How Many Centerfire Rounds Do You Fire Per Year?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Len Backus, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Under 100

    151 vote(s)
  2. 101 to 500

    715 vote(s)
  3. 501 to 1,000

    653 vote(s)
  4. 1,001 to 3,000

    684 vote(s)
  5. 3,001 to 5,000

    142 vote(s)
  6. Over 5,000

    141 vote(s)
  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

    May 2, 2001
    It seems the Long Range Hunting group shoots almost as much as the Competition group. In fact, many of our members are serious competitors.
  2. NYLES

    NYLES Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    250-500! 1000 easy if you count the pistols!

  3. dogdinger

    dogdinger Writers Guild

    Dec 1, 2007
    this is an interesting post.....

    back when i was a serious competition trapshooter , i shot about 20K rounds of registered targets per yr.....that does not include practice and shoot-off targets (which i figured were about the same)....thats 40,000 rounds......i now think i do a lot of rifle shooting....and i voted in the 100-500rds.....what a difference.....i used to buy several 8lb kegs of powder at a time......and use a couple per i whine about haveing to buy a pound.....AJ
  4. long ranger

    long ranger Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2002
    99% of my shooting is center fire rifles and 90% of that is 300 win or bigger, mostly bigger.
    If I don't wear out at least 2 barrels a year it is a bad year.
    Like any skill long range accuracy can fall off with lack of practice, so trigger time followed by quality time at the loading bench is my idea of keeping in shape.
    I sure wish shooting my Lahti was cheaper.
  5. 300rum

    300rum Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    800 rounds on centerfire rifle, and LOTS LOTS OF TRIGGER TIME ON BLANK cases, every 2 days.
    This is a habbit from long time ago (7 years) when I was practicing competition shooting and in every day I was shooting between 100-200 rounds from Monday-Saturday.
    Now is in my blood, and I can not stay more then 2-3 days without get trainned.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2008
  6. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2005
    Untill this year I shot alot then I went to college and that number has went down dratastically but I still probablly shoot over 2k a year.

    Maybe 500-800 or so of 7stw, 300rum, 338win, 338-378 etc and 2k+ on 22-250, and 243. then maybe a thousand or two on pistols, 38acp, 243, 45auto.

    Rimfire also takes a few thousand a year. well see how I do this year.
  7. 280AIman

    280AIman Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2007
    I shoot well over 5,000rds a year from my firearmsgun)i like to load and test as much as possible and to shoot as much in different weather conditions to see how my loads as well as my rifles and related gear will perform before i head to the field.light bulb
  8. jonoMT

    jonoMT Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2007
    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.

  9. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2007
    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.
  10. milanuk

    milanuk Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    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.
  11. sniperVLS

    sniperVLS Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    Around 1,000 for rifle(mostly .308)....totally forgot to include pistol/shotgun. With all centerfire being counted, close to 3,000
  12. lucasgreff

    lucasgreff Well-Known Member

    Dec 24, 2007
    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
  13. Guy M

    Guy M Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    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
  14. windwalker1

    windwalker1 Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2006
    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.