Several thousand shooters use Dillon
loading equipment to handload their own ammunition, and for
good reason. For many years, Dillon Precision has been
producing some of the finest ammunition loading equipment
available. I have depended upon my Dillon
550B for about eighteen years now, and would not be
without one. It is probably the most versatile press
available, and can easily be used as a single stage press
for load development, or as a progressive to quickly turn
out quantities of high quality ammo. Every loading machine
that Dillon makes is a quality machine.
Dillonís powder measure that is used on
their machines is also a high quality, reliable piece of
equipment, but is not the quickest to adjust. Mr.
Dial is now producing a dandy little device that makes
the Dillon measure easier to adjust, eliminating the need to
use a wrench, and enhancing the userís ability to switch
between powder settings.
The Mr. Dial is a brass wheel that replaces
the adjustment bolt on the Dillon measure. Mr. Dial allows
the user to adjust the powder charge by turning the brass
wheel, and it is marked with reference numbers around its
circumference, which enables the user to, once he is close
to the powder weight desired, return to a previous setting.
The instruction sheet states that each graduation of the
dial moves the slider 1/1000 of an inch.
The Mr. Dial is not a micrometer, as can be
found on Redding and some other powder benchrest type
dispensers, but is a reference after you get close to the
desired charge weight setting. In use, it greatly helps to
find a desired charge weight, but must still be checked with
a good powder scale. The Mr. Dial eliminates the need for
the wrench, and is easily adjusted with the fingers, but
stays put just as did the original bolt provided by Dillon.
It is a quality, American made product that
is reasonably priced at just under 25 bucks, and has a
lifetime warranty. It makes a good powder measure even
You can order the Mr. Dial online at: www.mrdial.com.