Do you document how many rounds your gun has fired?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Pow ba te Pow, Dec 8, 2008.

Do you document how many rounds your gun has fired?

  1. Always: I'm very meticulous about this

    9 vote(s)
    13.8%
  2. Usually: My running total is pretty close

    4 vote(s)
    6.2%
  3. Not really, but I have a good idea of how many

    23 vote(s)
    35.4%
  4. I don't bother, not a biggy for me

    29 vote(s)
    44.6%
  1. swanshot

    swanshot Active Member

    I know what I shoot, always reloads, but wouldn't have a clue how many.
     
  2. bikemanutah

    bikemanutah New Member

    45
    Oct 26, 2008
    I reload everything I shoot. The other stuff is getting too expensive. I count the number of primers I use and keep the empty trays. When I open another box, I count the empties to see how many rounds I have shot. My wife shoots an doesn't count sometimes. Drives me nuts. But, that is her way and she is entitled to it. To date I have sent near 150,000 rounds through my Sig P220. Amazing firearm. In all that time I have had to repalce the extractor only once.
     

  3. GMFWoodchuck

    GMFWoodchuck New Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    I could only imagine documenting rounds that were shot for a reason. Like trying out reloads, or for shot patterns. I only keep a mental record as to what shoots the best out of my guns. Beyond that I haven't needed to really know that exactly. I might pay more attention with my new varmint rifle, but only because I'd like to know whether or not I can hit woodchucks and crows at 400 plus yards. But everything else is sub-150 yard stuff.
     
  4. GMFWoodchuck

    GMFWoodchuck New Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    Wow, 150000 rounds. It's funny how some types of machines/gadets/tools can last forever. While these so-called high tech computers crash everytime I turn around. Make me wonder.
     
  5. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Run a pretty good total on the varmiter - on a new barrel. I log all the reloads, (all I shoot in it ) so I'm pretty confident on the numbers.... Others I don't care - for a variety of reasons. >MW
     
  6. rclark

    rclark New Member

    9
    May 8, 2008
    Butte, MT
    Not really... but I do reload, so I mark my boxes with the 'number' of times the cases have been reloaded. So I 'could' come up with a pretty close number! Of course this only works if you have only one gun per caliber .... Now I have two Ruger .45 colts .... So won't exactly work now for that caliber :eek: .
     
  7. Suwannee Tim

    Suwannee Tim New Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10............????????????
     
  8. Freebore

    Freebore Member

    307
    Apr 18, 2009
    Land of the Free
    I keep track of barrels rather than rounds (its easier), if accuracy starts to fall-off its time to rebarrel, or better yet, look for something new.

    "Caution" never buy a used gun from me.
     
  9. TOOHSOTKIL

    TOOHSOTKIL Member

    332
    Jan 28, 2009
    Curracus
    Only on my Barrett .416 & .50
     
  10. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    I'd like to restate my last statement and vote as no.
     
  11. ARB

    ARB New Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    Mid Missouri
    I have a general idea. I wish I didn't though. It means that I haven't been to the range enough. :(
     
  12. Suwannee Tim

    Suwannee Tim New Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    I have a five gallon pail of spent primers about 4/5 full which dates back to about 1972 when I began reloading. I have ambitions of calculating how many that is. One rainy day maybe.
     
  13. techoca

    techoca New Member

    329
    Nov 3, 2008
    I keep an Excel spreadsheet for my 1911s that I update after each range session. I don't keep totals on the others with the exception of the break in period for a new rifle.
     
  14. Mr. Nameless

    Mr. Nameless New Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Coast of N.C.
    Only if the bullets are expensive.
     
  15. Doc1911

    Doc1911 New Member

    554
    Jun 29, 2009
    USA
    Yep, each gun has an exact round count. THis is good info to have especialy on 1911s - as I do not wish to miss changing springs, etc.
     
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