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Froogal:
How many 44-40 cartridges can I expect to load with one pound of Goex FFF?

Just need an idea if I have enough on hand or if I should order more BEFORE the price goes up?

Coal Creek Griff:
There are 7000 grains to the pound. The math should look something like this:

7000 ÷ (the weight of your load) = (the number of loads in a pound of powder)

Example (assuming a load of 35 grains):

7000 ÷ 35 = 200 cartridges from a pound of powder, not counting for spillage or loss.

With black powder, of course, if you are measuring by volume, you would need to weigh some charges to come up with the actual weight in order to have an accurate estimate the number of loads you can get from a pound.

Hopefully that helps.

Griff

Froogal:

--- Quote from: Coal Creek Griff on January 08, 2024, 01:26:29 PM ---There are 7000 grains to the pound. The math should look something like this:

7000 ÷ (the weight of your load) = (the number of loads in a pound of powder)

Example (assuming a load of 35 grains):

7000 ÷ 35 = 200 cartridges from a pound of powder, not counting for spillage or loss.

With black powder, of course, if you are measuring by volume, you would need to weigh some charges to come up with the actual weight in order to have an accurate estimate the number of loads you can get from a pound.

Hopefully that helps.

Griff

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Thank you bunches! I know I have all that info, but my brain currently is as snowy as it is outdoors.

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Hair Trigger Jim:

--- Quote from: Froogal on January 08, 2024, 12:50:28 PM ---Just need an idea if I have enough on hand or if I should order more BEFORE the price goes up?

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Is it supposed to go up, or are you just being safe?  It's already gone up 40% or so since I last bought some in 2021.  Of course, that was before Goex closed/reopened and all that.

Froogal:

--- Quote from: Hair Trigger Jim on January 08, 2024, 02:35:09 PM ---Is it supposed to go up, or are you just being safe?  It's already gone up 40% or so since I last bought some in 2021.  Of course, that was before Goex closed/reopened and all that.

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Just being safe. And also Midway offered special birthday pricing.

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