Calculating gunpowder cost?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by ralphc21, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. ralphc21

    ralphc21 New Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Got it. Thanks for the help. Ralph
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2010
  2. jdon72

    jdon72 Member

    Feb 3, 2009
    grams and grains are not the same my is a cost calculater that should has been posted in here before-that is how I got it. Save it, it is helpful to see how much you are actually saving.

    good luck


  3. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    these internet calculators are wonderful!!!

    Thanks Djon!!!

    i always do a double calc for grains

    1 grain is 1/7000th of a pound a gram is 1000th of a kilo ( 2.2 lb's/kilo)

    my .308 loads (HV) are 45.5 grains or 2.95 ( less a smidgin) gramms

    this gives me a 3100 fps average MV ( tested at 3 feet or i burn my MV meter)

    this makes 150 + rounds ( 150-155 depending on the day) per pound

    powder is cheap its the bloody primers that cost!!!


  4. rocklinskier

    rocklinskier New Member

    Aug 16, 2009
    One pound of powder is about 7000 grains.

    At 7 grains per load, you can get 1000 rnds from a one pound can. Hope that helps
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