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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by BamaTrooper, Jul 6, 2020.
Are the 9mm cases stuck inside of .40S&W cases?
I've got 4 Dillons I need to keep fed.
Ive kept brass I. 5 gallon buckets prior to cleaning for a while... I was gonna guess around 7k, but I've never counted.
Id bet 8700 is pretty close
i have a five gallon bucket of linotype. it’s a wee bit heavier.
Just about a lifetime supply.
If you have some 9mm brass already, fill the bucket one inch and then do the math. If you no 9mm brass, sorry, I can’t help you.
8,500 that way i can still snap the lid on the 5-gal pail.
I spoze you could cram 8,700 into them though.
9mm weight is approx. 59.46gr each, so that makes 118 cases per lbs or 8.5 lbs per 1k. What does all this lead to...a 5 gallon bucket will hold between 8500 - 9000 cases.
About Tree Fiddy.
I've seen 90,000 casings in a 55 gal drum (not completely full...maybe 90% full) = around 8200 casings in a 5 gal bucket.
another example of around 8500 casings in a mostly full (say 95% full) 5 gal bucket.
So, you're in the 8000 to 9000 range depending on how full the bucket.
100% full? I'll go with 9000.
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I don't use 5 gal buckets. I use the yellow "Tidy Cat" cat litter containers. They are approximately the same size. I get right at 7000 40 cal cases in one, and about 8200 9 mm cases. I love those containers. To me it feels like they are made of the same material as Legos. I get them from our "Animal Services" (Dog Pound).
sorting and pre processing that brass is a whole different discussion.
Are you a hoarder?
Aren’t there enough 9mm casings littering that part of Chicago?
It would seem so.
But, in my defense, by my calculations, that's only an average of two students per week over the last 10 years.
And my BIL used to sponge off my range A LOT, but then I taught him reloading so now he is a brass monkey.