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Thread: Star Lube Sizer Air Feed for Lube Completed & Successful

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    Boolit Buddy Fixxah's Avatar
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    Ordered an air cylinder from AutomationDirect.com today. Enough screwing around for me. Time is money.
    Lighten up, life is too short.

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    Boolit Bub
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    Here's an idea for those who still want to tinker with this.

    http://www.virtualplacebo.com/hallow...tic_piston.htm

    I knew I had seen it somewhere but better late than never.

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    What is the length of the stroke on the air cylinder?

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    Boolit Bub
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    I use 6"

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    Boolit Master pmer's Avatar
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    Hey guys, I might have missed this but is the air on all the time or is it switch activated?

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    The air is on all the time to keep the pressure against the lube constant. If you don't have any leaks, then you don't use up any air. Once the cylinder is pressurized, the air usage drops to zero until the piston moves down the bore. If you have a portable air tank, you might have to fill it every 10,000 boolits or so. It is a very simple concept. Enjoy, Rod

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    Thank you for a very useful idea and application.

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    I use the stock air set up and a air tank from Wally World. I have went three months on the same tank of air. I lube my bullets with about 90 lbs of pressure.
    Shooter of the "HOLY BLACK" SASS 81802 AKA FAIRSHAKE; NRA ; BOLD; WARTHOG;Deadwood Marshal;Bayou Bounty Hunter; So That his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat; 44 WCF filled to the top, 210 gr. bullet

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    i wonder if i can do this to my star ?

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    Mike, yes you can. Just read all the posts from the beginning and for around $50 you should be good to go. It sure beats cranking the screw. Rod

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    Ok, finished reading whole tread. So what's the advantage of using piston vs. original Troy's idea?

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    The modification was just a way to save time and have more consistency with lube groove fill out on boolits. I powder coat 90% of mine now, but the nostalgia of doing it this way still gives me a little fun.

    Mine still works to this day, I like it because it just a simple and easy way to make nice boolits with my Star.

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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"
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