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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: 1,838
 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, 02:13 PM #8 Wild Bill Bucks Senior Member   Join Date: December 28, 2005 Location: Southeastern Oklahoma, Next door to Sasquatch Posts: 1,266 JJT, 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.
 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: 3,055 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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