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Star Reloaders / Re: Looking for Paul Jones, Star Loading enthusiast
« on: September 06, 2009, 11:13:15 pm »
Jacqueline
I sent you an e-mail with a telephone no. and e-mail addy for Paul Fitz Jones in volcano ca.
good luck
lindy

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Star Reloaders / Re: Dies for the Star - Longevity by Brand?
« on: September 06, 2009, 07:49:34 pm »
I've Had two Star machines since the mid fifties, one with a Lyfetyme sizeing die and one with an unmarked
steel die of unknown manufacturer. the steel die began to scratch the outside of the cases and after polishing
a few times, began to size the case a bit oversize, I recently replaced the steel  die with a lyfetyme and now
everything is running smoothly again.  both machines reloaded about the same amount of loads over the years with no apparent wear on the Lyfetyme die, the steel die lasted more than 50 years so quess I shouldnt complain.

Lindy

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Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / Re: Loading .380 with 9mm dies?
« on: August 30, 2009, 07:35:27 pm »
Wrong link ,, try this one

www.makarov.com/graphics/9mmcases.jpg

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Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / Re: Loading .380 with 9mm dies?
« on: August 30, 2009, 07:21:30 pm »

  www.makarov.com/makfaq.htlm

The above site has some interesting info on reloading the various 9mm rounds including the .380.
in particular I would take a look at the "Case dimensions of various 9mm cartridges" as there are
at least six , some straight wall, some tapered and none of them are the same dimensions.

be carefull

lindy

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I would guess that a tall thin coluum would be the best for the fine grain and ball type powders, but could possibly cause the problem of bridgeing for large grain or stick type powders, just my two cents.

lindy

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Star Reloaders / Re: Home Made Case Feeders
« on: July 10, 2009, 06:28:27 pm »
The one Made of Metal

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Star Reloaders / Home Made Case Feeders
« on: July 10, 2009, 06:19:48 pm »
These are home made case feeders that work very well, One of Metal,, and one of Wood

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Star Reloaders / Re: Interesting Ebay item
« on: May 28, 2009, 03:25:13 pm »
Knock on wood,,, I've been reloading on the star for many many years and have never had a double charge of powder or no charge of powder, but I attribute that to being extremly cautious, and if a  problem developes on the machine causeing an interruption then I simply make sure everything is right before continueing. this device may be useful to help get started after an interruption but would be a pain to use for every round.  I manually check useing a sheetrock nail to check for powder on re-starts.  but everyone to his own !!


Lindy

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Star Reloaders / Re: moon unit indexer
« on: May 12, 2009, 11:10:22 pm »
Well,, I had gotten by for nearly fifty years useing my left pointer finger as my indexer,, Then I read all this chatter
from all of You on this site about how well this Moon unit worked.    Ordered one from Ray today !!    If it works well,, then I'll mabe order another one.  we'll see.

Lindy

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Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / Re: 2.8 B.E. powder slide
« on: May 10, 2009, 12:43:11 am »

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Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / Re: 2.8 B.E. powder slide
« on: May 10, 2009, 12:29:01 am »
Here's an addy for a burn rate chart that may help in chooseing another powder type.

Lindy



http://gsgroup.co.za/burnrates.html

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Star Reloaders / Re: brewster indexer
« on: April 23, 2009, 02:29:21 am »
Mark
I sent You an E-mail with a pic of an Indexer installed on a Star machine. hope it helps,

would have posted the Pic here, but found out that I needed to be smarter than my computer,, and I'm Not !!

Lindy


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Star Reloaders / Re: Starting Up
« on: April 15, 2009, 03:28:59 pm »
Ronald T

Take a look at the top of the "powder slide" on your Star Reloader,, if it is stamped "2.8" followed by the
letters "B E"  that means it will throw 2.8 grains of bullseye powder, that should answer Your question about
what type of powder to use.
I could find no reference to the type and wieght of the bullet that you mentioned in your post so can't give
any recomendations there, but a 148 grain lead wadcutter bullet with 2.8 grains of Bullseye powder should
put your load at about 750 feet per second, and with good accuracy and not much recoil.
as far as primers go, any brand name Small Pistol primers should do, I prefer Winchester brand , but everyone to thier own. good luck with your reloading !    REMEMBER, a double charge of powder may blow your gun up !!!!

Lindy

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Thanks for the Pic's CHAWK144
An interesting group of Star loaders  You have there !!

Lindy

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Star History / Method of payment
« on: March 09, 2009, 01:25:04 am »
I bought my star reloaders in the 1950s, I ordered replacement parts,Dies, Punches, etc. by calling Star by
telepone.  they filled the order and shipped it to me with an Invoice telling me how much money that I owed them. at that time I would write them a check and mail the check to them in payment for the parts that I recieved.
did this for many,many years,,, thought it was the norm !! Did anyone else Pay by a different method ???

Lindy


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