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Star Reloaders / Packing for shipment ?
« on: December 11, 2012, 08:48:18 pm »
Anyone have hints on how to pack a Star reloader for shipping that you would share ?  Wood box, Five gallon bucket, etc.
The ones that I bought new came in a heavy duty cardboard box made to properly fit the star. And at that time I think the
shippers were a bit more careful. As of late, I could tell horror stories about some of the items i have recieved.

Good Shooting

Lindy

152
Star Reloaders / Re: Modify for Auto Eject???
« on: December 03, 2012, 11:08:14 pm »
1960
I used a Dremel machine with a cut off wheel to cut away the railing on the base and then finished up with a file useing the pictures from FC60's post at the begining
of this post as a guide. Then drilled a hole large enough to fit the wire size and about 3/4 inches deep into the top of the rail and another hole in the side of the base to put a set screw (tapped for 6/32) to hold the wire in place. Then bent and shaped the wire as per FC60's pictures and then assembled and tested. everything worked.
The pic's from  FC60 were an invaluable guide for this project. Thanks FC60 !

Good Shooting

Lindy


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Star Reloaders / Re: Modify for Auto Eject???
« on: December 03, 2012, 07:17:33 pm »
This past Weekend I applied this modification to one of My Stars that is set up for .44 mag, And was pleasantly suprised to find that it worked very well. It allows the finished round to exit the machine flawlessly on to a homemade metal ramp into a container. all this without any moving parts. and it leaves enough clearance for a
taper crimp die. I will be modifiying the rest of My Machines this coming week.

Good Shooting

Lindy

154
Star History / Star-Hensley and Gibbs
« on: December 02, 2012, 05:01:27 pm »
I noticed on Ebay this morning there is a 10 cavity wadcutter .38 mold up for bid that is stamped "Star Machine works, San Diago ca", The mold looks exactly like
one of the Hensley and Gibbs molds that I've been using for Years. I knew Star and Hensley and Gibbs were close, But did Star sell H&G molds stamped with
the Star markings ?

Good Shooting

Lindy

155
Star Reloaders / Re: Modify for Auto Eject???
« on: November 25, 2012, 06:16:11 pm »
Thanks Dave for letting Us know that the Mod. does work. Now I will have to try this on one of my machines as it appears to really simplify things, no moving parts is
sometimes a good thing.  I'm hoping the wire will allow the use a of Taper crimp die in the last station. Thanks again.

Good Shooting

Lindy

156
Star Reloaders / Re: Star paint and decals
« on: November 07, 2012, 12:28:47 pm »
Here are the  Paint Numbers for some General Motors paint that comes about as close to matching the Star re loaders as You can get.

General Motors Paint, Dark blue, WA7349
 
You should be able to purchase this paint from any automotive paint supplier from touch up pens to gallon size or larger.

Good Shooting

Lindy

157
Wayne
Just a thought, there are many different 9mm cartridges, none of them with the same deminsions, Parabellum, Makarov, 9X23, 9X21, 9mm Steyer, 9X23 Winchester, etc.
If You are trying to size parabellum with a Makarov Die  that may be the source of Your problem with hard to Size cases. Just saying.

Good Shooting

Lindy

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Star Reloaders / Re: Modify for Auto Eject???
« on: October 24, 2012, 01:21:40 am »
Dave
I would be interested in how well this modification works, Have you reloaded with it ? and if so did it work OK without binding or jamming ?
I have reservations about cutting the floor base on these old machines, but if it the Mod. works well...., it appears to be about as simple as can be.
Perhaps someone who has seen/used this Mod could chime in and give Us some details.

Good Shooting

Lindy

159
Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: Small Primer Slide Needed
« on: September 17, 2012, 02:14:31 am »
Steve
I have a new Primer slide that I can spare, But it is possible that Your Problem could be solved using Your existing slide by making an adjustment of the "angle lever cam." This cam can be bent toward or away from the tool head to align the primer slide so that the primer punch is centered on the hole in the slide  at the bottom of the down stroke. 

Here is how to do it: To adjust primer slide bend the cam( that operates the angle lever) either in or out as necessary to cause the inner end of primer slide to just
touch the main column without any strain on the angle lever when the handle is all the way down.

If You still need a new small primer slide Email me:  miltonetime (at sign) aol (dot) com

Good Shooting

Lindy

160
Star Reloaders / Re: Aluminum Base Measurement
« on: September 02, 2012, 04:32:09 pm »
Bob
Roughley measured with a wood ruler I got 8 1/2 inches diameter of the base with 5 1/2 between mounting holes.
Hope this helps.

Good Shooting

Lindy

161
Star Reloaders / Re: self indexer for star progressive?
« on: August 23, 2012, 10:46:17 pm »
jackavery
There are several Indexers for the Star, The best one that I have found is the "Moon Indexer" and they are available at SB Sales and Distributing.

www dot sbdistributing dot com

That will get You to their Home page, Then look on the left side of the page for "Star Accessories" , Left click on it and You are There.

Good Shooting

Lindy

162
Star Reloaders / Re: Good To Have The Forum Back!!!
« on: August 09, 2012, 02:14:12 pm »
Happy to see the forum is up and running again. Was wondering Why it went down ? maintenance, power outage ?, Someone Knows I'm sure ?

Good Shooting

Lindy

P.S. I just noticed the Spell Check Didn't work.

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Star Reloaders / Re: Cartridge Tubing
« on: June 25, 2012, 12:42:32 am »
((I posted this awhile back, hopefully it's still current))

Another source for clear acrylic tubing
on: July 28, 2011, 08:45:49 PM Quote Modify Remove 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Clear Acrylic Tubing in 1/2 and 5/8 inches (other sizes too) available in 6 ft lengths at the store, can be shipped to You in 3 ft lengths only. shipping is extra.

1/2 Tubing= 45 cents per foot or $2.45 per six foot length
5/8 Tubing= 75 cents per foot or $3.25 per six foot length

TAP PLASTICS INC.
1859 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, Ca 95204-5725

209-937-9300
209-937-9400  Fax
dom (at sign) tapplastics (dot) com

You can telephone in an order, fax it in or order useing the above email addy

    Good Shooting

   Lindy

164
Star Reloaders / Re: What size die is This ?
« on: June 05, 2012, 12:30:20 am »
Thanks Dave
You are probably right.  When I first looked at this thing closely, I thought it was a Crimp die, but then why would it have a carbide insert instead of the
larger opening of the crimp die. now I'm wondering if during manufacture someone made a mistake.
I would like to post pic's but My digital camera wont take closeups. Anyway, Thanks for Your thoughts on this.

Good shooting

Lindy

165
Star Reloaders / What size die is This ?
« on: June 02, 2012, 10:34:39 pm »
I have a no name sizing die that I can't identify, it is a stepped die, it has a carbide insert with an opening at the mouth of .376" and the tapered step begins
at .680" from the mouth and extends another .140" while tapering down to .3695" Anyone have any thoughts as to what cartridge this is for ??

Good Shooting

Lindy

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