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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by BULLSI, Nov 19, 2008.

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  1. BULLSI

    BULLSI Member

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    Of the rounds you fire through your guns?

    Thinking of doing this. Should I do this?
     
  2. Deus Machina

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    I keep the boxes.

    Great if you reload, and if you just have a bunch of boxes, you have a pretty good idea.
     
  3. English Bob

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    I try to, sometimes I just plain forget to note down what I've shot.
     
  4. gunNoob

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    no but only because all of them are older guns and they've probably been through plenty of rounds in their many years so what's the point
     
  5. cerberus65

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    I have kept track religiously since I started shooting. I love being able to look at the numbers and see which calibers I shoot how much, or which guns get the most play time. And having developed that habit I've found it very easy to remember to keep track of my reloads.
     
  6. AirForceShooter

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    Nope
    Most of my guns are either used or old.
    Guns are to be shot and shot a lot.
    I never figure dout what the round count got me.

    AFS
     
  7. MMCSRET

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    I did keep track of one, a RBH in 357. I stopped counting in 1995 after 16 years and 22,500 rounds. 70% were 38 specials. Revolver is in fine working order. I did respring it in 1984. The New Model revolver was purchased new in 1979.
     
  8. Ala Dan

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    The number of rounds fired per gun is entered into my "Handloading Log
    Book"; just like all the other information. My log book has entry's for:

    Date:
    Weapon Tested: make, model, caliber, and S/N
    Number Of Rounds Fired To Date-

    Load Data:
    Brass: Virgin, Remanufactuered, Range Brass, etc.
    Primer: Manufactuer, Size, Lot #
    Powder: Manufactuer, Batch or Lot #
    Charge: Weight in grains
    Velocity: As advertised, per loading manual data

    Remarks- Group size, distance, wind speed and direction (if available),
    range used (public, private, or police), target used (mostly B-27's),
    and who all was present.

    *FootNote- You really don't have too go to these great lengths to
    record this information; but I've been doing this practice since the
    fall of 1972 (when President Nixon was in the White House); so why
    stop now, right~?
     
  9. 32winspl

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    It's easy to do if you reload. You just save the end-label from the bricks of primers you go through. 1 endpanel equals 1000 rounds.
     
  10. jackstinson

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    YES I DO! .... I keep track of them to make sure they either hit the target or miss the target.
    I shoot so many rounds per week from various guns, I'd spend more time keeping track of shots than actually shooting. If accounting was that much fun, I wouldn't be an engineer.
     
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    Not exactly. I know what guns are in the range rotation and I know how many times I hit the range (6 times/month) and I know how many rounds I fire per range visit. From that, I can estimate round counts per firearm.

    But once you get over a certain tipping point in terms of the size of your collection or the majority of your firearms wind up having been purchased used, it really becomes low-yield to track round counts.
     
  12. jbauch357

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    I don't track this at all, if I kept the boxes I'd have no room to walk through my house.

    In the past year I've probably gone through 10k rds of various calibers, and it's not going to do me any good to track how much of what kind has gone through each gun...
     
  13. john44402

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    I've never even considered it.
     
  14. Wil Terry

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    Absolutely !!!

    I have records going back 48 years with the exact round count fired through all my guns, the dates on which such rounds were fired and each time the guns were cleaned. There is much to be learned from such records and without them you're just SOL.
    I have also kept track by primer usage of the number of rounds handloaded. It is above 850M rounds as we speak...
     
  15. Claude Clay

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    the only time i keep track is when i get a new gun and whant to know its favorite food. or i am working up a load for a gun. look at results & perhaps play more with the best one. write it down; thats as much keeping track as i do.
     
  16. The Bushmaster

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    New or used I keep track of rounds fired without incident for the first 1,000 rounds...After that...No...
     
  17. BULLSI

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    Ok some do some dont for various reasons. I think I will so I can keep track of the rounds in case I ever have something like a worn out recoil spring or something like that. Then I can have a record of the failure / time line if there is ever one.

    What I want to know is that shooting pistols they will malfuntion at some point right. I am new to shooting. I have a p22 that I will probably shoot alot of since it is a cheap round, then I have an m&p 9mm that will see just a fraction of that even though the round is still cheap. My 44 has only seen 50 rounds and I have a 1911 that I havent even shot yet. I have a couple of other guns and plan on getting a few more. They all get shot as I like to grab a different gun and shoot it. Last weekend bought a 120.00 worth of ammo but that is about half a day of shooting all of them that is why I am really concerned about the p22, got to keep the cost down and the fun up.

    Other than just cleaning them I want to make sure they are in top form and function with regular maintenance and dont really know when or how I should go about it or a record of it.

    thx todd.
     
  18. BADUNAME37

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    Not at all.
     
  19. 22-rimfire

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    Nope. I find it to be a waste of effort and an effort in trivia not that I'm above trivia (just not that trivia).
     
  20. 7.62X25mm

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    What's the point?

    Any part on a firearm can be replaced with the exception of the receiver -- which pretty much won't wear out.

    It's not like mileage and changing the oil.
     
  21. 22-rimfire

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    I keep thinking that telling someone that you have run 5,010 rounds through that 357 revolver just is not a good selling technique.
     
  22. CU74

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    Meh. Way too much trouble for me. I don't have any high-priced and/or special firearms - most of my collection is military surplus rifle and used handguns. If I had a "something special" rifle or handgun, I might feel differently.
     
  23. OOOXOOO

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    I try to forget how much my collection eats, fortunatly my wife is there to remind me.
     
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