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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Wanted to Buy: OO powder slide housing
« on: December 24, 2015, 10:31:29 am »
New or used is fine, as long as in serviceable shape and reasonable in price.

Merry Christmas

Star Reloaders / RayVin case kicker #2
« on: July 21, 2015, 08:52:51 pm »
I got a 2nd RV case kicker and installed it this weekend. It took only 2-3 min to get it installed and configured right (I also have a bullet chute mounted off the same post the kicker mounts to). 

Just a heads up that they're still in stock, are very well made and work fine. It's not super fussy in adjustment and if you follow the video instructions for setup it's very very reliable.

I have one on a Universal in 9mm and one now on the 45ACP.

Highly recommended if you go thru a lot of handgun ammo.

Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / Volume measure density
« on: April 26, 2015, 05:45:06 pm »
Is Lee's data on VMD the "reference" for calculations of Volume measure density?

I have a number of powder bushings and would like to create a spreadsheet to calculate powder drop weight for the bushings I have. The calculation seems straightforward, but is the Lee data a good reference?


Star Reloaders / Ray-Vin/SB sales case kicker on 9mm?
« on: April 13, 2015, 09:02:52 pm »
I have the SB Sales case kicker on my 45 press and it works flawlessly. While the page says "we have reports that it works on 9mm) or some such, has someone actually tried it?

I could take mine off and move it, but thought I'd avoid reinventing the wheel.... ;)

Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Star parts needed
« on: April 08, 2015, 06:20:05 pm »
I would like to find an angle lever screw, and an extra large, and small primer slide, new or used for a Universal.

Please PM me here and I'll PM back.


Star Reloaders / Star small parts bag.
« on: January 11, 2015, 10:56:43 am »
I'm not sure what Star shipped in this small fabric bag, but it was fun to find it with a recent Star acquisition .

Star Reloaders / Hulme feeder mouting hole
« on: December 14, 2014, 10:38:18 am »
Star brothers, what was the process when getting a Hulme case feeder in regards the mounting hole for the feeder itself. I had assumed all Star bases came with that hole drilled and tapped , but a recent acquisition proved that incorrect. 

Is there a template for positioning this hole or am I better off sending it somewhere to get the mounting hole machined and tapped? I'm not a machinist but I'm pretty good with tools (there's a dangerous combination!)

Thanks and Merry Christmas

Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Wanted: Parts!
« on: December 13, 2014, 09:02:11 pm »
Looking for a primer follower (std length) and an operating handle.

Merry Christmas to fellow forum members!

Star Reloaders / It's raining Stars
« on: October 16, 2014, 06:36:32 am »
There's always been a number of Star presses on Ebay, however this week seems to take the cake. There's a huge number up for grabs for some imponderable reason.

It's probably just random chance but it's interesting to see the profusion of them right now.

Star Reloaders / Interference in the expander/primer stage
« on: April 27, 2014, 09:59:47 am »
My 45ACP reloads are coming out overly expanded (will not feed reliably in several handguns  and will not pass a go gauge.)
After the sizing/deprimestage, they're fine, after expanding, not fine.  If I back out the expander plug more, it'll interfere with the powder slide. The issue is not with the neck, but with expansion of the diameter near the base.

What should I look at (and then adjust  8)  ) next to address this problem?


Star Reloaders / "CPM" press (Star clone?)
« on: March 16, 2014, 12:54:26 pm »
I was looking though an old issue of HANDLOADER and there's a small advertisement for what looks like a Star clone from a company called "CPM". 

Has anyone heard of these or owned one? If there's interest, I'll scan the (grainy) photo that is in the advertisement and post it here.


PS: Looks like there's one or two posts about this here in the older forum notes.

Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / WTB: Primer tube, primer pick up tubes
« on: February 27, 2014, 02:35:05 pm »
I would like to purchase one large primer tube.

I would like to purchase 2 large primer and 2 small primer pick up tubes.

If you have any FS, please send me a PM


Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / WTB: 45ACP shell plate
« on: February 15, 2014, 01:04:40 pm »
I have spent 3 hours looking for a shell plate that I know is within arms reach as I type this.

Having said that, I need a 45ACP shell plate for my Star. Used is fine!


Star Lubricator & Resizers / Have sizer, don't have experience
« on: October 13, 2013, 09:36:38 am »
I have a new-to-me sizer and some lead bullets I just cast in 9mm.

What I don't have is a local mentor to show me how to set up a 'sizer.

Is anyone aware of a good description of how to go from having a new tool with no experience to one that is sizing and lubing bullets?  I'm not (totally) dense but the instructions that come with it that are a bit sketchy.

I also need a punch and die for 9mm RN single lube ring


Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / WTB: 49U angle lever cam (Universal)
« on: July 10, 2013, 09:08:46 pm »
I'm in need of an angle cam lever for a Universal. Please let me know if you have one excess to your needs and your asking price.


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