Obviously the more specific you can be about things like bullet grain weight, brand, casing material, the better; but as long as you make mention what the basic casing material is made of (brass/steel/etc) and the general type of bullet (FMJ/HP/SP/Lead/Trap/Buck/Slug/etc) it's the most I can ask for a table of averages.
(FYI - I only weighed round nose Rimfire, FMJ Centerfire, and Trap Loads for shotgun; though if there is interest I can weigh cartridges with different bullet types like HP and SP for the calibers that I have on hand to weigh and either expend this table or create a new set of tables for.)
einherjrar wrote:Disclaimer: These are taken from a more or less random assortment of ammunition I had laying around, and while useful as rough estimates should not be taken as canon. Obviously cartridges with a heavier or lighter grain bullet or using non-brass casing material will obviously report in at slightly different weights, but this should still a present a fair comparison of relative weights.
Recorded weight (Raw Data):
.177 Caliber BB = 0.01 oz (0.2 grams) (<----- I need to reweigh the .177 BB's; I do not think I got a very accurate reading)
.22 SH (lead) = 0.06 oz (1.6 grams)
.22 LR (lead) = 0.12 oz (3.3 grams)
9mm Para (FMJ) = 0.41 oz (11.6 grams)
.45 ACP (FMJ) = 0.74 oz (20.9 grams)
.223 (FMJ) = 0.40 oz (11.3 grams)
.30 Carb (FMJ) = 0.46 oz (12.8 grams)
.308 (FMJ) = 0.86 oz (24.6 grams)
30.06 (FMJ) = 0.91 oz (25.8 grams)
12 Gauge 2&3/4" (trap load) = 1.6 oz (46.1 grams)
*FYI* - All cartridges weighed had brass (not steel) casings, except for the shotgun shell (paper hull, low brass).
I thought these were some interesting figures at least.
I know at least that I was surprised that .30 Carbine weighed more than .223...
The more information everyone can provide the better the averages will turn out.
Post the weights of any or all of your own personal stockpile of ammunition calibers, and feel free to post your own weight recordings of any caliber already posted. Duplicate entries for cartridge weights will be recorded into the raw data and help provide more accurate weight averages per caliber.
If there is interest from the community to contribute to this academic exercise, I will record those submissions and update this post and the listed weight averages by caliber as necessary so long as there is interest.