Frankford Arsenal IntelliDropper — Quick Review

| March 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

I decided to go ahead and do a quick overview of the New Frankford IntelliDropper. I only published this because a few friends asked me for the video. I did not do a complete review demonstrating every single feature, I am exchanging emails with Frankford asking if the drifting that I am seeing is normal behavior.

The Bluetooth setup with your phone is really easy and very convenient. The Bluetooth feature I am most interested in is the firmware upgrade service. It seems Frankford is planning to continue to evolve this product with future software upgrades. This unit can be fully operated from your mobile phone. It has a ton of data already imported on the app, powder manufacturers, bullet manufacturers and primer manufacturers. This makes it very easy to load your favorite load and send it to the intellihopper in a matter of seconds.

The screen is bright and wide and very easy to use, something I thought the RCBS chargemaster was missing.

The bubble level also adds a nice little touch.

The Intelli dropper comes with a feature called powder calibration, this feature is supposed to provide the best speed and accuracy dependent up the powder loaded into the intellihopper.

The powder drain is like all others; it is on the side of the unit and must be sitting on the edge of the bench to empty easily.

The comparison to my RCBS chargemaster is a bit unfair as it has been reprogrammed for speed, but the Frankford out of the box keeps up. I believe the Frankford may be faster than an out of the box Chargemaster. I am only speculating but this may be because of the powder calibration feature.

Check back for a comparison against the Lyman Generation 6. This is in the same price range where the RCBS chargemaster is approaching twice the cost.

For those with the Hornady and Lyman units how does the IntelliDroipper Compare?

Uh oh folks I turned this thing on this morning and let it sit for an hour and the touch pad is not working at all. I can control it from my phone though. UPDATE this unit is going back.

UPDATE #2 After about two weeks I got a new unit back and all is working perfectly. All further testing all the results remain the same which is saying something. Remember the RCBS chargemaster has been heavily altered to increase speed. Though I have found with the Frankford that it is much slower the first few throws until it gets use to your powder. Or you can throw a powder calibrate charge which takes about 3minutes48seconds in my testing. This process makes a HUGE difference in speed and out runs EVERYTHING on the market. I can say this comfortably as it has been tested against, Chargemaster, Hornady V1 LnL, Lyman Gen6 — With Bluetooth and Powder Calibration it definitely seems to have more technology embedded.

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