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oldtrptplyr

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Base dimensions
« on: May 28, 2015, 05:42:21 pm »
Purchased my first Star. It is a universal. I will receive it tomorrow. I am preparing a spot for it on my reloading bench and I need to know the diameter of the base. Thank you in advance.
Tom

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Re: Base dimensions
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2015, 11:19:09 pm »
Tom,
8.5" plus or minus.  You will need a bigger bench for the additional Stars you will buy.
Good luck.
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Re: Base dimensions
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2015, 12:11:46 am »
Thanks Mike. I think some of the blue machines will go bye bye, making room for more Stars!

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Re: Base dimensions
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2015, 04:19:30 pm »
Happened to me.  Picked up a Star for .38 wadcutters, built a bench specifically for it. Then picked up a second for .45 ACP and had to modify the bench. There's just something about a Star press.  I'll buy another one if the price is reasonable, as both of these together were less than a full set up Dillon 650.
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Re: Base dimensions
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2015, 08:21:42 am »
I bought my first Star in '74 ( 45ACP, 38/357 ) , in the 90's a 9 mm . Then 10 years ago started buying if the price was right. currently too much for the bench ( [no e-mail]@ ) and can load 30car, 32 S&W long, 380, 9m/m, 38 / 357 , 44 special , 44 rem mag, 45 ACP and 45 Auto rim
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Re: Base dimensions, follow up with photos
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2015, 10:18:09 pm »
Ok, so I have cleaned it up. It is in good condition. I removed the case feeder to learn operation. It is certainly more demanding than the Dillons. Must stay on my toes. I like it and need(want) four more!!

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Re: Base dimensions
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2015, 09:16:41 am »
It looks brand new.  Congratulations!

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Re: Base dimensions
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2015, 07:17:41 pm »
Thanks Bruce.

 First batch of ammo came out ok. 25 yards - off hand(of course, bullseye shooter).

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Re: Base dimensions
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2015, 06:43:46 pm »
Nice press and very nice shooting!

Welcome to the addiction...

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Re: Base dimensions
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2015, 12:29:58 pm »
That is a nice looking first press (nice grouping too).  My first was a beat up Phelps in 45 LC.  It was great as a way to get started though, and get acquainted with the machine.  Several have followed but I think I have it under control now. 

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Re: Base dimensions
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2015, 07:53:36 pm »
Thank you for the kind words. I continue to be impressed with this machine. As an operator and maint./repair guy of large high dollar machines(35+ years) in a manufacturing environment, when I come across a quality device or tool, I stop and take notice. My three other progressive presses work fine but without going into detail, they do not impress and please me like the Star. Designed in the 30s? The  folks involved had high standards and a very commendable concept. I am very happy to own and operate a Star!