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Does anyone else video record their handload results?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by TrickyDick, Aug 5, 2013.

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  1. TrickyDick

    TrickyDick Member

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    I was testing my handloads the other day, and set my video camera on the tripod to record me shooting. I do this for a couple reasons; to point out problems with myself and if any problems should occur while testing these handloads.
     
  2. beatledog7

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    I have not done this, but I see value in it, handloads or not. Watching oneself do anything on video can reveal a lot of useful information.
     
  3. Arkansas Paul

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    Sounds too much like work to me. I shoot to have fun, not to over-analyze it and make a job of it.
     
  4. Comrade Mike

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    I just mark the targets with the load data, being them home for later analysis and note taking.

    Like the poster above said, I shoot for fun, not a job. I don't need to nit pick myself to death as long as the bullets are going where I want them.
     
  5. Arkansas Paul

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    I do the same thing when shooting rifles for groups.
     
  6. TrickyDick

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    It's more of a safety concern when shooting new loads. so if i were to lose a limb or destroy my gun. also its to observe anything unusual. I have data record sheets, and also mark each target.
     
  7. rcmodel

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    I can hardly carry all my stuff to the range anymore, shoot well while I am there, and then pack it all back home and clean it.
    Or find enough free time to go shooting in the first place.
    (Even though free time is all I have anymore!)

    Without adding a video camera and tri-pod to the burden.

    Same with smart-phone ballistic tables and down range TV target scanners.
    If I can't memorize trajectory tables and wind drift for a rifle & load any longer?
    Time to give up shooting and take up basket weaving in a 'home' for the elderly.

    I go shooting with loose paper targets, a target stand, and a stapler or masking tape.

    And come home to a 3-ring paper punch and loose leaf binder to save the results for future diagnostics of loads, weather, and my mental state that day.

    rc
     
  8. nix4me

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    I load. I go with duct tape and paper with sharpie X on it. I blow holes in paper with smile on my face. Then i throw paper in trash and grab a few handfulls of brass. Start over with step 1.
     
  9. 4895

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    Interesting point you have there. A friend of mine was talking about doing this very same thing and he noticed before every shot he would move his foot. This, he felt, was a cause of him not shooting consistently. You never know if you are in a stressed position and your body makes an adjustment that throws you off a little bit.
     
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    I video a lot but not much of anything that has me in it.
     
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    I have never done video of testing my reloads, but I do Chrono my new loads, and mark my targets to retrieve the data once at home. I do on the other hand video my IDPA matches, and practice sessions to analyze my performance. For example I replayed my classifier from Sunday, and see the reason I classified as a Sharpsooter instead of a Expert, which I missed by 4sec overall. I can also see if I'm moving properly, and have proper stance will firing. The info I retained from Sunday will be worked on Thursday.
     
  12. TrickyDick

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    well, I also have a gun channel on youtube, so it kinda has to be done. lol
     
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    Nothing like leaving my loved ones something to remember me by, a video of me blowing myself up!
     
  15. Potatohead

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    No doubt..It's getting bigger and bigger, the pile of junk I'm bringing to the range.
     
  16. Bush Pilot

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    No, I have a SAG card and can't afford to pay myself scale for a shoot.
     
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    I am with rc. At 69 yrs I am after simple, basics. Sight alignment, trigger control. The less mind clutter the better.
     
  18. Potatohead

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    hahahahahahahahaaaaa
    That was funny!
     
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