What kind of shooting log do you use?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by KQguy, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. KQguy

    KQguy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    322
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2007
    I want to start using a log book to keep track of all my range time,so hopefully I can use it to learn from.What kind of information should I use each time?I was thinking,temp.,wind,pressure,humidity,group size,distance.Anyone who keeps track that could chime in and add some advise would be appreciated.If you know where I could get a good log book,that would be helpful also.
     
  2. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,131
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
    I save my targets and write on them.
     

  3. cabelas90

    cabelas90 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    247
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    I bought a log book for $20 at sportmen warhouse it comes with 4 diffrent style targets (rember to save one of each page for copies) and 2 diffrent style logs one benchrest and one standerd load devlopment, it also has spots for shotgun loads and a spot to recored you guns ser# and desciption. hope this helps Zach!
     
  4. long450

    long450 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    537
    Joined:
    May 5, 2007
    If you are trying to learn from different shooting conditions and such, Sinclair Internatinal has some (mostly for highpower competion shooting) that should work. If you are thorough in you recording you can see patterns form such thing as cold bore shots and weather conditons.
     
  5. KQguy

    KQguy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    322
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2007
    Thanks for the help,I mainly want to be able to look through my notes and learn more how my gun shoots in different conditions.
     
  6. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,380
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    I save my targets with notes on them as well as keep a 3 ring binder with my load development for each rifle. That way I never have guess if I tryed that already.
     
  7. Marine sniper

    Marine sniper Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    391
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Here is a page out of mine on a day testing at 300 yards. A properly maintained log book is a very valuable tool.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. KQguy

    KQguy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    322
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2007
    I like the way you laid it out,what information do you include in your log(temp,alt.,humidity,wind etc.)?
     
  9. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,843
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    I am in the process of scanning the Word Document so that I can host it but I use the one Speedy developed and it is outstanding.. Will post a little later or you can send me a PM and I will email it to you..

    Here it is:

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2009
  10. m249

    m249 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    65
    Joined:
    May 22, 2008
    I get the 5 subject note books, they're nice because they have folders build into them so you have a place to put your targets when you have finished shooting. If I'm trying to develop a load then I will have two note books at the range one to write how the load does (velocity, group size, how far off POI was from POA), and another to keep track of the rifle. In this note book things like weather conditions, winds direction and speed, temp, humidity, time of day, and how many rounds have been through the barrel. Also when I'm done shooting I will gather up my targets and make markings on them so I can keep track of the groups on the target with the notes in my notebook.
     
  11. biggrizz408

    biggrizz408 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    62
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Not to hijack the post but Boss Hoss could you email me a copy of your shooters note book.



    Thanks
    James
     
  12. JPRITT

    JPRITT Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    186
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2007
    Shooting log? Mostly pine around here. LOL