Wednesday 08 April, 2020
Awesome powder checker. I have been impressed with this model. I borrowed a Dillion model from a friend when using titegroup and found this model. Once you get the sensitivity set. It is right on the money. No annoying false alarms. It only goes off when it is over or under like it is suppose too. I have had two reloading buddies purchase this and they also are happy.
Tuesday 07 April, 2020
Das Pulverprüfgerät funktioniert hervorragend. Besonders gut ist daß an dem schlanken Prüfstab so gut wie kein Pulver hängen bleibt, wie das beim Dillonorginal leider oft der Fall war. Mit dem Gerät bin ich sehr zufrieden, auch weil es eine schlankere Bauart hat.
Tuesday 24 March, 2020
I have 2 tool heads (9mm and 40 S&W) for my Dillon XL750 machine, and this powder check is on both. Just follow the instructions and it installs and calibrates in a couple of minutes. Once installed and adjusted to your powder charge, it works flawlessly. I've loaded 10,000 rounds between my 2 tool heads and both have worked perfectly. If I change my powder charge, I just loosen the magnet at the top of the plunger with the press ram at the top of the stroke, and in less than a minute, it's ready to go. I love this powder check and admire the simplicity yet intelligence of the design. I will use this on every tool head caliber conversion I get in the future.
Tuesday 10 March, 2020
Much better than the stock powder check! Love the adjustability and no longer have the intermittent buzz of stock powder check. Great product!
Wednesday 19 February, 2020
This thing took a little fiddling with but ended doing the job on my lee loadmaster. I used to load 45 acp and it gave me confidence in the powder charge.
Thursday 02 January, 2020
Very easy to set up and operate: just follow the video you can find here on Double Alpha. Way better than the Dillon's! No operating issues experienced up to now. A very good product!
Saturday 28 December, 2019
Very helpfull tool , that can be installed on virtually any reloading press.
Works with the presicion it is advertised , and more .
Thursday 26 December, 2019
An almost perfect design. Can't give 5 stars because the magnet is so powerful it is attracting the steel inserts in other dies and failing to drop back down. I have to tap the rod that holds the magnet in order to get the powder check to reset.
Friday 22 November, 2019
Awesome product! I followed the video instructions on the install (it does come with detailed written installation instructions), and this was actually the easiest station on my Dillon XL750! It took literally 2 minutes to get it perfectly set up. It gives me such piece-of-mind that I can just reload and know that I'm not under or over charging. I tested it with only a small difference above and below the charge and with the sensitivity set at its lowest ('factory' setting) it still picked up the difference. I do like that you can adjust the sensitivity so easily with the included metric allen key. Much better design and engineering than any other option on the market. Plus, as I changed charge size, I just adjusted the magnet up or down very easily. If you are doing powder checks as a station in your reloader, get this product.
Thursday 14 November, 2019
I purchased 3 of these powder checkers and am impressed by the ease of installation and how well they work.
I am more of a "I can install it much easier if I can see it done" and not so much read about how to install it. So I watched the video on you tube.
They work great on my 9mm and 45ACP but was a bit finicky when I tried to set it up for the .223 Remington/5.56x45 using CFE223 powder. The rod tends to rub on one side of the cartridge brass and sometimes the rod won't go all the way down to the powder. This does result in some false alarms. I also had a heck of a time dialing in the alarm area where the case with the proper amount of powder should not trip the alarm. I did notice that when the rod does go all the way to the top of the powder it sometimes goes past that point and pushes the powder aside. This sometimes results in the alarm tripping as it thinks there is not enough powder in the case. I also think the powder I'm using, (CFE223), may be part of this problem. If they could figure out some way to keep the rod from going deeper into the case due to the rod pushing the powder to the side, that would be great!
All in all this is a great system and certainly worth the money.
Monday 04 November, 2019
Installed on Lee Loadmaster - works great. Loading 9mm w/ Titegroup. Ran many tests - 100% on No-Load and Double Load. But +/- 1.6gr it did not catch - but that's not something I expected it to do. IMHO, way better than Powder Cop or Lock-out Die. All Double Alpha stuff I have so far is great. I would recommend them and this product.
Sunday 27 October, 2019
I bought it to mount it on a Dillon xl 650 press used for recharging the 9x21, an interesting tool even if not without a big defect, the plastic pad, it enters very precisely into the case and using very fine powder it remains attached for then fall on the shell plate dirtying everything, now I modified it by smoothing it to reduce its section and to create a camber on the end of the pad, I hope it goes better.
Tuesday 22 October, 2019
Works well, it’s a bit finicky and needs a lot of adjustments to get it right, even then it still beeps on the up stroke sometimes. Definitely gives you a piece of mind knowing I’m not under or over charged.
Thursday 17 October, 2019
So much easier to use than the Dillon powder checker and more accurate and less expensive. I use this on my Super 1050 with an AmmoBot drive system. This is an absolute necessity for auto driven presses.
Friday 27 September, 2019
Precise enough to avoid empty/low charge or double charge pistol cartrigdes with fast powders.
Tor Jørgen Tofte
Sunday 08 September, 2019
Nice product, easy to install does what it has to do
Luc Van Rompaey
Saturday 07 September, 2019
Great product! Switching from the Hornady powder cop die to this. Used it on a Hornady LNL to load 9mm and soon to be used with 223. Station 1 resize then prime, station 2 powder drop, station 3 DAA Powder Check, station 4 Hornady bullet feed and station 5 seat and crimp. I wouldn’t use a bullet feed die unless there was a powder checker and with the audible alarm you don’t have to watch a rod go up allowing you to use your eyes else where.
Thursday 05 September, 2019
I mounted the DAA magnetic powder check onto my Dillon XL 650. The fine tuning took some time but once its set, its very reliable. However there is a downside to the tool: When a fine flake based propellent is used, some of the flakes tend to stick to the rod en subsequently fall off resulting in the shell plate being covered with powder after a while and the brass filled with an inaccurate amount of powder...
Thursday 05 September, 2019
Excellent piece of kit.Very easy to set up.Works perfectly.
Wednesday 04 September, 2019
Loading 9mm on my XL650, I found that the plastic insert was tight and some times it would not go all the way down, I had to sand it a little. I also found that the alarm would drift off the mark, doing well for a few rounds then going off. I measure about the first 100 rounds to insure a proper charge. At times I thought I should go back to my Dillon check but wanted to see if I could iron out the problems. I fiddled around with it till I finally got it to work. Bob.
[DAA Reply]: The Plastic insert does indeed need to move loosely and smoothly inside the die body. Sorry if you had to sand that down. Sometimes a small burr on a plastic piece can cause that. We do test for that, but may have missed it...
Not sure what you mean by "drift", but pleased to read you have it setup correctly and working well now.