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Thread: My star lineup

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    My star lineup

    For your viewing, is my star machine works presses. I have a Total of 7 Usable machine
    38 Smith &Wesson, 3 /// 38 special, Wadcutter, Semi-wad, Round Nose, 357 mag, 9mm, 45ACP. The 45 and one 38 are Pat pending which dates Pre war
    I have a Star bench where one machine is Set Up. which the press can be Removed and a setup machine Inserted.
    With Star Machine Works Back in Manufacture, Parts and some Presses are available. It is Difficult to Place These In the Vintage Area.
    The only addition Is my Universal Indexer set up on The bench. I am Not a fan Of Boolit feeder Or Case feeder. But with a Good Coordination I am still able to Do 200-300 Per Hour
    All Steel Nothing To go wrong No parts To replace
    All of these I have had since The mid 1970's
    There motto Hold True " Nothing like a Star" copied but Never Duplicated
    Thanks For Viewing
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    Always amazed and intrigued to see machines that I knew nothing about. Cool! Thanks.
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    Like a fool I sold mine. It could not match the Dillon for speed, but it brought back memories of first loading on my mentors Star 45 years ago.
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    Hey Sal,
    Nice group of Star's
    I only have the one currently set up for .45ACP with a separate crimp die, but I have a spare tool head set up for .38 Special Wadcutter. I use a Brewster Indexer and a Hulme case feeder.

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    Nice Brewster, my table is set That way so I can Change machines . I also Have a Ray- Vin Indexer. All My machines are Progressives Not Universals. crimp Is within The seater.
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    Bullet feeder on one of My stars



    Good Shooting

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    Great line up Sal, and video Lindy. I have a progressive set up for wad-cutters for my S&W 52 and a universal with hulme adjustable charge bar for for my .45 acp. Neither have been getting the exercise they deserve. Dug my bullseye guns out today coincidentally for the first time in a couple years. Maybe this will kick start me. Only thing I really struggle with them is the powder dumps every time you pull the handle ready or not

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    Very nice collection of very "cool" machines! Thanks for sharing.

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    Here’s my stars .223 “ Dillon super star conversion, .380, .45, 30 carbine, 10mm, 9mmClick image for larger version. 

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    Here’s the others....Click image for larger version. 

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    OMG .50bmg Your own Star museum! Beautiful

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    If nothing else, having a Star would be worth it just to admire the fitting and machining of the parts to make it work.

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    I thought I was doing good having 7 STARS, 2 in 45 Auto, 2 in 38 Spl, 1 for 9mm, 1 for 38 Super and 1 in 40 S&W..

    50bmg nice collection you have there..
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    To fully appreciate the precision of a Star you need to try to get a Berdon loader up and running!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Purcell View Post
    If nothing else, having a Star would be worth it just to admire the fitting and machining of the parts to make it work.
    Seriously, I'm with you. All done with no numeric readouts, no CNC, just skilled machinist with slide rules and experience, . I think about every time I run one.

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    Just got one of these in a trade. Looks as if it needs a couple of parts. Dies in .45 ACP. Is this something to keep or sell? Anyplace to get parts and an owner's manual?

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    Quote Originally Posted by usmc69 View Post
    Just got one of these in a trade. Looks as if it needs a couple of parts. Dies in .45 ACP. Is this something to keep or sell? Anyplace to get parts and an owner's manual?
    You wont regret keeping it
    Parts are available direct From Star. partslist and manual online; starreloaders.com
    Call Bruce @ Star Ph 9087506312 Or email: starmachineworks@pdt.net
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    I have to admit this is the most intriguing thread I've seen on here yet. I have a lot of dinosaur stuff but nothing like a Star press! Thanks for posting!
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    "Star" Often Replicated But Never Duplicated
    Just remember There is Only one "Star"
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check