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    Boolit Buddy

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    Hollywood pres and shel holders

    Past weekend went to a garage sale. Upon mentioning reloading, the seller stated his father had boxed up reloading gear back in the day. It was like a treasure hunt!! Wooden boxes nailed shut, not opened in 40 years or better.
    One of the bigger items was a hollywood press ,complete with both primer arms and six shell holders. One of the shell holders was the RCBS conversion allowing use of RCBS shell holders.
    Lots old bullets, some of the companies I've never heard of. Old powder cans. His scale and powder measure and much other stuff.
    I'm in heaven just playing with my "news" toys.

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    Boolit Mold
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    Nice score and hope you put it all back in operation. It'll be a walk back in time.

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    Boolit Master


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    Wow! Tools and supplies.
    Micah 6:8
    He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

    "I don't have hobbies - I'm developing a robust post-apocalyptic skill set"
    I may be discharged and retired but I'm sure I did not renounce the oath that I solemnly swore!

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    It never happened w/o pictures.
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    yes, we would love pictures so we can share in your treasure hunt. james

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    Good find!
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway!

    When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem is a nail.

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    Boolit Buddy


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    I bought a Hollywood Sr. a couple years ago. This winter I'm going to clean it up and use it to see if it really is fun to reload with one.

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    i have two hollywood universals(12 die holes) that i have not used as i have other turret presses. if i ever get the space in my garage i may set one up to handle my 3006 based cases. they are very heavy.

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    I also have a hollywood universal and a sr. The universal is tricky as there is 12 stations 4 indexable shell stations and 4 primer indexable stations. Gotta sit back and think it out! LOL..
    Give me something to believe in.

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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