brass-weight by caliber


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Claude Clay
November 21, 2008, 09:03 PM
a post some time back listed various calibers of brass in lots of 1000 as they would weight in pounds. i have tried 'search' with no luck. help please--esp 9mm/38spl/45acp. thank you.

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rickomatic
November 21, 2008, 09:52 PM
Here's one from The Firing Line I found. Maybe that's were you saw it.

The Firing Line brass weight discussion (http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=320051)

Claude Clay
November 21, 2008, 10:36 PM
thank you.

jmorris
November 22, 2008, 12:36 AM
If you would like to know how many rounds of brass you have lying around, as I did, you can use the information below. If anyone wants to count them out to see how close my calculations are let me know what you find out.

9mm, 59.46gr/ea, 117.7cases/#, 8.5#/1000

38spl, 68.06gr/ea, 102.8cases/#, 9.7#/1000

40s&w, 70.1gr/ea, 99.9cases/#, 10#/1000

.357mag, 78.3gr/ea, 89.4cases/#, 11.2#/1000

.45acp, 89.58gr/ea, 78.1cases/#, 12.8#/1000

.223, 95.28gr/ea , 73.5cases/#, 13.6#/1000

.44mag, 114.38gr/ea, 61.2cases/#, 16.3#/1000

50bmg, 865.26gr/ea, 8.1cases/#, 123.5#/1000

All weights are uncleaned fired cases with the primer remaining.

Individual case weights were derived using an average of mixed brass weights (except 50bmg)

So, if you picked up 8#s of 45 brass: 8# X 78.1cases/# = 625 cases+/-

If you use 1gal ziploc freezer bags to store your brass, each (full) bag contains:

9mm, 15.6#, 1836cases
40s&w, 12.2#, 1219cases
45acp, 11.4#, 890cases
223, 11#, 809cases

If you use 5gal buckets each full one will have

9MM = 8500-9000 pieces
.40 S&W = 7000-7500 pieces
.45 ACP = 3800-4000 pieces

evan price
November 22, 2008, 10:15 AM
Here's what I use when I sell brass.

Weights are derived from measurements of various headstamped, tumbled/cleaned cases, with spent primer still in it.

CASES per POUND:

9mm: 116
.40: 100
.45: 80
.380: 145
.357 Sig: 96
.45 GAP: 86
.32: 168
.38 spl: 100
.357 Mag: 90
10mm: 96
FN 5.7: 124
.25 acp: 260
.30 Luger: 120
.38 S&W: 120
.38 Super: 104
9mm MAK: 124
.45 Colt: 60
.44 Mag: 60
.30-M1: 100
.223: 75
.308: 40
.30-06: 35
7.62x39: 54
.50 AE: 48
.30-30: 52

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