Number of Load in Pound of Powder?


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ruger1228
March 24, 2012, 10:54 PM
I have searched this forum and can't find what I am looking for. I know I have read it here before but have forgotten it.
There is a formula to figure the number of rounds you can get out of a pound of powder. Do anyone know this formula? Thanks for the hlep.
thom

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mbopp
March 24, 2012, 10:56 PM
7000 grains to a pound. The number of reloads depends on the powder charge.

matrem
March 24, 2012, 10:56 PM
7000 divided by your load in grains.

GT1
March 24, 2012, 10:56 PM
7000 grains to a pound. I guess it depends on the load.

ArchAngelCD
March 24, 2012, 10:57 PM
A pound of powder is equal to 7000 grains. Divide the charge weight into 7000 and you have the number of rounds.

*EDIT*
WOW, I write an answer to an empty thread and when I post it there are already 3 other answers. I really have to learn to type faster! LOL

kbeck76
March 24, 2012, 10:58 PM
7000 / (grains per cartridge)

Example: 4 grains per round

7000 / 4 = 1750 cartridges per pound

Kevin

ruger1228
March 24, 2012, 11:05 PM
Thanks guys. I could remember the formula had 7000 in it but that was all I could remember. Must have been having a "Senior's Moment".

rcmodel
March 25, 2012, 12:57 AM
Be sure you use ALL the formula for charges per pound.

7000 grains DIVIDED by grains per charge.
MINUS grains spilled on the floor.
PLUS grains spilled on the bench you can recover and put back in the can.
MINUS whatever the powder company short-changed you on the 7,000 grains to start with.

rc

blarby
March 25, 2012, 01:07 AM
Leave it to RC to make it advanced algebra :)

http://www.multiplication.com/pdf/BWFlashcards0-12.pdf

Sport45
March 25, 2012, 01:30 AM
RC forgot to MINUS out the dregs you leave in the bottle on your shelf for decades because it's not enough to adequately fill a powder measure.

Or MINUS the 6800 grains you leave in the bottle because you thought the next powder you bought would work better. :)

TonyT
March 25, 2012, 12:55 PM
It's a sad state of affairs when an individual does not know the number of grains in an ounce and the number of ounces in a lb.

dmazur
March 25, 2012, 04:08 PM
Well, there's this -

http://www.online-unit-converter.com/software/

You can run it on line (if you have the Internet always connected, as some do) or you can download a version that runs locally.

Under the category "Mass and Weight", pick 1 pound [U.S. and british] on the L side and 1 grain [U.S. and british] on the R side, then click the "Convert" button.

After it tells you that 1 pound = 7000 grains, you are on your own to figure out that you have to divide by the weight of a single charge.

When I was much younger, we called these "gazinta" problems...

EddieNFL
March 25, 2012, 04:18 PM
It's a sad state of affairs when an individual does not know the number of grains in an ounce and the number of ounces in a lb.
A real smart fellow once said, "Never waste time memorizing anything you can look up."

moxie
March 25, 2012, 04:44 PM
That smart fellow obviously didn't know Sister Aloysius Mary.

dragon813gt
March 25, 2012, 05:18 PM
Ok, not trying to be rude. But this site is on the Internet. Instead of posting this topic. Why not go to google and type in "how many grains in a pound?". Instant answer.


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Redneck with a 40
March 25, 2012, 05:43 PM
I always subtract at least 50 rounds from the formula, for powder spillage and what-not.

I figure I'll get 200 rounds out of a pound of H-4895 in 223, at 25.3 grains/case.

EddieNFL
March 25, 2012, 06:11 PM
That smart fellow obviously didn't know Sister Aloysius Mary.
As he had a Jewish name (Einstein), I doubt he knew her.

jeeptim
March 25, 2012, 06:13 PM
What he said!

AABEN
March 25, 2012, 08:17 PM
Go to handloadscostcalculatod.com they make it easy!!

Lincoln4
March 25, 2012, 08:42 PM
Ok, not trying to be rude. But this site is on the Internet. Instead of posting this topic. Why not go to google and type in "how many grains in a pound?". Instant answer.


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Yeah, what are you trying to do? Be sociable or something? Neither one of us would have had to reply if you had only gone to Google!

;)

(Sociable is a word, right?)

R.W.Dale
March 25, 2012, 09:06 PM
LOL

"Loads per lb of powder" is a remembered search in my smartphone.

My most used Google return http://www.reloadbench.com/gloss/grain.html

This internet thingy is great for coming up with all sorts of usefully information.

posted via mobile device.

Fishslayer
March 26, 2012, 12:34 AM
RC forgot to MINUS out the dregs you leave in the bottle on your shelf for decades because it's not enough to adequately fill a powder measure.

Or MINUS the 6800 grains you leave in the bottle because you thought the next powder you bought would work better. :)

Minus the powder spewed all over the place when you forget to turn off the hopper on your Auto Disc before changing the discs...:fire:

ArchAngelCD
March 26, 2012, 02:39 AM
Yeah, what are you trying to do? Be sociable or something? Neither one of us would have had to reply if you had only gone to Google!

;)

(Sociable is a word, right?)
Ummmm, Google it.... :neener:

ArchAngelCD
March 26, 2012, 02:40 AM
It's a sad state of affairs when an individual does not know the number of grains in an ounce and the number of ounces in a lb.
Now now Anthony, that's not very HighRoad of you, is it? :)

Lincoln4
March 26, 2012, 03:00 PM
so·cia·ble
   [soh-shuh-buhl] Show IPA
adjective
1.
inclined to associate with or be in the company of others.
2.
friendly or agreeable in company; companionable.
3.
characterized by agreeable companionship: a sociable evening at the home of friends.

Hah! :D

PapaG
March 26, 2012, 04:46 PM
Be sure you got a pound can, too. Many now are somewhat less than a pound but look like a pound. Some are 14 oz, some are 12....kind of like the "shrinking volume" articles that Consumer Reports lists from time to time.

ruger1228
March 26, 2012, 09:03 PM
It's a sad state of affairs when an individual does not know the number of grains in an ounce and the number of ounces in a lb.
I ask that simple question on The High Road Forum because I thought that was why this Forum was started, To assist people in answering their questions.
Most of us don't know everything and have to ask questions. We are not as smart as people that have all the answers and know everything.
I do appreciate the individuals who took the time to give me the answer to my question.

Rule3
March 26, 2012, 09:34 PM
Be sure you got a pound can, too. Many now are somewhat less than a pound but look like a pound. Some are 14 oz, some are 12....kind of like the "shrinking volume" articles that Consumer Reports lists from time to time.


Trail Boss comes to mind.:)

AABEN
March 28, 2012, 09:44 PM
I think some of you are not being to nice!! He might have jest started to reload! I know from the sound that you all have an IQ that is over that of this man. But you'll do not use it! Ben

sean1129
March 28, 2012, 10:38 PM
Being 'nice' isn't always best.

Sport45
March 28, 2012, 10:42 PM
Yeah, but I'm probably not teh only member of the group here that didn't weigh anything in grains before I started reloading. 7000 gr per pound isn't one of the conversions they taught us in grade school.

I did know that 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon and 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup. I've found those conversions come in handy when mixing 2-stroke gas one tank at a time...

ArtP
March 29, 2012, 05:50 AM
Some of you guys are awfully brutal and unforgiving.

You all like to help or you wouldn't be here to begin with.

For those with a higher IQ who require a challenge: how many individual nuggets of extruded powder in a metric ton of 4064 when measured 1,832.02 miles from the equator of the 2nd planet orbiting our sun, at room temperature 923,510,010 years ago?

No, make that ball powder in Win760.

Hit that curveball.

higgite
March 29, 2012, 10:29 AM
4?

:evil:

ArchAngelCD
March 30, 2012, 12:54 AM
4?

:evil:
Actually, I think it's really 4.125... :p

EddieNFL
April 1, 2012, 08:53 AM
For those with a higher IQ who require a challenge: how many individual nuggets of extruded powder in a metric ton of 4064 when measured 1,832.02 miles from the equator of the 2nd planet orbiting our sun, at room temperature 923,510,010 years ago?

No, make that ball powder in Win760.

No correct answer.

QUESTION: When loading IMR4064, what type chainsaw works best: electric or two-stroke gas?

higgite
April 1, 2012, 11:09 AM
No correct answer.

Yeah, I finally figured out it's a trick question. There's 6 hours of my life I'll never get back. :cuss:

BunnMan
April 1, 2012, 11:48 AM
It's a sad state of affairs when an individual does not know the number of grains in an ounce and the number of ounces in a lb.

Your mother...

RustyFN
April 1, 2012, 12:29 PM
It's a sad state of affairs when an individual does not know the number of grains in an ounce and the number of ounces in a lb.

Why would you want to make it harder by converting to ounces? Divide 7000 by the charge weight and you have your answer plain and simple.

ArchAngelCD
April 2, 2012, 02:27 AM
No correct answer.

QUESTION: When loading IMR4064, what type chainsaw works best: electric or two-stroke gas?
Neither IMO, use a handsaw...

The electric saw can spark and ignite the powder and the gas saw can cause an explosion! Now look what you did, I'm scared now!!! :eek:

Fishslayer
April 2, 2012, 03:17 AM
WHAT is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?:evil:

R.W.Dale
April 2, 2012, 03:18 AM
WHAT is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?:evil:

African or European?

Yes that's right less than a minute!

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matrem
April 2, 2012, 08:11 PM
Your mother...
Speaking of mine, I weighed 6lb- 6 1/2 oz when I was born.
That's 44,843.75 grains.
After all.. We don't want to get "outmathed" by third world countries.. Do we?

sean1129
April 2, 2012, 09:50 PM
Why would you want to make it harder by converting to ounces? Divide 7000 by the charge weight and you have your answer plain and simple.


You're missing the point. It's not about 'converting' anything. The comment to which you are referring was regarding the lack of basic knowledge and the completion of simple division. This thread is getting scary.

788Ham
April 2, 2012, 09:57 PM
Redneck,

You spill 50 rds of powder per pound? My gawd, ever hear of a funnel?

mike.h
April 2, 2012, 10:05 PM
calculator: http://handloads.com/calc/loadingCosts.asp

RustyFN
April 2, 2012, 10:46 PM
You're missing the point. It's not about 'converting' anything. The comment to which you are referring was regarding the lack of basic knowledge and the completion of simple division.

I don't think I missed anything.

It's a sad state of affairs when an individual does not know the number of grains in an ounce and the number of ounces in a lb.

matrem
April 2, 2012, 10:47 PM
You're missing the point. It's not about 'converting' anything. The comment to which you are referring was regarding the lack of basic knowledge and the completion of simple division. This thread is getting scary.
:rolleyes:
African or European?

Yes that's right less than a minute!


:banghead:
I'll learn one of these days.

sublimaze41
April 3, 2012, 12:22 AM
7,000 grains per pound, not a difficult question to answer unless you are new to reloading. I have learned much about reloading here at THR, but never felt like an idiot for asking a question.

Hey, if you just don't want to help the guy out then don't answer. I remember several questions that Reloaderfred or RC answered that in retrospect were "dumb". Never once did I feel like their answer was condescending, and I appreciated the help. Keep coming back and separate the people who are willing to share their wealth of knowledge from those that feel better from telling you what you don't know.

Fishslayer
April 3, 2012, 01:10 AM
7,000 grains per pound, not a difficult question to answer unless you are new to reloading. I have learned much about reloading here at THR, but never felt like an idiot for asking a question.

Hey, if you just don't want to help the guy out then don't answer. I remember several questions that Reloaderfred or RC answered that in retrospect were "dumb". Never once did I feel like their answer was condescending, and I appreciated the help. Keep coming back and separate the people who are willing to share their wealth of knowledge from those that feel better from telling you what you don't know.


The question was answered in minutes in posts 2 through 6. After that maybe a bit of (I assume) good natured ribbing.

Certaindeaf
April 3, 2012, 01:15 AM
Maybe he'll take it with 1/7000# of salt.

Redneck with a 40
April 4, 2012, 01:27 AM
50 rounds of spillage is probably pretty drastic, a more realistic number is probably 2 or 3 rounds worth of spillage. So a pound of H4895 should be good for 270 rounds of .223.

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