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How much do YOU shoot?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Action_Can_Do, May 9, 2007.

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  1. Action_Can_Do

    Action_Can_Do Member

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    Hello everyone. I was recently talking with another gun collector and I happened to ask him how many rounds he'll put down range in a given year. He told me he does alot of shooting. He probably averages about 200-300 rounds a year. I couldn't help but laugh. In a good year, I'll put 4-5 thousand rounds down range. Unfortunately, this hasn't been a good year:( . I just haven't had the money to spare. He was a little flustered by that. He said I must spend hundreds of dollars on ammo every year. I told him I certainly do. I guess everything really is relative. I told him I was certain there were people who easily shot more and spent more on ammo than myself. So I'm curious. How much do you shoot?
     
  2. kellyj00

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    if you consider what your firearms cost, only spending $25 a year for ammo to actually use them seems kinda like you're buying a car just to drive to the grocery store.

    I honestly don't shoot as much as I should, it's getting harder to find safe public areas OR private areas to shoot in south central Kansas.
     
  3. SamTuckerMTNMAN

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    average, things change with work and family situations;

    minimum twice weekly .22 handgun

    three or more times weekly dry fire handgun and rifle

    2 times monthly movement drills with rifle and shotgun

    2 times monthly short range AR or SKS and shotgun ( under 150 yards includes skeet)

    Monthly (minimum) long range live fire with handloads (over 150 yards)

    Every two months or better a fire and maneuver drill with group
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    It would be hard for me to # the rounds because sometimes its short and sweet, other days an all day affair. Even if I am really busy I pull out the .22 and get off 20-50 shots after work.
     
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  4. Dr. Dickie

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    I do about 200 a month rifle (unless I shoot my flintlock a lot) and 500 rounds pistol a month.
    Oh, and re-load. If you are not reloading, you are not shooting enough:neener:
    Or you have way too much money:evil:
     
  5. SamTuckerMTNMAN

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    or you dont mind shooting crap ammo :D
     
  6. hso

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    At least a thousand rounds a year. Probably closer to 3k.
     
  7. mavracer

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    I'm already over 3K for the year and probably closer to 4K
     
  8. eric.cartman

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    on average, 2 - 3 times a month. 500 rounds per trip.
     
  9. dakotasin

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    i shoot about every day, and twice on some days.

    round counts vary... a hot prairie dog town will net about 4-500 centerfire rifle shots per day. a slow day of 1000 yard practice will be just a couple dozen. a quick day of pistols is probably around 100 per gun per outing...

    and i handload. i have to shoot, or i wouldn't be able to handload.
     
  10. ZXD9

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    In 2006 I shot 13,518 rounds. Mostly 9mm and then .22 and then 7.62x39 and others. This year I'm a bit behind that level of shooting. Just don't have the time available.
     
  11. M2 Carbine

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    I really don't know.

    I have two ranges. One in the back yard and a 100 yard range about 300 yards from the house.

    I probably shoot 5 days a week and practice with laser equipped guns 3+ evenings a week.

    Instead of shooting a couple hundred rounds at a time, I usually run 5-10 magazines through a gun several times a day.

    For instance yesterday evening a friend stopped by on the way home from work and while we visited he shot about a dozen magazines through my laser equipped Beretta and Ruger.:)
     
  12. jmorris

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    Between IDPA, 3 gun and USPSA about 1300-1500 a month. More during dove season and less during deer season.
     
  13. Sinsaba

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    About 200 - 300 a week (thats about 15K a year)
     
  14. scurtis_34471

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    On average, the family uses about 1000-1500 rounds of .22LR per month, plus a 100-300 rounds of both .380 and .40. Since I mostly shoot at a pistol range, my AK doesn't get shot much.

    My personal monthly ammo consumption is about as follows:
    600 rounds CCI Mini-Mag .22LR through my Walther P22
    200 rounds Remington Golden Bullet .22LR through my wife's Marlin 60
    200 rounds 180gr Remington UMC JHP .40 S&W through my XD-40 Service
    100 rounds 88gr Remington UMC JHP .380 through my Bersa Thunder .380 CC

    Needless to say, I've been spending somewhere around $150/month on ammo, which is getting a bit painful. I've already started collecting brass for when I start reloading down the road.
     
  15. The Law

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    200 per week between my two guns. :evil:
     
  16. Rumble

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    Now that I can get out to a nearby range easily (and for free), I'm shooting about...say...200 - 250 rounds a week, of all varieties (mostly pistol).

    I need to take up reloading; this is getting expensive.
     
  17. PPGMD

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    On my main gun I put 300 rounds a week down range. And I shoot another 150-200 rounds from other guns I bring to the range. Add in another 150 rounds for monthly competitions at the range.

    Add in the guns I shoot but once I month and that's over 20,000 rounds downrange a year.
     
  18. hexidismal

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    If I had a range close by or any appropriate property to shoot on, I'm sure it would be much more. As it stands though I'd say around 2000 rounds per year. Maybe just a little more than that.
     
  19. wally

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    In a good month, my wife and I will put 5000+ rounds down range. Its a toss up as to if free time or money for ammo limits our shooting first. In a bad month I'll shoot up a case of centerfire and two or three bricks of .22lr. I reload as much as I have time for, I sure miss the Wolf .45ACP for $120/1000 and CCI Aluminum Blazer 9mm for $3.86/box I was getting less than two years ago!

    --wally.
     
  20. glockman19

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    2X a week at the indoor range
    1X a week at the outdoor range
     
  21. CountGlockula

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    At the rate I'm going, I'd say 2K to 3K a year and growing.

    I spend a lot of time at the range and this year, I've been taking handgun defense courses.

    I have to keep it up or I'll get rusty.
     
  22. possum

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    i try to shoot 3 times a month minimum and more than that if i am on leave and have any ammo left. :)
    from january 06 to january 07 i shot 10,000rds that is between my ar, ak, xd's, kahr, 870 etc.

    so far this year i have shot about 3000rds but i did move half way across country and spent alot of time in the field.

    the year that i get back from the sandbox is gonna be crazy!:D
     
  23. ball3006

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    I try to shoot every weekend....

    I don't count ammo, I just shoot until I feel it is time to go home, usually because I am hungry. I reload everything I shoot except surplus ammo. Surplus is not worth reloading now, but I have dies when it becomes worth it......chris3
     
  24. mlandman

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    I'm just learning pistols...
    ~1500 per month or so. I will shoot 150 -200 rounds 2 - 3 times per week. After that my technique starts to degrade and I feel I am practicing bad form.
     
  25. heypete

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    Sadly, not enough due to budget constraints. I've been trying to get out of debt, and it's taken a while to get near the end (about $700 left to go -- should be done by the end of the month) of this silly debt.

    Unfortunately, the local indoor range is too expensive to visit all the time, and doesn't allow rifle calibers other than .22LR. The outdoor range is about 45 minutes away and staffed by pot-bellied, girlfriend-ogling, bearded "redneck" types (no offense to actual rednecks, but these guys are like fat versions of Cletus from the Simpsons). There's a National Forest about 30 minutes away which is nice, but finding a shooting spot is hit-or-miss (no pun intended) -- it can be really busy somedays, or quiet other days. That, and the occasional bands of illegal immigrants or smugglers in the area make it a bit dangerous at times (last time I was there with some other NFA owners, we always kept our pistols loaded and holstered and at least one longarm [usually a suppressed Uzi or M16] loaded and within easy reach) in case of the unlikely encounter with smugglers.

    I really need to get some land of my own and shoot suppressed rifles and pistols off the back porch. :D
     
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