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How many rounds do you fire?

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


  1. SergeantC

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    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.
     

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  2. G33

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    About 100.
    75 or so soft loads.
    25 full power.

    .357 and .41 revos.
    :supergrin:
     

  3. CitizenOfDreams

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

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    6 of .44

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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. Peter M. Eick

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    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

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    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

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    50 to 100
     
  11. PzGren

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    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

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    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.

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  13. FreeAmerican

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    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.