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Thread: On Average How Many rounds a year do you shoot?

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    Boolit Master brstevns's Avatar
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    On Average How Many rounds a year do you shoot?

    How many rounds a year do you shoot on average, not including rimfire.

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    Just my guess
    2,000 thru pistols

    1,000 thru AR's

    500 thru bolt and single shot rifles

    600 thru Contender pistols but this number grows more and more every year.

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    Hi...
    Considering how many bullets I buy per month, we must be shooting 2-4 thousand rounds every 4-6 weeks between my son and I.
    Bullets and powder haven't been a problem but my primer supply is starting to be a cause for concern.

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    Buying boolits??? I know some fellas that can teach you about casting your own. You should look into it.
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    Not as many as I did 5 years ago!

    Between age creeping up on me and the Covid I'm down considerable from my peak.
    And about 1/3 of my shooting is rimfire of one version or another.

    In a world where common pistol ammo such as .380, 9mm, .40sw, .45acp is either unavailable at all, or at vastly increased prices.
    .22mag at 20 to 30 cents a round looks pretty reasonable.
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    I've backed off on the backyard plinking due to the primer shortage. Saving the ammo for the cowboy shoots.

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    No reason to just make noise. Sight in and its good to go.

    Now the wing shooting at ducks on the other hand. 50-100 a year. Not very many fall. Was doing okay this year, until last hunt in Erie. Should have had at least 4 birds, and more like my limit of 6 by 8:30 AM shooting started at 6:40 - 50 something. 12 shots and no birds, yesterday one shot one goose. Played fallow up the rest of the morning and calling. Watching every one else shoot and making sure the bird was down or caught by dog. I hate loosing birds!!!, hitting them and then the get away to die and waste away.

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    I'm afraid ill be shooting a lot less over the next few years but will probably still shoot 2-3000 rounds a year between the long and short guns .

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    That scale is really, really, really low for the regulars on this forum. I go the range 2 or 3 times per month and shoot 300 to 400 rounds each time. Each of the last 4 years I've shot 7,000 to 8,000 rounds. Those figures do include rimfire which is probably about 10% of the total.

    That scale might be appropriate if interviewing random gun owners, but just about everyone on this forum shoots a lot.

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    Between 4 and 6 thousand not counting handgun shooting.
    M. Stenback

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    I meant to put 5000 where it says 1000 or more. Maybe a Mod. can change this for me. At least it says are more.

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    I average 200 rounds a week. So 9 to 10k a year . Just range time with friends.

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    Around 5K/year, mostly rifle since I 'retired' from handgun competition...where, at my peak, I was going through 25K+, just in practice.

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    Around 5K per year of combined handgun and rifle not counting 22lr although my average is down a bit recently.

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    Just my skeet shooting puts me over 1,000. That doesn't take into account my rifle and pistol shooting. Maybe you need another category, 5,000 or more. Many of us would be in that group.

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    I do 200-500- a week tell the shortage and heart problems. Right now I reload as doctor said no shooting for 2 months to allow everything to heal. I hope it gets better for everyone before long as major shoots are not there for now.

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    I marked 500 but in hindsight it's probably closer to 1500 . I've run 100 through 2 rifles in the last month . Working up loads .
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    Used to shoot 5k in my handguns and roughly 1k rifle. Slowed down and came to a complete halt last year. Now with covid 0 rounds. Last shooting was when I did the qualification for my CHL. Couple hundred rounds in total, but only 50 for the license. Now all local ranges closed due to covid. Frank

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    Action pistol shooters can put a thousand rounds down range every one or two weeks, though right now that takes deep pockets or deep reserves of primers...

    I have access to my club's range and permission, like other range officers, to use it if I follow the social distancing requirements in place in my area. Having deep reserves of 22 LR, I'm shooting at a rate of 2000+ rounds a month, wearing out my conversions something fierce.

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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
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