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Thread: What is your method for keeping records?

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    Boolit Master
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    I have my on index cards with the cartridge and then what the boolit is size to and then the billet mold , then OAL and then Powder then what powder and weights that works. then primer and if for the 308 win if it is regular brass or LC brass. and what the BHN at times that was used for some of them then add some notes on the bottom if need to like light load or sound like or like 22lr .Also put if the data is for semi auto or bolt . The spacers I put the cartridge that it is for or gauge . That I do not need to count on the computer or anything like that . It is there all the time. Works for me .
    Life Member of NRA,NTA,DAV ,ITA. Also member of FTA,CBA

  2. #42
    Boolit Buddy

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    I write caliber, boolit weight, powder and charge weight on masking tape and stick it on the box or jar

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    Loose leaf binder with my own Excel spreadsheets. Includes load data and accuracy test information. Rifle ammo is stored in plastic cases and most pistol ammo is bagged in heavy poly bags, then in USGI ammo boxes. Each batch is accompanied by an index card with the load data for the batch. On some calibers like .40 S&W I have two standard loads. For steel plate I use a 165 grain SWC and for USPSA the boolit is a 180 truncated cone so they’re easy to tell apart.
    Sometimes life taps you on the shoulder and reminds you it's a one way street. Jim Morris

  4. #44
    I don't load any precisions cartridges really so I don't bother with how many times fired but when I was loading the 300 RUM I had all my brass marked.
    I found a sharpie dot on the case head stayed on for a long time.

  5. #45
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    I keep my targets shot
    I write down load data on target
    punch 3 holes in the target and put them in 3 ring binder
    Hit em'hard
    hit em'often

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    I use notebooks.

    I keep a log for every casting session, so all my boolits have a batch number, so I can go back to my notebook and confirm alloy and age and sometimes I take several hardness readings over the age. Some stuff gets loaded right away, so this seems pointless, but other stuff seemingly never gets loaded...then it's real important to have that info tied to a batch number.

    I keep another log for each batch of ammo loaded. I load lots of pistol ammo, in several calibers. Besides the usual load data and boolit info and case prep history...I also keep detailed info about the equipment used. I use the Lee auto-disk measure, so I like to have the cc of the disk used, and also the dies used and expanding inserts. This became more important when I started casting my own, and loading boolits, whereas when I just loaded J-words, it wasn't necessary to be so detailed.

    I keep another log with nearly every range visit where I drag out the chrono. I like having all the details and target (or target descriptions).
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  7. #47
    Boolit Bub
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    I write the basic load data (boolit, powder, oal) on a piece of painters tape and stick that to the ziplock with the samples. When I get to the range I peel the tape and put it on the target. When I get home the target goes in a 3-ring binder and the complete load data and chrono results get entered into a simple database app that I wrote. I periodically export and print out the data and put that in the binder for the inevitable day that Mr Murphy's Law fries my hard-drive.

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    I like to use the label stickers that you get with some plastic ammo boxes. Keeps track of whatever is in them at the moment load wise, how many reloads, etc. I use erasable pen or pencil on the labels because I usually use the same brass over and over when testing different loads. Mostly just change the powder load amounts.

    I figure I'll start keeping a notebook of pet loads and crono data now that I've got a chrono to play with.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check