Originally Posted by joelogic
I dont see the point of a powder check on a progressive.
I do. What else do you have to look at on the up-stroke? Why not play it safe? Maybe your powder caked up in the drop tube. Maybe you just had to clear a jam and you think you know where you were, but you're wrong. Maybe you lost your place because your wife just interrupted you to ask if you've seen your youngest child and/or the electric carving knife.
To me, minor annoyance + severe consequences = no brainer. YMMV