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Thread: Where would we be without a Star Sizer?

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    I've got three of my Star machines set up with the bullet feeders and use tubes that hold from 50 to 60 bullets, depending on the length of the bullet. I can go through a tube of bullets in about two minutes or less, if I really get on it and want to see how fast I can size and lube. I just normally set a pace and go with that, though.

    Of course, there is the time it takes to fill tubes, but I've made a little rectangular box with V-grooves in the bottom for filling the tubes. Put a handful of bullets in the box, shake it a little, orient the few that fall into the grooves backwards, then place a tube in the hole in one end and tip the box and tube so the bullets run into the tube. Repeat as necessary, and I do it while watching the news, or some silly TV show...

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
    After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. - William S. Burroughs.

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    I love Stars. I have 7 Lymans and 5 Stars. I still like the Lymans, because I do make a number of pointy rifle/pistol bullets that fit my Lyman top punches well.
    KE4GWE - - - - - - Colt 1860, it just feels right.

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    I have used a star sizer since I was a kid. Love it to death for pistol bullets. you can literally run out of bullets you just cast in no time.
    that just starts the whole process over again.
    Kelly W
    Lifetime Reloader
    Veteran- US Army Aviation
    Former New Mexico State Police
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    Rifle Pistol Instructor

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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
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