GUN where is the best place to learn about grain?

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  1. 7lvis

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    when people talk about grain I dont understand what they mean.
     
  2. PanzerAce

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    grain is a measure of weights used almost exclusively in firearms. 1 grain (1gr) = 1/7000th of a lb.
     
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    Bullet weight is measured in grains. There are 7,000 grains in a pound.

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    The midwest?
     
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    I see what you did there... :mamoru:
     
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    The other thing that makes it confusing is that bullets are weighed in grains, but so is the powder charge in the round.
     
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    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    I would think that makes it simpler? Two different units of measurement would only make things more confusing.
     
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    what makes it confusing is that with powders, not all grains are created equal, since some burn faster than others :o
     
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    It does make it easier once you realize that it's just weight. If you don't get that, then it's confusing because you're talking about 2 different things (powder vs bullet) using the same word.
     
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    I dunno, I've always taken it for granted that when you're talking about powder loads, the type of powder is just as important as the amount used.
     
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    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    :werd: and if you're new to the whole discussion, you might think (I know I did, when I was just starting out) that 'grain' refers to the granule size of the powder, like 'grit' does to sandpaper. :rofl:

    ib:ugh:
     
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    If you're buying factory ammo powder weights will probably never come up unless you're buying reduced recoil loads or hotter loads and even then they aren't going to give you the weights.
     
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    Or something like a .30-40 Krag, or .45-70 Gov't
     

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