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    Boolit Buddy

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    Yes, I keep targets with pertinent info written on the lower left corner: date, gun, load, distance, place, etc. Looking over the targets over the years I find something very interesting and one of the reasons I keep the targets - not the original reason. Shooting at different times of the day with varying degrees of light, etc., the same firearm with the same load will impact the target at different inexplicable points. After 25 years of this I still cannot fully pin down why the same gun with the same load will impact a different point. I'm talking handguns with open sights, of course.
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    I started using a simple program that I read about in Handloader magazine a few months ago. It's called "On Target Precision Calculator" and there's a free version you can try out. I liked it so paid the fee to install on my PC.
    I scan the targets after getting back from the range. You measure a reference line on the target and then set that distance on the image, I just use my calipers to measure distance between two lines on the target. You can mark your aimpoint on the image. You select caliber and mark bullet holes. The program computes all of the measurements. I particularly like the concept of Mean to Center. My minimal understanding of the concept is that it reflects the mean distance any bullet will land from the center of the group. Import data from my Caldwell Precision G2 chronograph and display as notes. Print it out. Punch three holes and file in a binder.Attachment 215987
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    I shoot at the printed bull's-eye of the "target/s" out there. Then, after 6 rounds, I shoot a round away from the eye cluster and use that as my next bull's-eye. By the time I am done with 5-8 new bull's-eye's, there is not much left of the target but confetti! I hate walking out just to get a target to brag about. I know what I can/have done and that's all that matters to me. Kinda like 18 holes of golf. Why keep the score card? You are really playing against yourself in golf. My target practice is the same way. I do not or ever will shoot in competitions.

    I write on the ammo box all the info I will ever need.

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    I save some for future reference, also to show myself my results are repeatable. Red targets are 22 Cal. pellet rifle. Bottom target is black powder.

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    I've used a load book for a long time. It's an old Franklin Day Planner and it has held up pretty good for over 20 years. It has section a section for deer hunts too, like how the hunt went and types of firearm, weather and temperature. It's starting to run out of sections for new cartridges and doesn't have any target pictures.
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    buck & doe, Accurate Molds 36-225AG Model 94AE
    Russian Boar Accurate Molds 46-405A Marlin 45-70
    doe 32 Win. Spl. 1920's Winchester model 1894 rifle

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    I take pics of good groups to send to my shooting buddy if he cancels on me. I used to label & save targets but they piled up and I never looked at them. I'll also take pics to help with my load notebook when I get home.
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    This is from an M1 Garand, standing at 50 yards. Click image for larger version. 

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