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 Post subject: What do you use to log targets?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:29 am 
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I'd like to start logging targets shot just to have an idea how much shooting i actually do and track maintenance intervals on guns. For those that do it what are you using?




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 Post subject: Re: What do you use to log targets?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:06 am 
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I always take a picture of my score card and then list it on my computer.

I have been doing this for years.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you use to log targets?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:03 am 
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Almost every instructor recommends that you keep a shooting journal, and I agree. An Excel spreadsheet works great. Make columns for ...

Date
Location
Event
Observations
No. of targets

Fill it in each time you go shooting.

If you shoot different guns, you can have a Targets column for each gun. You can keep a running total of the Targets column to show cumulative number of targets.

You can even insert a photo of your scorecard in the Events cell.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you use to log targets?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:45 am 
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Box tops. Save the box tops from a shooting session for a ‘close enough’ round count. You can make notes on them as well. Round file them once you’re home, and have recorded any info you want.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you use to log targets?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:44 pm 
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I don't feel there is any reason to keep a target log, because there isn't anything you can do about something that is over and done with. The same reason I won't look at the score card during an event, it's history and I have the next station to get ready for.

If I feel the need to look at target history, the NSCA keeps a record of all our past events.

I do pay attention to presentations that give me trouble so that I can work to fix whatever is lacking, but target logs........nope!!

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 Post subject: Re: What do you use to log targets?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:51 pm 
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I have a spreadsheet that records all of my guns, date used, ammo used, any notes, and score (for clay sports). I know exactly how many rounds are through every gun.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you use to log targets?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:39 pm 
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Location: Mississippi
I keep a two sheet spread sheet. Sheet 1 lists date, place, gun, event, registered score, registered targets thrown, practice. Sheet 2 lists gun, shots in that month, YTD, Life to Date.

It takes all of 1 to 3 minutes to document each time I shoot. I know where and when I shot somewhere. I know how many rounds I’ve shot each gun. I can tell when I last shot a particular gun. I add comments to the cell if there is anything of note like lens color when I shot well or last service date and what was done. Adding comments adds a little extra time. I’ve been surprised how often I refer back to the data. For instance, I try to remember what hotel I stayed at and the rate (added to a cell comment) when I shot at South Florida Gun Club or the Meadows.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you use to log targets?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:47 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: What do you use to log targets?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:21 pm 
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Location: Haslet, TX
Shotgunweb.com has one to log all your shoots in. Been using it for years.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you use to log targets?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:56 am 
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Calendar.

Also pretty easy to track in my budget program.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you use to log targets?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:40 am 
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I keep a running Word doc shoot journal. Put relevant data about each shoot and practice session in it, most current at the top.



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