pawnit
pawnit
1 post
Joined June 2010

Dillon powder check

I have a Dillon powder check system. I purchased it from my local Dillon dealer. I use a XL650 and I reload .223 every time the shell index the black rod pops out of the holder till I have to push it back in the hole every cycle. I am very unsatisfied with this Dillon equipment. I was wondering if there is a smaller brass end that would help the check system operate correctly. I really don't want to go through with a hassle of trying to return this to my dealer. 
dillon
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dillon
3,074 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: Dillon powder check

It sounds like either the check rod sleeve is on upside down or powder die is not set correctly. I suggest you phone us for assistance when you can be in front of the machine; otherwise back the powder die up  a few threads.
munson
munson
3 posts
Joined November 2011

RE: Dillon powder check

You are not the only one having this problem when loading .223.  We finally just disconnected the powder check.  The problem only comes up when loading .223.  All other calibers seems to work fine.  I think its cause the throat is so tiny that the bar gets hung up on something every time it goes down in the case.  When I was visiting the showroom in Scottsdale a few months ago I was told that it is a known problem with .223 and to try and put some weight on top of the plunger.  We tried this, but it would take ALOT of weight to make it work since it is getting caught on the mouth of the case as it is going into the case.
kmiller7542
kmiller7542
1 post
Joined December 2012

RE: Dillon powder check

My only comment would be to make sure that you are using the smaller of the two rods, I've had no issues the small rod dropping into my .223 cases. you could verify that and test the rod by hand with a sized case.

The powder check comes with 2 different rods one for .223 and one for larger caliber.