how many bullets equal pound of powder

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by moneymaker17, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. moneymaker17

    moneymaker17 New Member

    257
    0
    0
    Im going be reloading .223
    My question is how many bullets can reload with a one pound of powder
    Im going to be using 55 grain for now
    If you know of any good powders let me know thank you
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    11,380
    2
    0
    Find the load you want to use and do some simple math. There are 7000 grains to the pound. I use 25 grains of W-748 powder in .223 so I can load 280 rounds on one pound of powder.

    YMMV as some powders call for heavier weights of powder.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    11,380
    2
    0
    As far as powders? I like W-748 and BLC-2. They meter well and give consistant charges. Varget has worked well for me in the past. There are 10 or more powders well suited to the task.
     
  4. lonewolf101

    lonewolf101 New Member

    528
    0
    0
    varget works for me in 223!
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    20,110
    19
    38
    I like varget for target loads but its a stick powder so it can have issues metering well. For mass production i use winchester-748. 748 is a ball powder and meters pretty well.
     
  6. Lindenwood

    Lindenwood New Member

    659
    0
    0
    Yup!

    Just take 7000 and divide by the charge weight of your chosen load and that is how many you can make. Round down a bit to account for spilled powder and other losses.