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Old April 5, 2011, 08:15 PM   #1
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What does everyone like for a load database program?

I'm looking for a shareware or freeware version, if possible.

I've downloaded both Reloaders Resource and Point Blank, and I'm not super happy with either one.

What's everyone else using?
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Old April 5, 2011, 09:02 PM   #2
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I've been tracking my loads in an Excel doc I made.... but a nice purpose-built program would be nice!
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Old April 5, 2011, 10:23 PM   #3
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I've been fooling around with Point Blank again tonight, it's a pretty good program, but it's lost my (tediously) input information twice in the last couple of years. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong or if it's a bug, but I keep a paper backup of all the info, which is what I'm trying to get away from.

Google it, it's a free download, the best feature is just being able to hold your targets up to the screen and plot the holes for group size, etc. I read up and learned how to change the databases a little to reflect inputs I wanted, it's a little more and less than I wanted at the same time...
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Old April 6, 2011, 10:04 AM   #4
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I use the older Point Blank 1.8a. I keep it on a thumb drive and back it up to my computers hard drive occasionally. I've never had it lose data and it's worked great, but I like the backup just in case. There's a number of things I'd like to see or changes I'd make if I could, but for being free it's pretty darn good.

Of all the software I tried, RSI Shooting Labs was my favorite for keeping track of loads and for it's many other features. At $100, it isn't cheap though...
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Old April 6, 2011, 10:12 AM   #5
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I just got Load From a Disk. It's $50.

You get what you pay for.
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Old April 6, 2011, 10:30 AM   #6
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I use Point Blank as well. It's served me for the past several years. I also keep my reloading notes in an Excel document that I keep on my computer and on a flash drive in my pocket. I refer to the spreadsheet more than the Point Blank program, but I like the ballistic calculator in the program.

Use whatever works for you.
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Old April 6, 2011, 10:58 AM   #7
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I'm also using Excel. A lot of load data found on the internet can be cut and pasted into Excel files.
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Old April 6, 2011, 02:43 PM   #8
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If I were to digitally track my loads, I would just use Excel, or a similar spreadsheet application (such as OpenOffice's spreadsheet program, that can be made to interface with their highly configurable database, quite easily).

Right now, everything is just on paper.
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