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How many shells per 25#

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by FIREMAN, Apr 26, 2013.

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  1. FIREMAN

    FIREMAN TS Member

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    How many 1 1/8 oz. shells can you get out of 25# of shot?
     
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    A little over 13 boxes.
     
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    7&1/2 or 8's????
     
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    25lb. x 16 oz. = 400 ozs. div. by 1.125 (1 1/8) = 355.555. bulge.
     
  5. FIREMAN

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    Thanks, at one time someone told me 1 1/8 oz. was volume not weight. Were they right?
     
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    They were not. Bulge.
     
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    If you load 25 pounds of 7 1/2 shot and then load 25 pounds of 9 shot with the same bushing that you used for the 7 1/2 shot, you will not have the same number of shells from each batch. Because the 9 shot will more completely fill the air space within the shot bushing you will hence have more weight as compared to the same bushing filled with 7 1/2 shot. You will get less shells from the 25 pounds of 9 shot. Ken
     
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    Shot should be measured by weight not volume, therefore, it doesn't matter what size shot you have, you will load the same number of shells 355.

    Don in PA
     
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    You will not have the same number of shells if you use the same shot bushing for different sizes of shot.
     
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    Dial bar makes the right weight easy.

    HM
     
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    All loaders load by volume. This is true for both powder and shot. The loader has no way of loading by weight. Therefore you alter the volume by changing bushings in order to reach the weight your are seeking.
     
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    If you use the same bushing for loading 1 1/8 oz of #7 1/2s that you use for #9s your #9 loads will be heavier than 1 1/8 oz. Shot is loaded by weight not volume.

    Don in PA
     
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    You guys are saying the same thing different ways, Revbook uses a custom bushing for each size of shot that drops exactly 1 1/8 oz. Montanaken is saying if you do not have a custom bushing the shot weight will be different because the volume of 9's vs. 7.5's in the same bushing will be different.....
    I think Cory
     
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    Does a 25lb bag of shot, actually have 25lbs in it ?
     
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    Another point to ponder.
     
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    There are no reloading machines that weigh the shot drop. Just like there are none that weigh the powder.

    Therefore you must alter the bushing/bar or use an adjustable bar to get the same weight from different sizes of shot.

    What is gained isn't worth the effort.

    Bob Lawless

    PS Some of you might want to read the thread listed above.
     
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    Some get it, some don't. The simple fact is that every loader I have ever seen or used, accomplishes both shot and powder drops by volume. There is no weighing going on of every shot and powder drop unless the operator is weighing "AFTER" the machine has made its drop by volume. That said, every shot/powder drop fills the bushings by "VOLUME" every single time. Some understand this basic principle and some don't.

    revbook, you only served to prove my point in your example above. The volume changed because the shot size changed. You do understand that when the volume changes, so will the weight?
     
  18. Bob_K

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    "Does a 25lb bag of shot, actually have 25lbs in it ?"

    No, it has shot in it.
     
  19. Bluzman98

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    As the size shot decreases so does the weight of each pellet. I doubt there is much variance in the final weight of the shot dropped. If there were big differences, charge bars would be made & marked "1 1/8- 7 1/2 shot", "1 1/8- 8 shot", etc.

    JMHO

    Jim C
     
  20. SeldomShoots

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    Well maybe its a little of both. Hornady makes 1 and 1/8 bushings for 7.5, 8, 8.5 and 9 shot, and each one varies slightly in inside diameter with the 9 shot bushing being the smallest diameter and the 7.5 being the largest. So is that for volume or weight. I'm leaning toward weight, since you can fit a more dense amount of shot in a cylinder with smaller shot. I am thinking a cup full of ag lime would weigh more than the same cup full of 53s. But I have never tried that.
     
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