Annual round count


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mjrodney
September 26, 2007, 09:47 AM
I find it interesting to know just how many rounds I send downrange each year, so I keep track in an Excel spreadsheet.

It helps me predict my reloading and ammo inventory needs.

And while it's really not a surprise to me, I still have to smile a bit when I see that over the past 12 months I have sent downrange almost 11,000 rounds of centerfire handgun and just shy of 20,000 rounds of rimfire handgun.

And I only shoot paper.

How about you IPDA or IPSC folks?

Any of you keeping track of your annual round counts?

(also posted on FSN)

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JoeHatley
September 26, 2007, 12:18 PM
I also only shoot paper. For the last several years I've averaged right at 13k/year centerfire handgun. Highpower rilfe and shotgun are too few to even mention. Rimfire is almost uncountable, but it would be several multiples of my centerfire shooting.

Joe

glockman19
September 26, 2007, 12:24 PM
You've got me beat by a couple thousand.

erict
September 26, 2007, 01:29 PM
Geez, I only shot around 5K or so, and I thought that was a good amount..... guess not. :eek:

usp9
September 26, 2007, 01:51 PM
I too keep an Excel spreadsheet of all my guns, round count and problems logged to go with my range log.

1911Tuner
September 26, 2007, 05:11 PM
Due to circumstances and time constraints, I've reigned it in a little over the past 2 years. I'm down to 2500-3,000 rounds a month...

10-Ring
September 26, 2007, 05:19 PM
There was a time I was shooting 1000+ rounds per range (about once a week) visit lately low due to time & budgetary restraints, I'm down to 8500 rounds a year give or take....Like everyone else here, I wish I spent more time shooting & less time talking about it! :D

littlegator
September 26, 2007, 05:25 PM
You guys have too much money... :p I can't afford that many rounds. I shoot about 4000 per year centerfire. I wish I could do 4000 per week though. ;)

mavracer
September 26, 2007, 05:40 PM
I shoot/reload enough to have filled up a federal case of 10mm empty box with spent primers in a little less than 6 years.and two years into a new case its a little over an inch deep.

1911Tuner
September 26, 2007, 05:48 PM
I can't afford that many rounds. I shoot about 4000 per year centerfire.

Wheelweights...50/50 rope solder at 40:1...and bullet moulds is the solution to that problem. Works for me! If you can arrange for free wheelweights, by the time they're alloyed and lubed, you've got 2 cents apiece in 200-230 grain bullets. :cool:

BsChoy
September 26, 2007, 06:11 PM
where do you get the time, money, and energy to do that?

1911Tuner
September 26, 2007, 06:19 PM
where do you get the time, money, and energy to do that?

Retired...Multiple/identical moulds...A friend in the auto parts business who is owed favors by tire shop owners/managers...another friend who works at a plumbing supply and sells me the solder at cost.

If I run two 4-cavity gang moulds, I can cut 2500-3,000 bullets between 0600 and noon without breakin' a sweat.

simmonsguns
September 26, 2007, 06:40 PM
Last year it was 18k of just .45acp, i am on track for that this year but the .40 gets in the way.
I started to keep track of the work ammo i go through, but i keep that book at work.
I go through the shooting tunnel and sift and clean all of the used lead and brass so i have a good supply of that.
We are buying a shot maker so we can load our own for the trap league, it makes 45 pounds an hour so it will cut into pistol loading a bit.

jlbraun
September 26, 2007, 07:01 PM
15K 9mm
15K .22LR
4K 7.62x39
1K 12ga

Guitargod1985
September 27, 2007, 10:58 PM
I send (maybe) 3 to 4 thousand rounds of centerfire handgun downrange annually. This is just an estimate.

EDIT: Actually, on second thought, I probably use more like 5K to 7.5K. Figuring 100 to 150 rounds a week (100x52 to 150x52).

yesit'sloaded
September 28, 2007, 12:51 AM
Maybe 30k a year. Thats about 500 rounds of .22 and assorted center fire every week. Maybe more considering I have been going through at least 1 500 round .22 brick every time for the last 4 weeks or so.

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