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Progressive or Universal
« on: January 20, 2015, 11:31:13 am »
Hello folks,
 I'm new to the forum, but have been reloading for a few years. I have been doing some reading here and I hear mention of Star Progressive machines and Universal machines. I'm not sure that I know what the difference is with Star equipment. I currently load on a Dillon Square Deal B press, but also use a RCBS RockChucker for rife cartridges. Probably a stupid question but I'm hoping someone can clarify the difference with Star equipment.
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Robert

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Re: Progressive or Universal
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2015, 12:33:48 pm »
This is a common question, so I'm posting some pictures so you can see the difference.

Progressive machines were made to load 38 Special/357 Magnum only.  Universal machines, with the appropriate shell plate and dies can be configured to load all pistol calibers.   The principal difference is the shell locator straps that are present on the Universal machines and not present on Progressives.   There are some other differences, but this is the easiest way differentiate one machine from the other.

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Re: Progressive or Universal
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2015, 04:40:39 pm »
Thank you very much, that clears it up.

 

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