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Star History / Re: Star Inline or Straight-line Reloader
« on: May 30, 2016, 08:20:45 pm »
I have a Star Inline in 45-70

Star Reloaders / tubing for humes case feeders
« on: June 25, 2012, 07:34:40 pm »
your local plumbing store should have the proper tubing available or be able to order it for you --I have made up dozens

Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: WTS 45lc & 41Mag
« on: January 15, 2012, 01:29:42 pm »
The machine is a early Universal I do not no how early, the duel head comes in handy with different machines  and using a Humes case feeder or your left arm becomes tired from all the loading --give your right a work out

Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / WTS 45lc & 41Mag
« on: January 15, 2012, 01:04:09 am »
for sale 45 LC and 41Mag
more information [no e-mail]

Star Reloaders / Re: .30 M1 Carbine seater die question
« on: July 24, 2011, 12:37:39 pm »
spray silicone works great on most cases --spray after cases have been cleaned.  The silicone will not effect the power or primers.

Star History / Re: Wemco Williams Star Reloader
« on: March 28, 2010, 12:55:48 pm »
A note to eaglemike's post about the guy who used a wighted primer follower:  The weighted follower was used to keep a constant downward pressure on the primers and works exceedingly well. And Yes we had a primer tube blow -all that happened was the follower blew out of the tube- the tube nor the machine was damaged in any way - the weighted follower had nothing to do with the primer detonation. If I remember correctly a swedged 9mm case got buy us( this was over twenty years ago). This was the only time we had a primer tube or any other mishap. Not bad considering we had over twenty Star Machines set up and  I might also add that Elard knew of the episode and Star was never at blame and there was NEVER EVER any mention of any kind of law suite. Elard was a very close friend, and we have always been a champion of the Star Machine Works. Chris Hawkins of Hawkins Reloads and McKeon and Son Reloads.

Star History / Re: Factory returns ?
« on: March 28, 2010, 11:58:13 am »
Used machines at Star were not uncommon, but they were returned for tuning cleaning etc. Elard took care of this personally. Most of the machines I remember were from shooting clubs, police departments. I have a few of the machines that were replaced (due to requests of the past owners) that were still in great condition. The only machine I can remember Elard throwing in the scrap heap came out of a fire.

Star Reloaders / Re: Starting Up
« on: April 15, 2009, 07:30:08 pm »
the powder slide you are using was made for 2.8 gr. of bullseye
38 spc. 121 gr. round nose  = velocity = 647 fps- - - -no problem using 130 gr bullet the heaver bullet will increase the burn time and pressure giving you a greater velocity closer to 750 fps.
information from #47 Lyman Reloading Handbook

in the photo of the 41mag. machine, the hroizontal  brass tubes in the base (there are three of them) are the early idea of the "Shell Base Locating Strap" assembly. - - the tubes have springs inside that give tension to the locating strap ( see part # 79U STAR RELOADING TOOL ILLUSTRATION AND PARTS LIST Illustration - Column 1

Star History / Re: Early Star Loading Machines & (proto types)
« on: April 02, 2009, 01:28:27 pm »
if you are in question of the small brass tube located on the base, it has a roller on top and is part of the priming feed system. This type of press utilizes a horizontal priming tube with a wight attached to keep tension on the flow of primers, the wighted chain passes over the brass tube with roller.

Star History / Early Star Loading Machines & (proto types) Photographs
« on: March 31, 2009, 11:17:46 pm »
more photos to share of Early Star Loaders, Note the 30-30 machine with adjustable powder drop  - RCBS shell plates - Date 1973-
Unit in 41 Mag. -Note: steel base with Star Machine Works,
Early 44 Rem. machine, note base is cast aluminum with no Star markings,also the tool head is cast aluminum. External adjustable powder drop (these machines were from Elard Mocks personnel collection)

Star History / Early in line Star Reloaders Photographs
« on: March 31, 2009, 10:52:55 pm »
Early in line Star Presses  #3 & #8 patent same as progressive, the shell plate on #3 is 30-40, the plate on #8 is 30-40,  The priming system utilizes a horizontal priming rod not shown

Star History / Re: Star Price History
« on: March 30, 2009, 01:33:11 pm »
They were friends, Star would make sizeing dies in relationship to special ordered H&G molds.

Star History / Re: Method of payment
« on: March 24, 2009, 04:45:22 pm »
I have over 20 Star Loading Machines - -some of the first models.   Some of the machines were experimental and proto types or were Elard Mocks personnel machines .  I would like to share photos and information with those that might be interested but canít figure out how to attach photos to this site.  If you are interested  email  me   - - [no e-mail]   

Star Lubricator & Resizers / Lube Mess
« on: August 17, 2007, 05:02:33 am »
For those who still prefer stick lube and are having problems with excess lube around over and under your bullet or not enough lubrication in the lube ring: - - when holding your lube die in hand notice the holes for the lube to flow through? The holes are for universal lubricating different style projectiles. Per the late Elard Mock you can use a small lead shot (I don't remember if it was #9  - 7 -6 lead shotgun shot) will fit into the holes and plug the ones not needed and force more lube into the lube ring. The shot is easily removed when done and does no harm to the die. Another trick : don't be afraid to invert the bullet into the die - -it will still size and lube correctly.

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