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Star Reloaders / Re: Shell Plate Thrust Nut
« on: March 15, 2011, 06:45:18 pm »
I have found some differences in base plugs, particularly in the degree of taper.
If you have more than one, try mating it to the machine.

It does seem a little unusual in the shellplate being inconsistent. That is not Star like at all!

Star Reloaders / Re: new to star
« on: March 14, 2011, 08:39:14 pm »
You stated pull down on the press?
If the handle is in the down position, the shellplate cannot move, and should not mover.
You have to manually move it (index it) to the next station when the handle is in the up posit on.

If it does not mover their either, it is possible the column shaft nut (THRUST NUT) is too tight.

Star Reloaders / Re: Shell Plate Thrust Nut
« on: March 14, 2011, 08:34:45 pm »
Yes it can. May bind on the rim, causing tightness.

Star Reloaders / Re: Modifying 45 ACP seating Dies
« on: March 10, 2011, 05:25:27 pm »
My reason for the nearly/barely/almost comment.

Star Reloaders / Re: Modifying 45 ACP seating Dies
« on: March 09, 2011, 09:08:32 pm »
My shoulder is a little exposed. As Bruce notes sometimes it is for feeding, and it does seem to help that by limiting the case catching on the barrel hood, but also sometimes for tighter chambering.  Mine almost nearly/barely/touches the rifling, reducing that little bit of excess jump or free play of the bullet when it fires and leaves the case for the x-ring!

Star Reloaders / Re: #74 Thrust Nut Clamping Screw
« on: March 09, 2011, 08:59:09 pm »

Did Star sell some original machines with a socket head screw?

My machine (originally my fathers) was purchased new in mid 1960s and had a regular screw for flat blade screwdriver. He picked up a second machine in the mid 1980s that was made in early to mid 1970s from an original owner and friend who was retiring. The original owner only had one head (45acp) and never changed it or shellplate. It had a socket head screw. There are no signs of the socket screw head being modified and it shares the same outer dimensions of the regular screw. Also same dark blue/black color, no visible machine marks.

What do you think?


Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / Re: STRANGE CASE
« on: March 02, 2011, 10:04:57 pm »
IPSC classified shooters into competition groups by power factor. At most matches this was done by firing at a steel plate on a pivot, and measuring the arc of movement. How far it moved, placed a shooter into major or minor category for competition.
For the most part 45s were major caliber, as were .357 for revolver shooters, while almost all 9mm loads and .38 were minor caliber.
Minor caliber allowed shooters to fire a course faster and therefore perceived at shooting at an advantage due to less recoil and quicker time back on target.
The 356TSW was introduced as a way to make the "9mm" a major caliber.
As noted, it did not really catch on.

Star Reloaders / Re: PORTABLE STAND
« on: February 25, 2011, 07:15:06 pm »
I would not mind seeing the pictures. Perhaps Bruce or someone proficient in doing pictures could be e-mailed them and post on your behalf for all to see?

Survey Says... / Re: Camp Perry
« on: February 17, 2011, 06:02:13 pm »
and collected Winchesters, I believe.
He, Bob Johnson and Fran Barnes and a few others from the area used to come to DCPA for 2700 matches, but that was a while ago.

Star Reloaders / Re: POWDER CUT-OFF by Maurice Lewis
« on: February 12, 2011, 03:17:54 pm »

You may be on to something. Yes, it would be nice.

Star Reloaders / Re: POWDER CUT-OFF by Maurice Lewis
« on: February 12, 2011, 08:40:57 am »
Same here.

But with revisits, I often notice details I overlooked before. One of the reasons I reread long stagnant threads.

If only I could remember everything!

Survey Says... / Re: Camp Perry
« on: February 07, 2011, 09:01:21 pm »
Was this the same Cory Rich from Delhi NY area?

Star Reloaders / Re: HOW TO POST PICTURES
« on: February 02, 2011, 04:20:27 pm »
Thank you all for the information.

Star Reloaders / Re: Label Option?
« on: January 31, 2011, 07:35:34 pm »
Rolling Stone has it above, from home page   
Same can be found at        (before forum sign-in)

Star Reloaders / Label Option?
« on: January 29, 2011, 11:35:42 am »
There is/may be another option.

It is possible to cut and paste and save as a jpeg file, the picture of the label (next to the map) from this sites homepage. I have done this for a cover sheet for a booklet I put together for my Star related articles, notes, etc.  It can be highlighted and then when right clicking, you have the option to save picture as choice, to your MyPictures folder.

I am not too fluent in photo software, such as Microsift Photo Editor, but I am sure once in MyPictures, and with some effort and creativity, the jpeg can be sized, altered, changed, etc. and the result printed on an adhesive  label sheet.

Maybe if some one has photo expertise, they can chime in with the how to do it.

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