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#1 JoeGlocker

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 08:57 PM

Can someone tie me to a link with this info?
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 03:41 AM

This seems pretty accurate......

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 06:44 AM

that is a great chart thanks

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 06:54 AM

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

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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Posted 28 July 2010 - 07:03 AM

Just noticed the link was the data from my '05 post, oh well, I've added a few since then.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:55 AM

Hey a post in time to save me money. A local salvage yard has 9 mm brass for $4.00 a pound, everyone thought what a great deal well NOT that is $34.00 a thousand and it is not even clean. Better deals elsewhere..

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:11 AM

Great info..and very timely !!
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Posted 31 July 2010 - 08:18 AM

Ok, I'll admit, I'm not the smartest guy in the world, but I did score in the 90 percentile on the math portion of the GRE.

I get the part that says how much each case weighs, but what does the rest of it mean?

9mm, 59.46gr/ea, 117.7cases/#, 8.5#/1000

This is what I'm reading;

- 59.46gr divided by each...each what?
- 117.7 cases divided by a number....what number and where does 117.7 come from?
- 8.5 multiplied by a number, divided by a thousand.....what number and where does 8.5 come from?

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:57 AM

Ok, I'll admit, I'm not the smartest guy in the world, but I did score in the 90 percentile on the math portion of the GRE.

I get the part that says how much each case weighs, but what does the rest of it mean?

9mm, 59.46gr/ea, 117.7cases/#, 8.5#/1000

This is what I'm reading;

- 59.46gr divided by each...each what?
- 117.7 cases divided by a number....what number and where does 117.7 come from?
- 8.5 multiplied by a number, divided by a thousand.....what number and where does 8.5 come from?


9MM

1 single case(piece of 9mm brass) = 59.4 grains

117.7 cases(pieces of 9mm brass) = 1 pound (#)
8.5 pounds(#) of cases(pieces of 9mm brass) = 1000 Cases(pieces of brass)

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:58 AM

Ok, I'll admit, I'm not the smartest guy in the world, but I did score in the 90 percentile on the math portion of the GRE.

I get the part that says how much each case weighs, but what does the rest of it mean?

9mm, 59.46gr/ea, 117.7cases/#, 8.5#/1000

This is what I'm reading;

- 59.46gr divided by each...each what?
- 117.7 cases divided by a number....what number and where does 117.7 come from?
- 8.5 multiplied by a number, divided by a thousand.....what number and where does 8.5 come from?

It reads:
9mm, 59.46gr PER ea, 117.7cases PER pound, 8.5 pounds PER 1000.
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Posted 31 July 2010 - 03:30 PM

I think he was asking for this:
7000 grains = one pound

about that 4 dollar a pound price,
I paid 3 dollars a pound for scrap brass recently....

so.... I suspect the price of brass cases will continue to escalate.
buy sooner over later.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 07:06 PM

Ok, that makes sense. I know there are 7000 grains in a pound, it was just the use of "#" in the place of "pounds" and the use of "/" in the place of "=" that was screwing me up.

I've just never seen those substitutions before.

Thanks for the clarification.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 08:24 PM

# for pound is common in the circles I run in, it’s also know as the pound key on your phone. I used the / as per just like in Km/h “kilometers per hour. Sorry for the confusion

Edited by jmorris, 01 August 2010 - 08:25 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2010 - 09:10 AM

Thanks for the information!

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:46 AM

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

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



What? No 5.56?? Under 'cases by pound'

Edited by jester116th, 03 August 2010 - 10:46 AM.


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Posted 03 August 2010 - 01:02 PM

What? No 5.56?? Under 'cases by pound'




I bet the .223 case is close enough and it's in the list above 73.5 per pound.




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