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View Poll Results: How Many Centerfire Rounds Do You Fire Per Year?
Under 100 283 7.53%
101 to 500 1,028 27.34%
501 to 1,000 983 26.14%
1,001 to 3,000 974 25.90%
3,001 to 5,000 220 5.85%
Over 5,000 272 7.23%
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How Many Centerfire Rounds Do You Fire Per Year?

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Unread 01-28-2008, 11:54 AM
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Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 122
One round to sight 'er in and one to kill...

...That's about what it was for a friend of mine who got a mule deer buck @ 200 yards with his plastic stock Rem .270. - once he got his glove unstuck from his bipod. As we're walking up the hill to retrieve it, he was asking me if he should go out shooting more often and if he should ever clean the barrel.

I suppose that works for some, but for me I do about:

300 - LTR .308
60 - K31 (have somewhat lost interest in it)
200-300 - M1

500-1000 .22 (gives me something to do in between cleanings or cool-downs)

I'll surely pick up the pace on the .308 now that I'm reloading for it.

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Unread 01-30-2008, 09:06 AM
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: MN
Posts: 1,219
I only get around 300 or so per year the last few years. I just bought a 22-250 and hope to tripple that number this year. I run through about 1500 minimum in my 22 lr for kicks and trigger time. I spend many Sunday afteroons at the range and shoot the rimfire while my 300 is cooling off.
I used to re-load but now I "hand-load".
-- Well, at least I try --
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Unread 01-30-2008, 03:24 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Posts: 806
Actually, I've been working backwards... my rimfire count has been way down the last couple years.

Last year... probably 3000 rds of .308, ~2300 of which were thru my 12 F/TR between when I got it (beginning of July) and the end of the competitive season here (beginning of November). Probably 500rds of .223 Rem for practice and various XTC matches, 2-300 rds of 6mm BR for load development, practice, and matches, and about 200rds thru a new 12 F/Open in 6.5-284.
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Unread 02-01-2008, 01:09 AM
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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 301
Around 1,000 for rifle(mostly .308)....totally forgot to include pistol/shotgun. With all centerfire being counted, close to 3,000
Poor mans LR rifle=Rem 700P.308/Elite 4200 6-24x50/Millet base/Burris Xtreme rings/Eagle stockpack/Harris 9-13" bipod
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Unread 02-01-2008, 01:39 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 73
I am steadily increasing my shooting amount. When I had only my .223 I was shooting maybe 100rds a year. When I got the .308 I had a rifle to shoot while one cooled down and I figure I started shooting about 250 a year total. Now I have a .300 Win mag and am firing a total of about 400rds a year I would guess. That doesn't include 9mm or .22LR rounds though.

What is odd is that my wife has encouraged me to shoot more because she likes to know that we are getting out moneys worth out of the guns even though she hates shooting. Makes a heck of a spotter though
Lucky me
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Unread 02-01-2008, 11:22 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chelan Co, Washington
Posts: 563
If you start doing any kind of "highpower" match shooting; across-the-course, conventional prone, Palma or F-class, you'll start shooting 50 - 120 rounds each match, plus practices... Shoot a couple of matches a month and the ammo count starts really adding up. Barrel life becomes a factor too - one of the reasons I favor the .308 so much.

These days with the cost of ammo & handloads, my .22 is getting a lot of use.

Regards, Guy
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Unread 02-02-2008, 12:29 PM
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 109
In the last two years I have really enjoyed shooting at my ranges 100-200-300 yard competitions. I shoot my .223, and after working up a good bullet,load, I am now really concentrating on learning about the wind. Now I'm expanding to the 600 and 1000 yard stuff and it will be even more critical. The great thing is most of the folks I shoot around are more than willing to help ( same with this site), I just have to be able to absorb it all and put it to use!!! I'm real close to my NF 8-32 for a .300 WM, as a starter, but by this fall I will be calling Kirby for a Bona Fide Wildcat to really ring the bell!!!!

I think the 50 yard rimfire shoots help with wind doping very well as you can really see it's effect even up close.

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