Calculating gunpowder cost?

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  1. ralphc21

    ralphc21 New Member

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    Got it. Thanks for the help. Ralph
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  2. jdon72

    jdon72 New Member

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    grams and grains are not the same my friend...here is a cost calculater that should help...it 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.

    www.handloads.com/calc/loadingCosts.asp

    good luck

    J
  3. jack404

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    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!!!

    cheers

    jack
  4. rocklinskier

    rocklinskier New Member

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    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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