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Old July 26, 2007, 11:54 PM   #1
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How many grains of powder in a 1 pound can

I am trying to figure my cost per round.I have not done this for a while so
I cant remember exactly how to convert from 1 to the other.7000 grains = 1 pound of powder is what is sticking in my head.Can someone please help me here.
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Old July 26, 2007, 11:58 PM   #2
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7000 grains = 1 pound
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Old July 27, 2007, 02:30 AM   #3
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Chief is right. Per round would be the number of gains in each case divided into 7000.
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Old July 27, 2007, 06:32 AM   #4
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To carry it a little farther...... if you are using a 7.0gr load, 7000gr per can divided by 7 equals 1000 loadings per can. Then in you paid $20.00 for that can of powder, $20.00 divided by 1000 equals $00.02 or 2 cents per load. Hope that helps.
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Now that looks great on paper, but I've never loaded that many rounds and not spilled something!
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Old July 27, 2007, 11:34 AM   #7
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Ok,Thanks for the help guys.I thought thats what it was but could not remember for sure.LOL and a big +1 on the "looks good on paper but ....."But I like to get a rough idea.Thanks again for your help.
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Old July 27, 2007, 02:13 PM   #8
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I have a worksheet that I developed for reloading, but I can't get it to post, but it's really simple, and gives me an exact cost per load when I'm through.

Powder cost per pound, divided by 7000 grains = cost per grain

Cost per grain multiplied by grains per load = cost per round

Cost of Bullets divided by amount per box =Bullet cost per round

Primer cost divided by amount per box = Primer cost per round

Brass cost divided by amount per bag = Brass cost per round.

Totalled all together = Total cost per loaded round

I also have a place on the sheet for The rifle caliber, Kind of powder,Kind of bullet,Kind of Brass,Kind of Primer,Trim length,C.O.L.,Bullet weight, Sectional Density,Bal. Coef.,Book Velocity,Book Trajectory,Date loaded, and who I loaded them for and kind of rifle.

I put in a few formulas so that all I have to do is put in the prices and amounts and the computer figures everything for me.
I make two copies every time I load and put one in a book, and give the other one to whoever rounds are loaded for so they can pay me for the loads. Comes in real handy if you need to go back and reload some more shells, and you have forgotten what you loaded.

I know this sounds super simple, but make yourself a worksheet, and keep it on your desktop, and you will be surprised at how many times you use it.

Hope this helps a little.
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Old July 27, 2007, 07:34 PM   #9
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Heres a good calculator to help get you in the ballpark
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Old July 28, 2007, 09:59 AM   #10
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loading cost spreadsheet

Here's the best tool I've found for keeping records, calculating costs, and even printing load labels for your boxes.

I use it all the time for figuring load costs, and printing labels.
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Old July 28, 2007, 02:50 PM   #11
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I built a small excel spreadsheet to calculate my cost per round. Then I thought to myself, why do I care. I'm not going to stop shooting no matter the cost. I would only stop when my cash availlable for shooting is
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Old July 30, 2007, 01:24 AM   #12
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CLAYKING nailed it far as possable on this subject. Right now with most hand gun ammo going $35/40 a box of 50 my only expense is primers and powder.
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Old July 30, 2007, 01:56 AM   #13
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With some rifles I get to reload the brass 4 times in others 10 times. Each time you reload the brass the average cost goes down.
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