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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!
There is no real diff in wt between the two cases. Throw in another 8-10 cases / 1000 & call it good.
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.
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!)
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.
The chart I have for 45 acp is 78 cases / lb....so 1000 peices works out to be around 12.8 lbs....
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