Also... the die on a Star sizer hangs over the edge of the bench upon which it is mounted. The user positions a container under the overhang, and the bullets are pushed through the bottom of the die, and drop into the box. I have a plastic tray that hangs on two small screws on the edge of the bench, about 1-1/2-inches under the press to catch bullets. The operator handles the bullets only once, as opposed to other presses where each bullet is handled twice. As such, the Star is maybe 2x faster in lubing and sizing a large quantity of bullets.The star... has a separate lube-valve linkage which is actuated (opened) after the bullet has fully entered the sizing die... This allows a 'shot' of lube to enter the die and squeeze into the grooves (NOT all over the bullet base or nose). When the handle is raised, the lube 'valve' is closed (thus preventing over-lubrication of the bullet).
Eventhough I've been casting bullets for quite a few years, I'm certainly NO expert with these long, heavy bullets. Some of the guys that shoot long-range BPCR should be able to offer casting advice, BUT you're going to need a good lube for high-velocity !!!i am also wondering if lee sizer and alox works up to 2200-2300 fps for the 458.