|November 9, 2010, 01:03 PM||#1|
Join Date: November 9, 2010
Location: Temple, TX
Reloading Supply Tracking
Does anyone know of a good database that will help in tracking supply usage and resupply? Anyone have any sugestions on how to best track large quantities of reloading supplies?
Thanks in advance!!
|November 9, 2010, 01:55 PM||#2|
Join Date: April 18, 2008
Location: N. Central Florida
Calculate number of loads per: powder jug, primer sleeve, etc. count how many you have loaded. Determine if it is time to reorder. I just look at what I have a order as necessary - no need to make it more complex than that
|November 9, 2010, 02:08 PM||#4|
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Central, Southern NY, USA
I've got to agree with OneOunce. I can't imagine how I could have so many supplies that I would be unable to determine by simply lifting/shaking a bottle of powder or looking at a box of bullets that it was time to reorder. No matter what, at some point when you use a certain item, you must be able to say "I need to reorder that before within the next week or so." I simply can't imagine having to database my supplies.
That said, if you really think you need it, a simple Excel spreadsheet should suffice.
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|November 9, 2010, 02:55 PM||#5|
Join Date: September 29, 2008
I do it by storage location. I keep one canister of each powder, and a box of each primer in my reloading cabinets where my press in mounted (separate cabinets). I keep reserves amounts of each powder and primer type in tubs on my ammo shelves.
When I run out of "handy" powder, I go to the reserve tubs to pull from inventory. I like to have at least two canisters of each pistol powder and one 8lb canister for each rifle powder. A pound will load about 1,500 pistol loads and about 150 rifle loads. When I pull from reserves and go below this threshold then I order more.
Similar for primers. I have 1,000 of each type handy and at least 2,000 in reserve. When I dip into reserves I order more.
For bullets I keep no less than 1,000 per caliber. For more heavily used I keep much more. Anytime I get close to 1,000 I will order more.
1,000 rounds will give me at least a year of shooting for most of my calibers. I try to keep components to load around 2,000-3,000 to smooth over the dry spells.
These are general guidelines I use. I shoot a lot more .223 and .40 so those components I stock up a bit more.
Many commercial inventory systems are run on a threshold reorder point rather than buy as you use basis.
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