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How much does .38 and 9mm ammo weigh?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by mini14jac, Mar 9, 2006.

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  1. mini14jac

    mini14jac Member

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    I've been carrying a gun as often as possible for several years now.
    With me, every ounce makes a big difference in daily carry, but I want to carry as much gun as I possibly can.

    Has anybody weighed .38 and 9mm ammo?
    If we know what one round weighs, (124 gr. is a good start) then we'll know how much 5 or 7 rounds will add to the weight of the gun.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. JoeHatley

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    Kinda depends on the bullet weight you are using.

    In general... 9mm bullets range from 115 grains --> 147 grains. .38 special is usually 110 grains --> 158 grains.

    The case/primer/powder probably also has some variation, but it would be quite small.

    Joe
     
  3. mini14jac

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    Actually, what I was looking for was something like "124gr. 9mm weighs about .3 oz.".

    Well, if nobody has the data, maybe I can check some rounds on the postal scale in the mail room.
     
  4. LiquidTension

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    Winchester 130gr FMJ .38 weighs 200gr total = 0.457142857 ounce

    Winchester Ranger 147gr weighs 213gr total = 0.486857143 ounce

    Those were the two closest to my scales.
     
  5. perpster

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    African or European? :neener:
     
  6. isp2605

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    W-W .38 Spl 158 gr LSWCHP+P (W38SPD) = 231 gr
    W-W Ranger 9mm 115 gr JHP+P+ (RA9115HP) = 183 gr
     
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    The conversion for grains to oz. is:

    x grains * .0023 = ounces

    if that helps out
     
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    "I don't know......AAARRRGGHH......" :what:
     
  9. 5Wire

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    Wikepedia's definition:

    (Grains * 0.0001428571428571) = Pounds AV
    (Grains * 0.0022857142857143) = Ounces AV, the 0.0023 factor HiWayMan posted.

    (Grains * 0.0001736111111111) = Pounds Troy
    (Grains * 0.0027777777777778) = Ounces Troy

    There, that info and $2.50 will get me about 7000 grains (AV) of coffee. But, that reference to barley has me thinking about a stout.
     
  10. Tom C.

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    I have weighed some cartridges with representative bullets just for fun:
    9mm, 115 gr. bullet: .4160 oz. ea.
    .357 mag, 158 gr. bullet: .5486 oz. ea.
     
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