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Old December 12, 2000, 04:35 PM   #1
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I need the weight of water, in grains, that the following cases will hold:

.38-40
.44-40
.44 Special

Thanks to anyone who can provide me with that information.
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Old December 12, 2000, 08:04 PM   #2
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Mike,

Quick and dirty measurements (two of each, averaged)

.44-40 holds 40 grains of water.

.44 Special holds 33.7 grains of water.

Can't help you with the .38-40 case.
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Old December 12, 2000, 11:22 PM   #3
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Bob,

Thanks, that is EXACTLY what I need!

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Old December 13, 2000, 12:10 PM   #4
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A quick check of three Remington .38-40 cases gives an average of 39 grains.
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Old December 13, 2000, 04:52 PM   #5
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Hardball,

Thanks. That's a little higher than what I thought it would be, but that's the information I need.
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