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Should I Stick With Star?
« on: January 08, 2021, 08:44:53 am »
I currently only have one Star Press which is a Progressive set up for .32 S&W Long. I now want to set up for .45 and .38 SWC and WC. Donít need any other high volume pistol reloaders. What do you suggest:

A rebuilt Star Universal by Star Machine in NJ
A used Star Universal from someone here!
A brand new Dillon?

Thanks Bob


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Re: Should I Stick With Star?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 08:19:57 am »
Asking which way to go on a Star forum, is going to get you a Star answer.
Anyway, do not believe you can go wrong with either of your first two options. You already have one, so you know the quality and reliability. One Universal with additional heads and you are good to go for everything you want. 

In my opinion, the main reason to consider a Dillon is that startup cost should be a little less of an investment, but depending on which model and options, it could cost just as much if not more.

And based on die availability, etc. you could be up and running with a Star a little quicker.
Good luck
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Re: Should I Stick With Star?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2021, 11:22:00 am »
i personally can't think of why I would change to a different progressive press other than the fact that I would be able to buy generic die sets at a lower price than the cost of Star parts.

 I did consider buying a single stage press when I had hundreds of old shells to decap in order to wash them. It would also allow me to use a powder measure to fill casings individually and get away from needing a bunch of charge bars.

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