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#5560766 - 01/23/15 04:23 PM Anyone keep a loading log book?
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Just wondering if you keep one for each firearm or just one book and log everything in the one?
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#5560782 - 01/23/15 04:36 PM Re: Anyone keep a loading log book? [Re: Bbear]
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I keep a binder with load data for each round that I have ever loaded and what firearm it was for.


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#5560793 - 01/23/15 04:42 PM Re: Anyone keep a loading log book? [Re: Bbear]
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Have an old manual with several pages of log section in the back. Do not have all loads logged there but the pet loads for different calibers are.
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#5560873 - 01/23/15 05:35 PM Re: Anyone keep a loading log book? [Re: Bbear]
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I used to and wish I still did.
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#5560941 - 01/23/15 06:31 PM Re: Anyone keep a loading log book? [Re: Bbear]
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Have a notebook to log reloads and the guns they are shot out of.

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#5561002 - 01/23/15 07:01 PM Re: Anyone keep a loading log book? [Re: Bbear]
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I don't know how you can reload and NOT keeps notes. I keep recipes and data on EVERYTHING I load.
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#5561031 - 01/23/15 07:18 PM Re: Anyone keep a loading log book? [Re: Bbear]
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I keep a log that probably goes back 25 to 30 yrs. Every powder and bullet combination that I have tried.
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#5561036 - 01/23/15 07:19 PM Re: Anyone keep a loading log book? [Re: Bbear]
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I currently have one log book that I put everything in. It's starting to get a bit too cluttered to keep track of. Thinking of going to log books by gun/caliber. Maybe go with some smaller 3-ring binder with dividers between. Was just wondering what everyone else used. Or, didn't!
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#5561157 - 01/23/15 08:09 PM Re: Anyone keep a loading log book? [Re: Bbear]
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I keep one for each rifle that I reload for. I used to keep books by caliber, but now have a few duplicate calibers, so I keep them by rifle now.
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#5561175 - 01/23/15 08:18 PM Re: Anyone keep a loading log book? [Re: Bbear]
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I've kept a spreadsheet containing all my loading activity over the last nine years. Before that it was just best targets with load data written on them.
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#5561201 - 01/23/15 08:35 PM Re: Anyone keep a loading log book? [Re: Bbear]
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One book for load development for every rifle I have ever tested. I'd fight a Grizzly bear to protect it, too!

Each rifle has its' own book for round count and data from every shooting session.
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#5561210 - 01/23/15 08:38 PM Re: Anyone keep a loading log book? [Re: Bbear]
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I don't reload yet but when I start I intend to use spreadsheets or maybe even a database with a web interface.
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#5561232 - 01/23/15 08:47 PM Re: Anyone keep a loading log book? [Re: Bbear]
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I started out with one 3 ring binder notebook for all calibers but after filling up two I realized that would never work.
I now have a book for each caliber. If I did one for each gun I would have to build more shelves.

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#5561243 - 01/23/15 08:56 PM Re: Anyone keep a loading log book? [Re: Bbear]
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I tried the data book for each rifle, but it is part of me not knowing really what to put in it and how to use it, and being lazy. But I do see how the data could be really helpful. I have a nice premade book from Impact and hardly use it...

But load data on premade sheets in a three ring binder is where I keep loading notes and good loads for rifles I have worked loads for.

Walter

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#5561265 - 01/23/15 09:09 PM Re: Anyone keep a loading log book? [Re: wburke2010]
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Impact is good, but I don't like how each range session is laid out.

I record date, time, DA, temp, and wind estimation.

Cold bore distance, elevation I dialed, wind I held, and the result.
Shot #2 same
Shot #3 same
ect.
That's if I'm checking DOPE against the environment.

Once I get "the" load for a rifle I do not alter it. I run that load and record what it does every time out. I also keep a round count for each barrel. I'm stringent on logging, in the ammo box, times loaded and when annealing happened.
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