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Unread 03-22-2007, 12:45 PM
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How to keep a \"Shooter\'s Log\"

I've been playing with some scraps here and there trying to figure out how I want to keep a "shooter's log". Can anyone post a pic of their log pages? Or a list of the pertenant that should be recorded? Or send me a word doc if you use an electronically created page to take notes on? Or....?? Do you keep a seperate book for each gun?

I think you get the point. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Unread 03-22-2007, 09:21 PM
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    Re: How to keep a \"Shooter\'s Log\"

    I'm not as meticulous as some but I can say that I've learned alot and am now a better shooter and reloader since I started keeping notes. I just got a notebook that was divided into sections and use each section for different guns. I don't really have a "system." I just write down when I reload and what I reloaded, keep track of my minutes when shooting @ distances, note the field conditions and note when I clean the gun. I've also saved several targets and referenced them in the text so I can go back and look @ them in the future.

    I'm not going to record everyshot and where it hits. Just a general summation of how things went on a given day shooting. I know there are better ways to do it but this has worked for me.
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    Re: How to keep a \"Shooter\'s Log\"

    Take a look at Sinclair's on-line catalog. They have several log books, you might get an idea from them.
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    Re: How to keep a \"Shooter\'s Log\"

    Bill...I keep meticulous reloading notes for all my firearms in my files and the date they were fired...which gives me a general idea of the weather conditions. July...HOT!! January...COLD!!

    I'm looking for a better way to keep range notes when I am working on LR practice.

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    Re: How to keep a \"Shooter\'s Log\"

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    Re: How to keep a \"Shooter\'s Log\"

    I've tried various things over the years, and the downfall of them all is they all lack someone to remember to enter the data for me! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

    That said... what I did recently was go to the local office supply store (Staples), buy a pack of the little spiral bound reporters notebooks (the ones that are a little less than 3x5, w/ side binding instead of top), a pack of stout rubber bands, and I hang one from the barrel or scope turrets of each of my centerfire rifles in the safe. That way it's there, on the gun, all the time up until I actually shoot it. Usually at the range I update the book and re-hang it before I put the gun back in the case. Sometimes @ matches (NRA HP, F-Class, etc.) I'm in kind of a hurry to get my stuff cased and off the line for the next person, so I try to get those updated before I put them back in the safe. Doesn't always work, though. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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