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Can someone explain bullet grains?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by GeorgeBurdell, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. GeorgeBurdell

    GeorgeBurdell

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    Stupid questions perhaps, but

    I know that grains is a measure of weight, but how much does a grain weigh? Do grains apply to the projectile only or the entire carteridge?
     
  2. JR

    JR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Good question.
    A grain is a weight measurement. There are 7000 grains to a pound. Your reloaded cartridge may contain 7.6 grains of powder and be loaded with 124 grain RN bullet.
    A grain can also mean a single kernel of powder.
     

  3. GeorgeBurdell

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    Thanks! Exactly what I wanted to know.