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Powder Check
« on: Yesterday at 08:50:49 am »
By what method and what frequency do you gents confirm powder drop?

  I simply look over the case before seating every bullet.  I'm not going for max speed.  I do want to set up a mirror and light.  I've never seen a missed charge through the few hundred rounds with my Universal and Progressive in the few weeks I've had them. 

If you have mirror or camera set ups please share pics.

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Re: Powder Check
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 10:10:03 am »
I have never had an issue about whether powder is dropping, just whether the amount of the drop is correct.
The design and function of how the Star powder drop works, practically eliminates that concern, as long as you maintain powder in the tube.

When I first start, I cycle and weigh at least 5 drops, then check 5th and 10th charge for accuracy and consistency.  After that every 50.

In my opinion, I have sufficient ambient light from overhead, and feel I do not require a dedicated press light.

I do however, verify powder is present in my Dillon 550.
Hope this helps.
 
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Re: Powder Check
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 11:32:08 am »
My presses are mounted 90 degrees clockwise, which enables me to see into the case after the powder drop.
Press lever in left hand and bullets in right hand.

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Re: Powder Check
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 11:58:52 am »
Checking to see if powder dropped is sort of a Dillon thing.   At least that's what I here.
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Re: Powder Check
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 07:47:38 pm »
Checking to see if powder dropped is sort of a Dillon thing.   At least that's what I here.

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