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5-Gallon Bucket of .45 cases

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ZBill, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. ZBill

    ZBill Well-Known Member

    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
  2. bouis

    bouis member

    Weigh it and an empty bucket for comparison and I'll tell you how many are in it...
  3. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

    5352 pieces.

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

    ZBill Well-Known Member

    Hard to tell on my home scale...

    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.
  5. bouis

    bouis member

    Figuring 93 grains apiece, (62lbs * 7000gr/lb) / 93 grains = 4,666
  6. ZBill

    ZBill Well-Known Member

    Thanks bouis. I'll take it to the grocery store and get a better weigh-in tomorrow.
  7. Navy joe

    Navy joe Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. bouis

    bouis member

    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' ;)
  9. ZBill

    ZBill Well-Known Member

    The actual weight from the grocery store scale...

    is 65 1/2 lbs net weight. Bill
  10. ZBill

    ZBill Well-Known Member

    4930 .45 cases in a 5-gallon bucket

    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
  11. benedict1

    benedict1 Well-Known Member

    Figuring 78 cases per pound, primed, it would be 5109 cases.

    Do I win 100 spent primers?

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