Round count/counting rounds

Round count/counting rounds

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    Round count/counting rounds

    I've been reading many of your posts since joining the forum. Many of you talk about how many rounds you have gone through your guns. Out of curiosity are you estimating your expended rounds, do you keep a log of what you shoot, does your department (if applicable) maintain a record, etc? If you do keep up with that kind of thing, how are you recording that info?

    Thanks for your thoughts!


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    I used to keep a record but I mean really...it's kind of a waste of time. When the weapon stops working properly, it stops working properly. Just fix it. So far, I haven't had one wear out yet. I do have a pretty good ballpark in my mind for all the ones I've bought new. For the used/surplus I don't even bother because who knows...

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    I know how much ammo I buy, and I know how much is left.
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    Gramps and I don't count. When we've traded in guns in the past no one ever asked how many rounds had been shot through the trade in. Either the gun is in excellent condition or it's not and that is what counts when you sell or trade it.

    Unless you want to brag about how many thousands of rounds have been shot through that gun "without one glitch"............
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    I kept a running count based on number of boxes with a couple of guns and could easily remember where I was with it as I went. Once I got past a certain point, I stopped keeping up with it precisely. I have a very good idea of how many boxes I've put through most of mine but not an exact count anymore.
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    I can tell you the minimum amount of rounds that has went through each gun we own here. At least since we had it.

    I likely cant tell you exactly how many rounds has went through a gun total that we own unless we havent owned it for more than say six months or so.

    Honestly once a semi auto has went 500 rounds its proved itself to be free of defects that would cause me not to trust it.

    After that, and it doesnt matter what brand it is, failures are likely caused by something actually breaking, not a factory goof up, and that can happen to any firearm. They are mechanical after all.
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    The only thing I keep a round count on is my precision rifles.

    Once a year I change out recoil springs on my Glock, check mags etc. but other than that I just shoot.
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    I use super vault on my iphone. It keeps track of all your gun collection ,ammo and how many round shot through each gun
    I personally like it and would recommend it

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    Quote Originally Posted by halem1 View Post
    I've been reading many of your posts since joining the forum. Many of you talk about how many rounds you have gone through your guns. Out of curiosity are you estimating your expended rounds, do you keep a log of what you shoot, does your department (if applicable) maintain a record, etc? If you do keep up with that kind of thing, how are you recording that info?

    Thanks for your thoughts!
    I count the number of empty 1000-round ammo cans I've gone through...I don't log anything, but I know how much I've spent on ammo....
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    I keep a spreadsheet on the hunting and carry guns so I know when it is time to change recoil springs etc. The plinkers I don't bother.

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    Before the tragic boating accident, I had several handguns. I would have needed a sophisticated spreadsheet to keep up with the round count on each one.
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    I count on a new gun to around 500 then I deem it reliable. I do not count other than that. I tried years ago but I have better things to spend my time on. I bet I could guess a good ballpark on most anyway

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    When I first started shooting I did not keep a round count. But now I do keep a log for each pistol really for my own curiosity than anything else.
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