Enter the quantity of powder (g) and the cartridge volume (cm^3) into the Load Density Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Load Density. 

Load Density Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Load Density.

LD = P / CV


  • LD is the Load Density (g/cm^3)
  • P is the quantity of powder (g) 
  • CV is the cartridge volume (cm^3) 

To calculate the load density, divide the quantity of powder by the cartridge volume.

How to Calculate Load Density?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Load Density.

  1. First, determine the quantity of powder (g). 
  2. Next, determine the cartridge volume (cm^3). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = LD = P / CV.
  4. Finally, calculate the Load Density.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

quantity of powder (g) = 57

cartridge volume (cm^3) = 9

LD = P / CV = ?