Challeger or Partner


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Rollis R. Karvellis
March 20, 2008, 12:59 PM
Iím going to buy a lee c press for my universal deprime die but would like to have a good 0 press for other odd jobs, I would like to know if the extra $25-$30 dollar difference between the challenger press (Lee) under $50.00 or RCBS Partner under $70.00 worth it.
Please no wars just advice, thanks.

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DaveInFloweryBranchGA
March 20, 2008, 04:57 PM
Rollis,

My first press was an RCBS partner press and I know it well. I've also owned a Lee Challenger press. My advice to you is to buy the Lee Classic Cast instead of either of those press.

Why? Because it's about the cost of the partner press, but is a superior press to an RCBS Rock Chucker, which I've also owned. I now own only the Lee Classic Cast with a Hornady LnL Conversion kit in it for my single stage tasks. The LnL bushings makes changing dies a snap and I can use the press for multiple tasks very quickly, including reloading .50 BMG if I want to.

Regards,

Dave

SASS#23149
March 20, 2008, 08:22 PM
between the 2,...the partner.

rg1
March 20, 2008, 08:39 PM
Not familiar with Lee but the Partner press is too light duty to suit me. You'd be better off with a stronger press. Perhaps a used RockChucker from an auction site on the net. Your money will be better spent on a heavier duty press of any brand.

ADKWOODSMAN
March 20, 2008, 09:57 PM
Go with the Rock Chucker, you'll never be sorry.

BigJakeJ1s
March 20, 2008, 10:46 PM
For $70 you can get a brand new Lee Classic Cast press, which is much better than the RCBS partner, more on the RockChucker level, and some say even better.

Andy

Seafarer12
March 21, 2008, 12:11 AM
I would pick up a used partner myself. I picked one up to help aid my rock chucker for 30 bucks off ebay a few years ago. Either one would be a good press.

Rollis R. Karvellis
March 21, 2008, 10:43 AM
Thanks everyone for the info.
Went to the shop today and ordered an o type lee press, it was only $20.00 retail, and appeared to have a primer assemble on it, if for some reason this was a typo in the book the manager will go ahead and order the c press for me, were buddies and he knows what Iím trying to do. Thanks for the heads up on the Classic Cast model. Iím also wachting the wts page for some used presses.

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