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Thread: Double Alpha Magnetic Powder Check - Anyone use?

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    Boolit Bub
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    Double Alpha Magnetic Powder Check - Anyone use?

    Hello,

    I'm looking into purchasing this item:

    https://www.doublealpha.biz/us/daa-m...c-powder-check

    This is mainly since I feel this is the one area that I cannot double or triple check with 100% certainty after a round has been loaded. I can check length, case gauge, primer all after the fact to my heart's content but not powder in the case. I use the Hornady powder cop now and it works well and I've caught things with it, but I feel like an audible signal would work better.

    Does anyone have experience with these? Reviews indicate that it may be finicky.

    Thanks in advance for any experience you can share.

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    Boolit Man
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    ddeck22, I have several of them and they are very accurate. I use one on my Mark7. Actually, better than the Mark7 version.
    Rewired one to have an input to my PLC which interfaces with all the other sensors. I would use them over the Dillon version because they are very easy to setup. You can get a very narrow window when monitoring the powder level.

    Hope this helps on making your decision.

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    Thanks for the detailed review. They are fairly inexpensive for peace of mind and just wanted to see what others thought before purchasing.

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    Was just wondering which powder check die to use. Appreciate the thread and appreciate the responses.
    Lefty
    I'll be needing that for squirrels and such.....

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    I use this one: https://www.amazon.com/Hornady-05006.../dp/B003D6ZLXE

    It just has a visual indicator. What I like about the double alpha one and others like it is that it has an audio indicator as well. So, if I am looking at something else (like the case feeder) I don't miss the warning.

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    I like the idea of an audio warning, since I’m watching too many things on my progressive as it is.
    I'll be needing that for squirrels and such.....

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