1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Lee's New Challenger System

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by fmnnc, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. fmnnc

    fmnnc New Member

    Mar 4, 2007
    Oak Level, North Carolina
    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.


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


    What's your take?
  2. strat81

    strat81 Senior Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    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.

Share This Page