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*Does a 25lb Bag of Shot Weigh 25lbs

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Onceabum, Jan 20, 2009.

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  1. Onceabum

    Onceabum TS Member

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    Not always! I've weighed bags that didn't.

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  2. Barry C. Roach

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    Just a guess, but a relatively good one. I think that shot is probable not weighed during bagging. It is probably 'volumetrically' bagged. If it wasn't wouldn't high antimony shot bags have more shot in them?

    I hear Neil's footsteps coming......................
     
  3. grnberetcj

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    I just weighed all of my 412 bags...

    Average weight per bag: 25 lbs. 4 oz.

    Curt

    P.S. Yeah, yeah...April Fool's Day is 10 weeks away!!
     
  4. phirel

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    I have a large supply of shot but the only scales I have that will weigh them are only accurate to around 1/2 pound. Because the size of the shot in the bags is not always the size of the shot stamped on the bags with some brands, I see no reason to expect the weight in the bags to be very accurate. A bag of #6 shot appears to me to have the same volume as a bag of #9 shot. The interesting, and a little complex, mathematical packing theory would not predict that 25 pounds of #6 shot in a bag would have the same volume as 25 pounds of #9 shot.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. AJ100

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    Pat is right again. Doesn't it depend on the MOST important question this site has ever discussed?

    7-1/2's or 8's

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  6. hmb

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    You should return them and get ones that weigh 25 lbs. HMB
     
  7. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I weighed 3 bags of west coast magnum - three different sizes, 7.5, 5, 4 and they all weighed almost exactly the same 25.1 lbs
     
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    Come on SUMMER..................Roger
     
  9. timb99

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    What about a 25 lb bag of feathers. Is that lighter than a 25 lb bag of shot?
     
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    How many 1 Oz feather loads can we get from a 25 pound bag of feathers Tim....
     
  11. timb99

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    Why, 400 of course!
     
  12. halfmile

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    Everyone: Weigh your shot, and take the overage out, putting it in a coffee can. When you get emough, fill a shot bag and secure it with a zip tie.

    When you get 2 bags, notify me and I will send you the money for a flat rate USPS box and take the surplus away.

    HM
     
  13. JerryP

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    I just weighed a bag of Remington Mag. and a bag of Black Diamond shot on dig. scales supposedly accurate to 2 oz. They both weighed 25.4 lb. Bags would weigh a couple oz.'s. They are probably exactly 25lb. They aren't going to give any away.
     
  14. Ricky B

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    What weighs more, an ounce of shot, or an ounce of gold? Yes, a trick question, but not in the way most people think.

    As you well know EE, an ounce of gold weighs more!

    Shot, being made of lead, is measured in avoirdupois ounces, and gold, being a precious metal, is measured in troy ounces. An avoirdupois ounce has 437.5 grains to the ounce while the troy ounce has 480 grains to the ounce. Thus a troy ounce is heavier than an avoirdupois ounce.

    But a pound of shot is heavier than a pound of gold because an avoirdupois pound has 16 ounces while a troy pound has only 12. So a pound of lead weighs 7,000 grains while a pound of gold weighs 5,760 grains.
     
  15. phirel

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    Ricky- I did like your accurate and logical post; however, you made one error. Lead has now become a precious metal.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Does a ton of feathers weigh a ton??? Cray
     
  17. Dr.Longshot

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    The law says an advertised weight on a product must weigh that much and usually a smidgeon more.

    Beer Low power 3.2 cannot be over that amount, 6.0% beer cannot be over that amount because of the alcohol tax, same goes for whiskey. 6% beer must be over 3.2% but not over 6%. there is an ATF inspector at the brewery that has a tool to ck. this out, I have seen it a Bottler in New Jersey when I was applying for a job as Maint. Supervisor.


    Gary Bryant
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