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Smokeless Powder Bulk Density Charts

Date: 
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Smokeless Powder Bulk Density Charts

{mosauthorxtd noshow}The following are smokeless powder bulk density charts. Powder bulk density in the following tables is presented in three units:  grains/ci, grains/cc, and grams/cc.  In all cases, at least one of values was calculated from one of the others. For this reason, in order to avoid disaster, the user should verify the calculations whenever using any of this data. Bulk Density Data for smokeless powders can be found in many Smokeless Powder Manufacturer's reloading manuals.

Rifle Powders

Smokeless Powder

Grains / Cubic Inch

Grains / Cubic Cm

Grams / Cubic Cm

Accurate 1680

240.2
14.7
0.950

Accurate 2230

252.8
15.4
1.000

Accurate 2460

250.4
15.3
0.991

Accurate 2520

245.3
15.0
0.970

Accurate 3100

217.4
13.3
0.860

Accurate 8700

242.7
14.8
0.960

Hodgdon BLC-2

253.5
15.5
1.003

Hodgdon 322

225.7
13.8
0.893

Hodgdon 335

253.5
15.5
1.003

Hodgdon 380

237.1
14.5
0.938

Hodgdon 414

246.9
15.1
0.977

Hodgdon 450

246.9
15.1
0.977

Hodgdon 870

237.1
14.5
0.938

Hodgdon 4198

206.1
12.6
0.815

Hodgdon 4227

212.6
13.0
0.841

Hodgdon 4350

222.4
13.6
0.880

Hodgdon 4895

224.0
13.7
0.886

Hodgdon 4831

225.7
13.8
0.893

Winchester 748

250.7
15.3
0.990

Winchester 760

245.8
15.0
0.970


Pistol Powders
Smokeless Powder

Grains / Cubic Inch

Grains / Cubic CmGrams / Cubic Cm
Accurate Nitro 100
113.8
7.0
0.450
Accurate No. 2
189.6
11.6
0.750
Accurate No. 5
240.2
14.
0.950
Accurate No. 7
249.0
15.2
0.985
Accurate No. 9
246.5
15.1
0.975
Hodgdon HP 38
176.6
10.8
0.699
Hodgdon Trap 100
139.0
8.5
0.550
Hodgdon HS 6
228.9
14.0
0.906
Hodgdon HS 7
240.4
14.7
0.951
Hodgdon H 110
243.6
14.9
0.964
Winchester 231
176.3
10.8
0.697
Winchester 296
250.0
15.3
0.989
Winchester WAP
201.9
12.4
0.799