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Caculating the number of shells per lb. powder

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by dkimbler, Oct 17, 2008.

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  1. dkimbler

    dkimbler TS Member

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    I am checking the cost of reloading vs. buying retail on shot shells.
    I need to know how many shells you should get per pound of powder.
    what measurement per shell? This would be for trap shooting.

    Thanks

    David
     
  2. Lead Man

    Lead Man TS Member

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    7000 grains per pound.
     
  3. Jawhawker

    Jawhawker TS Member

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    7000 grains to a pound. Divide grains your dropping into 7000 and your close depending on spills/mishaps.
     
  4. hoggy

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    I think there's a calculator at the entrance to TS. look at the links.
     
  5. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    http://www.trapshooters.com/rlcalcadv.htm try above link
     
  6. tuscarora 99

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    I shoot i oz loads and use 16.9 grains of clays powder at about 1150 fps. A this rate i get about 415 shells per pound
     
  7. dkimbler

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    Thanks gentlemen, all 5 of you. I appreciate the help. I will now be able to make a decision retail vs. reloading.

    Thank You

    David
     
  8. phirel

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    One might also be able to develop loads that are not commercially available to fit their special needs.

    Pat Ireland
     
  9. maclellan1911

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    I started loading for Pats reason above. The more my wife shoots the more I shoot. Finding the low recoil loads in my area is hard. Heck most cant keep a decent stock of ammo or at least consistent. If you use the cost calculator you can punch in your loader cost and factor that in. My reloading plan is easy. I simply reload on days I would normally shoot. Like raining,windy,cold or range for what ever reason is closed. I try to load at least 250/500 shells each sitting. I have bought all my loaders used at great buys. I have been turning into a bit of a MEC junky. I like to rehab them and sell them when possible. Right now I have 5 loaders for myself. 2 650s 12g for 1oz and a 20g
    1 9000g for 7/8< just to conserve lead i use for practice and fun shooting. 2 600s for exsperimental loads. 1 set up for steel, when that day comes. Plus I ran my first 50, 75 and 98 with my reloads. That feels good. Its nice when someone says " nice shooting what you use for shells, "I load my own" I am taking the winter off from tap. I am going to load up the rest of my supply about 3800 rounds. Then its stock up time.
     
  10. hmb

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    If you use 17.5 grains you get 400 shells per pound. 400 x 17.5 = 7000. HMB
     
  11. dkimbler

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    Hello-- I appreciate your advice. I would tend to agree, as the savings would be minimum. Just fun to shoot. Thanks-Have a great day.

    David
     
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