I have an old Star Lub/Sizer. The only sizer dies I have are .452 & .358. Anybody know if someone makes sizers or this machine. I have a RCBS sizer/luber but the Star is sooooo much faster. Plus with the star dies you can adjust what groves you want to fill with lube buy putting #9 bird shot in the holes.
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The Star is still being manufactured by a new firm, Magam Engineering. They may have what you need
they will make any size you want i just ordered a .286 from them
they are 40.00 plus shipping,which they w ill soak you on,
but you can get lube from them for the star with the heater if you want it.
I have bought several dies from Magma and the price in early 90s dollars when Star still was around versus the ones made by Magma in todays dollars are really not that far apart.
It isn't the price as much as the quality of the product turned out my the sizer. Owning a Star Sizer is like owning a Ferrari, after the sticker shock, you realize that you have one heck of a great performing machine.
+1 on the Star Sizer/Luber.
The Star is fast..... you touch the bullet only once. Plus, the Star can handle bevel-based bullets with NO MESS......
I am not sure what the going price is for a RCBS or Lyman, but Magma sells the Star for about $
Here are prices from Midway
The RCBS Lube-A-Matic 2 is $145.00, the sizer dies are $26.99
the Lyman 4500 Is $115.00. Sizer dies are $18.29
Not sure of what the top punches are in size and usage, because you don't need different ones for the Star sizer, but the prices given are $8.49 for the Lyman and RCBS $10.29. Some special ones are probably higher in price.
Plus you need something for seating the GCs on both the Lyman and RCBS sizer, but I never used one in the past with my RCBS Lube-A-Matic. You don't need one anything special with the Star.
To me the Star is well worth the money for the time saved and the quality that it turns out.
There is a guy on Cast Boolits Forum called Lasersmith that makes sizing dies for the Star and they are reasonably priced.
$26 for the Standard buckshot type die and $34 for a flanged style
Hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes by posting another forum in here. I haven't tried his dies but will be ordering after I find out what size my new MN Finn mikes out to be.
I can't find the post or the user over on Cast Booliys.
I spelled the name wrong, sorry.
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