For the reloaders....

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  1. nitesit(+ an e)

    nitesit(+ an e) Sheepdog

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    Are the 9mm cases stuck inside of .40S&W cases?
     
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    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    arnold ziffle aka dingle

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    i have a five gallon bucket of linotype. it’s a wee bit heavier.
     
  5. sourdough44

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    Just about a lifetime supply.
     
  6. sombunya

    sombunya Use it up, throw it away

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    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.
     
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    Intolerant

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  9. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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  10. G26-Has-my-6

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    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.

    Please send my winner's prize to:

    1060 W Addison St,
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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).
     
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    sorting and pre processing that brass is a whole different discussion.
     
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    Are you a hoarder? :faint:
     
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    Aren’t there enough 9mm casings littering that part of Chicago?
     
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    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    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.
     
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