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Old 07-02-2009, 08:38 PM
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Weight of empty brass per 1000 count




I know that this answer has been posted before but I can't find the thread..
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:47 PM
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I know that this answer has been posted before but I can't find the thread..
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Why the hell would you want to weigh handgun brass?
Just gotta know.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:50 PM
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Why the hell would you want to weigh handgun brass?
Just gotta know.
So I do not have to count them into 1000 lots! 1000 9mm = 9 pounds.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:55 PM
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If you are a re loader and have a scale you can weigh a few and do the math. 7000 Grains = 1 lb.

Here are some rough numbers cases per pound
.40 96 Cases
9MM 115 Cases
.45 ACP 79 Cases

Weight of 1000 cases.
.40 10.41 lbs
9MM 8.7 lbs
.45 ACP 12.66 lbs

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Old 07-02-2009, 09:29 PM
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:30 PM
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Bathroom scales gave me this reading....

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Old 07-02-2009, 10:55 PM
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Here's my dirty brass in a 10gal bin...


Anyone venture to guess how many rounds I've shot since Jan?

I wonder how many kilograms it is?
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Old 07-03-2009, 01:41 AM
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These weights are from others posts that I wrote down:
caliber --- grains each------no. per lb.---------lb.s per 1000
9mm 59 117 8.5
38 Spec. 68 102 9.7
40SW 70 99 10
357Mag 78 89 11.2
45ACP 89 78 12.8
.223 95 73 13.6
44MAG 114 61 16.3
50BMG 865 8 123.5
.380--145/lb
.357SIG--96/lb
45 GAP--86/lb
10MM--96/lb
FN 5.7--124/lb
.25ACP--260/lb
45 Colt--60/lb
30 M1--100/lb
.308 Win--40/lb
30-06--35/lb
7.62x39--54/lb
.50 AE--48/lb
30-30 --52/lb
These weights are approximate as some cases are heavier or lighter each.
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:44 AM
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Here's my dirty brass in a 10gal bin...


Anyone venture to guess how many rounds I've shot since Jan?

I wonder how many kilograms it is?
I'll take a guess.....about 175 lbs of brass....(approx 17,000 rounds). Am I close?




These two containers weighed in at 390lbs.
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:41 AM
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These two containers weighed in at 390lbs.
You sure about that? Doesn't seem possible. I would have guessed
alot less. At 195 pounds each, I wouldn't be able to pick one up.


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Old 07-03-2009, 07:23 AM
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You sure about that? Doesn't seem possible. I would have guessed
alot less. At 195 pounds each, I wouldn't be able to pick one up.


Joe
390 combined weight for both....weighed them at work on a pallet jack scale. Amazing how heavy empty brass can be.

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Old 07-03-2009, 08:21 AM
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I'll take a guess.....about 175 lbs of brass....(approx 17,000 rounds). Am I close?
I dunno...Maybe instead of push ups, my sons can put it in 100 rd piles next time they screw up
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:13 PM
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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
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