Originally Posted by kaths
I've only been shooting for a little less than a year but I haven't really been keeping track of how many rounds I put through each gun. Should I be? And for those of you that do, do you keep a strict count or just sort of estimate it?
I keep an accurate count. I write it down in a small notebook at the range, then transfer it to an Excel spreadsheet when I get home. I track rounds fired by firearm, and I also track each magazine. The gun count tells me when I should think about replacing the recoil spring. Tracking by magazine allows me to see if/when a particular magazine is misbehaving.
In the spreadsheet, I use a separate worksheet for each firearm.