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Count out 20 or so and weigh them, then weight the whole bucket, minus weight of bucket, do math. Had I seen the bucket wasn't "full", I'd have guessed 1k less. 

It's amazing what you can find laying on the ground at the range. 


There's an easy way to find out.
Weigh a similar bucket. Weigh 10 rounds (individually, not together) and average the weight. Weigh the full bucket, subtract the tare, and divide by the average perround weight, and propagate your error. 

Where did I say it was full? Weighs 117.4 pounds. 


12.5K give or take 100
Been reading the thread about being a gun nut? 

What do we win if we guess? That heap full of duds and $90 shipping charges to send it?


LOL having a five gallon bucket of something implies that it is full, I can throw two rounds in a 5 gallon bucket and say I have a five gallon bucket of 40 S&W? Anyways just joshin ya, where did you get such a bucket? That isnt live round range pickups as implied is it? 


Bragging rights and the amazing knowledge. These are not duds. Going to weigh out 10 rounds now..... 


Weigh about 100 rounds and then divide. I bet it will give you a close answer. 


(from the classic radio show Fibber McGee and Molly)
*Fibber is trying to figure out how man beans fit into a fishbowl to win a contest* Fibber: "I thought I would never get it done, but then I came up with a plan. I took this teacup and counted how many beans fit into it, which is 230." Molly: "Genius!" Fibber: "Yeah. I take the teacup, dump it into the fishbowl, add up the total beans which is now . . . 347 . . ." Molly: "Amazing!" Fibber: "And then I just refill the teacup like this: one, two, three . . ." 

i am going to say 8250, based on what i feel a bag of 500 .40 looks like, that bucket looks to hold about 16 bags of 500 so there is my estimate


Remember to find out the weight of the container and subtract it from the total weight, otherwise you're throwing off your measurement considerably. 


Is he still working on it? INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW ! 


Help me out here, even if I completely discount the weight of the bucket (which weighs less than a box of 50) how would that throw it off considerably? 


Thats not the answer we are looking for 


Ok, ok.... This guy got closest. My math says it's 3584 rounds.



cool! Good work matchlite. So ... how long to shoot it all? 


I want a hand count. 


I know for sure that 1900 rds of 357 SIG fills a 50 cal ammo can.
357 SIG ammo is basically the same size as .40 S&W, so I would guess that there is about 2.5 50 cal cans worth of ammo there. So my guess is 4750 rounds +/. 

Sure, come on over! I'll give you a box of 50 when your done! 


that ain't right. If we guess right then we should win the entire amount shown, and it should be sent free 


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