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Number of Load in Pound of Powder?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ruger1228, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. ruger1228

    ruger1228 Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. mbopp

    mbopp Well-Known Member

    7000 grains to a pound. The number of reloads depends on the powder charge.
  3. matrem

    matrem Well-Known Member

    7000 divided by your load in grains.
  4. GT1

    GT1 Well-Known Member

    7000 grains to a pound. I guess it depends on the load.
  5. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    A pound of powder is equal to 7000 grains. Divide the charge weight into 7000 and you have the number of rounds.

    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
  6. kbeck76

    kbeck76 Active Member

    7000 / (grains per cartridge)

    Example: 4 grains per round

    7000 / 4 = 1750 cartridges per pound

  7. ruger1228

    ruger1228 Well-Known Member

    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".
  8. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    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.

  9. blarby

    blarby Well-Known Member

  10. Sport45

    Sport45 Well-Known Member

    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. :)
  11. TonyT

    TonyT Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. dmazur

    dmazur Well-Known Member

    Well, there's this -


    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...
  13. EddieNFL

    EddieNFL member

    A real smart fellow once said, "Never waste time memorizing anything you can look up."
  14. moxie

    moxie Well-Known Member

    That smart fellow obviously didn't know Sister Aloysius Mary.
  15. dragon813gt

    dragon813gt Well-Known Member

    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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  16. Redneck with a 40

    Redneck with a 40 Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. EddieNFL

    EddieNFL member

    As he had a Jewish name (Einstein), I doubt he knew her.
  18. jeeptim

    jeeptim Well-Known Member

    What he said!
  19. AABEN

    AABEN Well-Known Member

    Go to handloadscostcalculatod.com they make it easy!!
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2012
  20. Lincoln4

    Lincoln4 Well-Known Member

    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?)

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