Re: Best practices when keeping a shooting log
I keep a loading log in my reloading area and use a small spiral notebook for the shooting pack and field use. The notebook is no more then 3x5", and I keep a daily log of total rounds shot that day, date, time shooting started, wind and weather, also a brief discription of what was going on: it mostly looks like this "shooting steel tagets 330 yards to 863". I also keep my load development data in the book, as well as the round count at teh front of the book in a separate section. Finally in the daily section I put down whether I cleaned the rafle or not - yes on some occassions I do not clean my rifles and put them back into the safe dirty (whole different topic)
The book is in my range pack and goes with the pack, meaning at any given time the range pack has books for my .308, .260, and 7WSM. I have dedicated the first section exclusively to round count with a 1 line entry, showing total rounds, rounds that day, who shot the rifle, and what they did. e.g. "shoot steel 330 - 863."