Tuesday 22 August, 2023
Works great on my lee pro6000 and pro4000. A couple of quirks:
- Certain powders like to stick on the contact rod. I primarily run TG and traces amount of powder like to stick on the rod, where said powder winds up on the shell plate and starts to accumulate after ~300-400 loadings. This is minor and workable.
- Watching a video on the DAA powder cop die, they seemed to remove the feature of adjusting the sensitivity of the sensor. I have ran into situations where internal case volume variances (i.e. 223/556 mixed HS brass) would cause the alarm to go off due to the sensor reading outside its parameters. Because of this, I resorted in disabling the alarm and running it as a manual powder cop die.
Overall, I bought this to monitor pistol powder drops as differences in half a grain can result in either an underpowered load or unwanted pressure spikes. It seems to do just fine for that purpose, but I feel like the fixed sensitivity of the sensor limits the application of this powder cop die.
Christian De G***n
Sunday 20 August, 2023
I needed a powder check for .223/5.56, but apparently these have issues with the small case necks on these. The rod tends to just displace the powder and so the beep may or may not occur, very inconsistent, especially with fine spherical powders. I'm only dinging one star, there may have been a caveat somewhere that I didn't catch, and it probably works fine for straight wall cases.
Saturday 05 August, 2023
I'm new to reloading and I finally bought this after getting 2 squids during a match. This has increased the quality control and my processes of my reloads. I am now more confident that I don't accidentally miss or under/over charge my cases.
Dont wait till you have a reload issue like I did to get this. This is a lifesaver.
Sunday 09 July, 2023
DAA Magnetic Powder Check 2.0 - it’s an awesome product, well designed and well made…..however as the new note indicates, it just doesn’t fit the Frankfort Arsenal X-10 press. The DA team was super helpful and Saul was awesome. We tried and after several emails with pictures back and forth, unfortunately it’s a no go on my X-10 and they issued me a refund. I’m sure it’s a great piece and DA is fantastic to work with.
Monday 03 July, 2023
Not completely satisfied, i'm using 9mm brass with a fine spherical powder, everytime the brass ''sensor''-rod plumbs into the case there is a lot of powder splash. This on one hand makes the loads inconsistent and on the other hand i need to stop every 50 rounds to clean out my shell plate cause everything is filled up with powder...
A solution would be to make a caliber dependent ''cap" which prevents powder to spill out of the case...
Tuesday 27 June, 2023
I bought the powder check die was a little concerned with some of the reviews but so far my powder check die works with no issues, the check light and the sound alarm work like they should, as of yet I am not a big time reloader and still learning, I have mine installed on a Lee six pack pro 6000 progressive press, Iam also thinking of a bullet feeder system next.
Thanks Double Alpha
Saturday 03 June, 2023
IMHO the electronic powder check is a must safety component when reloading on a progressive press. Even with the alarm, I also watch the magnet index into position at each press stroked as part of my loading cadence. This is an absolutely key tool to prevent squibs or overcharged loads.
Sunday 28 May, 2023
This is a well build product. It has a wide range of sensitivity, meaning you can adjust it down to a few grams of gun powder or set it just about where you need an alarm. We purchased 3 of these units. We have them set for over charge condition. Our units alarm at .5 grams of over charge and do a great job for us. We only make pistol ammunition. Great product.
Friday 26 May, 2023
To start I have not used this product yet. I am currently running the mr bullet feeder in that a spot but I am thinking about trying the seater crimper die to open up a spot for it. As far as first impressions go, looks ro be well made and an improvement over the Dillon checker.
Monday 13 March, 2023
After reloading for many years, I recently made the transition to a progressive press. I primarily reload 9x19 and selected a Mark 7 Apex 10 press. The DAA Powder Check 2.0 is installed immediately following the powder drop and before the bullet drop. The DAA Powder Check 2.0 installed and adjusted easily.
The ONLY issue I have with the Powder Check 2.0 is that it did create a significant mess on the shellplate after 200 to 300 rounds. The problem is not caused by static electricity, but rather the airflow caused by the powder check brass plunger displacing the air inside the case during the stroke. The problem is likely more significant when loading 9mm with fine powders (my case). Also, the fact that the brass plunger enters the case at the point of the stroke when the tool head is moving most rapidly doesn't help.
After much weeping and gnashing of teeth, I was able to mitigate the issue substantially. After setting the powder check die depth correctly, I purposely inserted a case that was loaded with powder 1 grain lighter than my normal charge and cycled the toolhead down. With the toolhead down, I put a zip tie around the steel shaft at the top of the die so that the plunger could not drop any lower during operation. I then removed the light loaded case, and replaced it with a correctly charged case to complete the setup (magnet position). Basically, I just reduced the speed that the brass plunger is moving when it enters the case now.
Doing this, the powder mess was almost completely eliminated and the powder check still identifies incorrect loads.
My initial thought was to give a lower review, but I believe the problem I encountered was due to the combination of the case dimensions, type of powder, dimensions of the brass plunger, and speed of the press stroke in my circumstance.
It's a very innovative product that works quite well in most circumstances. 4 stars and I will purchase the DAA powder check again if the need arises.
Saturday 11 March, 2023
Thought I was only going to use on 38 Special reloading because of tall, small case which is difficult to see powder levels. But because it is so easy to setup, I use for everything. The light and buzzer give you peace of mind.
Tuesday 07 March, 2023
Very good quality and functional, and it fits my new Lee six pack pro just fin !!!
Monday 06 March, 2023
Nice unit. A little touchy but once you get it set it works as advertised. The alarm is a great feature as you do not have to look inside the cases to check powder levels. The red led is also a great feature. I tested this on charges of 3.5 grains of Bullseye in 38spl cases. It has a differential range of about 3/10 of a grain so be careful using maximum loads. All in all I like this as I don't have to keep watching the stem on my manual powder check die. I am using this on a Hornady progressive 5 station press.
Robert D Jackson J***r
Sunday 05 March, 2023
Works as advertised and is easy to set up. I have a powder bar adjustment knob from another company installed and the magnet will hit the knob if there isn't a case in station 2 to make the powder bar move forward thus not allowing you to make a full stroke. Does the Double AA adjustment knob have a narrower profile if so this might eliminate the problem I am having.
Thursday 02 March, 2023
This does a nice job on my Lee Pro 6000. It’s a bit finicky, but when you get it properly set it works well. Sometimes, after going through the instructions and setting it up, you think it’s set exactly right. Then when you start using it, it makes very short blips on the up or down stroke. So, the magnet needs to be adjusted again. I also find it very difficult to turn the die - but maybe the threads just need a bit of wax or something. Generally a good product and I’ll keep using it.
Saturday 25 February, 2023
I believe this is a great powder check. But for my purposes it just doesn’t work very well. I use very fine powder and a very small charge. This makes it extremely difficult to adjust. I haven’t been able to get it set up properly. Double alphas customer service is A+ though. I’ve corresponded via email and they gave me some things to try but all in all, it still isn’t working. I just don’t think its right for my application. I would still recommend it for the average reloader though!
Tuesday 21 February, 2023
I purchased this powder check for reloading 5.7x28 on my Dillon 750. I've chosen a 4 stars not because of the product, but because I'm still trying to dial it in. The 5.7x28 is a very sensitive round to reload, but once I dial it in I'll rewrite a review.
Monday 13 February, 2023
I just purchased the Lee 6 stage progressive loader, and this was a great addition for one of the stations. It is does give false alarms occasionally, but it also gives great peace of mind.
Saturday 04 February, 2023
Easy to set up but getting too many alarms and when I check the charge with a scale it is the same as what I set up with, I guess too many alarms and having to check is better than none.
Saturday 04 February, 2023
Works great! Let's me know if charge is low or high. Running on a Lee pro 6000.