Lee's New Challenger System


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fmnnc
November 12, 2007, 11:19 AM
I saw this in a recent magazine ad. Looks like this will be a contender for someone just getting started as well as a nice little backup. I really like the "Hornady style" die locking system. The handle and ram looks alot beefier than the older model. The price ain't bad either. Also, I thought this statement was interesting...

The red epoxy coated frame is made of ASTM 380 aluminum with a yield strength of 48,000 PSI. By comparison, a gray iron casting has a yield strength of 29,000 PSI. The linkage and actuating arm are steel.

http://www.realguns.com/images/pressbushingarrange.gif


Here is the link for a full commentary along with more pictures

http://www.realguns.com/Commentary/comar142.htm

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strat81
November 12, 2007, 11:29 AM
While I've seen the odd picture of a cracked Challenger frame, cracked linkages are far more common. Hopefully the linkage is significantly improved.

Lee has been coming out with some cool, improved stuff lately. Hopefully a progressive that rivals the LnL AP and 650 will be out soon.

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