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Latest reviews

Tuesday 21 June, 2022
Works great but I can’t use it because the two in one die did not work for me ?
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Friday 10 June, 2022
This is much better than original unit. More accurate, and I have confidence in it. I taped on a visual indicator (paper arrow) so that if I hit a limit slightly, I can tell if it is high or low limit. Made initial adjustment and haven't had to reset yet.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Sunday 05 June, 2022
I have bought a lot of products from DA and have always 110% satisfied with everything. Their support system is beyond expectations and they have just about everything I want BUT a lot I can't afford.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Thursday 02 June, 2022
Very happy with this powder monitor. Works as advertised, easy to set up. Currently installed on my Hornady progressive, plan to purchase another for my Dillon.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Wednesday 20 April, 2022
I would not recommend this product. I am using it in 45 ACP with a spherical powder (MP190) and it beeps at me about 4 out of every 5 rounds, no matter how many times I try to reset it. I was stopping production to weigh charges but they were always + or - 3 tenths of a grain of what I was going...
Rating: (1 of 5 Stars!)
Monday 21 March, 2022
Works great! Easy to install and set up and the visual indicator is very helpful
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Saturday 26 February, 2022
Easy to set up , works great . Need to pick up a few more for my other tool heads .
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Wednesday 09 February, 2022
Great, but gives false alerts every 20 or so rounds. I used to remove the case to check powder (always good), but now I just rotate the magnet a little and the alarm goes off. Have adjusted and readjusted, still can't get this to stop. Overall, very good tool.
Rating: (4 of 5 Stars!)
Monday 07 February, 2022
Only four stars from me because I found one drawback in this otherwise perfect product. When checking 9mm pistol loads, the "piston" on the measuring rod causes an air "overpressure", forcing several granules of powder out of the case. And thus, creating a powder spill (and lowering the load...
Rating: (4 of 5 Stars!)
Tuesday 01 February, 2022
Very nice and only alerts when a case is present. A cheap investment to avoid an incorrect charge.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Wednesday 29 December, 2021
I have several of these and they all work perfectly.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Tuesday 28 December, 2021
These are great when setup properly. I have one setup on all my tool heads for each caliber I reload.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
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.
Rating: (4 of 5 Stars!)
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!!!
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
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.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
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...
Rating: (4 of 5 Stars!)
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...
Rating: (2 of 5 Stars!)
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.

J.A.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
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
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
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...
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)

DAA Magnetic Powder Check 2.0

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Manufacturers: Double-Alpha Academy
DILLON XL750 NOTE
The Dillon XL750 Powder Measure is angled such that the powder bar must extend directly over station #4 in the toolhead, and it cannot be repositioned. This Is not an issue if you have a short die in that station. However, if you wish to run a powder check in station #3, and a bullet dropper in station #4, as many do, this creates a serious problem. As a solution to this issue we are pleased to offer our  Extra-Short Dillon Powder Bar. (sold separately)

Description:

The DAA Magnetic Powder Check 2.0 (US Pat. Pending) is a great addition to any progressive reloading machine, helping to ensure the quality and safety of your reloaded ammo.

The unique new design uses a high-tech Reed Sensor and a magnet assembled to the plunger Rod, to assess if the charge in the case is of the correct height.

In the new 2.0 design, the Sensitivity Adjustability feature has been removed, in favor of placing the Reed sensor in a fixed position on a custom built PCB board. That fixed position is one that sets the accepted height variance to about 2.0-2.5mm, which is what we found to be the best setting for all. More than sufficient to pick up a double-charge, debris in the case or a case without powder.
This design change now allows all components to be PCB mounted on the custom board – making the electronics much more reliable and long lasting.

An additional improvement to the DAA Magnetic Powder Check 2.0 is that the polymer shoe on the end of the plunger rod (which contacts the powder) has now been replaced with a brass CNC machined part, which helps to reduce the static electricity which could cause some powder to be lifted out of the case. 

The DAA Magnetic Powder Check 2.0 assembles onto a station immediately after your powder dropper, screwing into a standard die thread 7/8-14 station. However, unlike other powder check systems, the DAA product does not require a dedicated hole drilled through the tool head next to the station! It can be used on ANY progressive reloader which has an available station after the powder drop.

A powder-check does require the use of a station in your toolhead, so if you do not currently have an available station, you may need to combine your seating and crimping into one station using a 2-in-1 seat/crimp die to free up a station. These too are available from DAA.

The DAA Magnetic Powder Check 2.0 is activated off the top rim of the case rather than the base of the shell plate, this means that no alarm will sound if no case is present. The powder sensing plunger (now with brass shoe) enters into the case mouth to rest on top of the charge and measure its height, sounding an alarm if the  powder level is either too low or too high. It provides both an audible beep alarm as well as a bright red LED light when triggered.

The DAA Magnetic Powder Check 2.0 includes a replacement short plunger, suitable for use with rifle ammo. When using for rifle, simply replace the plunger, and assemble the steel rod upside down, using the end without the brass shoe to enter into the small case mouth. Parts included make this suitable to use with all pistol ammo (9mm and up) and for rifle from .223 and larger.

It’s compact size, slick and modern design, ease of setup and adjustability, make the DAA Magnetic Powder Check 2.0 the perfect accessory for your toolhead!

Summary of features and advantages:

  • Can be used on all toolheads, does not require a dedicated hole near station.
  • Assembles onto any 7/8-14 station
  • Provides both an audible AND a visual alarms
  • Acceptance range of powder level is approx. 2.0-2.5mm. Easily enough to trigger an alarm in case of a double-charge or no-charge situation.
  • Includes all parts for both rifle and pistol use
  • Activates off the rim of the case, so no alarm sound when no brass is present
  • Slim and compact design
  • Quality materials. Stainless Steel Rod, Brass shoe, with an aluminum red anodized die body. Rubber coated glass-fiber reinforced nylon for electronic housing
  • Custom PCB board for all electronic parts ensures reliability and longevity

 

User Manual

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Reviews (113)

Tuesday 21 June, 2022
Works great but I can’t use it because the two in one die did not work for me ?
Friday 10 June, 2022
This is much better than original unit. More accurate, and I have confidence in it. I taped on a visual indicator (paper arrow) so that if I hit a limit slightly, I can tell if it is high or low limit. Made initial adjustment and haven't had to reset yet.
Sunday 05 June, 2022
I have bought a lot of products from DA and have always 110% satisfied with everything. Their support system is beyond expectations and they have just about everything I want BUT a lot I can't afford.
Thursday 02 June, 2022
Very happy with this powder monitor. Works as advertised, easy to set up. Currently installed on my Hornady progressive, plan to purchase another for my Dillon.
Wednesday 20 April, 2022
I would not recommend this product. I am using it in 45 ACP with a spherical powder (MP190) and it beeps at me about 4 out of every 5 rounds, no matter how many times I try to reset it. I was stopping production to weigh charges but they were always + or - 3 tenths of a grain of what I was going for.
Monday 21 March, 2022
Works great! Easy to install and set up and the visual indicator is very helpful
Saturday 26 February, 2022
Easy to set up , works great . Need to pick up a few more for my other tool heads .
Wednesday 09 February, 2022
Great, but gives false alerts every 20 or so rounds. I used to remove the case to check powder (always good), but now I just rotate the magnet a little and the alarm goes off. Have adjusted and readjusted, still can't get this to stop. Overall, very good tool.
Monday 07 February, 2022
Only four stars from me because I found one drawback in this otherwise perfect product. When checking 9mm pistol loads, the "piston" on the measuring rod causes an air "overpressure", forcing several granules of powder out of the case. And thus, creating a powder spill (and lowering the load consistency, even on hard to measure levels). When reloading some 1000 cases in one session, there was spilled powder all over the place because of this. Finally, I had to stop using it for this caliber.
Tuesday 01 February, 2022
Very nice and only alerts when a case is present. A cheap investment to avoid an incorrect charge.
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.

J.A.
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

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