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brass-weight by caliber

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Claude Clay, Nov 21, 2008.

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  1. Claude Clay

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    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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    thank you.
     
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    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
     
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    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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