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I was just wondering what everyone is using to keep track of there rounds fired count. Memory? Notes on cell phone? Computer? Log book?
Seems I read something on here about a log book or range book. Do you keep a log for each weapon? Is there one I can download, can you buy them at the local gun shop? So far all I am counting is my new Ultra and the new AR rifle I bought in November. Thanks All
 

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That was all the rage at work on our swat guns when they got put in service. Of course guys forgot to enter the count except the sniper who had more time and maintained their dope books. But the theory that such a log would predict maintenance intervals and replace things before failure did not work.

New identical weapons put in service at the same would have different needs at different times though the round counts were the same. After years behind the scopes rifle, the round count log proved nothing to me. Performance dictates the needs.
 

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I'm tracking my "break-in count" by memory. After that I'm not too concerned with round count. Break-in is at 450 rounds and she's running like a Swiss watch, so I'm thinking I'm home free. :D
 

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My old way was keeping track on a little pad in my range bag.After reading how another member did his, I now keep track of which magazine have had fte/ftf and log all round counts,type of ammo and mag issues on my computer.We always take 5 pistols with us to the range and it does take dedication to keep up with them all but it's worth it to me in the long run just from maintenance side of it.
 

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I've been doing it for years, I keep a pen and a small note pad in my range bag. When you own a bunch of guns it's important to track shots fired in order to know when springs are due for replacement. I also track ammo used and any malfunctions with both guns and magazines. Every so often I will transfer the data from my note pad to a program my son set up on my computer.
 
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I've got a bunch of guns, have never kept a log, and never had any problems.
 

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I've got a bunch of guns, have never kept a log, and never had any problems.
Your problem is very evident, if your not having any problems your not shooting enough.
 
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I've been doing it for years, I keep a pen and a small note pad in my range bag. When you own a bunch of guns it's important to track shots fired in order to know when springs are due for replacement. I also track ammo used and any malfunctions with both guns and magazines. Every so often I will transfer the data from my note pad to a program my son set up on my computer.
I have done the same process for years! Works for me.
 

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I've got a bunch of guns, have never kept a log, and never had any problems.
What Islander said!! X2

My Stainless II has eaten thousands of rounds in competition, plinking and hunting and is still thrashing away!!! If something breaks, I fix it!! No problemo!!:cool:;):cool:
 

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OK, sounds like a plan. Small note pad and pen in range bag. Mostly interested in keeping up with the break in rounds. The price of ammo and reloading supplies will probably keep me from shooting as much as I would like. Don't have a accurate round count on my other weapons, some a lot, others not so much.
 

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OK, sounds like a plan. Small note pad and pen in range bag. Mostly interested in keeping up with the break in rounds. The price of ammo and reloading supplies will probably keep me from shooting as much as I would like. Don't have a accurate round count on my other weapons, some a lot, others not so much.
If you have multiple magazines you should mark them so you can track them. Magazines have springs that also wear out and if you find you have one that is problematic you can rebuild it.
 

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I keep a list on the Notes ap on my iPhone. I write the date, rounds shot and where, since I currently go to two different ranges. Also note spring changes.

I don't think it's critical info, but I enjoy it as part of the experience.
 

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If you have multiple magazines you should mark them so you can track them. Magazines have springs that also wear out and if you find you have one that is problematic you can rebuild it.
Thanks, learned that number trick for magazines years ago. Right now only have four Kimber magazines but will number them also. Next shooting trip going to try some of my old Colt magazines in the Kimber just for the heck of it.

I have the "Notes" app on my phone and use it all the time.
 

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What I do is to tear off the side of the ammo box and write the weapons initials on it. I keep the stack of 'tabs' with the ammo in the safe. Once I clear 500 rounds, I chuck 'em.
 

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He files the info on his computer.Didn't you hear?? As part of his Super Moderator duties,we e-mail all of our range notes and he stores them for us and if we have any issues we contact Chuck...;)...bahaha
No wonder he's such a busy guy!
 

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I never tracked any of my shooting until I bought my first Kimber a month or so ago. Based on one of Chuck43's comments in one of the threads I started keeping a simple log on my computer. Basically just the date, gun, # rounds, type of ammo, and location (belong to two different gun ranges). It never occurred to me to keep track of which magazine. I'm not sure I'm diligent enough for that.

I added all my handguns and auto loading shotguns to the list and estimated how many rounds for each (wild ass guess) I've already fired. I figured it couldn't hurt to keep a log. I didn't add any of my rifles or double barreled shotguns.

I use the Notes App on my phone while I'm at the range and transfer to the log when I get to the office.
 

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I assume since I replaced the recoil springs in my 2 PCII's the round count went back to zero but since the mainspring and firing pin spring don't get replaced until 5000 rounds I will just keep adding up the rounds until that's needed.So basically you need to replace the recoil spring 6 times before the others..And ya wonder why it's important to keep track of the round count...
 
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