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Star Reloaders / Re: Parts
« on: December 30, 2008, 11:34:54 am »
He is in this site as Barreltester.
His email is:  [no e-mail]@.net

 

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Star History / Re: star tooling
« on: December 24, 2008, 02:07:43 pm »
Update on parts from Bill Cunningham.

I had no response from my check that I sent in March.
Finnally sent another e-mail that was answered early November.  Had to exchange e-mails and explanations. Bill indicated he had misplaced the check and apologized.
I sent a new check, and more for some additional items. He responded he had received and would be shipping shortly and returning my original check.
Will advise as soon as I get order.


Sent me an e-mail he had shipped to wrong address and it was returned. Gave him correct address. reshipped and again said returned. Confirmed address was correct on 12/22 and am still waiting.

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Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / Re: wolf primers
« on: December 24, 2008, 01:54:56 pm »

I did note that forum member    45acp    posted in another thread that he was ordering 10K of these. That was in April of this year. Maybe you can contact him via message and get his opinion.

Please post info you find out.

I have not used them, usually preferring Winchester, although I have also used Federal in the past. If price and availability become issues, I would consider if they were available and information was provided.
Good luck.

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Star Reloaders / Re: Parts
« on: December 04, 2008, 09:23:23 pm »
Agreed.
I purchased an adjustable powder slide. Well made with clear directions.

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Star History / Re: star tooling
« on: December 03, 2008, 11:16:54 am »
45acp (Pete)

I did not communicate via phone. With coastal time issues and work, my effort is better spent dealing via e-mail than playing repeated phone tag.
The e-mail is still the same as listed on the websight.
www.Starmachineworks.com

Good luck!

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Star History / Re: star tooling
« on: December 03, 2008, 11:12:37 am »
I had to have Patience by default.

Hopefully the second time around is the charm.

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Star History / Re: star tooling
« on: December 02, 2008, 10:05:39 pm »
Update on parts from Bill Cunningham.

I had no response from my check that I sent in March.
Finnally sent another e-mail that was answered early November.  Had to exchange e-mails and explanations. Bill indicated he had misplaced the check and apologized.
I sent a new check, and more for some additional items. He responded he had received and would be shipping shortly and returning my original check.
Will advise as soon as I get order.

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Star Reloaders / Re: Needed: A Photo of Hulme Case Feeder
« on: November 21, 2008, 01:58:56 pm »
rbwillnj;

Thanks for your input.
I was not aware the same feeder assembly would do both 38 and 45.

Kenn

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Star Reloaders / Re: Needed: A Photo of Hulme Case Feeder
« on: November 21, 2008, 09:55:51 am »
I have one, but no photo to provide.
Basically, a bowl attached to a long plastic tube with a mechanical arm on the bottom to slide the case onto the shellpate when the arm on the press moves the die head.
You might try searching     Star Reloading    on ebay. There have been some there in the past as an example.

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Star Reloaders / Re: Price for Star machines?
« on: November 21, 2008, 09:52:37 am »
I started a topic in Survey Says for recent sales listings and prices from Ebay.
See posts in that section for a listing of past and recent prices from ebay sales.
Good luck. Caliber and accessories make a difference, but in the end all supply and demand.




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Survey Says... / Re: Values and prices
« on: October 27, 2008, 10:08:56 pm »
October

10/02  Star  9mm Mint condition. Used but very clean. Started [no e-mail]@ $ 800.00  NOT SOLD
10/03  Star  .38/357 Used very good condition, slight wear. Sold for $ 464.00
10/18  Star  .3/357  Clean setup, slight surface rust. Sold for $ 380.01
10/19  Star  .9mm w/Hulme case feeder. Very good, clean. Sold for $ 900.00

Quite obvious prices result from supply and demand as they differ considerably from month to month. Timing is everything.

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Survey Says... / Re: Values and prices
« on: October 27, 2008, 10:04:54 pm »
SOme recent ebay sales from September.
09/05  Phelps  45LC w/Hulme case feeder. Very good condition, minor wear. Sold for $ 400.00
09/08  Star  .38/357 Mint condition with original box and dated newspapers. Sold for $ 685.58
09/30  Star  .38/357 Near mint, a;most as new. Started at $ 60.00, NOT SOLD

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Nice target.
You know when the gun can shoot with the right load, the rest is all up to the shooter.

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As CDRT notes, here in the NorthEast, use of dots versus open are also about 60 / 40.

Mostly, those utilizing red dots seem to be the newer 2700 shooters (fewer and fewer each year)  and older shooters. The new I think because of it being easier to sight with. It limits the need to really master the fundamentals of sight alignment, and concentrate more on trigger control. The older shooters use them mostly due to necessity, to keep shooting as eyesight begins to decline.

I switched to red dots around mid to late 80s. My bullseye scores went up, but did not do well in subsequent distinguished matches trying to achieve the gold. Went back to iron, (.45s with Bomar ribs) practiced more and got distinguised next four matches. I still shoot iron sights and still have Bomars on both my ball guns. (1 Clark, 1 Crawford)

It might also be a bit ironic that Don Hamilton set the National record for highest score at Camp Perry with open sights, and it is still a 30+ year record not yet broken. Also, the majority of those in the 2770 club were shot with open sights, but this is beginning to change.

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Star Reloaders / Re: Leaving pdr in mag between loadings
« on: July 28, 2008, 04:34:08 pm »
My one plastic tube has darkened. Then again the blue star paint has also faded. Pretty doesn't load, good equipment does. The other tube is metal, but both have the cap with riser that indicates volume as it rides on the powder. Part of my procedure is verify powder level each time I load primers. Never had an empty load.
One important point to ponder if leaving powder is the type of powder, or manufacturer. While powders are differant, if you do not have a good reloading procedure, you could inadvertently mix powder types or manufacturer resulting in a definite problem.
I use predominantly Bullseye in my Star for pistol loads. On my Dillon, (mostly rifle, one pistol caliber) I have the powder type, load, etc. all labeled on the tubes as a reminder whether powder is in them or not.

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