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Old 01-02-2013, 9:22 AM
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Default Brass Weights per thousand just an FYI

I didnt find a existing post so I figured I would start one up here.
Mods if there is another one that exists here please feel free to delete or merge.

Note: these arent exact amounts! these are with used prime still in the brass.
if anyone has more too add please feel free.

PISTOL

.25ACP 1LB= 260 Cases
FN 5.7MM 1LB= 124 cases
.32 Auto 1LB= 162 cases
.380 ACP 1LB= 132 cases, 6.9LBS/ 1k
9MM 1LB=117 cases, 8.5LBS/ 1K
38 SPL 1LB= 102 cases, 9.7LBS/ 1k
.357 MAG 1LB= 90 cases, 11.2LBS/ 1k
.357 Sig 1LB= 100 cases
.40S&W 1LB= 100 cases, 10LBS/ 1k
10MM 1LB= 96 Cases
.45 Gap 1LB= 86 Cases
.45ACP 1lb= 78 cases, 12.8LBS/ 1k
45 Colt 1LB = 60 Cases
.45 Schofield 1LB= 68 cases, 14.58LBS/1k
.44MAG 1LB= 61 cases, 16.3LBS/ 1k
.44 Special 1LB= 64 cases
.50 AE 1LB= 48 cases

RIFLE

.223REM 1LB= 74 cases, 13.6LBS/ 1k
5.56MM 14.3 LBS/1K
.300BLK 1LB= 80 cases, 12.5LBS/ 1K
6.5 Grendel 1LB= 62.91 cases
30 M1 Carbine 1LB= 100 Cases
7.62x39 1LB= 54 Cases
30-30WIN 1lb= 49 cases, 19LBS/ 1k
.243 WIN 1LB= 40 cases, 26LBS/ 1k
.308 WIN 1LB= 39 cases, 26LBS/ 1k
7mm Remington Mag 1LB= 30.21 cases
30-06 1LB= 35 cases, 28.5LBS/ 1k
270 Win 1LB= 34 cases
50 BMG 1LB= 8 cases

thank you to REDHORSE for putting this into a spreadheet makes it much easier for quick reference.

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I calc'd this once to see how much a guy was selling some 9mm brass for each.

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To add to the info for case weights from info I've gathered on the web:
.357 Sig----145 per lb.
.45 Gap----86/lb
10MM------96/lb
FN 5,7-----124/lb
.25 acp----260/lb
45 Colt-----60/lb
30 M1------100/lb
7.62x39----54/lb
.50 AE------48/lb
50 BMG----865 grains each or 8/lb
Just an average as some cases may weigh more or less.
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Good looking out They neeed to make this a sticky
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To add to the info for case weights from info I've gathered on the web:
.357 Sig----145 per lb.
.45 Gap----86/lb
10MM------96/lb
FN 5,7-----124/lb
.25 acp----260/lb
45 Colt-----60/lb
30 M1------100/lb
7.62x39----54/lb
.50 AE------48/lb
50 BMG----865 grains each or 8/lb
Just an average as some cases may weigh more or less.
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These charts are handy. Does anyone know how many 223 cases fit in a 5 gallon Behr paint bucket? 9mm? 40 S&W? 45 ACP? Coffee cans are just too small

I think I recall a 5 gallon bucket of mixed brass weighing around 70 pounds, but I could be a bit off.
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These charts are handy. Does anyone know how many 223 cases fit in a 5 gallon Behr paint bucket? 9mm? 40 S&W? 45 ACP? Coffee cans are just too small

I think I recall a 5 gallon bucket of mixed brass weighing around 70 pounds, but I could be a bit off.
A 5 gallon Orange Home Depot Bucket weighs 1 pound 10.6 ounces.
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These charts are handy. Does anyone know how many 223 cases fit in a 5 gallon Behr paint bucket? 9mm? 40 S&W? 45 ACP? Coffee cans are just too small

I think I recall a 5 gallon bucket of mixed brass weighing around 70 pounds, but I could be a bit off.
yeah i have a few 5gal full of 223 brass its around 70lbs, but i dont know how may are in there, id guess about 5k-6k ish
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Thanks for the helpful info. I've been storing excess brass in 5 gallon paint buckets for deep storage. Anyone know the brass count or weight of a full 5 gallon bucket full of popular pistol and rifle brass cases? I don't have a large enough scale to weigh my buckets.
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A 5 gallon Orange Home Depot Bucket weighs 1 pound 10.6 ounces.
Use the charts above and add in 1 lbs of brass until bucket / bowl / coffee can is full. Not perfect but you should be able to get pretty close to the wieght.

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Nacinator, yeah I figured I could do it that way but I didn't think using a 5 gal. paint bucket for brass storage was my original idea and figured someone had it worked out already.
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To add to the info for case weights from info I've gathered on the web:
.357 Sig----145 per lb.
.45 Gap----86/lb
10MM------96/lb
FN 5,7-----124/lb
.25 acp----260/lb
45 Colt-----60/lb
30 M1------100/lb
7.62x39----54/lb
.50 AE------48/lb
50 BMG----865 grains each or 8/lb
Just an average as some cases may weigh more or less.
Don't know for sure if this is correct or not, but I thought .380 is 145/lb, I would think .375 Sig cases would weigh more than that.
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Don't know for sure if this is correct or not, but I thought .380 is 145/lb, I would think .375 Sig cases would weigh more than that.
that makes sence. .40 and 357 sig weight almost the same. I will adjust.
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and I will look at what brass I have and see if I have anything to add.
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If you use 1gal ziplock 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

or if you use the 5gal bucket method

9MM = 8500-9000 pieces
.40 S&W = 7000-7500 pieces
.45 ACP = 3800-4000 pieces

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+/-
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I'll have to weigh my coffee cans so I can add to this.
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From my calculations

270 win, 5 cases 1034.6gn so 1 lb is 34 cases.
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32 auto, 10 cases weigh 430.4 gn

So 162 per lb
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44 special

5 cases 545.3gn

So 64 cases per lb
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Realistic counts for 5 gallon bucket of 223 is 4500-5000. 4600 -4700 is about average.
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well ill tell you what my dillon 1050 will eat a 5 gal bucket of brass in a few hours....
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I weighed 1000 5.56 .223 mixed brass and it came out to 14.3lbs. used a refrigerant scale that i weigh all my ebay packages with.
maybe its because the 5.56 are thicker brass.
.07lbs is a small variance in 1000 mixed cases.
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I would suppose the 5.56 vs the .223 weights pretty much answer the questions re loading.

I read an article somewhere stating the volumes held by these two are identical. I don't know how that could be unless the 5.56 is denser somehow.

Assuming the weights listed are correct of course, one would have to take into account the differences when working up loads.

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