If you had to guess...


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IDriveB5
February 26, 2008, 07:57 AM
how many [mixed caliber] handgun cases are in your average five gallon bucket?

For those of you who use the shellsorter.com product, about how long does it take to sort through a bucket of mixed cases and get whatever steel cases there are out?

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xring44
February 26, 2008, 08:03 AM
Impossible to guess with any accuracy, with mixed cases, but a shot in the dark would be 5000/8000 depending on how many .32s versus .45 colts:D

PecosRiverM
February 26, 2008, 08:59 AM
Isn't that like saying: How much change($$) is in a 5gal jug?

It depends on the amount of pennies, nickles, dimes, quarters, etc.

IDriveB5
February 26, 2008, 09:21 AM
yes, its just like the coin question.

a rough estimate of what a typical five gallon bucket would have, with a normal distribution of cases... a whole bunch of 9mm and 40, 45acp, .38 spl. 357 mag, a couple big boys, and scads of .22... I was thinking somewhere in the 5-6k range.

Mr White
February 26, 2008, 09:27 AM
7,873
What do we win if we guess correctly? Is it closest, or closest without going over?

jmorris
February 26, 2008, 09:37 AM
A 5 gallon bucket will hold:

8500-9000 pieces of 9mm
7000-7500 pieces of 40 S&W
3800-4000 pieces of 45 ACP

Vibe
February 26, 2008, 09:46 AM
Your "average" 5 gallon bucket isn't used to hold brass, so the "correct" answer would be "none" :D

MMCSRET
February 26, 2008, 10:02 AM
I took a 5 gal. engine oil bucket, filled it level with 38 special cases. Weighed 1000 cases, weighed the bucket, subtracted bucket and came to the conclusion that it averaged 6200 cases in 5 gal. level full. Paid $25.00 for it!!!!!

IDriveB5
February 26, 2008, 10:45 AM
For those of you who use the shellsorter.com product, about how long does it take to sort through a bucket of mixed cases and get whatever steel cases there are out?

345 DeSoto
February 26, 2008, 11:53 AM
Not that long, with a strong magnet...

NavyLCDR
February 26, 2008, 12:32 PM
Send it to me. I will tell you how many cases were in it and how long it took me to sort the steel out. I'll even return your empty bucket to you.

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