Average Rounds at the Range

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Magnum27, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Magnum27

    Magnum27 New Member

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    What are the average rounds people typically shoot at the range? I am thinking 100-200 is good but is that average or low? I am pretty sure it is not high.
     
  2. mark1616

    mark1616 New Member

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    My experience has been 100 at most for the average weekly or bi-weekly trip to the city in door range. Maybe as low a single box, depening on time and weapon. On the weekend trip to the desert, 1,000 rounds are easily spent.
     

  3. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    For me, I shoot on the avearge between 100 - 300. Depends on what I am taking with me that day. I am just talking pistols now.
     
  4. phburks

    phburks New Member

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    100-200 sounds about right for me.
     
  5. Paladin201

    Paladin201 New Member

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    Cost dictates my shooting habits. On a typical range trip, I'll rarely shoot more than one box of 9mm, unless I'm breaking in a new gun or something like that. I then pull out the .22 and plink away until I get tired of it or run out of cartridges. Once a month or so, I treat myself and break out the AR. In that case I'll usually shoot 100 rounds. I've found it's physically impossible to shoot fewer than 100 rounds in an AR.
     
  6. redfox

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    100-200 normally. Although the wife and my 8yo son and 13yo daughter went with me this week. We went through 200 8mm and about 400 22. We all had a great time.
     
  7. jmohme

    jmohme New Member

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    My wife and I go to the range together.
    She takes her S&W Bodygaurd .38 and will usually only fire off 50 rounds just to stay familiar with her cary gun.
    I always bring at least 200 rounds for my G19 and she ususally helps me go through them after she has had enough of the recoil of the little S&W.
     
  8. mcb

    mcb New Member

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    It really varies. If I'm using my carry guns maybe 100-200. If I'm just plinking maybe a few hundred 22s. My cowboy guns (single action revolvers and lever action rifles) several hundred. During hunting season a few boxes of 308 to sight in and stay Sharp.
     
  9. Jeepergeo

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    With the kids and 22's at the range, we'll easily do 500-750 rounds. With a trek to the desert, we'll do 1,000 rounds of 22, 150 12 gauge, 150 20 gauge, 300 Handgun, and maybe 100 30-06. That's three people shooting.
     
  10. Chandler51

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    I think newton had a law for that, yeah...called it "Stoners" law, I believe.

    I usually shoot 50-100 at the indoor...WAY more if I drive to the outdoor.
     
  11. firedawg60

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    I think I usually do 100 or so. Like others have said, it depends on what I'm "bringing to the party". If I take several, then probably closer to the 200 amount.
     
  12. vincent

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    I used to bring all my mags, fill 'em all up, shoot 'em all off (.45) but when a box of 50 is gone in 3 minutes, it can get a tad pricy. I've gone to just bringing one mag, 5 rounds at a time. It conserves ammo and helps to make every shot count if you know you're about to run out. A box of 50 will last me well over an hour this way.

    .22's is a different story...box of 550 at the world of wally=$18 so it's a little more cost effective and I'll just shoot 'til I run out.

    Mil-surps are almost the same as .22's, ammo is cheap enough but the recoil (7.62x54r) will limit my # of shots...gets tiring if not downright painful after a while. Them Russkies are some tough sob's...
     
  13. orangello

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    I don't go to a real range and only get to go a few times a month most of the year. Time usually dictates how much i get to shoot, and whether i brought the black powder pistols (takes a bit of time to load). I probably wouldn't go to the pit with less than a couple of boxes; that would just be a tease to me.
     
  14. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco New Member

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    Don't go to a range. I have a farm and shoot against a hillside out back. Usually shoot 120 rounds from a .357 twice a week and 180 rounds from a .22 pistol 2-3 times a week. I reload for the .357 to keep costs down on that one. Will shoot my rifles 2-3 times a month (50 rounds per session) and shotgun (25 rounds per session) about the same.
     
  15. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    depends on what im doing. i can easily shoot 1000 rounds of 22lr playing chase the 1/4 inch spot at 15yards with my ruger 22/45. the spots are those pasty bullet hole covering dots. i just put em all over the target and put one round in each some times takes three or 4 shots to hit one :/

    centerfire pistol maybe 100-200 rifles usually about 50-100 depending on the weather. i dont have anyplace i can just crank off rapid fire and burn large quantities in wisconsin :(
     
  16. sweeper22

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    I get out to the range probably twice a month. My range bag typically includes a 22lr pistol, two or three 9mms, and then usually one "other" caliber.

    22lr- 100+, unfortunately I get bored with the cheap stuff
    9mm- 100-200
    38/357/45/other- 50-100, if I bring them
     
  17. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I often take several guns with me to test different loads. When I am doing that I may only shoot 20 rounds of that caliber. I may try 3 or 4 calibers. I cant seem to get to the range without my 1911 though. That will end up putting 50 or 100 rounds down range every time I go. My AR usually gets 50. But that is precision shooting. I take my time with 3 shot groups. When weather is nice I try to make it to the range once a week. If I am too busy then every two weeks at the least.
     
  18. Magnum27

    Magnum27 New Member

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    Great stuff - keep it coming. I like to see that shooting 100-200 is normal. I figure I will mostly shoot that amount but thought it may be light. Glad to know experience shooters at the range have that avg. it does seem when people shoot outdoors the numbers go up A LOT!!! I am looking for a good outdoor range but IL doesn't have many
     
  19. jimbobpissypants

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    It depends what I'm trying to accomplish. If I'm working on something new, I like short, slow, precision sessions. 50 to 100 rounds. I can get this done rather easily, as I have a handgun range at my house.

    If I'm just practicing normal stuff, I'll almost always start with 200 to 300 rounds of 22.

    Then move on to about 150 to 200 rounds of 40 or 45. In general I shoot far more 22 than larger stuff, just due to cost.
     
  20. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    One to two hundred per weapon.