How many shots fired in all of 2008 ?


December 27, 2008, 09:38 AM
In all of 2008, how many total shots did you fire from your deer rifle (at any/all target or game) ?


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December 27, 2008, 09:45 AM
i don't have a deer rifle, so i suck.

it has been a slow year, i haven't shot as much rifle as i wanted to, i have been focusing mostly on handgun skills and training courses.
keep in mind i got back in the states in July of 08 so i didn't have all year to shoot.

1500rds in my ar.

600rds in my ak.

December 27, 2008, 09:48 AM
One. And I'm not particularly proud of that, I should practice with a rifle even though I am very familiar with it.

December 27, 2008, 09:50 AM
Limited centerfire shooting this year and a fair amount of rimfire shooting. My shooting goes in cycles.

December 27, 2008, 09:51 AM
I put a little over two hundred rounds through mine more out of necessity since it was my only centerfire rifle.

Dryfiring is cheaper though. I am leaving for a little impromptu shooting with my cousin, then we're heading to a...gasp...gun show for some beef jerky. Finally, if I like the gun he just bought before Christmas, I am heading over to Academy to get a $369 (after rebate) Remington 798.

Finally, this little rifle purchase project will be over.

Deer Hunter
December 27, 2008, 09:55 AM
Over 400 rounds of surplus and over 200 of SPs through my FAL.

December 27, 2008, 09:55 AM
Do slug guns count?

No need to practice with a deer rifle in my area, since I can't use it anyway.

December 27, 2008, 10:01 AM
Do slug guns count?

I am sure the OP will make an exception for you, but if you voted for more than a few boxes, I am going to take a weekend course in Chiropractery (sp?) and move to your town.

December 27, 2008, 10:04 AM

Whatever firearm you use for deer "counts". But select just one firearm.


cracked butt
December 27, 2008, 10:10 AM
2 to check my zero at 35 yards
3 fired offhand into a tennis ball sized group centered in the vitals on a deer target at 100 yards.
Wearing my full hunting gear, 20 degrees and windy out.
Good enough for the tamarack swamp I hunt in.

I don't shoot my deer rifle much anymore. All of my hunting these days is in thick swamp/woods. My off season practice is serious positional practice with my target .22 and High Power Competition.

December 27, 2008, 10:11 AM
Somewhere between 2-5 boxes, but most of it was birdshot. I only shot at targets.

I get most of my practice from dry-firing, and shooting .22s.

Chihuahua Floyd
December 27, 2008, 10:36 AM
Voted formy primary deer rifle. After jan 1 become my primary coyote rifle.
My backup would be off the scale since its my SASS rifle.

December 27, 2008, 10:44 AM
Less than a box from my favorite deer rifle for me.

Luckily other rifles I did shoot are similar and experience with them translates.

I didn't shoot as much in 2008 as I planned to, however.

December 27, 2008, 11:02 AM
Not much of that, lots of other stuff.

December 27, 2008, 11:10 AM
My AR (new deer rifle to) came just before hunting season, so i only have fired about 600rd through it for now. Rimfire on the other hand....:evil:

December 27, 2008, 11:29 AM
Recent years have seen more pistol shooting for me. It's the type of firearm I'm still newest with, still trying to master it. Plus, without a reloading rig, it's more affordable.

December 27, 2008, 12:26 PM
In all of 2008, how many total shots did you fire from your deer rifle?

depends on which deer rifle, but i try to shoot at least 100 per 'deer rifle' per year.

December 27, 2008, 01:01 PM
Didn't shoot to much this year, only a couple of boxes out of my 30-30 336, and about the same out of my .308 blr, but maybe 2500 .22lr rounds this year. Not the way I would like it to be, but the way it is.

December 27, 2008, 01:03 PM
I shoot most of my rifles year round, so I'm not sure how many round I fired through my deer rifle just practicing. I would say 50-60, and 2 more for the 2 deer I shot.

December 27, 2008, 01:35 PM
Considering that I have over a dozen 'deer rifles', I know I have not fired more than a box of shells through any one of them this year.

On the other hand, if you figure in that my M1A can, and has done duty in the field, then for that rifle, I have fired quite a bit of ammo. Just was not deer hunting ammo. :rolleyes:

December 27, 2008, 01:37 PM
any one rifle or all total with all the rifle's I intend to use this year?

Either way I'm in the high end of the scale likely more than 20 but less than 50

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
December 27, 2008, 01:51 PM
It ain't over yet - I'm hunting tomorrow (very last day of deer gun season; special doe only hunt). But so far, not counting sight-in, I've fired 3 shots - 2 killed deers, and 1 at a tree to see if I was still sighted in.

If you count sighting in, then I dunno, but about 20-30 (3 rifles were sighted this year).

P.S. This would go a little better in the Hunting forum.

December 27, 2008, 02:01 PM
I have both a rifle (270Win--my third) and a slug gun (12ga my sixth).

Assuming the OP meant typical commercial 20 round rifle ammo boxes-50 boxes would be 1000 rounds.

I've fired 100 rounds from each gun, twice a month for almost 20 years.

I would consider one box (20rnd commercial) per month a bare minimum for anyone calling themselves a rifleman (4X25/month shells for a true shot gunner).

All my rifle ammo boxes are 100 round capacity-reloader! I don't use boxes for shells--just large mesh bags from REI-capacity about 130 rounds.

Friendly, Don't Fire!
December 27, 2008, 02:46 PM
ZERO isn't mentioned?

I shot zero.:(

December 27, 2008, 04:09 PM
4 shots. 3 to make sure the scope was still zeroed for my load, 1 to take a doe for the freezer. Mississippi allows for many more, but I don't particularly like to go through the butchering process more than once a year.

I love my '06 Mountain Rifle. Its a great hunting tool and has done the job every year for 20 years except a few when I got skunked and didn't get a shot. Its not very pleasant to shoot though.

That's the main reason I'll be experimenting with the 6.8SPC Mini 14 next year. Hopefully it will be a fun rifle to shoot in general, and effective enough to take a deer or two next year.

December 27, 2008, 05:33 PM
Been staying honed on my Mariln 1894 CB 44 magnum and my 8mm Brno 98k... hundreds of rounds through each. (Lost count on the 8mm stuff--seems like 90+ rounds every time I take it out.) Haven't fired my 'deer rifle' this year--though either of those will certainly take a deer.

December 27, 2008, 06:15 PM
300 rounds out of my SSG
1000 rounds out of my AR
500 out of my Mini-30

Friendly, Don't Fire!
December 27, 2008, 06:21 PM
You must've gotten quite a lot of deer!:uhoh:

December 27, 2008, 07:15 PM
Not that much deer but a lot of deer like targets... like bowling pins.

December 27, 2008, 08:26 PM
Dood, 2008 ain't over till it's over!

Lots of rounds gonna be fired up on New Years Eve.......

Too bad about the stipulation of deer rifle, we could have had some big numbers.

December 27, 2008, 08:37 PM

"Dood, 2008 ain't over till it's over!

Lots of rounds gonna be fired up on New Years Eve......."

Texas never changes !



December 27, 2008, 10:08 PM
Yeah, I shot off way more shotgun shells and other non-deer rounds... wait, doesn't #7 shot count as a deer load if I walked right up to the deer and shot him point blank?

December 27, 2008, 10:10 PM
Boxes? How cute, some people still count ammo by the box and not the case :evil:

December 27, 2008, 10:14 PM
Haha... yeah, I shoot at least a half case of shells every week, sometimes a whole case of shotshells a week, but that is only because I live 4 miles from my local trap/skeet range.

December 27, 2008, 10:55 PM
Which deer rifle? I have about 6 that I hunt with on a regular basis, some I only shoot a few times a year, others get shot on a monthly basis.

December 27, 2008, 11:33 PM
Out of my 270 I fired 6 total shots. 4 shots to make sure my scope was still on-line and 1 to kill a doe and 1 to kill a spike Thanksgiving week.

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