Wednesday 29 December, 2021
I have several of these and they all work perfectly.
Tuesday 28 December, 2021
These are great when setup properly. I have one setup on all my tool heads for each caliber I reload.
Monday 27 December, 2021
This powder check works OK. Nice that it has both an audio and a visual warning. My experience was that it was more "finicky" to set up and adjust the alarm levels than the Dillon powder check. Perhaps it was me. I was using it on an XL650 for 9mm.
Sunday 12 December, 2021
Second one I purchased for my other Dillon Quick Change. Simple to install AND it has saved several no powder and 1 double load in my 147 9mm. $65 buck well spent!!!
Thursday 04 November, 2021
Exceeded my expectations. Pretty simple to set up, and with a little care and attention during set up and change over I'm able to get consistent results.
Audible and visual alarms provide dual sensory inputs, and for me, a valuable addition to my reloading process.
Wednesday 03 November, 2021
Once adjusted is very good. Difficult but not impossible to adjust. The problem is when the correct amount of powder is in the case, it is difficult to hold the stem still while getting magnet at just the right height and then tighten the allen key. Then run the press and it will beep when the next round has the correct charge, so have to adjust several times until finally right. Once adjusted it is awesome, really a great tool to have. I would suggest having clips to hold the stem at the correct height so you can easily set the magnet correctly the first time, maybe clips to hold the magnet too before tightening down.
Sunday 17 October, 2021
Using it on 6.5cm with h4350 it is not repeatable. All powder charges were verified on a sartorius scale with resolution to 0.02 grain, about 1 kernel of powder. The daa powder check sometimes sounded off and sometimes not on verified charges.
After the powder was weighed on the sartorius scale the case was filled thru a forester long neck powder funnel then placed back in the Dillon 750 for further cycle . The first of which was the daa powder check.
The brass end of the daa powder check would not fit thru the case neck so I had to use the plain rod end. There should be something in between using the plain steel end of the rod and the supplied larger brass end which was too big for the 6.5cm case neck. A bigger foot over the plain steel rod end may have been more repeatable.
Also the sensitivity of finding the sweet spot of the alarm can be a pain to find with the rod setting on a good powder charge. By the time you get the wrench into the magnet set screw you are compressing the powder charge, which makes the adjustment of the magnet void. Even pulling the rod out, marking magnet location and then adjusting magnet position was no help. They should have kept the sensitivity adjustment screw on the unit itself, or one that fine adjusts the center point of the go and no go point of the height range.
In short they need to come up with another brass end that will fit 223 and 6.5, they need to come up with a fine screw adjustment on the daa not the rod that adjusts the center point of the magnet sweet spot of the desired powder charge. As it now comes it may be 50% reliable, but 50% for a alarm is not acceptable. Concept is good, it just is not ready for prime time, needs more refinement. Tried for a 50% rating in stars like the unit performs but the program will not allow, so I settled at 2.
Thursday 14 October, 2021
Awesome addition for your safety! Well made, and very easy to adjust for close monitoring of your powder charges during the reloading process.
Tuesday 05 October, 2021
works great and the new plunger rod with the brass shoe is the best way to avoid spill our the case the powder
Monday 20 September, 2021
I got 2 of the powder checker as I have 2 Dillon 750 one set up for 9mm the other .44mag target loads . Dont need it for the 9mm as 5gr fills the case so a quick look you can see its ok or not but it takes that one point off the check list . Case feed . Primer. power ( no need ) bullet head .
but as for the .44mag set up for 7gr in that case you can not see so before I got this I had to look with a torch through the die hole that this checker now fits.
I feel a lot safer now knowing that the right charge is in the cases .
it is easy to set up too
Tuesday 14 September, 2021
Much better, more forgiving and more accurate than the stock powder cop! Measures quickly and triggers off the case rim so very few annoying mis-triggers and does not go off if you skip a case.
Tuesday 14 September, 2021
I have purchased two magnetic powder check measures, they are simple to set up and work very well.
Saturday 11 September, 2021
Really a great product, my only small gripe is I wish there was a "not as sensitive" version, I really only want to know about double charges and empty cases.... maybe something to allow the "off" area to be about double what it is now.
Friday 10 September, 2021
I believe it must involve an immense amount of man hours for RnD, for a group of individuals, to refine, greatly improve and simplify, products that are already considered by many, to be top of the line by many hand loaders all over the world. None the less, Double Alpha has pulled it off once again with another great product. Not only at a very competitive price, but a reasonable one as well. Also, the products are generally readily available to be shipped out and are received to very quickly, allowing us to get them installed and put to work. Thank you for your excellent products and comprehensive instructional videos on the net as well as the provided instructions. Keep up the good work DAA. Thanks again from not only a satisfied repeat customer, but am impressed one as well. Take care. K.C.F OHIO
Monday 30 August, 2021
I am new to reloading and thought this appeared to be a well thought out better built unit. It takes a few steps but installs relatively easily, especially with DAA's video. I like the sensitivity setting capability. I was initially trying out a range of powder levels to see what works best in a pistol and I was able to set the powder check to "beep" above and below the overall range levels. I like the fact that it audibly beeps, as well as, visually displays if too much or not enough powder and that it is silent if the powder is correct or if there is no case present. All in all, this was a good purchase for me with good pricing, quick shipping, and good results - so, 5 stars!
Friday 13 August, 2021
This is a very clever device. The fact that the checker warns both for too little loads and excessive loads is really nice. I load 9x19 and double loads with RS12 are easy to spot as powder will be everywhere and I am more worried about squib loads which this product prevents very well. I use this together with Mr Bulletfeeder, 2-in-1 DAA seating&crimp die and DAA short powder slide in a XL750. If had to choose between this and Dillon version I would choose this DAA product.
Wednesday 11 August, 2021
Easy to assemble/set. Works better than Dillon, also less expensive.
Saturday 31 July, 2021
This is a great little check to prevent large over or under charges. It does have one failing. There is a plunger for short (pistol) cases and one for long (rifle) cases. Unfortunately 300 Blackout cases fall in a dead zone. One plunger is too short, one is too long. I had to cut down the long plunger so that it was still a bit longer than the short plunger. That works fine, however now I don't have a long plunger. Customer service has been fine before, I'm sure they'll send me another long plunger. This really should come with a medium length plunger for cases like this.
Thursday 29 July, 2021
Works great easy to set up. Just had to angle it a bit farther away fro the Hornady powder because it’s made of steel instead of the aluminum like the Dillon. Magnet from powder check was drawn toward it.
Wednesday 28 July, 2021
Simple to set up and works great. While the amount of variance allowed is more than you would want for precision loading, it does a great job of detecting drastic over or under charges. Would definitely prevent a squib or overcharge that could cause firearm damage.