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Yunus 11-25-2009 03:41 AM

How many rounds do you shoot?
In an average year, how many rounds would you guesstimate you shoot in a given year? I would say there are 3 main categories. Pistol centerfire, Rifle centerfire, and rimfire.

Personally I probably shoot 4-500 pistol centerfire, 100 rifle centerfire and a couple thousand rimfire. These are just guesstimates, I would shoot more rifle but I don't own a semi-auto so that keeps the numbers way down. I'm just looking back at the past year or so of ammo purchases and it's really hitting home how damned expensive it has gotten.

I'm also guessing I'm on the low end for this board.

cpttango30 11-25-2009 04:24 AM

Pistol 1200 in a year.

Rifle: 500 rounds a year

Rimfire: 5,000 to 10,000 a year at least. I love me some rimfires.

UnderFire 11-25-2009 04:25 AM

How about shotguns?? :D

I shoot more 12ga shotgun rounds than all my other firearms.
Rifles; I'll shoot about 60 rounds to get dialed in for hunting season, after that it depends on how much game I see.
Handguns; (various calibers) 100 rounds per month. (600 per yr.)
Rimfire; 100 rounds per month (1200 per yr.)
Shotgun; 12ga 200 rounds per month (2400 per yr.)

Of course this is guesstimations, I really think I shoot more 12ga shotgun shells than I had listed. :D

Yunus 11-25-2009 04:33 AM


Originally Posted by UnderFire (Post 190441)
How about shotguns?? :D

Your right, I forgot about them. I can hit a quarter @ 100 yards with a rifle, a Silver dollar at 30 yards with a pistol. I might be able to hit the broad side of a barn with a shotgun. I don't know why but shotgun is not my thing, I've probably hit 2 clay birds out of 100 that I have tried.

TXnorton 11-25-2009 10:49 AM

Do PRB's count? That's patched round balls for you uninitiated.

NGIB 11-25-2009 11:07 AM

Pistol, 3000-4000
Rifle, 1000
Rimfire, 4000-6000

Just guesses...

Yunus 11-25-2009 12:52 PM


Originally Posted by TXnorton (Post 190472)
Do PRB's count? That's patched round balls for you uninitiated.

Any type of round you want to share your info on counts. Just specify what type it is.

Highpower 11-25-2009 12:53 PM

I don't keep track anymore since I don't like to think about how much money I've sunk into dirt berms (literally!) over the years. :p

But back when I was heavy into highpower rifle competition it was easily 5000 - 6000 rounds of centerfire ammo every year.

TXnorton 11-25-2009 03:29 PM

BP Round Balls (Rifle and Pistol) 2,000 / year
BP Cartridges (Rifle and Pistol) 500 / year
Centerfire Rifle (All Calibers) 1,500 / year
Centerfire pistol - Mainly .45 ACP 500 / year
Shotgun maybe 500 / year

Hey-you-guys 11-25-2009 07:59 PM

I've put only about 300+ through my .40 and 120 through my .38 Special. It is just too hard for me to get ammo. My 12 gauge though I don't even count because I have a reloader and just shoot it 'til my hand hurts, so rough estimate on 12 gauge would be 800-1000 per year. I don't own a .22 but I shoot other people's and ammo is so cheap it makes it fun enough to where you don't ever bother counting.

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