in the process appears to be creating a rigid mounting point for the kicker arm to pivot on.  After looking things over, I decided to try and create a design that uses the existing post and screw that the safety gizmo is mounted with instead of making a new post. I also thought if the end of the bracket tucks into the notch on the side of the case feeder that it might help stabilize everything too. I’m not concerned with making a copy of RayVins case kicker, just working with the design concept and trying to make something that will work. It’s going to be a trial and error and modification process that hopefully will result in a functional case kicker. So here is the first iteration of the first part.

https://i.imgur.com/QYUuvp1.jpg
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Star Reloaders / DIY case kicker
« Last post by daviscustom on March 25, 2021, 08:42:24 am »
I’m going to start working on building a case kicker, it’ll take a little bit of reverse engineering to figure out the dimensions of all the parts… But I think there’s enough information online it shouldn’t be too complicated. If anybody would be willing to take a few measurements along the way to speed up the process it will be appreciated. Planning to make something similar to the RayVin version, Since they have retired I’m assuming I’m on my own, unless I can get one of you fine folks to take a few measurements here-n-there along the way.

Does anyone have any suggestions of other designs that work equally well?
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Star Reloaders / Re: Thanks for the add
« Last post by NYKenn on March 22, 2021, 08:01:03 pm »
An option for adjustable bars are bushing bares that Bruce has. Possible Rich Daniels “barrel tester” on this site may have screw adjustable bars.

For the other accessories unfortunately, there is no resource for most of the items, as the sources are mostly out of business or retired. If Bruce does not have, the other options are Ebay, or as posted on the Bullseye Forum.

Fortunately the other items are all “extras” and not required to use the Star to reload.
Good,luck!



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Star Reloaders / Thanks for the add
« Last post by Jonathans on March 22, 2021, 04:44:54 pm »
I was on the phone with Bruce this morning and decided to pull the trigger on a Star press (or two).
Thanks for adding me to this forum.
I am wondering whether or not there  is a sticky somewhere with suggestions how to aquire indexers, case kickers, powder shut offs, adjustable powder bars, etc.
Thanks
Jonathan
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Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / Powder Bushings
« Last post by NYKenn on March 22, 2021, 10:34:07 am »
Verify, Verify, Verify!

I have an "00" slide that takes adjustable bushings and a few inserts from Bruce Williams. Checked them prior to loading and they were spot on.

I also have a 1/2 inch bar that came with a number of inserts, (non Bruce Williams). Came with the head for .45LC.  Each marked and in separate small marked bag. Had one marked 6.5 Bullseye. Threw charges of 7.0.
Now have a 6.5 ordered from Bruce.


 

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