5-Gallon Bucket of .45 cases


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ZBill
November 18, 2006, 07:06 PM
I have accumulated a 5-gallon bucket (Home Depot Homer bucket if it matters) of cleaned and polished .45 cases. Has anyone ever reloaded (or counted) how many cases it takes to fill a 5-gallon bucket? If so. what is the magic number? Thank you, Bill

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bouis
November 18, 2006, 07:11 PM
Weigh it and an empty bucket for comparison and I'll tell you how many are in it...

griz
November 18, 2006, 07:26 PM
5352 pieces.

What do I win if my guess is the closest?:D

ZBill
November 18, 2006, 07:33 PM
but it appears to be 64 lbs net weight. I need to take it to the grocery store to be accurate. I may be way off as I have to tilt th ebucket to read the dial.

bouis
November 18, 2006, 07:37 PM
Figuring 93 grains apiece, (62lbs * 7000gr/lb) / 93 grains = 4,666

ZBill
November 18, 2006, 08:42 PM
Thanks bouis. I'll take it to the grocery store and get a better weigh-in tomorrow.

Navy joe
November 18, 2006, 11:14 PM
Sounds about right, I know that in bags of 500 that 3,500 will fit in a 5gal bucket, and of course that leaves a lot of dead space. A .50 cal ammo can packed to the gills holds right at 1500.

bouis
November 19, 2006, 09:08 AM
Hey man no problem. If you decide you have too many I'd be happy to take a few off your hands.

Heck I'll even pay for shippin' ;)

ZBill
November 19, 2006, 02:22 PM
is 65 1/2 lbs net weight. Bill

ZBill
November 19, 2006, 06:45 PM
according to the supplied formula. My test bucket cases were not quite topped off across the bucket so I'll round it to 5,000 or 1,000 per gallon. Bill

benedict1
November 19, 2006, 08:32 PM
Figuring 78 cases per pound, primed, it would be 5109 cases.

Do I win 100 spent primers?

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