I am very fortunate to get to shoot a lot and with a many different rifles and cartridges. I keep barrel logs on most of the rifles and get into sessions on writer-trips that involve a LOT of shooting. Some years it is well over 10,000 rounds of centerfire, some years it would be around 7,000. Problem is I have to do that in about one half a year since we have such long winters that shut me down. I am about to do a 1000 round field test on a new rifle, opportunities like that burn up a lot of ammo. Thank heavens for progressive presses.
Fact is I enjoy spotting for other guys and calling wind at long range almost as much as being on the trigger. Damn wind owns us, doesn't it. Had some nasty wind yesterday but I just started each distance at the windage from the Nightforce program and it was VERY good. Hate to say this but it beat my estimates a couple of times.