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Hopefully this thread will be seen as important enough not to be rolled into one of the super threads.
I would like to see the information added to until we can calculate the approximate weight of all of the common calibers.

The weights were arrived at using a Dillon Precision Digital Reloading Scale
All weights are in Grains there are 7000 grains in a pound.
This is the weight of one entire cartridge.

.556 Military Surplus = 186.3 grains
.223 Federal Commercial = 177.0 grains

7.62x39 Tula = 251.1 grains

12 Gauge Remington Slug = 663.7 grains
12 Gauge Remington 00 Buckshot = 713.6 grains
12 Gauge Federal 7.5 Birdshot = 661.6 grains

10mm Double Tap 135 = 227.0 grains
10mm Double Tap 165 = 255.3 grains

7.62x54 Russian = 362.6 grains

7.62x51 US surplus = 378.2 grains

40 cal Winchester White box 165 = 242.7 grains
40 cal Federal HST 165 = 239.0

.357 CCI 140 = 199.5

.380 Winchester 95 = 146.4
.380 Hornady XTP 90 = 143.4
.380 Corbon 90 = 143.2

9mm Federal 115 fmj = 183.1
9mm Federal 124 HST = 191.3
9mm Speer Gold Dot 124 = 190.5

45acp Winchester White box 230 = 323.5
45acp Federal HST 230 = 324.7
45acp Federal Hydrashock 185 = 282.0
45acp Speer Gold Dot 185 = 286.5

44 mag Remington 240 soft point = 376.1
44 Mag Speer 200 jhp = 343.8

22LR Federal Champion = 51.3
22LR Federal Gold Medal = 50.3
22LR Winchester Wildcat = 51.2
22LR Winchester Super X = 49.1
22LR Remington 22 Target = 50.7

Random 30/30 bullet weights unknown
30/30 Softpoint = 322.1
30/30 Hollowpoint = 302.0

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I wish I had a scale now... :-P

I too hope this does not get merged into a super thread...great idea!
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Why on earth would the merge it into a super thread which would more than likely not gather any responses/views?
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Bob said:

Hopefully this thread will be seen as important enough not to be rolled into one of the super threads.
I would like to see the information added to until we can calculate the approximate weight of all of the common calibers.

The weights were arrived at using a Dillon Precision Digital Reloading Scale
All weights are in Grains there are 7000 grains in a pound.
This is the weight of one entire cartridge.

Military Surplus .556 = 186.3 grains
Federal Commercial .223 = 177.0 grains

Tula 7.62x39 = 251.1 grains

Remington 12 Gauge Slug = 663.7 grains
Remington 12 Gauge 00 Buckshot = 713.6 grains
Federal 7.5 Birdshot = 661.6 grains


So, if I'm carrying 12 mags for my AR i'll have about 10lb in ammo alone. Not counting the weight of the mags or the rig to carry them. A more realistic load of 6 mags would come in around 5lb. If I have to go through more than 210 rounds while heading to the store (or abandoned houses) and back it's time to bug out for good.
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Added weights of more ammunition today.
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If y'all want more weights let me know.
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Have you figured out .20 gauge, .16 gauge, .410 gauge, .10 gauge, .32 pistol, 7mm Winchester, 12.7mm/.50?
Sorry, but I was just curious, all I know is the weight of the load, says on the Federal shotgun ammo 5-round boxes, but not the overall weight of powder, casing, etc.
Maybe we should also have the length of each round as well, so we can figure out the volume X amount of shells can take up and not just weight.
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The short answer, my standard load out for ammo weighs around 25 lbs, it's on an Eagle Industries chest rig with the exception of I keep my spare handgun magazines on my belt. The chest rig distributes the weight of the rifle ammo evenly so it's really easy to carry even doing strenuous activities, or hiking up a steep hill it doesn't make a real noticeable difference to have on.

Oh and I figure I should mention my standard load out, is 8 spare magazines of 5.56. On my belt I carry four spare magazines of 9mm +P+ JHP, or four spare magazines of .45 JHP depending on what sidearm I'm carrying.
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Remember I am not getting paid for this information.
I posted what was relevant to previous discussions.
However I will digitally weigh and measure all cartridges and shells you send to me.
Send only an amount you are willing to give up as I won't ship them back.
Be certain you follow all guide lines for shipping live ammunition.

PM me for an address to send them to.
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Any one have any other weights to add?
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Awesome thread Bob!
I am still using the balance-beam scale that came with my used Rock-chucker. I have no idea how accurate it is.
I have worked up loads for .223, 9mm, &.45acp based on it's measurements. I am sure that if I went out and bought a decent new scale I would have to adjust all of my loads from where they are now...
Oh well, you work with what you got I guess...and this is what I got until the wifey lets me have the $500 or so I would need for an all new set up.
But, thanks for taking the time to post the info, it answers quite a few questions.

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View PostMrknot, on 02 March 2011 - 12:45 AM, said:

Awesome thread Bob!
I am still using the balance-beam scale that came with my used Rock-chucker. I have no idea how accurate it is.
I have worked up loads for .223, 9mm, &.45acp based on it's measurements. I am sure that if I went out and bought a decent new scale I would have to adjust all of my loads from where they are now...
Oh well, you work with what you got I guess...and this is what I got until the wifey lets me have the $500 or so I would need for an all new set up.
But, thanks for taking the time to post the info, it answers quite a few questions.

Cabelas sells a great digital scale. Got mine on sale for 80 bucks. Weighs in grains, grams, ounces and even carats. 9 v battery and dc and accurate as any beam scale, which I still use sometimes, it's a Lee
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Yeah, the scale will probably be the first new component, but I am getting really tired of the single stage press.
I spent an afternoon helping, (watching and drooling), dad load some .40 on his Dillon 550 a couple of weeks ago...
He loaded in 3-4hrs what would have taken me a week on the rock-chucker.
There's alot to be said for progressive systems...
Someday...sigh...
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The lee stuff is cheaper but their progressive is harder to set up. Once you get it going it works well. If I ever get another it's probably a dillon. Single stage is good for large cartridges like 44 and up.
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A while back I got concerned about calibration on my scales so I bought a set of check weights.
I use them often for my own peace of mind, they aren't very expensive.
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View PostBob, on 02 March 2011 - 06:39 AM, said:

A while back I got concerned about calibration on my scales so I bought a set of check weights.
I use them often for my own peace of mind, they aren't very expensive.
http://www.midwayusa...ctnumber=493216

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Never seen the bar weights except at shows. What a the weights?

Here's more weights. These are handloads and commercial.
22lr 20gr super silent....30gr
9mm Glaser Blue.....145gr
9mm 147gr Black Talon.....216gr
9mm 147gr XTP.....214gr
44mag 240gr XTP.....383gr
44mag 240gr Starfire.....378gr
44mag 300gr JSP.....435gr
243 Win 68gr HP.....282gr
243 Win 95gr Partition.....329gr
7.62x51 147gr surplus.....387gr
7.62x51 147gr steel case.....358gr
7.62x51 150gr SST.....360gr

Empty Sig 226 15rd mag.....1481gr
Empty Glock 23 13rd mag.....1065gr
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Anyone have weights for common rifle mags?
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View PostUnderdude, on 16 March 2011 - 06:27 AM, said:

Anyone have weights for common rifle mags?

such as ?

I'll try to get the weight up on some of the ammo that Bob doesn't have listed .
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View PostHitman, on 17 March 2011 - 04:37 PM, said:

such as ?

I'll try to get the weight up on some of the ammo that Bob doesn't have listed .

AR, M1A, AK and the like.
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