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How Many 38 brass in a 5 gallon bucket thats 80% full?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Ben Shepherd, Sep 20, 2005.

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  1. Ben Shepherd

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    I have a sickness obviously- But I'll let 'ya all know in a couple weeks, after I've had time to sort. Anyone want to guess- post your number.
     
  2. LAH

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    Guess 3000-3500.

    I get 1700 ea. 30-06 brass in a Pennzoil Long Life 5 gallon bucket.
     
  3. Brian Williams

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    4329
     
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    Math Challenge

    Wouldn't that be about 4 gallons????? :cool: :cool:
     
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    Wouldn't that be about 4 gallons?????


    You are correct. I was figuring for 5 gallon.
     
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    If we guess correctly what do we win?

    I'd say more than two.
     
  9. Brian Williams

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    I forgot to ask. Is it 38 spec, Super, long colt, short colt, s&w?????



    Probably between one and two million
     
  10. pauli

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    as the pirah√£ would say, "many."
     
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    I've gotten more than 6000rnds of 9mm in a .30cal ammo can. I'm guessing at .38spl. I know that a one gallon bag will hold ~1000 .38spls. It being more flexible than the bucket. Still, I've got to go with 4468

    -Steve
     
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    All of them.
     
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    How in the world did you do that ? I can only fit about 1300 115JHP.

    A 5 gallon bucket holds 4400 45 ACP (I know, I counted - a couple of weeks ago).

    38 special I would say 5200 if filled to the absolute fullest, so 80% will be 4900.

    BigSlick
     
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    Let me know when you find out Mr. Ben Sheperd.... :neener:
     
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    "About 80% Full" . Its that about that skewers the whole estimate. What the heck. Ill say 4,600- about.

    Regards,

    :) :) :)
     
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    Measured a box of 1000 .38 spcl's last night, 10" x 10" x ~3" = 300 cubic inches. 231 cubic inches per gallon, so about 770 cases per gallon.

    my guess about 3100 in a 5 gallon bucket 80% filled.
     
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    no way pfc, any actual thought gets you disqualified right out! we are only shooting from the hip here :neener:
     
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    For the record it's 38 special brass.
     
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    Weigh the bucket with the brass, dump the brass into another bucket and weigh the bucket, subtact that from the total. The weight in pounds times 103 for commercial brass or times 92 for military .38 brass will get you very very close!
     
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    And your answer (guess)??? Fecmech?? :evil:
     
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    One dollar Bob!!!
     
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    Interesting. I have a 5 gallon bucket that is probably 95% full of .40S&W brass, and I keep wondering how many are in there as well so I can plan a bullet/powder/primer purchase for it. heh. I'm thinking maybe 4500 or so.

    For this post, I'll say 3500 of .38 brass.
     
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    All right dag-nabbit! You posted, We guessed. We don't expect any prizes except braggin rights.

    So how many cases are in the bucket?

    -Steve

    **BigSlick, That count on the 9mm was empty cases. And you've got to shake the ammo can a-lot when you get to 5,500 then you can rattle another 500 in.
     
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    he may need more than five days to get the counting done.
     
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