Challenger breech lock missing parts

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Lighthorse
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Challenger breech lock missing parts

Postby Lighthorse » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:44 pm

I have a Challenger that I bought for $50 as it was an open box item at Scheel's. It is missing the components for priming, and I am planning to use it to load 30-06.

Is it worth it to hunt down the parts, or should I buy a hand primer?

Also, it has no powder measure. Since I am not loading for bulk, but rather precision, should I get a perfect powder measure (or a competitor's powder drop), or just weigh and pour each charge with a funnel?

Sparky45
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Postby Sparky45 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:52 pm

BreechLock press is a good press. That said, here's what you need:
BP-1169A (small primer arm); BP1169B (large primer arm) each$6.50;
I suggest, at the least, get a Perfect Powder Measure $26.46 and mount it to your bench. Once it's set, it will dump repeatable measures of powder.
So for less than $50 you'll be in business. BTW, those prices are current through Titan Reloading. Also, if you don't have many BreechLock Bushings, get some of those as well.
Sparky

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Postby Lighthorse » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:08 pm

I think I have 3 bushings, and 1 is in use for my decapper. So, I'll need 2 more to go with my die set for 30-06.

How does the Perfect powder measure do with stick powders? And don't I need primer tubes as well?

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Postby GhostlyOne » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:32 pm

I had consistency issues with my perfect powder measure as well as the disk powder measures with stick powders such as Unique. I finally moved to a flake powder which solved my problem.

Primer tubes???

Lighthorse
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Postby Lighthorse » Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:15 pm

I've never primed on a Breechlock. How are primers fed to the priming arm?

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Postby GhostlyOne » Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:23 pm

If I remember correctly, the primer arm fits into a slot in the ram, has a cup on it into which you place an individual primer. Primes on the down stroke.

Lighthorse
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Postby Lighthorse » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:23 pm

Yes, but it somehow works with the Lee safety prime.

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Postby Sparky45 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:01 pm

Here's a short video of the safety prime.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKoye93KgnY

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Postby Sparky45 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:02 pm

Here's a short video of the safety prime.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKoye93KgnY


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