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    Question guide for weights

    i need some information:

    hello all, i am a newbee to reloading. i need some help. can someone please
    tell me where to find a conversion weight chart.

    I NEED TO FIND A CHART THAT SHOWS THE FOLLOWING

    CONVERTING POUNDS TO COMMON WEIGHTS USED BY RELOADERS.

    TO BE ABLE TO FIGURE THE COST OF A LOAD. I AM A BAKER & USE WEIGHTS CONSTANTLY. SO I NEED TO FIND THIS INFORMATION, IT SEEMS THAT ALL THE INFORMATION SHOULD BE EASY TO FIND, YET I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO
    FIND THIS.

    I AM SURE THAT SOME ARE LAUGHING AT THIS REQUEST, I HAVE REALLY TRIED,
    AND I CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY.

    THANK YOU

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    I started laughing then I realized you said baker and not banker... I've done that kind of stuff to compare surplus powders and regular ones and it's easier, safer and more rewarding to make your own ; but I think they are online calculators.

    yep...: http://www.beartoothbullets.com/rescources/index.htm

    now they need a shpell saker

    anyway, my way goes:
    454 grams in a pound
    15.43 grains in a gram (.0648 grams in a grain ?)
    very few common weights as you've got to know calibers, bullet weights, level of loads and what your guns like.

    So, I don't have a calculator here but it should look like:

    (price per pound)/(454x15.43)=price per grain....multiply by your load in grains for the price per load.

    (454x15.43)/(your load)=loads per pound

    I'll try to find tables in my bookmarks.

    kg

    PS: just to be sure, a grain is a weight measure and not the actual flake/ball/tube.

    Did I make sense?
    Last edited by kg42; 03-06-2007 at 09:43 PM.

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    You know, I really had to chuckle. I read this first post this morning and thought, "I've got a file with just about every conversion factor known to man. It'll take me just a second to look it up and post the conversions for grains." So, I opened the file and looked....and looked...and looked. It wasn't there. Anywhere. Six pages worth of tables and no grains. Hmmm. I was sure I had it somewhere as my first scale was in grams. I finally found it a few minutes ago....written in marker on the edge of the scale shelf on my loading bench. Yup, .0648. It's a good thing someone around here keeps better track of data than I do.
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    CB welcome to the site ! The information you have requested is I'm sure (A) classified top secret by certain Gov agencys or (B) held in the vaults of the vadican !

    Converstion Factors Equivalent weights


    Pounds x7000= grains 7000 grains = 1 pound
    ounces x 437.5=grains 437.5 Grains = 1ounce
    grams x 0.00229=ounces 15.43 Grains = 1 Gram
    grams x 15.432 = grains 453.6 Grams = 1 Pound
    grains x 0.0648 = grams


    Hope this helps ! My head now hurts

    Dave
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    You've got a few here: http://www.lasc.us/ConversionTables.htm

    Actually, if you divide "Powder" by 10 and multiply "Loads" by 10 you've got pistol loads covered from .5 grs to 10 grs in .5 grs increments.
    example:
    55grs =127 loads
    5.5grs= 1270 loads

    And you can replace my (454x15.43) by 7000, a number i wasn't sure of since I was raised metric.

    kg

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    All of the above, of course-
    With 7000 grains of powder in a pound can, you can load 2,592 .38 target loads of 2.7gr Bullseye. That is 7,000 divided by 2.7 = 2,592.5928.
    70 grains will get you a hundred shots and my .45-120 only gets me 58 shots per can.
    Hogdon website has a loads per pound chart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kg42 View Post
    You've got a few here: http://www.lasc.us/ConversionTables.htm

    Actually, if you divide "Powder" by 10 and multiply "Loads" by 10 you've got pistol loads covered from .5 grs to 10 grs in .5 grs increments.
    example:
    55grs =127 loads
    5.5grs= 1270 loads

    And you can replace my (454x15.43) by 7000, a number i wasn't sure of since I was raised metric.

    kg
    JEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ Now my head really hurts !

    Dave
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    Now it came back to me that our Australian members use the metric pound, pondered by the ratio of local temperature in fahrenheit minus 32 divided by 1.8 centigrade ;
    So for them only:

    Multiply 7000 by the age of the captain,
    Divide by the year of production of the gun (last two digits only),
    Then cut 1% for every 10% of the relative quickness rate of your powder.

    It is then a simple matter to multiply by the temp ratio and divide by the load's weight, then by 0.5 as you need money for the ...... ahem.....gas....

    Hope that really, really helps.

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    AH !!! KG ! You forgot to add that We Aussies also have to study the entrials of a freshly killed Chook (chicken ) ! Converstion from Metric in to Drams involves a full moon! Naked ,painted in Pigs Blood & covered with Chicken feathers ! Very tecnical


    Dave (reaching for more asprin )
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    I really must try to get down under. There is so much to learn from that invert perspective.
    One thing worries me though; I always heard that travel broadens one and I am too fat already.
    Cheers from the outskirts of Timbucktoo,
    Ross

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