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 July 26, 2007, 11:54 PM #1 jjt Junior Member   Join Date: July 23, 2007 Posts: 3 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.
 July 26, 2007, 11:58 PM #2 Chief-7700 Senior Member   Join Date: May 27, 2007 Location: Carmel Valley, CA Posts: 112 7000 grains = 1 pound Chief-7700 __________________ COLT M-1911 DOB 1918 and more a XL-650 to feed them
 July 27, 2007, 02:30 AM #3 James A. Mullins Senior Member   Join Date: October 10, 2006 Location: Vancouver Washington Posts: 124 Chief is right. Per round would be the number of gains in each case divided into 7000. James
 July 27, 2007, 06:32 AM #4 Evil Dog Member   Join Date: April 30, 2007 Location: So Cal Desert Posts: 88 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. __________________ Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Freedom is a well-armed lamb contesting that vote. - Benjamin Franklin (1759)
 July 27, 2007, 06:36 AM #5 Gunrnr Member   Join Date: April 8, 2000 Location: Upwind of Albuquerque, NM USA Posts: 81 Now that looks great on paper, but I've never loaded that many rounds and not spilled something! __________________ "Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical, liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a -CENSORED--CENSORED--CENSORED--CENSORED- by the clean end." http://nationalgunforum.com/index.php
 July 27, 2007, 09:54 AM #6 joneb Senior Member   Join Date: December 10, 2005 Location: Central , OR Posts: 1,829
 July 27, 2007, 11:34 AM #7 jjt Junior Member   Join Date: July 23, 2007 Posts: 3 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.
 July 27, 2007, 07:34 PM #9 LSMNTBC Member   Join Date: December 12, 2006 Location: Minnesota Posts: 24 http://www.handloads.com/calc/loadingCosts.asp Heres a good calculator to help get you in the ballpark
 July 28, 2007, 09:59 AM #10 snuffy Senior Member   Join Date: May 20, 2001 Location: Oshkosh wi. Posts: 3,051 loading cost spreadsheet Here's the best tool I've found for keeping records, calculating costs, and even printing load labels for your boxes. http://www.glocktalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=78745 I use it all the time for figuring load costs, and printing labels. __________________ The more people I meet, the more I love my dog They're going to get their butts kicked over there this election. How come people can't spell and use words correctly?
 July 28, 2007, 02:50 PM #11 clayking Senior Member   Join Date: January 29, 2006 Location: Florida Posts: 796 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 decimated.................ck __________________ Never argue with an idiot, they will just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
 July 30, 2007, 01:24 AM #12 James A. Mullins Senior Member   Join Date: October 10, 2006 Location: Vancouver Washington Posts: 124 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. Cheers James
 July 30, 2007, 01:56 AM #13 tuck2 Senior Member   Join Date: April 25, 2007 Posts: 208 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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