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Old 11-24-2013, 05:10 AM   #1
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How many people actually track how many rounds they have through their guns? I seem to read all over about how someone has 373 rounds through such and such a gun or whatever. Is this actually important? If you do this how do you keep track of it all?
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After the first couple boxes of ammo I have no idea on a round count on any of my guns. Ands for it to be a pretty low round count that means for me that it's probably going to be used as reade fodder for another purchase.
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How many people actually track how many rounds they have through their guns? I seem to read all over about how someone has 373 rounds through such and such a gun or whatever. Is this actually important? If you do this how do you keep track of it all?
I don't think it's that important except during a break in period, and then to the nearest 50 works for me. About the only other time I do round counts is if I have a problem. Then I want to know how many failures I have out of a certain number of rounds. One failure out of every thousand rounds makes it a range only gun. One failure out of every hundred rounds makes it a trade-in.
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I might have an idea in my head but I could care less about the exact amount. I know when it is time to clean it, and when it is time to feed it.
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When I come up with a round count it goes like this.

I have had this gun for 2 years. I shoot it about once every two weeks. I shoot about 100 rounds each trip. So 52 trips x 100 rounds = 5200 rounds. I would say that gun has somewhere around 5000 rounds through it. But it is really just a rough guess.
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I don't keep up with the number of rounds that I shoot in any gun. I shoot em until they break.
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All of my guns have exceedingly low round counts compared to what I've read here. But even then, I cannot seem to keep track. When we go out, and somebody else uses the gun, it's usually with their own ammo. So that gets lost pretty quick. I've even tried putting the empty brass back into the box, and that is for a gun that is the only one that shoots that caliber. I'm still off, I think.
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I imagine sometime in the distant future our offspring will have guns designed to count rounds. It'll be part of the computer chips installed by the leader who know better than us. Sorry....
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How many people actually track how many rounds they have through their guns? I seem to read all over about how someone has 373 rounds through such and such a gun or whatever. Is this actually important? If you do this how do you keep track of it all?
If you shoot long range many people keep a "Dope" book with every shot recorded along with weather conditions and other info. Other than that I don't know exactly why other than the reasons given by other posters here.
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It matters to some extent in some circumstances. Varying levels of OCD will dictate just how much in each individual.
Semi auto pistols - You will probably need to change your recoil spring at some point after so many rounds depending any number of factors.
Rifles - I'd be willing to bet most serious High Power match shooters, Bench Rest, and probably other disciplines I'm unfamiliar with, have a pretty good idea how many rounds they've put through their barrels.
In other types of firearms, I suspect it's just keeping track for the sake of keeping track.
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