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Great way to track rounds fired

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by phi1281, May 3, 2012.

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  1. phi1281

    phi1281

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    I don't know if any of you are as OCD about what you put through your firearms as I am, but I've found a way to keep precise track of what I fire. I have leveraged Google Docs spreadsheets to keep track of the rounds I fire for each of my guns.

    This works great b/c you have access to it on your smartphone and your computer. I basically create a spreadsheet and add columns for date, manufacturer, brand, caliber, bullet weight, pressure, amount fired, bullet type, and any additional notes. At the bottom of the amount fired column, I have the spreadsheet total the rounds.

    This gives me a way to keep an accurate count of what has been fired as well as let me know when I should do a detail strip (every 3000 rds for me) as opposed to a normal cleaning (after every range trip).
     
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    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    Thanks - I'll check that out. I've never kept track of rounds fired, but I'm building a precision rifle, and that's something I definitely need to do.
     
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    Like I said, I'm pretty OCD about keeping track, so it may not be for everyone.
     
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    I just keep a sticky note on my phone, which syncs up to the cloud. I can access the data anywhere else just the same. Like you, I can see what has upcoming replacement and maintenance, and which guns are the safe queens.

    I do keep track of my reloads and chronograph data in Excel, and am thinking about starting to keep it on a Google Docs spreadsheet instead. I'm a big Excel fan, too, so it's been a natural extension of how I work, anyway.

    Have you tried out Google Drive yet? I keep my stuff there for universal access from any of my devices or systems.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of google drive. I use Dropbox and Amazon S3 instead. Google Drive's terms of service basically gave them the rights to do a bunch of stuff with your data even though they claim that you still own the data. Google is the next big brother.
     
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    GRT45 Transform & Win

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    Tracking ammo usage with a spreadsheet is a fine idea. I'm not terribly concerned about the data being updated constantly, so I just tear off the end flap of ammo cartons when they are emptied, write the date on them, and stow them in a pocket of the range bag. Data is entered every month or two in the spreadsheet when convenient. I use Excel offline for privacy.
     
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    What sort of parameters do you use to track performance, etc?
    I get keeping track, but do you tally up your grouping, etc?
     
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    I haven't done this, but I could see using your smartphone (iPhone or android) and the Dropbox app to take a picture of the target as a reference and store it in the cloud. The file is going to be automatically tagged with a date to cross-reference, or you could just put the links to the images in the spreadsheet.

    Generally speaking though, I know how I've been shooting and what I need to work on. I think I may start taking pictures of the targets though, now that I think about it.
     
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    Not quite that OCD. I have a notepad. I shoot a box of 50 I put a tally there. Only if I have a malfunction do I jot down what ammo it was with, but seeing as it's a Glock I don't have any notes yet :whistling:
     
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    I use Apple's Numbers spreadsheet. I enter it when I get home from the range. I also have a column for recoil spring changes plus all other info on the gun like serial number, cost, where purchased, etc.
     
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    There is an app for that!


    it's called "Gun Log +P" i use it, and love it. I keep track of all my guns, ammo, accessories, rounds fired.
     
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    Agreed! I closed my Google account last month after the new Big Brother terms of service came out. I track my rounds fired in a spreadsheet on my home PC, thank you!
     
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    No spreadsheet needed here. Just keep track of numbers on my computer on Notepad. After firing delete old number and type new number. I don't see the point in keep track of rounds fired on so and so date.
     
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    Yup, that's exactly what I'm doing from my phone--just keeping a round count going for each firearm. Not really too concerned about what ammo was fired, but more of an indication of what maintenance or replacement needs to be done.
     
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    I started keeping a sheet cos of the gen 4 ejection issues I was having. I just note on a small pocket notebook and come home and enter in the computer.

    Here it is attached for parameters I use.
     

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    I think my new G26 has about 700, +/- 200 rounds through it...

    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
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    I just keep a notepad in the gun safe. Whenever I come home after a session I count the number of empty boxes of 50 quantity in my range bag and write it down with the date. Then I trash the empty boxes.
     
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    All you are doing with google docs is letting .gov know how many rounds you are shooting. Just saying.
     
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    Just got this app for my IPod and love it also.
     
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    I'm gonna start recording how many times I wipe just so they can know as a bonus.
     
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