24hourcampfire.com
24hourcampfire.com
-->
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 452
G
Campfire Member
Offline
Campfire Member
G
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 452
Originally Posted by StrayDog
Originally Posted by Bill Poole
An olympic coach recommended 4 to 8 dry fire shots for every live shot fired....


+1 on dry firing in the den.
I find that it helps with training the eye to remember sight picture. Helps develop quicker off hand accuracy, and just becoming more familiar with the trigger.

And you can do it every day for a month before hunting season.


Not to mention it's great for breaking a flinch.

2500 9mm so far, 3000 45acp so far, 200 44 mag so far, 3000ish from the air rifle. Many hours of dry fire. Maybe 100 rifle and I haven't shot my shotguns in about 2 years. cry


But.....ain't many troubles that a man caint fix
with seven hundred dollars and his thirty ought six."

Lindy Cooper Wisdom
GB1

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 35,900
B
BobinNH Offline OP
Campfire 'Bwana
OP Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
B
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 35,900
Wow! I'm impressed......obviously a lot of really dedicated shooters on here. I like the dry fire scenario; i do it a lot myself because I handle a rifle (or two or three ) every single day and dry fire a great deal. I'm lucky in that for most of my shooting life I've had access to a range with facilities to 600 yards, which most of you would be surprised, exists within 10 miles of downtown Boston.(Yeah, I know, home of Ted Kennedy, John Kerry and a host of other anti gun, n'er-do-well characters). But acess to this range allows me the luxury of expending 3-4000 rounds a year through hunting rifles, which is pretty much all I own. I have no clue how many 22 rounds I go through but the number is considerable.

I did not ask, but I'll bet that the volume shooters are all handloaders, since, if you're burning 2,3,or 4000 rounds a year of factory stuff, it gets sorta....pricey. I'll bet that those who shoot a great deal have a "negative compulsion" to shoot a great deal, feeling that unless you shoot a lot, you will not maintain that "edge" so necessary to staying in sync with a rifle, or shotgun.

On many hunts, you can tell right away, the guys who shoot a lot, and those who are casual about their skill with a rifle...

Last edited by BobinNH; 10/04/07. Reason: correct spelling



The 280 Remington is overbore.

The 7 Rem Mag is over bore.
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 16,981
Likes: 3
S
Campfire Ranger
Offline
Campfire Ranger
S
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 16,981
Likes: 3

it was in the hundreds for the last decade, more like thousands the last couple of years.

Spot

Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 57,520
R
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
R
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 57,520
When I was actively shooting and getting fairly good, I shot highpower almost every weekend from Jan through August. That was usually at least 88 rounds a weekend. Practice 2 times a week during the weeks, 30 rounds generally. Dry fire every night at least 30 offhand and depending maybe 30 prone and some rapid fire.

Mix in with 22 practice at times, 20 shots every night during a few months.

Then to knock off the tension I'd shoot the other day on a weekend, bullseye or IDPA, 22 rifle silhouette or 3P smallbore. Broke up the monotony of highpower.

Then add in practice weekends where we shot 500 rounds about 3-4 times in the summer.

I was shooting a case of 22 each year, about 5-6K rounds of 45 every other year, and with coaching kids and the wife shooting I know I've loaded over 20K rounds of 223 in a year...

Dont' know what that adds up to....a bit anyway I suspect.

I shoot shotguns off an on.... generally not more than 500 rounds a yaer, though now that i've quit competition I'm shooting more pistol, more of my hunting guns, lots of 223 and 22 for practice and starting on more shotgun rounds a year. Gotta learn how to shoot a shotgun all over again...

Jeff


We can keep Larry Root and all his idiotic blabber and user names on here, but we can't get Ralph back..... Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over....
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 35,900
B
BobinNH Offline OP
Campfire 'Bwana
OP Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
B
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 35,900
Jeff: ..what's a shotgun?................ grin

Seriously, I used to do ton of grouse hunting here in NE; no time lately. it is hard to be a good shotgunner.




The 280 Remington is overbore.

The 7 Rem Mag is over bore.
IC B2

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 4,313
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 4,313
A box of 25 shotgun shells usually lasts at least two years for me.


Brushbuster: "Is this thread about the dear heard or there Jeans?"
Plugger: "If you cant be safe at strip club in Detroit at 2am is anywhere safe?"
Deer are somewhere all the time
To report a post you disagree with, please push Alt + F4. Thank You.
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,325
P
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
P
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,325
I shoot Bullseye compition all year round so I expend about 300-400 rds a week on pistol. Spend quite abit of energy on varmints during the spring and summer in Montana. Usually shoot around 500-600 rds a trip and we try to go 4-6 times a season. Don't do much big game hunting anymore except to go when the grandsons need company. Getting too old to climb them mountains.

Last edited by panhandle; 10/05/07.

Dick
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,084
Campfire Outfitter
Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,084
Boy do I feel bad I just figured it out and it around 800ish +

I need to get another job.


That which does not kill us makes us stronger

Friedrich Nietzsche
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 20,494
T
Campfire Ranger
Offline
Campfire Ranger
T
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 20,494
Three -- one at a moose, one at a deer, and one at a bear. grin

I used to shoot a lot more, when the skills were necessary to keep me and my partners alive, but now I likely don't exceed 6-800 in everything. Downright shame, really.


"Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life." (Prov 4:23)

Brother Keith

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,652
Likes: 3
S
Campfire Regular
Online Content
Campfire Regular
S
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,652
Likes: 3
1000 to 1500


The worst thing ever to happen to cops is the personal video recorder... Now people can see the truth
IC B3

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 35,900
B
BobinNH Offline OP
Campfire 'Bwana
OP Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
B
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 35,900
Jeff: I KNEW you were in the several-thousand round category.... grin




The 280 Remington is overbore.

The 7 Rem Mag is over bore.
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 42,959
Likes: 20
S
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
S
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 42,959
Likes: 20
About 10,000 in rimfire...

About 6 to 8K in 223 bolt actions

other centerfire rifles? about 2 to 3 K...

only semi autos I own are several 10/22s which I let the kids shoot mainly.. most of my shooting in 22 is with a CZ 452 and a Winchester 94/22....


"Minus the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the Country" Marion Barry, Mayor of Wash DC

“Owning guns is not a right. If it were a right, it would be in the Constitution.” ~Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 32,312
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 32,312
Originally Posted by BobinNH
I mean in practice, at varmints, etc., from your centerfires,and 22's.


I would say it's around... 2000 to 4000 from year to year. Closer to 2000, 2500 these days probably. That's centerfire stuff. Yeah, it's all handloaded, even the .223 blasting ammo as surplus is unobtainium or very expensive now...

It's why I was askin' if a Kimber works for a rebarrel... if I buy one, I'll be rebarreling in 5 years or so!

-jeff

Last edited by Jeff_Olsen; 10/06/07.

The CENTER will hold.

Reality, Patriotism,Trump: you can only pick two

FÜCK PUTIN!
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,480
M
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
M
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,480
Several thousand.

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 455
J
Campfire Member
Offline
Campfire Member
J
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 455
my wife says tooo many but I dont have time to shoot like i want to

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,470
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,470
I'll admit to MUCH less than you guys.

Probably a brick of 22's

Maybe 200 to 500 centerfire depending on load development chores. Another 10 "for keeps" depending on the number of doe tags that need filling.

Shotgun: 100 to 150 on clays, a box on geese over 2 or 3 mornings, another box or two on ducks and upland (multiply several times if attempting to pass shoot divers or trying to kill cripples from effin steel shot).

Hmm ... I guess I shoot more than I thought.

GE

Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 57,520
R
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
R
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 57,520
GE

Ya need reloaded "swat" ammo for steel.... 3 inchers with 5 or 6 as fast as you can load it... soon as the cripple hits the water I'm swapping ammo and head shooting em.....

Jeff


We can keep Larry Root and all his idiotic blabber and user names on here, but we can't get Ralph back..... Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over....
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 57,520
R
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
R
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 57,520
Bob

Don't shoot as much these days.. Whats funny, once you learn to do it the right way, it doesn't take that much to brush up on it.... I"ve laid off for 6 months, came back and set a range record and got my 99% NRA badge in that first match, and it didn't even allow sighter shots....

Heck sometimes I shot so much that after laying off I was actually better, less sloppy...

NEed and want to shoot more these days, but find myself doing more farm chores, more fishing and more hunting(instead of shooting) and the wife, and nephews and the lab have much more fun... I do too. ITs not all bad.

Jeff


We can keep Larry Root and all his idiotic blabber and user names on here, but we can't get Ralph back..... Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over....
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 782
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 782
200-300 per year total out of 22-250, 308 Win, and 30-06 SPRG.


"I am at heart a meat hunter."
John Barsness, The Life of the Hunt
Page 2 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  RickBin 

Link Copied to Clipboard
AX24



589 members (1911a1, 1100mag, 10gaugemag, 19352012, 1941USMC, 1234, 65 invisible), 14,503 guests, and 645 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums82
Topics1,200,588
Posts18,647,570
Members74,201
Most Online21,066
May 26th, 2024


 


Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2024 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.



Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5
(Release build 20201027)
Responsive Width:

PHP: 7.3.33 Page Time: 0.358s Queries: 52 (0.068s) Memory: 0.8975 MB (Peak: 0.9953 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2024-07-12 23:09:43 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS