Common brass case weights.

ma96782

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OK....so today I picked up about 8 pounds of empty brass in .223 Rem. I thought that the price was fair and I never asked about how many cases that 8 pounds represented. I just figured that I'd take a chance.

So anyway, when I got home from picking it up. I decided that I should record some weights of common brass used in reloading. You know.....just in case some reloader might run across a potential DEAL. Mind you that.......I'm just doing a quick and dirty weight check (one case) without regards to primer type or brand of brass.


.380 Auto 46.3 grains


9mm 64.3 grains


.38 Special 66.5 grains


.357 Mag 81.2 grains


45 ACP 93.1 grains



.223 Rem 97.6 grains


.308 Win 185.5 grains


8mm Mauser 175.0 grains


.30-06 189.2 grains

7000 grains to a pound…...so, do the math.


Aloha, Mark
 

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OK....so today I picked up about 8 pounds of empty brass in .223 Rem. I thought that the price was fair and I never asked about how many cases that 8 pounds represented. I just figured that I'd take a chance.

So anyway, when I got home from picking it up. I decided that I should record some weights of common brass used in reloading. You know.....just in case some reloader might run across a potential DEAL. Mind you that.......I'm just doing a quick and dirty weight check (one case) without regards to primer type or brand of brass.


.380 Auto 46.3 grains


9mm 64.3 grains


.38 Special 66.5 grains


.357 Mag 81.2 grains


45 ACP 93.1 grains



.223 Rem 97.6 grains


.308 Win 185.5 grains


8mm Mauser 175.0 grains


.30-06 189.2 grains

7000 grains to a pound…...so, do the math.


Aloha, Mark
I hate math.



Not really.




But sometimes.
 
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ma96782

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Did you notice the difference in weights between the .308 Win, 8mm Mauser and the .30-06?

Initially, I would have figured that the 8mm case would have been heavier than the .308 Win. case. And.....that particular 8mm case was a surplus military round (from Yugoslavia).

Aloha, Mark
 
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BTW....I also took 100 cases and weighed them on my Harbor Freight scale. Again......I didn't care about the brand or what kind of primers were in them.

100 rds. of .308 Win
11.84 grams
41.75 oz
2.61 lbs.

100 rds. of .223/5.56
6.29 grams
22.15 oz
13.86 lbs. Yup..it should be.... 1.386 lbs.

100 rds. of .38 Special
4.51 grams
10.90 oz
0.994 lbs.

Aloha, Mark
 
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BTW....I also took 100 cases and weighed them on my Harbor Freight scale. Again......I didn't care about the brand or what kind of primers were in them.

100 rds. of .308 Win
11.84 grams
41.75 oz
2.61 lbs.

100 rds. of .223/5.56
6.29 grams
22.15 oz
13.86 lbs.

100 rds. of .38 Special
4.51 grams
10.90 oz
0.994 lbs.

Aloha, Mark
I think you got a decimal in the wrong place for your 100 rds of 223.
 

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Thanks @ma96782 and @Red98422 for the info.

Mark's info provided weight per case in grains (thanks for doing all that work, Mark) - which is helpful if you use a beam scale and don't have an electronic (programmable) scale.

The post that @Red98422 pointed us to provided more case weights, but used grams.

I put together a spreadsheet that added GRAIN weights to the post that @Red98422 gave us. Se we've both grams and grains together.

If you click on the spreadsheet below it should open up a separate browser window and display the spreadsheet in a much larger view - then you can send it to your printer.

Cheers

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Thanks @ma96782 and @Red98422 for the info.

Mark's info provided weight per case in grains (thanks for doing all that work, Mark) - which is helpful if you use a beam scale and don't have an electronic (programmable) scale.

The post that @Red98422 pointed us to provided more case weights, but used grams.

I put together a spreadsheet that added GRAIN weights to the post that @Red98422 gave us. Se we've both grams and grains together.

If you click on the spreadsheet below it should open up a separate browser window and display the spreadsheet in a much larger view - then you can send it to your printer.

Cheers

View attachment 782346
That really is a compilation of all the pertinent data in every flavor! Thank you.
 

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