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Weight of 1K pieces of 45ACP +P?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by gatorboy, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. gatorboy


    Jul 26, 2001
    It's pretty nice
    Sorting brass to sell. Doing it by pound. Yes, I could count 100 pieces and x by 10 but I have a non-digital postal scale and I want to touch it as little as possible; I have a nasty dog bite on hand and a toddler running around here somewhere; so... I came here. I've been doing 12.75# for regular 45ACP to be safe. You think another 1/2#, would 13# even suffice or is there even that much difference? I googled a bit but got many different answers. Thanks!
  2. fredj338


    Dec 22, 2004
    There is no real diff in wt between the two cases. Throw in another 8-10 cases / 1000 & call it good.

  3. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    Southern Maryland
    Don't want to touch the brass -
    Get some of those 'blue' mechanic's gloves (Pep Boys carries them) and count out 100 pcs, then weigh it.
    Multiply x10.

    Then, scoop and weigh, then add 1/2 scoop more, when done.

    You will find ONE person that will count the brass.

    (Had that issue selling some 5.56 brass several years ago. He was happy with what he got!)
  4. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

    Weighed a single piece of Remington +P brass with spent primer still seated. 87.5gr. Running that math out is 12.5 pounds for 1,000 pieces. When I sold fired brass, that's the number I used for .45 ACP. 12.5lbs per thousand.
  5. kd8x


    Dec 24, 2011
    The chart I have for 45 acp is 78 cases / 1000 peices works out to be around 12.8 lbs....