Shooting log?? How do you do yours?

Discussion in 'Firearm Related' started by Jason F, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Jason F

    Jason F Member

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    So I read every now and then about people keeping a log of their shooting through particular weapons, and I'm curious what/how your'e doing this. Can anybody snap a cell phone pic of the log you're taking to the range and filling out?

    I think it's a good idea that I probably should start to track things like parts replacement dates, number of rounds fired, when problems start cropping up, etc.... but I have no idea where to start, so I figured I'd ask for others ideas before I go reinventing the wheel.

    Thanks fellas!
     
  2. Rugerer

    Rugerer GeePeeDoHolic

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    I haven't been doing one, but I've wondered a time or three about starting. Now that the P89 is getting up into the 3000 round-count range, I kind of wish it wasn't a guesstimate.

    I imagine a simple listing with date, range visited, round count, ammo vendor, size, notes (like FTE, FTF, dud rounds, etc). You could throw in other activities like scores on drills, training classes attended, etc. It might be nice to see trends in how shooting improves (or not) over time.

    And then there's http://rangelog.com

    I'll be interested to see what ideas pop up here.
     

  3. SheriffOconee

    SheriffOconee New Member

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    turn shooting into work??? negative, Ghost Rider.....
     
  4. Savvy Jack

    Savvy Jack Banned

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    Time to buzz the tower Goose!
     
  5. Fallschirmjäger

    Fallschirmjäger I watch the watchers

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    Shooting logs?

    Last time I had anything to do with shooting logs I just tipped them over on their sides and put a few Necco wafers in the cracks. Make sure you have a good backstop though.

    Seriously though, unless I were shooting for record, with hand loads, at extreme ranges ... I wouldn't bother anymore than I keep a log on my car. It gets the oil changed according to my approximate schedule and usually within about 10% of when it's scheduled.
     
  6. Archangel

    Archangel Moderator Staff Member

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    Beat me to it.

    I usually just line some up like this:

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    And blast away!

    :lol:
     
  7. TimBob

    TimBob Old, Slow, Boring Dude

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    "Are you kidding? I do this for fun..."

    The last time I uttered those words... the ref had just issued me a standing eight count... and then asked if I wanted to continue. I spit out the mouth guard, spoke the above words... then left the ring!

    In other words... I agree with the Sheriff! No log.
     
  8. Savvy Jack

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    Ok, seriously I keep logs only when producing own on reloads. Logs of what powder, how much, what projectile and hardness of lead, etc etc etc etc etc etc. Once I find the special load, its no more log and all shooting!
     
  9. gringo77

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    I'd agree with sav jack...the only time i'd ever consider keeping a log is if i were reloading and trying to find the right load...otherwise...just have fun...

    at the end of the day...if you can hit a 3 inch circle at 10 yards your going to be ok for 99% of any real-life survival shooting need...2-legged or 4-legged...

    the only exception i'd add is if you were trying to make a living of it as a competitive shooter...
     
  10. BWCustoms

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    With every new purchase (gun or rifle) I make an excel spreadsheet which documents all after-market parts, the store purchased from, model # or item # (usually if its a website), and a round count. I also save receipts.

    Why? This way if I ever have to sell the gun I can show the buyer he is buying from someone who is honest, what the gun and parts cost MSRP - and a round count to give them 100% accurate idea of how new or used it is.

    Also the receipts and parts log are good in the event of a car or home theft for insurance purposes.

    Its not different than keeping good logs of your car maintenance.

    I'll show you guys a snapshot of my DPMS LR-308 spreadsheet when I get home tonight.
     
  11. BWCustoms

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    Ok heres an example of how mine look:

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  12. SheriffOconee

    SheriffOconee New Member

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    I didn't say i don't record the serial numbers of my firearms..
    I certainly document reloads.....
    but life is too short to make spreadsheets for my firearms, IMO
     
  13. Savvy Jack

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    Oh you mean an expense report? If I did that and my wife found it.....I'd be better off saving porn photos to my computer and having phone sex with my ex! Talk about self incrimination evidence! :lol:
     
  14. Savvy Jack

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    Actually I did do that once....to prove to her that reloading would save me money and pay for my reloading equipment! It worked....then I trashed the reports!
     
  15. Match10

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    The log I keep is more of a reloading and performance record, than a log of "how many" I shoot through a weapon. I use the yellow serveyor's notebooks which are waterprrof and sturdy. I record things that I loaded (or factory bought) that I consider "not excetpional" to the actual target traced into that book when I find a super accurate or noteworthy load for a particular firearm.
     
  16. Rugerer

    Rugerer GeePeeDoHolic

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    :rotfl2:
     
  17. BWCustoms

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    Guess Im lucky, my wife doesnt give me any beef as long as the bills are paid & she has some money in her purse. :mrgreen: