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Star History / Re: 1985 Handloader Article about Star
« on: February 24, 2009, 12:08:20 pm »
Sir, excuse my ignorance and error in spelling. It has been corrected...


Star Reloaders / Re: Parts
« on: February 22, 2009, 03:53:37 am »
Thank you for the reply. I will look for it on ebay...

Star Lubricator & Resizers / California SAECO Green Lube
« on: February 21, 2009, 05:25:35 pm »
A link to the recipe on this forum, for those of you that haven't found it yet:,148.0.html

Star Reloaders / Re: Parts
« on: February 21, 2009, 04:48:02 pm »
How much did you pay for the adjustable powder slide? Do you have a picture?

Star History / 1985 Handloader Article about Star
« on: February 21, 2009, 11:22:19 am »
A short article from Handloader Magazine 1985 by K.L. Walters:

I would like to add that previously I had used store-bought (hard) .314 bullets, sized down to .309 and lubed with a "hard" lube in my .30 Luger.
These bullets leaded quite a lot, it took half an hour and lots of "elbow grease" to clean the barrel.

With wheelweight bullets (+2% tin) and Saeco, a couple of passes with a patch removed a very small quantity of lead "slivers", so I'm very pleased with the performance. These softer wheelweight bullets were sized to .311, the next bigger size in the Lee lineup of sizer dies. (The bullets were pan-lubed).
The reason for .309 with the store-bought bullets is because they were so hard, maybe they would have leaded less if they were a tighter fit. I have used them all up by now, so I will never know. Normally I use jacketed bullets for this caliber.


I have made up a batch of this lube, but haven't tried it very much yet (but it worked very well at pistol velocities in my .30 Luger at 1080 fps with wheelweight bullets).
I elected not to use any coloring, as it is not really necessary and *might* affect the lubing qualities. My lube has a light yellow color and has a very pleasant honey scent to it.
I used beeswax from a local beekeeper and paraffin from candles. The labeling on the box said explicitly 100% paraffin. If other ingredients are present, e.g. stearine, you will probably get a harder lube.
I have also read about the "temperature warnings" but don't know how sensitive it really is. My suggestion would be to put a small amount of your regular lube alongside with a sample of Saeco in the sun on your windowsill and compare. A more refined test would be in your baking oven and see which lube "gives in" first.

Urban in Sweden

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