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Survey Says... / Values and Prices 2010
« on: August 03, 2010, 07:32:26 pm »
Been busy but here are some more. Not timely but mostly complete.
January 2010

01/09  Star Universal .45 w/casefeeder Very clean w/lots of extras, some light rust $ 596.00
01/10  Star HEAD only...No dies or parts.   $ 149.26
01/10  Star .44 magnum dies and shell plate only (from above???)  $ 173.49
01/10   Star .38 Progressive Very very clean, Some extras. $ 685.91
01/24  Star 38 Progressive only No accessories. Very clean  $ 364.00
01/25  Star 38 Progressive only. Listed at $ 400.00 NOT SOLD
01/31  Star Universal 44 magnum. Clean, light patina of rust. casefeeder  $ 480.98

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Survey Says... / Re: Camp Perry
« on: June 09, 2010, 06:26:30 pm »
Yes the huts are still in use for some competitors and volunteers. They also have a number of newer modules, much like motel rooms, that replaced many of them, in the same area off commercial row.  Two beds and a bathroom attached. Most of the inuse remaining huts have been reconditioned, repaired and many painted green. Modern latrines (central bath facilities) were added in the hut areas.
A motel like building was also added in the direction of the clubhouse. One bedroom rooms with a shared bath between two rooms.
The old clubhouse was torn down, and the motels in the front of it were destroyed by tornadoes and demolished.  There still are a number of the remaining officer cottages that were near it, as well as new modules which are really three/four bedroom houses. They now also have a new full hookup RV/campground area.

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Star Reloaders / Re: Trail Boss Powder
« on: May 09, 2010, 08:45:50 pm »
I would suggest an adjustable powder bar.
Two sources on this site.

RBWillNJ has the bars with inserr ts,
Barreltester makes the screw type adjustbale.

I have both kinds. each work well, each have their positives and negatives, but both worth it.


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Star Reloaders / Re: Any interest in new star type reloader?
« on: March 23, 2010, 06:56:02 pm »
Ken

Elord Mott?

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Star Reloaders / Re: Any interest in new star type reloader?
« on: March 19, 2010, 08:02:14 pm »
John

Any chance you can post the picture for the rest of us?

Kenn

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Star History / Re: Last two Stars Produced?
« on: March 05, 2010, 03:00:47 pm »
Probably as close as you can get to new in the box.

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Star Reloaders / Re: Any interest in new star type reloader?
« on: February 26, 2010, 11:00:51 pm »
For someone that shoots a lot, 1000 yes, 1,500 maybe, 2,000 not sure.
I cannot imagine 5K for a reloader. That would price out the market.

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Star Reloaders / Re: Any interest in new star type reloader?
« on: February 17, 2010, 09:14:39 am »
Being a pistol enthusiast, I have not seriously done shotgun so had never heard of the Spolar.

WOW!. Starlike in quality and design. Costly? Yes, but a price I would pay if I was seriously in the sport like I am in pistol. Have never seen a Spolar in person, only a Dillon. From the web site alone, there is no comparison to the Dillon, which is a good machine.

Not sure I would get the hydraulics, but that was a great idea to incorporate into the production. With some engineering, it could probably be adapted to a Star.

I do see that they say the slow down in the computer and aerospace industries allowed them to advance the manufacturing concept to an affordable level. I would speculate this was a project that was done in down time, because to dedicate time and effort to this alone as a project would definitely be costly.

I would suggest everyone take a look at the videos on the site if they have never seen a Spolar.
WWW.SpolarGold.Com

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Star Reloaders / Re: Converting a Star Progressive to 9mm
« on: February 15, 2010, 12:31:44 pm »
There is a .38 shellplate on ebay.
The seller states it is for the Progressive not Universal.
I do not know why, or what the reason is.
Anybody care to elaborate?

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Star Reloaders / Re: Converting a Star Progressive to 9mm
« on: February 10, 2010, 10:49:28 pm »

Unless someone knows differant, the major difference (outside the "O" powder housing) is the inclusion of locating straps on the Universal model to allow for adjustment of differing caliber brass rims.
The 9mm being smalled that the .38, should not be impacted by the lack of locating straps.


You may have to make adjustments to a powder bar to get the desired charge, or obtain an adjustable model, or upgrade to the "OO".

There were (are) progressives in .32, which is why I think the 9mm is an option.

Anybody else know something differant, or something I missed?

 

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Survey Says... / Re: Values and Prices July 09+
« on: January 01, 2010, 09:59:45 pm »
December      A few more

12/09  Star universal  .45w/Hulme Very clean, Very good. $ 425.00 NOT SOLD reserve not met

12/09  Star Universal .45 & .38 heads  Clean.  $ 800.00 NOT SOLD
12/19  Relist of the above $ 749.99  NOT SOLD

12/19  Phelps .45  Fair condition, some rust, fair condition  $ 500.00 NOT SOLD

12/20  Phelps .45 & .38 heads, some extra parts, light rust (surface) good consition 4 475.00


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Survey Says... / Re: Values and Prices July 09+
« on: January 01, 2010, 09:55:56 pm »
December 2009    Quite a few listings over the month w/repeats.

11/29  Phelps w/.45 & .38 heads, case feeder, good condition $ 650.00

12/04  Progressive .38 Fairly clean, functional $ 350.00  NOT SOLD
12/09  Relist of above $ 300.00 NOT SOLD

12/04  Universal .45, w/indexor, feeder, Very good cond.  $ 750.00 NOT SOLD
12/08  Relist of above $ 500.00  NOT SOLD

12/07  Progressive .38 only, Very rusty and worn but complete.  $ 350.00 NOT SOLD

12/07   universal .45 w/Hulme feeder, light surface rust , good condition $ 500.00


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Star Reloaders / Re: Any interest in new star type reloader?
« on: December 28, 2009, 06:27:00 pm »
My opinion only.

I think it important that parts interchange with existing stars. That would be a major selling point to me. If not, it would be like the Dillon, simply another reloader option.  Tool heads and parts available in rifle calibers would be well received.\, and as Hardrockshot notes, minimal plastic.

If the above were done, prices would have to be in an area that would be competitive with what else is out there. Certainly it could be more expensive but not overpriced.

What it would be priced at would have to be determined by calculating all the variables that impact the cost of manufacture such as materials, R&D, warranty, and of course a profit?

Good luck. Would love to see this.


 

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Star Reloaders / Re: CHANCE TO BUY A 9MM TOOL HEAD
« on: December 26, 2009, 01:32:06 pm »
While there is an up front cost, there is always a payback where you come out ahead. In the case of Star, the quality is such, it will last for whatever length of time you use it. You could also resell it later when you reduced the cost and earned some savings from its use.

As Art noted, it all depends on how many rounds you load over time, as well as componet cost.  Also why you reload..

While there may be a source for $ 13.00 9mm, it certainly is not permanenet, and I speculate not factory target ammunition. It will eventually go up,  but so do the components. Besides reloading cost savings, there is the satisfaction of producing your own ammo to your own specs.

As Art noted, he found a combination that provides very accurate results that he likes. I reload .45, .38, 45lc, & 9mm.on my Star. I believe my loads, will hold there own with most if not all factory stuff I have shot. My guns like my loads and function well and are very accurate. Certainly the guns and loads shoot better than I can shoot them.


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Star Reloaders / Re: CHANCE TO BUY A 9MM TOOL HEAD
« on: December 25, 2009, 10:20:25 pm »
You have to decide high, but it is a caliber not as common as the other two.

Sent you a PM ..

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