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Old 03-12-2013, 11:21 PM
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I track the same info as Outlaw6.0 as well as where the bullet landed. It all gets kept in a 5x8 "write in the rain" book. It has been invaluable tracking updrafts and thermals in alot of the canyons where I practice and hunt.
+1......... I have way more data than I do memory. Too many different rifles and loads so each one gets it's own mini notebook. I have found it to be invaluable to keep records. As far as the ten shot string goes: the waist (dead weight) produced if I were to use those is why I do not use a prefab book. That and cost and availability and I think they are kind of silly the way they are all set up so inefficiently. However, It could be useful to someone attempting to overcome recoil fatigue or to a beginner still learning how to make the birds stop chirping.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:14 AM
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Re: Who keeps a log book?

I used to keep all my info for each rifle on a target. When I started shooting long range about I kept a very detailed log book that included all details, for every shot fired downs the barrel including game taken. I use a standard school notebook and tape the targets into the book. I now have accumulated several volumes that prove invaluable when I go to use a particular rifle or someone asks about load information.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:56 AM
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Re: Who keeps a log book?

I have 2 books; One on the load bench where I record the powder load, Base to Ogive dimension, and number of rounds loaded for everythign that I load in chronological order as it happens.

Each rifle has a small spiral notebook roughly 4"x6" that travels with the rifle and contains all active shooting data for that particular rifle. Things I record for each shooting session:

Atmospheric data (temp, humidity, baro, DP, DA)
Target Distance
Elevation Dope
Wind Direction & speed
Wind Dope.
Shots fired

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Old 03-13-2013, 10:23 AM
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Re: Who keeps a log book?

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+1......... I have way more data than I do memory. Too many different rifles and loads so each one gets it's own mini notebook. I have found it to be invaluable to keep records. As far as the ten shot string goes: the waist (dead weight) produced if I were to use those is why I do not use a prefab book. That and cost and availability and I think they are kind of silly the way they are all set up so inefficiently. However, It could be useful to someone attempting to overcome recoil fatigue or to a beginner still learning how to make the birds stop chirping.
... or after the EMP when everyone's electronic doo-dads are all fried, or your batteries just 'oops' die.. and that all that data is locked up in a brick...

sometimes 'old school' is worth the trouble! and it's no trouble at all! Most of us 'geezers' learned to use a pencil instead of our thumbs!!

Whatever works for you, as long as you keep track and have your data when you need it!
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:34 PM
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Re: Who keeps a log book?

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I have 2 books; One on the load bench where I record the powder load, Base to Ogive dimension, and number of rounds loaded for everythign that I load in chronological order as it happens.

Each rifle has a small spiral notebook roughly 4"x6" that travels with the rifle and contains all active shooting data for that particular rifle. Things I record for each shooting session:

Atmospheric data (temp, humidity, baro, DP, DA)
Target Distance
Elevation Dope
Wind Direction & speed
Wind Dope.
Shots fired

Jeffvn
think I'm gonna copy what you do, so I'll have a hard copy backup of my online records.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:08 PM
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Re: Who keeps a log book?

I keep a log book for each weapon but I also made stickers on 2" x 4" labels that have the data. I stick them to the targets and keep the targets in a notebook.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:14 AM
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Re: Who keeps a log book?

I can't imagine not having a log book. I have a binder with dividers or "chapters" for each caliber and/or rifle. Each "chapter" begins with the rifle including all rifle info. Then come potential loads which I find on the intenet from many of you good folks. Then comes load development including date(most important piece of information), atmospheric conditions and result. Finally I have another section for more rifle info like round count, cleanings, bullets used...

The reason I said that the most important piece of information is the date for load development is that I keep all of my targets in a few boxes chronologically organized so that I can go back and look at targets if I need to.

I think I'm going to have to get another binder, this one is bursting at the seams and I have a new rifle on its way.
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