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I tried searching this to no avail. I looked at some reloading data and I saw a load for 9mm 115 FMJ with Alliant red dot and it said 4.5 grams. I did the grams to pound conversion and I am showing for about a pound of powder and at about $20 per pound of powder added to the bullets and primers I do not see where I would save any money If I can find a good deal on new ammo.

Am I doing my math right or am will I get more than 100 rounds out of a pound of powder?
 

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You're confusing GRAMS with GRAINS... big difference.

A pound is about 454 grams.

A pound is 7000 grains.

Assuming your load is 4.5 grains, you'll get over 1500 rounds from that pound of powder.
Thank you I feel pretty stupid right now.
 

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Thank you I feel pretty stupid right now.
Should not feel stupid, it is a very very common mistake, and you requested clarification and gasmitty was so kind to reply.
 

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Or about 1.3 cents per round for powder.
 

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You're confusing GRAMS with GRAINS... big difference.

A pound is about 454 grams.

A pound is 7000 grains.

Assuming your load is 4.5 grains, you'll get over 1500 rounds from that pound of powder.
Grams... Grains... Whatever it takes.
 

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My 9mm cases musta shrunked up when I cleaned them
 

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'Cept when your finished. Then tumble them on high heat...to make 'em shiny!
 

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I don't want to be very close to him if he manages to stuff 4.5 grams of powder in that case along with ANY projectile, and detonate it. I think that would no longer be considered a cartridge, but maybe a bomblet.
 

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I don't want to be very close to him if he manages to stuff 4.5 grams of powder in that case along with ANY projectile, and detonate it. I think that would no longer be considered a cartridge, but maybe a bomblet.
Eh, just sell them to known gangbangers and let the issue kinda resolve itself.
 

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Now a days with component pricing its almost a break even (with 9mm) when comparing load cost to factory ammo. IMO
 

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Here you go! This should make your life a little easier! Handloading Cost Calculator

Now just get the terms and measurements down pat!
 
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