How many rounds do you use per range session?

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    How many rounds do you use per range session?

    So when you go to the range how many rounds do you go through? Not total but for a single handgun. If you are shooting multiples then use the average.

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    For centerfire handguns usually no more than 100 per session, shotguns 50-100, rifles anywhere from 20-100 depending on caliber and my goals for the day. .22's throw off the average though, because in rifles or pistols I can easily shoot over 200 per range trip.
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    It's hard to answer that question. It depends on what I am working on during that range session. If I am just doing a quick "maintenance" trip, it might only be 30-50 rnds. If there is a particular drill or technique I am working on, it could be 200 rnds or more. If just plinking with the .22, who counts?
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    My answer reflect pratice trips and fun shooting trips -- not sighting-in trips or test/checking-out-a-new-load trips.
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    i cant go to the range and shoot less than 200 from my defensive handguns...then tack on the .22 pistol and rifle rounds and it a regular party...

    even working on specific drills...point...half hip...draw...its a healthy count...

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    Its not how many rounds you fire.

    It's what you did with the ones you did shoot...

    You can blast off a case of ammo and acomplish nothing. You can fire 50 rounds and get something real out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MitchellCT View Post
    Its not how many rounds you fire.

    It's what you did with the ones you did shoot...

    You can blast off a case of ammo and acomplish nothing. You can fire 50 rounds and get something real out of it.

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    +1 on that Mitchell,

    Another thing to consider is that the more frequently you get an opportunity to practice the better you will become. If you can only afford to shoot a single box of ammo per month, it's better to do that than to wait and shoot 300 or 400 rounds once or twice a year.

    Marksmanship is a perishable skill. Having the opportunity to shoot a few rounds as frequently as possible will serve you better than shooting a lot of rounds with much less frequency.
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    I like to shoot a dot torture target 2 times once a week with a .22lr pistol.

    If I don't do dot torture, I'll do 4x6 index cards at 15 & 21 feet from high ready, most times with a .22lr. Sometimes with a carry gun from the holster, most times just with the .22 pistol.

    Not an excessive amount of shooting, nor very complex drills...but if you are depending on going to the range to practice, you are missing the point.

    Running the gun is just as important as being able to shoot the gun.

    If you haven't worn out a set of aluminum snap caps from dry fire and reloading drills, you aren't practicing sufficiently.

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    A few years ago I would shoot 100-150 centerfire rounds once a week. Now, with prices where they are, I shoot 50 centerfire then 75-100 rimfire.


    p.s. I also recently bought a SLING SHOT for practice in the backyard. It is a lot of fun, and very cheep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    I only need one.


    Love it! .... Good one
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    That depends on what I brought to the range.
    Last trip: @150 .45s thru my 4566, 20 thru my G30, 100 thru the G30 conversion kit. Didn't bring the CZ-82 that time, but it always gets 100.
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    My usual trip would consist of drills with my duty gun, normally between 201-300 rounds. It's not about quantity though, but what you are doing/learning from EACH INDIVIDUAL ROUND.
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    I usually shoot about 200 or so rimfires and then another 50-100 centerfires. I had not gone in almost a month so the last time I was close to 300 rimfires and 400 or so centerfires. I try and switch it up a bit with some shots out around 20 yards and then some closer double taps at about 5 yards. I shoot a lot of clay pigeons with handguns as it lets me know when I hit and I can shoot the pieces of them too to work on tightening up my shots. I don't do a whole lot with the rifles or shotguns unless it is close to hunting season.
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    Never less than 50 but it really depends on the purpose of the trip. If I am just blowing off steam and having fun, I may hit 200-300 rounds. If I am working on a particular issue or trying a new drill I usually stop around 50. I find that any more and I start to loose concentration and make mistakes on the basics.
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