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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...
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
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...
Rating: (2 of 5 Stars!)
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.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
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.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Friday 27 September, 2019
Precise enough to avoid empty/low charge or double charge pistol cartrigdes with fast powders.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Sunday 08 September, 2019
Nice product, easy to install does what it has to do
Rating: (4 of 5 Stars!)
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...
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
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...
Rating: (3 of 5 Stars!)
Thursday 05 September, 2019
Excellent piece of kit.Very easy to set up.Works perfectly.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
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...
Rating: (4 of 5 Stars!)
Wednesday 04 September, 2019
This is the best powder checker I have been able to use.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Wednesday 04 September, 2019
Very happy with this powderchecker. Easy to set up and one of the best functions is that it is activated by the case. So no faulty alarms. I also hooked it up to my Mark7 using the cables from my Dillon powdercheck. It works great and is very cheap in my mind.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Thursday 22 August, 2019
Very compact and slick device. Way more modern looking than the Dillon version. It took me a while to adjust the magnet position so as not to get false beeps, but once I had it in the right height it works like a charm. Going to get a 2nd one for my other toolhead.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Thursday 22 August, 2019
I like this new powder check. I feel much better with the security of having this check in place as I reload. I have a couple of the Dillon ones too, but wanted a new one for an additional 1050 tool head and decided to try this one out. I like the additional LED red light indicator. It’s bright...
Rating: (4 of 5 Stars!)

DAA Magnetic Powder Check

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Manufacturers: Double-Alpha Academy

Description:

Please note:

The current design of the new XL750 does not allow the bullet dropper to be positioned in station #4 of the toolhead because of the angle at which the powder Dispenser bar extends directly towards it. This means the bullet dropper MUST be positioned immediately after the powder dropper, in station #3. That makes it impossible to use a Powder-Check AND a bullet dropper at the same time.

We will attempt to come up with a solution to allow the powder dropper to be rotated to another angle to resolve this issue, but at the moment, be aware of this issue.

The DAA Magnetic Powder Check (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.

This original design also provides, for the first time, an adjustability option. By bringing the Reed Sensor closer or further from the magnet, you can determine how forgiving the powder checker will be, or how much of a range of variance in the powder level should be acceptable without sounding the alarm. At its most sensitive, the accepted height variance is about 2mm, which correlates to a powder error of less than +-0.5 grain. More than sufficient to pick up any of the mistakes we are checking for, such as a double-charge, debris in the case or a case without powder.

With the turn of a screw you can increase the acceptable range by distancing the sensor inside the electrical box, making the Powder Checker more forgiving and less likely to sound alarms you may not need.

The DAA Magnetic Powder Check 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 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 enters into the case mouth to rest on top of the charge and measure it’s 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 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 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 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
  • Can be adjusted for sensitivity, to avoid false alarms
  • 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, with aluminum red anodized die body. Rubber coated glass-fiber reinforced nylon for electronic housing

User Manual

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Reviews (14)

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.
Sunday 08 September, 2019
Nice product, easy to install does what it has to do
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.
Wednesday 04 September, 2019
This is the best powder checker I have been able to use.
Wednesday 04 September, 2019
Very happy with this powderchecker. Easy to set up and one of the best functions is that it is activated by the case. So no faulty alarms. I also hooked it up to my Mark7 using the cables from my Dillon powdercheck. It works great and is very cheap in my mind.
Thursday 22 August, 2019
Very compact and slick device. Way more modern looking than the Dillon version. It took me a while to adjust the magnet position so as not to get false beeps, but once I had it in the right height it works like a charm. Going to get a 2nd one for my other toolhead.
Thursday 22 August, 2019
I like this new powder check. I feel much better with the security of having this check in place as I reload. I have a couple of the Dillon ones too, but wanted a new one for an additional 1050 tool head and decided to try this one out. I like the additional LED red light indicator. It’s bright and grabs your attention if you orientate the body of the checker to face you. I do find however that some powder gets picked up on the rod, which is the same problem I have with my Dillon checker too. I guess that’s unavoidable with any powder checker that makes physical contact with the powder in the case. Setup was quick and easy. I like it.
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