Keeping track of shots fired

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    Keeping track of shots fired

    Just curious, how many of you keep a log of the number of rounds you shoot through your gun? My new gun manual has a log page for this sort of thing and I know lots of people will state how many rounds they've fired without problems, before a problem, or until a problem was corrected. Do any of you think its important to keep an accurate record? or just go with a WAG if you ever think about how many rounds you've put through your gun? I guess I"m just wondering if I should bother to keep a record or not.

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    Yes, approximately. Helpful with replacing certain parts (like springs and extractors on a 1911). I don't keep exact count, but put down a mark in my book when I have gone through 1000 round case or 1000 primers.

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    gotcha - thanks! BTW - used to flight instruct in Spokane - now I fly freight there and spend the day there on my layovers almost at least once a week (or more). I keep scouring the Airway Heights WW for ammo...

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    I rip of the box tops after I go thru the box and then count them up and write the number down on the last one. After a few month I add them and mark it down on the box top. at the end of the year mark it down on the last one. 1 box top with starting date and ending date and how many rounds.

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    WAG.
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    Don't have a clue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    WAG.
    In the Military it is SWAG, Scientific Wild A-- Guess.
    A person is justified in the use of deadly force, if such person reasonably believes deadly force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to such person or a third person.

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    Ballpark figure in my head only...
    What keeps it fresh is that we have to log it at out range.

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    Sure do, like nutz4utwo said ' it is important in replacing springs in 1911's' and other pistols.

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    I try to keep track by the ammo boxes. I just use
    a ballpark figure.

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    No clue, nope, nada.

    Now one day when I get a high end pistol like a Kimber I will keep track, but on my Sigma nope.
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    You ARE allowed to take a Wild Ass Guess here on DC.
    "Ass" is not a word that is blocked by the language filter.
    You just cannot use it as part of "name calling" directed toward another forum member.
    Just FYI.


    That having been said. I no longer keep track of expended ammo.
    I can tell by how far my ejected brass is being tossed out of my firearms when my recoil spring needs to be replaced.

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    i just guess. i figure it will be a while before i have to replace anything

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    I keep a black sharpie in my range bag and write the date, pistol model, and any relevant info like #FTF and #FTE on the ammo box when it is empty.

    I keep all of those used ammo boxes in the basement. I can state the round count on any of the guns I bought new to +/- 50. I enjoy documenting these types of things. It's all a part of the hobby to me.

    One of these days I will make that log electronic, but for now the ammo boxes due the job just fine.

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    I keep an index card in the case for both of my pistols (not for my rifles though). I make note of the date and number of rounds (increments of 50) on the cards either before I leave the range, or when I'm cleaning at the house. I'm an engineer; I'm wired for it.

    I also keep a notepad in all my vehicles that I make notes in each time I fill up at the gas station, change oil, service, etc. Easy to calculate mpg and interesting to watch the price of gas bounce up and down throughout the months, years, etc.

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