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Old March 12th, 2013, 08:13 PM   #1
 
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How closely do you monitor rounds through a gun?

I "try" to keep general track of how many rounds I have through a gun but to be honest once I've had it out more than 2-3 times I totally lose track.

Just wondering how closely do others track their rounds? Are there any guns where this might be more important, i.e. changing out springs?

If you keep close track, how do you do it?



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Old March 12th, 2013, 08:17 PM   #2
 
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I keep my empty boxes.
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Most of my guns, not at all. My precision stuff though, I log every round and its hit.

My AR-10 has 1016 rounds through it, and my Surgeon Custom 308 has 214 rounds.

With my Surgeon 308, I keep a shot card for every range session.
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I built an Excel spreadsheet for each weapon of interest. It takes just a minute or two after each shooting session. Since I normally shoot handguns (by the box) in set of 50 rds., it's not hard to keep track. Centerfire rifles are usually in sets of 20 or 50. Again, it's not hard to do - you just have to make up your mind TO DO IT.
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Like Hillary says:"what difference does it make?"
200 rounds or 10,000 doesn't make much difference as long as you clean and lube as required. The gun that is.
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I built an Excel spreadsheet for each weapon of interest. It takes just a minute or two after each shooting session. Since I normally shoot handguns (by the box) in set of 50 rds., it's not hard to keep track. Centerfire rifles are usually in sets of 20 or 50. Again, it's not hard to do - you just have to make up your mind TO DO IT.
I tought I was the only one who's world revoles around excel. I did the same thing.
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Like Hillary says:"what difference does it make?"
200 rounds or 10,000 doesn't make much difference as long as you clean and lube as required. The gun that is.
Normally, I would agree with you, and I do for most guns, when I have $5K wrapped up in one gun, an $4K in another, I want to know what it's doing, and when I need to consider a new barrel (and what brand of barrel, considering what I got out of the last one)
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I keep a calendar in my gun room that i record what firearms i take to the range and how many rounds each fires, i also take note of who goes with me. at end of each year i record the round count for each one so over the years i know how many rounds they have fired. It is interesting to know how many rounds each of your weapons have fired over the years.
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Normally, I would agree with you, and I do for most guns, when I have $5K wrapped up in one gun, an $4K in another, I want to know what it's doing, and when I need to consider a new barrel (and what brand of barrel, considering what I got out of the last one)
I'm not in that league. My stuff is mostly sub-$1K variety. I have rifles from the sixties that I have no idea how many rounds have been down the bore, and a few pistols that have a few hundred and some that have seen a few thousand. It never occured to me to keep records of rounds fired. They all get regular excercise and cleaning. I just don't think it matters to the average Joe.
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None of my guns are that special. I just maintain them and replace what ever they seem to need.

If I buy a used gun, and I usually do, then I might just go ahead replace all the springs rather than worry about it. They're pretty cheap and I don't like too much drama.
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I don't keep track other than an approximation in my head. I figure with the amount of guns I have, how often i shoot, my age and health, all my guns will out last me.
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I started keeping a record, lost track over the past few months.
I still have a fair enough idea to get it back on track.
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With no more guns than I have, and only shooting 8-10 times a year, I can keep a ballpark number in my head.
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I have no idea how many rounds I have sent through my barrels...As long as they aren't getting less accurate and operate properly it doesn't matter to me.
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I keep track, for springs sake...............
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