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Star Reloaders / Re: Leaving pdr in mag between loadings
« on: July 19, 2008, 04:50:23 pm »
I suppose issues with powder will vary with conditions in the loading area. Damp, dry, or humid.
My area is dry and has good air circulation. As a result, I do not empty the powder all the time. If I am going to reload next day or two, I leave in. If more than that I empty back into same powder cannister.I do not mix batches or lots of powder, except when fininshing at the very end of a cannister. I then check throws and weights. As a habit though, I always check a few charges before I start anyway, for accuracy and consistency. When I use an adjustable bar, I check same after 100 or so rounds, as well as at thee end of lthe oading session. Usually always the same. One of the nicest things about the Star is consistent accuracy, a reason I like it!

Star Reloaders / Re: Powder shut-off reaon?
« on: July 18, 2008, 09:14:19 am »
Some good replies with differing opinions.
I have never used one, or really seen a need for it. However, I thought, that since a number of inquiries abound, there may be a reason or benefit I did not realize.
A couple of times, probably can count on one hand, I have inadvertently dumped some powder onto the shell plate, but this was/is a seldom encountered problem to justify a shutoff. I would be more concerned with accidentally not loading some rounds without powder.

Star Reloaders / Powder shut-off reaon?
« on: July 17, 2008, 04:19:09 pm »
Have seen some posts for a powder shutoff. Am wondering the reasons for wanting one. I suppose it would make it easier to change powder bars, mid loading, but that is something not often done, or is it?
In the few instances, (first set up for caliber change) where there may not be a case in that position in the plate, I have dumped powder into a small scale pan or unfired case and then back into the powder tube.   
Does it provide easier head changeover, or other benefit, or, ?
Not being critical of those wanting one, just curious.


Star History / Re: star tooling
« on: June 26, 2008, 10:18:06 am »
Is Bill the gentleman from Star Machine Works?
If so, I emailed him about three weeks ago. Received a response after about two weeks. He apologized about being tied up and sent info on items and prices that I requested.
I placed a small order one week ago, and am awaiting receipt of items.

At the present time am still waiting.
Sent e-mails without response as of yet. Also, check has yet to be cashed.
Patience is a virtue, but also a necessity!

Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / Re: Recomended Primer?
« on: June 23, 2008, 11:21:02 am »
I have used both small and large Winchester and Federal.
No experience with any others.
Loaded well in excess of 100,000 rounds, could be 250K  (45, 38, 9mm)
I have not had a problem with either one, as long as machine is clean around the area, especially of powder residue.

Survey Says... / Re: Values and prices
« on: June 02, 2008, 07:52:52 pm »
A few more recent sales

.45 caliber universal w/Hulme feeder sold on 05/20 for $ 910.00
.45 caliber and .38 caliber universal sold on 05/27 for $ 1,001.50
.38 caliber progressive (non-universal) sold on 05/31 for $ 477.00
.45 caliner unikversal sold mon 06/01 for $ 1,000.00 (almost new, only slight rust patina)

Parts only, included loader assembly but with no head or caliber sold on 05/25 for $ 515.00

I cannot really figure the last one out.

Survey Says... / Re: Values and prices
« on: June 02, 2008, 07:47:57 pm »
Some more recent Ebay sales

.38 caliber universal sold on 04/28 for $ 550.00
.38 caliber and 45 caliber universal sold on 05/06 for $ 885.00
.38 caliber universal not sold for $ 345.00 Closed 05/10.
.38 caliber universal w/Hulme feeder sold on 05/11 for $ 400.00
.45 caliber universal w/Hulme feeder sold on 05/14 for $ 1,375.00 (This was very clean. looked almost new!)

Star Reloaders / Re: Star reloaders
« on: May 29, 2008, 06:17:59 pm »
Ebay is one source, this site in WTB/WTS is another. Read through the posts here. Much depends how much you are willing to pay. Prices can vary on age, condition, etc. Also, depends on patience.

.38 is the most common Star caliber, followed closely by .45. so if you have enough patience you should not have a problem locating a .45 set-uo, if you are willing to wait. Since you have a universal, you can easily swap out the head, and shell plate, and primer punch, and be up and loading in 2 - 3 minutes tops, in lieu of needing a complete machine.

The 9mm is harder to come by than either the above, but other calibers are often even more difficult.
If you have little or no interest in 9mm, you could most likely find a trade.

Star Reloaders / Re: Question for Steve Ogden
« on: May 21, 2008, 01:12:35 pm »
Last time online May 13.
If no reply, might try mailing to:
Steve Ogden
42011 4th St. West
Lancaster, CA., 93534

Star Reloaders / Re: Powder Bars
« on: May 20, 2008, 09:24:56 am »
Not sure Steve Ogdens mailbox will take messages. Usually full.
May need to write him in California.
The info is on this site, just need to search for it.

Star Reloaders / Re: Powder Bars
« on: May 19, 2008, 09:01:31 pm »
First you can try looking on ebay.
Some various bars there time to time.

Also, there are two members on this site that may be able to help.
1. rbwillnj  He has various options including spacers, some bars, etc. Try sending him a pm.
2 Steve Ogden. Have to look his mailing address up. Mailbox usually full.

Star Reloaders / Alternative or substitute parts
« on: May 02, 2008, 07:17:05 pm »
Various areas of this site reference substitute parts. Some members make various parts and accessories.
Plastic for Hulme feeder tubes, Dillon primer follower for primer tube, etc.
Various bolts, screws, springs from other sources to substitute for actual Star parts.The informatory is scattered and hard to find.
Please list here, for members to comment on for those that could use alternative parts to repair or replace original.

Survey Says... / Re: Values and prices
« on: April 15, 2008, 10:31:18 am »
Recent transactions on Ebay.
.38 universal progressive w/Hulme casefeeder  $ 431.67  sold on 04/13
.38 progressive only $ 355.00  sold on 04/08
.9mm universal progressive with Hulme casefeeder, and indexer. $ 699.00  sold on 04/13

Survey Says... / Re: Values and prices
« on: April 01, 2008, 10:04:00 pm »
I agree, Ron. Quite a difference on pictures, and variance in prices. Some include many featuring differant views, angles, etc. Some just one generic picture. Personally, I have asked for more info or pictures, and if not forthcoming or provided feel it is better to pass.
Some, the descriptions are very good, others short and non-informative.
Although, I have found most buyers and sellers who are sincere, are thorough. Unfortunately some just take advantage.

I figured I would list the prices for information as a guide for wtb/wts.

Survey Says... / Values and prices
« on: March 31, 2008, 08:50:14 pm »
Following the auction listings on ebay and gunbroker, I have noted the following recent sales. Gives an idea of the recent resale market, of supply and demand.
 .38 only progressive sold on 03/29/08 $ 701.38
 9mm universal sold on 03/02/08  $ 721.88
 .45 universal sold on 03/02/08  $ 585.06
 .45 universal w/case feed and indexer 02/13/08  $ 566.99
All plus shipping costs additional.

Like most quality goods, they still hold value.

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