How many reloads for .45 with 1lb powder?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by WildcatFan, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. WildcatFan

    WildcatFan New Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    St. Louis
    I would just be reloading for target loads - how many cartridges could I get out of a pound of powder? Trying to see what a round of 100 reloads would cost just for materials to get the "break-even" on entering the world of reloading. I know, I'll have to add in press, dies, etc. in my calculation.
  2. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver Active Member

    Mar 4, 2009
    SW. Florida
    7,000 grains to the pound. So, divide 7,000 by the amount of grains in your .45 load and you'll have a rough estimate on the number of rounds per pound. :)

  3. res45

    res45 Member

    Sep 21, 2007
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
  5. Gearheadpyro

    Gearheadpyro New Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    Charleston, SC
    Neat link JLA, figuring 10 loads for a piece of .308 brass I'm coming up with $.50 per shot. Now I get to hear the cash register every time I pull the trigger. lol
  6. res45

    res45 Member

    Sep 21, 2007
  7. WildcatFan

    WildcatFan New Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    St. Louis
    Great info, thanks guys!
  8. Keystone

    Keystone New Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Portageville, MO.
    That is some great information.
  9. t1guyton1

    t1guyton1 New Member

    Nov 24, 2009
    Excellent spreadsheets! I have often wondered but never took the time to figure out.

  10. muddober

    muddober Active Member

    Sep 19, 2008
    Carson City Nevada
    Seven grains of Unique (my pet load) with a 230 grain cast bullet means 1000 rounds loaded from one pound of powder.
  11. That's a pretty healthy load. I think I'm loading about 6.4 g w/ a jacketed 230. I make major power factor.
    & your calculation was excellant, as was your grammer! :D
  12. muddober

    muddober Active Member

    Sep 19, 2008
    Carson City Nevada
    I have never been one to load much other than warmer loads until I got my hands on one of those 500 S&W magnums. I down load for it because it is no fun to shoot a 400 grain bulet at 1700 fps, instead I now shoot 350 Jacketed at about 1500, which is plenty for a hand gun.

    I see you don't live very far away so if you ever get over Reno way and would like to go shooting send me a PM.

  13. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    awesome calculaters guys thanks!!!!
  14. Thanks for the invite, Ron!

    I shot my Brothers S&W 460 Mag this past summer. Not as punishing as the 44 mag I've shot. But don't think I'd shoot 50 in one session!
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