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Old 09-09-2017, 01:45 PM   #1
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Cartridge weight

Minor detail, but interesting, and useful to know when figuring the loaded weight of any firearm. I know, what's a couple of ounces matter? There are people online who DO recommend one carry gun over another because of a two ounce difference....

What surprised me is that it's not easy to find much specific online. There are people who weigh every round in a box, and measure rim thickness, to sort them out but mostly list only the differences. The numbers vary, maybe because of cheap scales, and some cartridge designs would not weigh the same as others.

I've averaged out some numbers for my two calibers. A .22LR weighs roughly .12 ounces, and a .38 Special would be .48 ounces. That adds .7 ounce to a Bearcat, an ounce to a .22 SP101, and 2.4 ounces to my snub SP. Five .357 rounds would weigh a whopping 2.5 ounces.

I did find this one chart:

http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=200142

You can tell that I got a little bored today....

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Old 09-10-2017, 12:12 PM   #2
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My heaviest handgun ammo would be 10.9 oz for the 15 rd of .45 ACP in my SAR K2. Basically the weight of some guns.
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