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    Boolit Master pmer's Avatar
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    Does anyone save pics of targets?

    I suppose many save targets or pictures of targets. I just started to save pictures of targets on the lap top. I down loaded a My Notes app from the Microsoft store and it seems to work good. It's not a spread sheet so it's not heavy on data but I can jot down load info and attach a picture in from Photos.

    The target pic is pretty helpful and they populate on the bottom of the note.
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    I do sometimes. But I primarily load and shoot only pistols. So not so much for load development like one does for rifles.

    If I do, itís because I get impressed with how well a pistol and I get along sometimes. This was my G20sf unsupported at 7 yards.



    I honestly couldnít hit the broad side of a barn with rifles. LOL

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    you ouht to see some of the "benchrest crowd." They carry Pictures and targets not only in their phones...but in their wallets like they are family pictures
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    Here is a snip of the note. I was using a 4'' Model 29 and 44 spl cases. I can click on the pics to enlarge the target pictures and compare two different charges of Unique to the one Titgroup load.

    I would occasionally keep a picture of a nice looking target too but I'm starting to think if some is good more is better LOL. Yeah it is a free app so it has adds on the bottom.
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    Russian Boar Accurate Molds 46-405A Marlin 45-70
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    I save (at least most of) my targets for reference, very rarely take pics of them.

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    I have an older computer running Linux in my loading room with a cheap Cannon scanner hooked to it.
    I'll scan targets ammo and bullets and save them into files on the computer with records.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryball View Post
    you ouht to see some of the "benchrest crowd." They carry Pictures and targets not only in their phones...but in their wallets like they are family pictures
    Hence the term "billfold group."
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    The Pewter Pictures and Hallmarks thread:
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    I keep excel log. Put the Load ID in the corner, then it has the shot strings then next to it i put a picture of the shots. Click image for larger version. 

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    My wife has laminated my best ones .other ones I clip in my reloading log book with all relevant load information.funny how the Same loads seem to shoot worse as I get older.

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    The only targets I save is for load work up. I do not take any photos. Just the target itself and tape the info I use to it and file it. Because I use different powders that is call for on the data and what ever one that group the best is the one that I work on and keep it all together that way I know that later on if some powders I can not find anymore for some reason I will know what other powders I use and see what one will work next.
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    I snip noteworthy groups out of paper targets and paste them into my loading notebooks to illustrate what can happen with superior loadings.

    I save long series of offhand paper targets to determine any improvements in my holding with practice. Generally I throw out these collections after a while because they depress me.

    Iíve started using my otherwise merely annoying I-Phone in one of those S-4 Gear frames on my spotting scope to get on gong or silhouette targets. Running these little movies means I donít need somebody to spot for me. When I get an especially interesting hit, I transfer it to my I-Mac, trim it down, and run it as a loop ten times. Probably as close as Iíll ever get to a Grand Slam.

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    If I can repeat the group with the same load then I will keep the target with the load data written on it for reference later. Rifle only.

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    I save targets, some especially noteworthy pictures.

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    First one is .45 colt in a Handi rifle first trip to the range.
    Top 3 were fired at 25 yards, bottom 3 at 50.

    Next one is my .357mag Handi rifle. 3 bullets in one hole at 50 yards.

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    Momma can throw away targets if I get too many of them stacked up.
    A picture saved on my laptop and uploaded here is always available to be refered to.

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    I save my targets because i list,
    Load and bullet, primer, case.
    Wind and weather conditions, tempiture
    Yardage and correction required for wind.
    My targets become my research note book stored in ring binders
    Chronograph reading
    Round count on the barrel for knowledge of barrel.

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    Guilty as charged. Do carry a pic in my wallet of a group I never imagined I would shoot
    Shot a slightly smaller group the next day. This pic is right at 0.100" ctc
    Wind was about 8-10 mph @ 8 o'clock and variable


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    I save a few targets. Mostly handgun, because I shoot mostly handgun. I will cut out the pertinent part of the target, and save it in a 3-ring binder for that caliber.

    Mundane, run of the mill targets get trashed, although during a workup I will save a series to show group progression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockrat View Post
    Guilty as charged. Do carry a pic in my wallet of a group I never imagined I would shoot
    Shot a slightly smaller group the next day. This pic is right at 0.100" ctc
    Wind was about 8-10 mph @ 8 o'clock and variable


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    I'd say that is a pretty good group, but not enough info! Was it 2 shots with your Mod 94 .30-30 at 200 yds?

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    My shooting skills are not such that I would save a target. Shoot pretty good when young. Eyes and arthritis in hands cured that. I mainly shoot 7 to 15 yards fast draw ( at least as fast as I can move these days) for self defence . as long as I can quick fire and keep all in black I am happy. I do try to get to the range at least once a week. But if I shot as good as some of the pics I might save them to.

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    I save all my targets. Just so I can put them on my new SPL. (Special Purpose Laptop) Been using Apache Open office to make all the data storage for my groups and other important stuff. I'm sure Excel would work but I refuse to give MS anymore $$$ than I have to. Free stuff works too.

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