Tuesday 05 October, 2021
I have been very happy with the case feeder and it has sped up my reloading. I'm not a large volume reloader, typically never more than 200-300 rounds per session. There were a few items in assembly that the online video doesn't address like needing a metric allen key, but so far so good! I posted those items to the on-line video and I assume they are still there. And it definitely beats the heck out of listening to a vibratory case feeder!
Saturday 25 September, 2021
Absolutely perfect addition for the Dillion 550B. Watch setup video first. Setup and making ammo in a few minutes. It is by far the best add on for the 550B. Adding the Case Bowl is a must. Do not hesitate to add this to your loader.
Thursday 23 September, 2021
Case feeder was easy to set up and get adjusted. I ran a full magazine of 223 through it, no dies or anything, just putting the case feeder through it's paces. Worked very well. I switched over to 380 and ran 2 two full tubes through it, again no dies just making the feeder do its thing, and again it worked very well.
Unfortunately the case feeder will not work for me. I do all of my sizing and priming as a separate process and my powder measure lives in the number 1 position on the Dillon. The DAA Mini case feeder occupies the same area that my powder measure wants to be. I don't want to change my loading process that has served me well for a long time so I contacted DAA for a RMA and store credit and sent the case feeder back.
I had very high hopes for the mini case feeder and it worked as promised, just didn't work in my process.
Saturday 18 September, 2021
I was so impressed by the function of the mini case feeder I bought one for my Brother in Law for his Dillon 550. I love it
Thursday 16 September, 2021
I was excited to receive my mini case feeder but, quickly learned this is not a typical "plug-and-play" product. After assembly I could not get cases to drop consistently when pulling the charging handle. I reached out to Double Alpha and quickly got a response from Josh who, thru many emails, got me thru it and so far this Double Alpha mini case feeder works great!!!
Thursday 09 September, 2021
Okay, it works as stated and yes get the bowl for loading the cases.
I gave it 4 stars because with 223 brass sometimes it slightly pulls them back and they won’t feed smoothly into the die.
Sunday 05 September, 2021
Works well, exactly as described. Would purchase again. Thanks DAA ????
Tuesday 31 August, 2021
Installation video leaves much to be desired. It would have been nice to see where ALL the parts go in the video instead of having to experiment. The 2 screws that hold the feeder onto the press will cause the bottom to pull away from the press when you tighten them securely. The bottom of the feeder bracket had to be shimmed to prevent it from pulling away from the press. If it pulls away the lever does not make contact and the unit does not work
Monday 30 August, 2021
Great tool and total recommendation, no installation manual included, but the video from Saul is even better and understandable. It takes a little time to set it up correctly, but after that everything runs smoothly, and even after 3000 cartridges it is still without problems.
I am really satisfied in using the DAA Mini Case Feeder for my Dillon 550, without taking my hand off the roller handle every time while loading.
I suggest everybody to get a second or third case feeder tube, because 150 cartridges are now loaded very quickly.
The only thing that bothered a little at the beginning was the steel pin to hold the activator in position. After a reloading season, when take the tool head down to empty the remaining powder of the powder hopper, you have to loosen this pin every time. But after a few times of practice, its getting very quick.
Thursday 19 August, 2021
As a quick follow-up apparently both older and the newest 550s have this ledge on top of the loader. Also loaded over 150 rounds on the unit and it's working well. Owning a 750 with a case feeder, i have to get used to keeping an eye on the case tubes so it doesn't go empty for long or we burn up the cases in the funnel tube and you need to refill it to keep the unit operating well so having some spare cases around may help early on.
Tuesday 17 August, 2021
took a while to get it all setup and running right..be SURE your primer system is running 100 % as the case feeder tube section is connected to the primer tube for support.. removing it when you have primer issues simply complicates the issue.. word to the DAA folks, the portion that is supposed to slide down the primer tube is WAY too tight even when spreading it with a couple of screw drivers.. no reason for it to be that tight.. I ran a 9/16 reamer thru it to loosen it up some and it needs even more. It should simply drop on and then be tightened up by the two screws. a slight design change here will help most folks.. Also it's older units that have the raised ridge on the 550 so the majority of users will have to modify the 2nd section to fit.. easy to do but again a slight design change would eliminate this for most users.. having a slight cut on the 1st 1/8" will work on all units and eliminate the user having to do this.. overall the the unit works fine once you get it all setup.The loader bowl is well work the extra $20 as it works perfectly and speeds up filling the tubes.
Monday 16 August, 2021
I'm so happy I waited for the DAA 550 mini case feeder. Seriously I have been wanting this since the first prototype was introduced and it has been worth the wait. I followed Saul's YouTube vid and Initial testing with 9 mm has been perfect. I get so excited just writing about it. It's a great way to increase your productivity with out breaking the bank. And with the money I saved on the case feeder as opposed to other brands I'll have to consider adding the Mini Mr. bullet feeder for even greater production. Thank you DAA Team, Great Job!
Thursday 12 August, 2021
Installed easily. I watched the entire installation video before assembly. Had to remove .015 from plastic part that mounts to press, a rough file worked great. I have the factory Dillon handle so no problems with clearance. You can manually fill the bottom tube by running the press up halfway and actuating the part above the center bolt by hand.
Thursday 12 August, 2021
Works as advertised once adjusted. Customer service is quick and knowledgeable about the product. I initially failed to adjust the upper section placing it about 1/8 - 3/16" too far toward the front of the press which made the throw of the case feeding shuttle to long. Once I talked to the customer service and was told how to adjust it I made the adjustment noted above, moving the upper section to the back of the press and the issue was resolved. I've had the unit less than a week and have loaded about 800 rounds of 9mm so far. The loader bowl is well worth adding to the purchase too.
Sunday 01 August, 2021
Got mine Friday and it took some time to install. First my press is 30 years old. In video it was said you would need to file on newer machines. Not correct as mine had the lip and needed to file down. IMPORTANT it did not work with Dillon roller handle. There was not enough clearance. I was loading 9mm and missed the need to put spacer in. Rewatched video and saw went in back side. I think in short while it will be worth the investment.