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5-Gallon Bucket of .45 cases

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

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  1. ZBill

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    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

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

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    5352 pieces.

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

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    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

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    The actual weight from the grocery store scale...

    is 65 1/2 lbs net weight. Bill
     
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    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
     
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    Figuring 78 cases per pound, primed, it would be 5109 cases.

    Do I win 100 spent primers?
     
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