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How many rounds do you fire?

Discussion in 'The Wheelhouse' started by SergeantC, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Just out of curiosity, how many rounds do you fire out of your revolvers at the range? It you fire a gun that will accept different types of ammo (i.e., .38/.357 or .44 special/.44 magnum), how many of each round do you fire?

    I am especially interested in those who own and shoot magnums, but let' hear from you all.
  2. G33

    G33 Frisky! Millennium Member CLM

    May 29, 1999
    With G29
    About 100.
    75 or so soft loads.
    25 full power.

    .357 and .41 revos.

  3. No more than 5 or 6 without reloading. :tongueout:
  4. wanderinwalker

    wanderinwalker 6 of .44

    Feb 13, 2003
    New Hampshire
    Always 6, unless it's the odds at the end of the box. Then it could be 1,2,3,4 or 5 instead... :tongueout:

    Actually, no hard and fast for me. Sometimes I'll burn 100+ .38 Specials through my Model 19, sometimes if I only bring the 629 and full-power .44 Magnums, a couple of dozen. Even the .22LR (Model 18, K-22 sweetness! :cool: ) could go for one box of 50 or 4. Depends.

    But if I'm throwing magnums I limit it to no more than 50 of the full-bores in either .357 or .44 in any given session. Add Specials or .44 "Lites" (.44 Special +P reloads in a .44 Magnum case) and the counts just go up. It pays to reload and I'm always happy that I can find all of my brass.
  5. Danny Reid

    Danny Reid

    Sep 11, 2005
    All mine are reloads...loaded to various levels of power. Typically I'll fire in the neighborhood of 100 rounds, sometimes more... sometimes less. Ever since I took up reloading I haven't fired specials in any of my magnums
  6. MakeMineA10mm

    MakeMineA10mm * * * * Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Feb 13, 1999
    Central Illinois
    It sounds like Danny means to say he loads only magnum cases, but loads them to different power levels. I do the same now. I used to follow Skeeter Skelton's advice and load up 38 brass hot for use in the 357, but after several thousand rounds of that, I have gotten some really nasty, hard fouling in the front 1/10" of my chamber. Still trying to get it out to stop the magnum cases from binding when I'm trying to extract fired cases... (That's in my 357 I carried on-duty and shot a lot before going to a semi-auto.)

    Now, because of handloading, and not having a dearth of 357 cases (and all the cheap 38 cases dried up), I shoot the correct-length case in the chamber, although I may load it down.

    The one exception is a 44 Special Cimarron 1866 Carbine which I converted to 44 Russian. Left the chamber a 44 Spl., but it only get's shot with 44 Russians (and that's all that will fit through the action now, so no worries about the chamber binding on "full-length" brass now).

    As far as number of rounds and type, it varies. There's no consistency. In my 357, I rarely shoot it anymore (couple times a year), and it's usually 50-75 rounds of special +P loads, and then 6-18 of close-to-full-magnum loads. In my 44s (which I tend to shoot almost every trip to the range anymore), it's sometimes the whole day with special-level loads (and I can shoot hundreds in a day, although often it is just 50-100), while on other days, it's nothing but magnums (again, not running at the ragged edge of maximum, but up there).

    Out of curiosity, what's your curiosity in this? :supergrin:
  7. 1 old 0311

    1 old 0311

    Jan 2, 2006
    Planet Earth
    I pretty much just shoot wheel guns, see avatar. I usually shoot 50 rounds of a .22, and 50-75 rounds of .38/.357
  8. I was at the range yesterday.

    I shot 450 rounds of 10mm out of my 610 and 350 rounds of 357 mag out of my Python. I also put 250 rounds of 22 out of the Mk1.

    I will probably go shooting tomorrow and will bring along 300 rounds of 357 Maximum and probably 500 rnds of 38/44 for the heavy duties.

    That would be normal for me.
  9. MJB


    Jul 28, 2008
    Treasure Coast FL
    Usually a hundred rounds of .38/.357 whichever I brought that day.

    Usually the same with my autos except the 22 when I might shoot five hundred or so.
  10. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
  11. I have the HKS speedloader boxes that hold 60 rounds each and use the speedloaders just to transfer the rounds into the cylinders.
    I got three boxes for L-frames and three for K-frames - plus plenty of speedloaders.
    When I had a serious falling plate addiction, I went to the range several times a week and it would not have been worth the drive with less than 180 rounds fired.

    Never bring range ammo back home!
  12. steve1911


    Jul 12, 2004
    I shoot around 150 to 300, 38 spl reloads, and 357 about 50 to 100 rds.
    44mag 100 rds to 200 a range trip all reloads.

  13. FreeAmerican


    Sep 21, 2004
    the funny thing is my 357's I most just shoot 38's. Almost all the time. But my 44 mag. I have two hand loads. A bunch of cast lead that is just a bit over 44 spc and the other are various full bore mag loads.