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Latest reviews

Monday 14 December, 2020
Great product! Helps prevent squibs. I have one for each caliber I reload.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Sunday 13 December, 2020
Easy to install, set up and use. Works very well. Takes up a bit less space on tool head, too.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Sunday 13 December, 2020
Outstanding powder check device, easy to set up, great safety addition. Works well with handgun & medium /large bore calibers. As with any powder check device; the only weakness is the inability to function consistently with small bottle neck cartridges, ie, 223. Overall, an excellent product.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Friday 04 December, 2020
This item is doing his job is accurate, 0.2 gr less or more make it sing.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Wednesday 25 November, 2020
It works great, easy set up, I'd recommend it to others looking for a powder check.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Friday 16 October, 2020
Haven't had the chance to use it yet
Looks like it will work as described.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Monday 05 October, 2020
This really gives me piece of mind when loading so I do not have to worry about over and under charges!!
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Thursday 01 October, 2020
This is a must have for safety as to make sure you dont over load the powder or under load the powder nice loud alarm have tested it and it appears to be pretty accurate with in +/- 1 grain or so it is very easy to change over from rifle or pistol ether way installing is fast and easy then i just...
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Wednesday 16 September, 2020
So I’m kinda stuck, this is a follow up to the 5 start I had given. I purchased this a year ago and it was awesome. So here I sit here a year later with a dead battery. I call my Batteries Plus store (3X to make sure) they tell me the battery has been discontinued. I call DAA and they check into...
Rating: (1 of 5 Stars!)
Monday 14 September, 2020
This Powder Check was purchased for the sole purpose of preventing 9mm rounds from being loaded without a powder charge. Sometimes, the powder drop gets dirty or adjusted improperly which results in lots of cases not getting powder. This results in minor squibs (minor because they don't allow...
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Tuesday 01 September, 2020
I do all case prep including prime off my progressive. Progressive First station is set to neck size, 2nd station drops powder, 3rd station checks powder, 4th station seats bullet, 5th station lee factory crimp die.
In spite of my trying to eyeball powder in case before seating bullet, I have...
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Sunday 30 August, 2020
Works great on my Dillon 750 with the Mr. Bulletfeeder! Only alarms when the powder charge is wrong, so you don't learn to ignore it.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Saturday 25 July, 2020
I use this on a Lee Auto breech lock pro. Works fantastic. Very easy set up, just watch video. Once you have it set you will never hear it unless you have a charge error. Battery should last year's. DAA hit a home run with this
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Thursday 23 July, 2020
Easy to use and set up. An excellent addition to my progressive reloading setup.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Saturday 18 July, 2020
Had difficulties out of the box. The plunger was not sliding freely in the die body. Fiddled with it for a bit, then emailed for service. Once I did a little trouble shooting they sent out replacement parts promptly and it's working like a charm now. Great peace of mind knowing that I'll get an...
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Friday 17 July, 2020
Love these electronic powder checks. Bought one and liked it so well I bought a second one. Easy to setup and use.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Friday 26 June, 2020
I like it!
I like that it is essentially a Universal Powder Check that is not manufacturer specific. I am using it on a Lee Auto Breechlock Pro and it has worked flawlessly.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Wednesday 17 June, 2020
Very easy to set up accurate will buy again for each of my setups
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Thursday 11 June, 2020
I love this powder check. It's very accurate. I wish this came out a long time ago.
Rating: (5 of 5 Stars!)
Wednesday 10 June, 2020
I did a build on my 750xl and wanted more room for the powder measure and bullet feed. This is a slim design. It allowed me to turn my powder measure. So now I have a powder check station and bullet feed station. Has worked fine since receiving it.
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.

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 (93)

Monday 14 December, 2020
Great product! Helps prevent squibs. I have one for each caliber I reload.
Sunday 13 December, 2020
Easy to install, set up and use. Works very well. Takes up a bit less space on tool head, too.
Sunday 13 December, 2020
Outstanding powder check device, easy to set up, great safety addition. Works well with handgun & medium /large bore calibers. As with any powder check device; the only weakness is the inability to function consistently with small bottle neck cartridges, ie, 223. Overall, an excellent product.
Friday 04 December, 2020
This item is doing his job is accurate, 0.2 gr less or more make it sing.
Wednesday 25 November, 2020
It works great, easy set up, I'd recommend it to others looking for a powder check.
Friday 16 October, 2020
Haven't had the chance to use it yet
Looks like it will work as described.
Monday 05 October, 2020
This really gives me piece of mind when loading so I do not have to worry about over and under charges!!
Thursday 01 October, 2020
This is a must have for safety as to make sure you dont over load the powder or under load the powder nice loud alarm have tested it and it appears to be pretty accurate with in +/- 1 grain or so it is very easy to change over from rifle or pistol ether way installing is fast and easy then i just take my time to adjust sensor rod and test 10 or 15 times to make sure i have rod placed perfect for both over and under load worth every cent if for no other reason to keep from getting an over load and blowing up your gun.
Wednesday 16 September, 2020
So I’m kinda stuck, this is a follow up to the 5 start I had given. I purchased this a year ago and it was awesome. So here I sit here a year later with a dead battery. I call my Batteries Plus store (3X to make sure) they tell me the battery has been discontinued. I call DAA and they check into it send me an email that says multiple locations on Amazon. All the feed back for the amazon ones are crap or are completely out of stock and are from another country. So until DAA can make good on a reliable battery availability state side. I wouldn’t recommend this powder check.





DAA reply:

Hi David,

Ok, since you don’t want to purchase from the amazon links we sent, here is another:


https://www.hellobatteries.com/other-alkaline-batteries-4lr44-10-11-23-27a/alkaline-battery-1-x-11a-mn11-6v-gp-battery-4891199003776-354.html


hope this helps,
Monday 14 September, 2020
This Powder Check was purchased for the sole purpose of preventing 9mm rounds from being loaded without a powder charge. Sometimes, the powder drop gets dirty or adjusted improperly which results in lots of cases not getting powder. This results in minor squibs (minor because they don't allow another round to chamber in my guns) which are frightening, to say the least.

Could not be happier with this addition to my Hornady Lock N Load Progressive Press.

Installs easily, adjustments are very quick and simple.

The price is just right.
Tuesday 01 September, 2020
I do all case prep including prime off my progressive. Progressive First station is set to neck size, 2nd station drops powder, 3rd station checks powder, 4th station seats bullet, 5th station lee factory crimp die.
In spite of my trying to eyeball powder in case before seating bullet, I have experienced an occasional no powder squib.

With the powder check, I absolutely love to hear the beep beep when loading because it assures me that I do have powder and I do not have too much.
Sunday 30 August, 2020
Works great on my Dillon 750 with the Mr. Bulletfeeder! Only alarms when the powder charge is wrong, so you don't learn to ignore it.
Saturday 25 July, 2020
I use this on a Lee Auto breech lock pro. Works fantastic. Very easy set up, just watch video. Once you have it set you will never hear it unless you have a charge error. Battery should last year's. DAA hit a home run with this
Thursday 23 July, 2020
Easy to use and set up. An excellent addition to my progressive reloading setup.
Saturday 18 July, 2020
Had difficulties out of the box. The plunger was not sliding freely in the die body. Fiddled with it for a bit, then emailed for service. Once I did a little trouble shooting they sent out replacement parts promptly and it's working like a charm now. Great peace of mind knowing that I'll get an audible warning for a powder charge that is not correct.
Friday 17 July, 2020
Love these electronic powder checks. Bought one and liked it so well I bought a second one. Easy to setup and use.
Friday 26 June, 2020
I like it!
I like that it is essentially a Universal Powder Check that is not manufacturer specific. I am using it on a Lee Auto Breechlock Pro and it has worked flawlessly.
Wednesday 17 June, 2020
Very easy to set up accurate will buy again for each of my setups
Thursday 11 June, 2020
I love this powder check. It's very accurate. I wish this came out a long time ago.
Wednesday 10 June, 2020
I did a build on my 750xl and wanted more room for the powder measure and bullet feed. This is a slim design. It allowed me to turn my powder measure. So now I have a powder check station and bullet feed station. Has worked fine since receiving it.
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