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Old 09-23-2008, 05:42 PM
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How many empty cases per pound?

Anyone know the approximate capacity of one of those red plastic Folgers coffee cans--well plastic cans--in the 2 lb, 7 oz capacity? Just about level with the top.

Nothing too scientific, just a WAG. I'm guessing about 800-ish.

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Old 09-23-2008, 06:23 PM
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Guess it would depend on what cases [cartridge] you were talking about, the total weight, and the weight of the can. If .45 ACP, there are approx. 80 empty cases per pound [16 ounces]

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Old 09-23-2008, 08:12 PM
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Yep, about 600-650 empty .45 cases. It will hold 500 loaded 230g if you shake it down a little. I load in 500 rd batches and each batch goes in one of those cans.

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Old 09-23-2008, 08:23 PM
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Thanks, John C. That sounds about right. My 800 estimate was probably a little high. I was talking .45 ACP, although I did not say that. Sorry.

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Old 09-24-2008, 09:49 AM
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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
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:01 AM
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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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Old 09-25-2008, 04:50 PM
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jmorris:

You take this stuff real serious but thats for the good information.
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:42 PM
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Thank you jmorris I have been bagging brass for the last few nights and you have just made this task a lot easier.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:06 PM
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Great info!

Great info - I was just going to start searching for this info when I came across it here!!!

Definitely sticky-worthy!!!!!!

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Old 11-24-2008, 09:28 AM
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a few more


CASES per POUND:

.380: 145
.357 Sig: 96
.45 GAP: 86
.32: 168
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
.30-M1: 100
.308: 40
.30-06: 35
7.62x39: 54
.50 AE: 48
.30-30: 52
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@ jmorris >> You-da-MAN! But. seriously, dude, you got way too much time on your hands.... :0
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:37 PM
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Sticky this!

Jmorris, I'm feeling the OCD connection.

Sticky vote here!
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:09 PM
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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
Great info. I'll keep this for future reference.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:36 PM
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LOL, brings back memories of my Army days turning in brass at the ASP. The brass was weighed to make sure we shot it all. Wasn't worth the effort to bring back unfired rounds, since we had to count it all by hand.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:04 AM
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Great info. I'll keep this for future reference.
I do retarded things like this sometimes, but as anal as it is, it benefits many. In short, thank you for doing the leg work on this, it works, and its pretty accurate, and has saved me lots if time!!:beer:
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:04 PM
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Dude (Jmorris) I may have to send you a .30 and .50 cal ammo can. Your list just isn't complete without that info.

Of loaded ammo that is....
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:41 AM
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Never mind, question answered already.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:09 PM
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Just an update;
A Folgers coffee plastic cans--in the 2 lb, 7 oz capacity will hold 450 - 500 == .223/5.56 shells
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:04 PM
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And I thought I was the only one who weighed my brass to find out how many/#. Glad I'm not alone. LMAO
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:00 PM
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jmorris...you are a True American Hero!
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:14 PM
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just found this today (1-9-14)...........

jmorris, THANK YOU.

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Old 02-21-2014, 06:52 PM
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If anyone wants to know the # of cases per pound of any other caliber just PM me. We process between 1000lbs and 2000lbs of once fired brass per day and unless it's extremely rare, we get it in.

Our company is www.ammobulldog.com
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:49 PM
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For 50 each 45acp I get 275grams without primer and 288 with primer. Since my scale does both I prefer grams for accuracy. 288 grams is approx. 10.2 oz.
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:11 AM
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Interesting information. I tend to weigh the loaded ones.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:36 AM
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i can get 700 223 in the large can
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