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Okay, fun post: How many rounds in your lifetime

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 50 Freak, Mar 18, 2004.

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  1. 50 Freak

    50 Freak Member

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    How many rounds have you put downrange in your life time. Not counting rounds fired in the Military, time as LEO's okay.

    I'll start

    .22 LR 4,000+
    .22 Mag 75+ (hey I only have a NAA 5 shot revolver) :p
    .223 4,000+
    303 750+
    308 3,000+
    10mm 750+
    12 gauge 400+
    16 gauge 10
    357 mag 300+
    357 sig 500+
    44 mag 50
    458 Tromix 100
    9mm 1,000
    40sw 2,000+
    45 acp 1,500+
    7.62x25 25 (didn't like it)
    7.62x39 5,000+ (it's cheap)
    454 Casul 25
    499 LW 20
    50 bmg 200+ (only have bolt actions):(
     
  2. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    Oh my!! Well . being only one year off 60 .. there's a lot of water flowed under the bridge!

    .22lr is probably the winner, as with most people . I'm guessing but 75,000+ would seem a fair stab!

    The rest? Well .. in compo' days and using homeload 38's ... that had to be in region of 25,000 - 30,000.

    The rest of cals? ... many, many 100's of most stuff .. and predictably the 7.62x39 is well ''up there'' in four figures, but don't really keep count!!
     
  3. Rembrandt

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    I won't answer that one....might be a governmental bureaucrat seeking reimbursement for the clean up costs....:D
     
  4. JohnBT

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    No telling how many. I've put over 10k through one Kimber since the end of 1999 and I started shooting regularly around 1955. It would be as fruitless as trying to figure out how much money I've spent in my life on lunch and dinner dates.

    John
     
  5. Preacherman

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    I tried to add it all up, but my calculator started smoking and spitting sparks, and my computer spreadsheet program went into "blue screen of death" mode... so I guess I'll never know! :D
     
  6. RED-DOG 40

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    I am with Rembrandt on this one.. :scrutiny:
     
  7. Henry Bowman

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    My guess is that John Ross would be at or near the top of the heap in terms of total rounds fired and exotic calibers (since you exclude military experience).
     
  8. cracked butt

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    just estimates:

    12 guage: 100,000+
    .22LR: 20,000+
    9mm: 2000
    30-06: 1000
    .308: 300
    8x57: 2000
    7.62x54: 100
    6.5x55: 500
    .357: 5
    .458 win magnum: 1
    300 win magnum: 3
    10 guage: 50
    .243: 100
    .22 hornet: 5
    .223: 10
    .38 special: 50
    bb/pellet gun: more than I can estimate
    30-30: 100
    .45 auto: 100
    .50 browning: 1


    :D
     
  9. Greg L

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    Well into five figures (probably low 6 thinking about it more). Adding in the army & I'm well into six (I ran a range for a couple of summers, we couldn't turn in any unfired ammo :D ).
     
  10. gbelleh

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    I don't think I could even guess. I know it's less than I would like to have put downrange, but well into 5 figures. More 9mm than anything, followed by .45. I need to get a good .22.
     
  11. pangris

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    HOW MANY ROUNDS ?

    I HAVE DETAILED FILES...9mm approximately 15,000 rds, .45 auto 10,000 rds, .223 12,000 rds, 7.62x39 mm 12 to 15 thousand rds, 12 gauge shotgun 1000 rds, 7.62x25 750 rds, 7.62x54 R 700 rds, 8 mm Mauser 800 rds, .22 rim fire 2,000 rds
     
  13. BHPshooter

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    This ought to be pretty easy.

    .22LR - about 5,000
    9mm - about 3,500
    .243 Win - about 200
    .270 Win - about 100
    7.62x39 - about 100
    12 guage - about 1,000
    20 guage about 300
    .44 Mag - 1 :D

    And that ought to just about do it. ;)

    Wes
     
  14. Diggler

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    513,209.

    Wait....

    513,217.

    :D
     
  15. MarineTech

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    Considering that I started shooting about 23 years ago, I'm having a tough time coming up with a decent ballpark figure.

    So...... I'll just say "Many"



    no......

    make that "Many many".

    If I were to include rounds fired in the 5 years I spent on active duty in the Marines, I'd have to adjust the total up to "A whole buttload".
     
  16. TheEgg

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    WOW! Never thought about it.

    Been shooting for over 40 years. Lets see now --

    Used to shoot competitive rifle -- used to shoot competitive skeet -- etc., etc, etc. Hunting, plinking, black powder. Lots of rounds downrange.

    Hmmmm. Never really counted, but lotsa times loaded 1,000 rounds or so a couple times a month for years (slowed down some recently!). Has to be somewhere north of 500,000 rounds lifetime.
     
  17. Smoke

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    Absolutely no possible way to estimate that....

    .22 or 12ga would hold top honors I know.

    Lets just say countless.

    Smoke
     
  18. iamkris

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    12 ga: 5,000+
    20 ga: 500+
    10 guage: 2

    .22LR: 7,500+
    9mm: 1500
    .357: 50 (buddy's Python...wish he still had it...I'd buy it in a second)
    .40S&W: 20 (courtesy of a guy at the range)
    .45 ACP: 2500
    .45 Colt: 4000
    .44 Mag: 2 (courtesy of a guy at the range)
    .454 Casull: 4 (courtesy of a guy at the range)

    .22-250: 200
    .223: 60 (just getting started with my AR)
    .30-06: 100 (just getting started with my M1)
    .308: 800
    7.62x54R: 100 (just getting started with my MNs)
    8x57: 10 (playing with buddy's Egyptian Mauser)
    .30-30: 300
    7.62x39: 300 (just getting started with my SKS)
    .570 Nitro: 1 (thanks but no thanks)

    bb/pellet gun: more than I can estimate
     
  19. Eskimo Jim

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    Y'all have given me some impressive numbers to aim for!! I've only been shooting for 5 years.

    22lr probably 3500 maybe
    22mag 75 maybe
    38 special 450
    38 special +P reloads 750+
    380acp 700
    357 magnum 250
    303 British 500
    30-06 250+
    12 gauge 300
    Blackpowder squib loads for reenacting, countless

    Throw arms I didn't own
    Ak47 clone dunno which caliber 35
    .223 30
    45 ACP 60
    44 mag 6
    20gauge 50


    I'm probably underestimating the number of rounds that I've fired but even if you double my estimate, it is still very unimpressive.:uhoh: This summer I hope to increase all of those numbers:D

    On the bright side, all those rounds of ammunition and I've always been safe and been around safe people.

    -Jim
     
  20. jsalcedo

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    .22LR 140k +

    .38 special 10k

    .45acp 3k

    .357 mag 2k

    .44 mag 2k

    7.62x39 2k

    7.62x54 500

    9mm 2k

    12 gauge 550

    all others combined 5k
     
  21. Stickjockey

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    Not nearly enough...
     
  22. cool45auto

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    I just hit the 5000 round mark on my Vertec but on my others I have no idea.
     
  23. Abe

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    Ton's of .22LR, about 3500 rounds of .223, about 1000 rounds of .45ACP, and not nearly enough of all the rest. But I am diligently applying myself to the correction of this deficiency. :D

    My favorite so far has been 10 rounds thru an AR-15 chambered in .50AE! :what:

    - Abe
     
  24. Ala Dan

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    Greeting's All-

    50 Freak, honestly there is NO WAY of telling
    how many rounds I have sent downrange over the
    year's? If I had to guess which one the leader might
    be; I would guess the .22LR, followed by .38 Special.
    .357 magnum and .45 ACP would probably be a tie
    for the next spot; as would 9m/m and .44 magnum
    for the last spot.

    In rifles, the M-14 wins hands down! Followed by
    the .22-250, .243, .25-06, .30-06, 7m/m magnum,
    and .338 Winchester magnum?

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  25. artherd

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    Ho boy, no way to be sure, and I'm still pretty new at all this.

    When I one day purchase one of the dozen or so transferable miniguns however, it will look something like this:

    .22LR: Rounds to zero
    .30-06: Rounds to zero
    9mm: Rounds to zero
    .338 Lapua Mag: Almost rounds negative.
    .50BMG: Rounds to zero.

    .308/7.62x51mm: 500,000+ THIS WEEK ALONE! :)


    PS: Cyberdine Systems, that has to be one of the funnier posts I've read in a long time, thank you! :)
     
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