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neverenoughtoys  [Team Member]
5/28/2008 8:38:46 PM EST
I am sure it has been asked, and answered, before. But I was wondering how many pieces of LC 308 brass to the pound. Also how many LC 5.56 to the pound. Because I have about 100 pounds of 308 and about 80 pounds of 5.56. Just wondering how many I have? Thanks.


EDIT: Thanks Thundar, I did'nt even realize that conversions were included in that. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
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ma96782  [Team Member]
5/28/2008 9:29:11 PM EST
Humm....last time we did this........

Wasn't it, 96 gr. to a 5.56mm case?

Aloha, Mark
thundar  [Team Member]
5/29/2008 2:52:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By neverenoughtoys:
I am sure it has been asked, and answered, before. But I was wondering how many pieces of LC 308 brass to the pound. Also how many LC 5.56 to the pound. Because I have about 100 pounds of 308 and about 80 pounds of 5.56. Just wondering how many I have? Thanks.


Just look at the Reloading References stuck at the top of the forum. That's what they are there for.


Weight & Mass Conversions -

1 pound = 7000 grains
1 ounce = 437.5 grains
1000 grams = 1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds

.223 Remington / 5.56 NATO cases weigh about 93 grains per case.
.308 Winchester / 7.62 NATO cases weigh about 145 grains per case.

10 pounds of .223 Rem brass contains approximately 750 cases.
10 pounds of .308 Win brass contains approximately 480 cases.

1 pound of gunpowder will load 298 rounds of .223 Rem at 23.5 grains per charge.
1 pound of gunpowder will load 159 rounds of .308 Win at 44 grains per charge.

1 bag of shot (25 pounds) will load 400 one ounce shotgun loads.


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More Weights of Brass Cartridge Cases

Legend: Cartridge/Make/Sample Size (cases)/Weight (grains)/*:primed, **:unprimed/Number of Cases per Pound/Weight of 1000 Cases (pounds)


.30 Carbine / R-P / 7 / 479.3 / * /102 / 9.8
.30 Carbine / LC 52 / 7 / 494.4 / * / 99 / 10.1
.308 Win / LC NM / 2 / 356.4 / ** / 39 / 25.5
.357 Mag / Win / 6 / 479.4 / * / 88 / 11.4
.357 Mag / R-P / 6 / 466.1 / * / 90 / 11.1
.303 British / W-W / 1 / 166.7 / ** / 42 / 23.8
.45 ACP / Win,WCC / 5 / 430.2 / * / 81 / 12.3
.30-30 Win / Win / 1 / 136.6 / ** / 51 / 19.5
.50 AE / Speer / 1 / 65.5 / ** / 107 / 9.4
.35 Win Spl / W-W / 2 / 178.4 / ** / 78 / 12.7
.45 Colt / R-P / 4 / 435.8 / ** / 64 / 15.6
10 mm Auto / Midway / 1 / 83.7 / ** / 84 / 12.0
.44 Spl / PMC / 1 / 111.4 / ** / 63 / 15.9
5.7X28 / FNH / 8 / 485.2 / ** / 115 / 8.7
.380 Auto / Win / 1 / 49.1 / ** / 143 / 7.0
9mm Luger / Win / 5 / 302.3 / ** / 116 / 8.6
9mm Luger / CCI / 2 / 116.6 / ** / 120 / 8.3
9mm Luger / R-P / 4 / 245.2 / ** / 114 / 8.8
40 S&W / Win / 6 / 431.1 / ** / 97 / 10.3

ETA: Happy to assist!