Case weight in pounds
.22 caliber, brass, short
.22 caliber, brass, long
.30 caliber, brass, carbine
.30 caliber, steel, carbine
.30 caliber, brass, all other
.38 caliber, brass, all
.45 caliber, brass, all
.45 caliber, steel, all
.50 caliber, brass, all
.50 caliber, steel, all
5.56 millimeter, brass, all
7.62 millimeter, brass, all
9 millimeter, brass, parabellum
20 millimeter, brass, small
20 millimeter, brass, large
8. Using this conversion chart, a using unit that was issued 39,875 rounds of 5.56 mm ammunition must
return 538.3 pounds of brass (39,875 rds x .0135 lbs = 538.3 lbs). The ASP/SSA checker will enter this
information on the DA Form 3151 and escort the unit vehicle and personnel back to the stock control
9. The stock control clerk must now reconcile the turn-in documents, i.e., the DA Form 581 for live
ammunition and the DA Form 581 for residue against the original DA Form 581 on which the
ammunition was issued. Reconciliation procedures are covered in Part D of this lesson.
PART D - RECONCILIATION PROCEDURES
1. Due to the high cost of ammunition and the requirement to prevent theft of ammunition, each time
that ammunition is issued to a using unit on a DA Form 581, the ASP/SSA must take action to ensure
that the items were either fired or are turned back into the ASP/SSA. Also in an effort to save money,
the Army requires that all items that can be reused or recycled are turned-in to the ASP/SSA. The steps
taken to ensure that using units comply with these requirements are called Reconciliation Procedures.
2. When a unit is issued ammunition, a suspense copy of the DA Form 581 is filed in the stock control
office. A unit will normally turn in live ammunition and residue the same day the ammunition is issued.
Local SOPs establish the maximum number of days that may elapse between the issue and turn-in.