1911Forum banner

1 - 20 of 40 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,837 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
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.

JC
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
834 Posts
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]
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,693 Posts
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.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,837 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
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.

Thanks!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,776 Posts
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
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,776 Posts
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
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
602 Posts
Thank you jmorris I have been bagging brass for the last few nights and you have just made this task a lot easier.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
25 Posts
Great info!

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

Definitely sticky-worthy!!!!!!:rock::rock::rock:

redintex
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,776 Posts
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
__________________
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
157 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
33 Posts
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:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
110 Posts
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....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
554 Posts
And I thought I was the only one who weighed my brass to find out how many/#. Glad I'm not alone. LMAO
 
1 - 20 of 40 Posts
Top