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Lee's New Challenger System

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

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  1. fmnnc

    fmnnc Member

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    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.

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

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

    What's your take?
     
  2. strat81

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    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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