Author Topic: What is the difference between a progressive and universal Star machine?  (Read 604 times)

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I'm thinking the progressive is limited to one caliber and the universal is made for multiple calibers if you switch out toolheads. Is this correct?

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Re: What is the difference between a progressive and universal Star machine?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 08:19:02 am »
The vast majority of "Progressives" are 38 Special only.  A few are 32 S&W only and are marked as such.  "Universals" can load any pistol caliber offered by Star by using the appropriate shell plate, dies and primer parts.

The pictures below, illustrate the major difference between the two to aid in identification.
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Re: What is the difference between a progressive and universal Star machine?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2019, 04:28:22 pm »
If not obvious the main difference and easiest way to tell is the shell locator strap on the base between the case feeder and the primed assembly.
There is none on the Progressive.
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