There's all ready a thread on this here: how many rounds do you shoot per range visit
Im curious as to how many rounds you guys shoot when you go to the range. Lately I have been shooting 300 a time and I got once a week. Is that alot or not?
Depends on the gun.
Cenerfires I'll shoot 50-100 rounds each caliber
Rimfire, Hundreds. I really don't count
300 is a good number, if that is quality practice, and once a week is great. I wish I could afford to do it myself.
Lately, I've been doing a few five round sets with two or three of my centerfire guns, about three reloads on the flop-down silhouettes with the 1911 I carry the most often, and a 100-200 rounds of .22 with a full size and a compact size pistol. And I only go once or twice a month.
300 rounds a week for 52 weeks is 15,600 rounds at roughly 0.40cents per round... that's $6240.00 a year in ammo!
I reload, and I generally don't spend that much on ammo every year. (Except this year... I'm a bit over $7k with preparation for a carbine/pistol class I'm taking next April)
Besides, it's not about quantity, it's about quality. I'd rather go out and shoot 50 quality, learnable shots rather than blast thru 300 just throwing lead down range.
I'd say the more important issue at hand is "Do you have a training plan when you go out shooting or are you just burning powder?"
Most of my targets look like this. This was at 25 feet. I need to get my groups a bit tighter, but that was with two mags.
Also, Im usually at the range for 2-3 hours at a time
I didnt vote in the poll because i shoot less than 100 rounds per visit to my range on the edge of my yard that i visit almost daily and sometimes several times daily. I probably shoot several hundred rounds some weeks out of several different firearms , and other weeks less than fifty.
I said 200 rounds, but it really depends on what guns I take with me.
I usually take 3 handguns to the range and I get a kick out of shooting some of my .22 cal, so when I take them to the range, then it is litterly XXX hundred rounds of .22
If they are center fire - then it's fewer rounds.
Well I think .22 would be fun due to price per round. I cant wait to me a .22. Ill probally shoot alot less 9mm rounds when thats the case
2-300 between Laurie and I. 3 guns, my 40, her 9, and her .22. That's at the indoor range we belong to. She shoots 1 mag at each of 6 targets trying to close her groups. I shoot very deliberately for accuracy on 6 targets, one mag each then stick up 6 more and shoot 2 each at opposite corners for target acquisition. I've tried 2 quick shots intermittently, right now that's a waste. Next is shooting weak hand only.
I just bought an AR 15 so I've been concentrating on that one at the other range I belong to. It's an outdoor local conservation club. Several ranges, 2 handgun, skeet w/2 auto launchers, an archery area, and a 50&100 yd rifle range. Completely self sufficient, very affordable and although I've belonged for 3 months and the rifle range has 8 stations w/tables I've never seen more than 2-3 others. Very uncrowded, very safe, and I've met some great people.
Like others have said, it's not about wasting lead, it's about shooting well. Period. If you're not getting better you're wasting your time and taking up space. I'd be interested to hear about others training at the range, think I'll go upstairs and start a thread.
reduce fatigue and ammo prices
On the centerfire guns 50-100 rounds and on the 22 rimfire as much as time will allow and the number of guns taken.
100 rounds target ammo through my carry gun, Taurus PT140, need to keep my skills sharp. Plus at least one mag(10 rounds) of defense ammo.
100 rounds through our practice gun, Sig Mosquito, just because its fun to shoot.
I will start to carry our S&W model 36 3" and probably put about 50 rounds through it to become more proficent shooting DA with a wheel gun.
As many as I can find, and can afford...
However, I do agree with zhurdan... Quality v Quantity...
Junk rounds downrange are a waste of time and money $$$... Quantity means almost nothing, if you can't hit what you're aiming at...
What I do find though, as an instructor, is that not enough people train /practice at all, especially when they need to qualify for their jobs to carry a firearm. I have sent a many of officers to re-training, or re-qualifying to keep their carry status active. I have even sent a few home for non-quals... That hurts the pocketbook $$$...
What is a joke is that some shooters, or should I say non-shooters, feel that if they qualified once with another agency or company, they shouldn't have to do it again...
I say BS to that, and tell them to get in line, following their classroom instruction on marksmanship skills...
Stay Safe, Train Safe,
Dan - TripleTapWarrior
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Usually less than 100, but I take my time and try to get good results.
I normally take two or more pistols with me and I like to shoot at least one box through each pistol so it is between 100 and 200 rounds. I voted 200.
But I think I am going to start just taking my carry gun and run a couple boxes in the future.
Maybe a couple times a year take the others out. But I want more trigger time on my carry gun.
I usually take two guns and 200 rounds. Only been shooting 9mm lately due to cost of .45.