What does my ammunition weigh?

Frost

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Oct 1, 2009
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North Chuck, SC
#1
A while back I was asked what bullets weigh, I thought they were talking about the slugs so I told them to look on the box.
Turns out they wanted to know what the entire cartridge weighed.
After I explained that a bullet was the slug and the assembly was called a cartridge I decided to find out.

The weights were arrived at using a Dillon Precision Digital Reloading Scale
All weights are in Grains there are 7000 grains in a pound.
This is the weight of one entire cartridge.
Simple math will tell you what your load out will weigh.

.556 Military Surplus = 186.3 grains
.223 Federal Commercial = 177.0 grains

7.62x39 Tula = 251.1 grains

12 Gauge Remington Slug = 663.7 grains
12 Gauge Remington 00 Buckshot = 713.6 grains
12 Gauge Federal 7.5 Birdshot = 661.6 grains

10mm Double Tap 135 = 227.0 grains
10mm Double Tap 165 = 255.3 grains

7.62x54 Russian = 362.6 grains

7.62x51 US surplus = 378.2 grains

40 cal Winchester White box 165 = 242.7 grains
40 cal Federal HST 165 = 239.0

.357 CCI 140 = 199.5

.380 Winchester 95 = 146.4
.380 Hornady XTP 90 = 143.4
.380 Corbon 90 = 143.2

9mm Federal 115 fmj = 183.1
9mm Federal 124 HST = 191.3
9mm Speer Gold Dot 124 = 190.5

45acp Winchester White box 230 = 323.5
45acp Federal HST 230 = 324.7
45acp Federal Hydrashock 185 = 282.0
45acp Speer Gold Dot 185 = 286.5

44 mag Remington 240 soft point = 376.1
44 Mag Speer 200 jhp = 343.8

22LR Federal Champion = 51.3
22LR Federal Gold Medal = 50.3
22LR Winchester Wildcat = 51.2
22LR Winchester Super X = 49.1
22LR Remington 22 Target = 50.7

Random 30/30 bullet weights unknown
30/30 Softpoint = 322.1
30/30 Hollowpoint = 302.0