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Old October 3, 2011, 12:06 PM   #26
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I really need to get to the range more, I try to go atleast once a Month with a goal of twice a month if I can ever find the time but I havnt been since July. Getting married and all saps away all of your important range time damnit!
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Old October 3, 2011, 12:15 PM   #27
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I get to go shoot about 300rnds every 2 weeks.
Still not enough, but I cant afford enough.

If,you're strapped for rounds like me, divide up your shooting. Set aside a box for serious technique practice, working on follow ups, controlled pairs, etc. with the rest (the bulk of your rounds) work on firing very deliberately. Stay away from shooting from seated or from a rest. Work on fumctional accuracy.

The way I make it work is that my wife likes sleeping in, so i'll go shooting in the morning right when the range opens, and pick her up some starbucks on the way home. Every so often I convince her to go to the range too, but usually she's fine with me going by myself.

Other trick is that she knows I hunt all over town for deals on ammo.... Without having to settle for garbage like TulAmmo.
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Old October 3, 2011, 07:53 PM   #28
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I only have been out a couple of times this year but I make the most of my time and between my son and I we can go though 300-400 rounds of .40
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Old October 3, 2011, 09:53 PM   #29
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As much as possible. Once or twice a week depending on the ol' lady's work schedule. Don't bring anything less than 60 rounds per firearm.
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Old October 3, 2011, 10:23 PM   #30
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I try to shoot at least once a week at the range. But ammo isn't cheap, and I don't have my own backyard or land that I wish i had for shooting.
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Old October 3, 2011, 10:46 PM   #31
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My wife and I go every week, and shoot anywhere from 300-500 rounds between us
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Old October 4, 2011, 11:16 AM   #32
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Typically once a week, sometimes twice if I'm lucky. More so in the winter than the summer (which is sad since the outdoor range up north is the most fun of all) but summers have been very busy lately. Hopefully by next summer I'll be shooting more. I'm working on 10 acres I bought a year ago. It's rural but not remote so I'm trying to set up a .22 range that is neighbor friendly. We shoot mostly .22LR with some .22 magnum and 9mm mixed in for fun. Occasionally something more fun (ie bigger) but costs of ammo (ots or reloaded) dictate mostly sticking to the 9mm & .22's.
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Old October 4, 2011, 11:27 AM   #33
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i go at least once a weak and shoot 50-100 9mm to keep accurate and at least 500 22lr unless my girl goes then its more like 1000lr with a 10-22 and her pink sig mosqutio
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Old October 4, 2011, 11:35 AM   #34
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Hardly at all right now... just trying to find time to sight in the bow, crossbow, shotgun, Encore..., takes more time than I have. Any "extra" like the Glock is pretty much a few mags in any leftover range time.
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Old October 4, 2011, 12:31 PM   #35
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Twice a week on weekdays, and an occasional weekend.
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Old October 4, 2011, 09:39 PM   #36
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Seems like about 4 to 6 times a year. I'd like to go more often but I haven't really had much time for it this year.
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Old October 4, 2011, 09:46 PM   #37
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Not enough!!!!!
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Old October 5, 2011, 10:53 AM   #38
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I shoot once a month and usually go thru 100 rounds min to 150 rounds per visit. If I am bringing more than one gun I am around 200-250 rounds.

Once a month is about the sweet spot for me based on time, money and improving my skill set.

I just joined a pistol club and we meet once a month also (so I guess its twice a month, once on my own once with the club) and we go over all the tactical pistol stuff for 4 hours with trainined instructors. Its a sweet deal. I love it and its making me a better gun fighter no doubt.
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Old October 5, 2011, 11:27 AM   #39
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Try to go at least twice a month and usually make it ... the heat this summer has made it hard to keep that schedule, no fun shooting outdoors when its 105 ... usually take my .22mag and two or three others, including (always) my EDC ...
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Old October 5, 2011, 07:24 PM   #40
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Other than when I am traveling on vacation, I get to the range at least twice per week and sometimes as often as four times a week.

My caliber of choice is the .45 ACP but also shoot plenty of .357 magnum, .40 S&W, and .223/5.56. I usually shoot around 300 to 500 rounds each time I am at the range, which, as you can well imagine has become a major expense. I am fortunate to have a number of shooting buddies that have formed a "ammo purchasing club" to take advantage of buying in quantity. I have also made the decision to try my hand at reloading. I will make the trip out to Scottsdale, AZ next month to speak with the folks at Dillon Precision to purchase some equipment from them which will help control the cost of feeding my habit.
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Old October 5, 2011, 08:16 PM   #41
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I try to go every month and skip deep winter months. Dec, Jan, Feb.
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Old October 5, 2011, 10:57 PM   #42
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Once or twice a week, 800- 1,000 rounds a month (thats why I finally bought a 9mm, .40 and .380 was pricey)


I've looked into buying 1,000 + rounds at a time and havent really found any deals worth mentioning. However one LGS had a 30% off (30 year anny) so I picked up 1,000 rounds of .40 for 11.20/50 and some .380 for around 12/50
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Old October 6, 2011, 07:29 AM   #43
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When my "Ammo Purchasing Club" buys, we pool together several thousand dollars which gives us some negotiating power. We have found our best deals with a particular seller that makes the gun show circuit in our area every couple of months. We usually fill the back of a pick up truck with the amount of ammo we purchase.

After running the numbers, we feel that at the current price of ammo, we will be much better off reloading. Back in the days when a case of .45 ACP was $180, it really wasn't cost effective to reload, in our opinion. Now with ammo more than twice that price and higher, we had to reconsider our options given the amount of ammo we shoot.
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Old October 6, 2011, 10:16 PM   #44
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2 or 3 times a week, 50 or so rounds per session. I'm fortunate to have some land outside of town and can shoot whenever my schedule permits.
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Old October 6, 2011, 10:27 PM   #45
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I try to go once a week. Sadly, this doesn't happen as often as I'd like. I shoot about 100-150 .223, 100 9mm, 100-150 .22LR and run a few clips through the Garand when I go. I wish I had the time to go more often, but such is life.
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Old October 7, 2011, 09:12 AM   #46
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I hardly go to the range any more. Slow-fire bullseye shooting prepares you for...... slow-fire bullseye shooting. If I want to test or improve my skills, I shoot some IDPA or similar, or better yet take a class. The only thing I go to a conventional shooting range for is to test a new weapon/mag/accessory before an important match or something.

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Old October 13, 2011, 11:09 PM   #47
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Once a week, alternating between 300 rds. of .223 rifle outdoors at 100-300 yds. one week, and 200 rds. of indoor pistol (100 9mm-100 .45acp) another week.
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Old October 13, 2011, 11:30 PM   #48
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How often do you shoot?

once a month and about 6-700rds
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Old October 14, 2011, 12:14 AM   #49
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I don’t shoot often enough, that’s for sure. 10 to 12 times a year. It used to be 40 to 45 times a year, 100 rounds per session. That’s when I had solid employment. Now I’m either working weekends or unemployed and can’t justify the expense. When I do get to the range now a days, I make the best of it. Usually 5+ hours, with an average of 400 rounds fired. Around 200 .22LR and 200 center fire. I switch every other time, handguns and then rifles.
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Old October 14, 2011, 08:19 AM   #50
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I go at least once a week most times. Was not shooting near as much over the past couple of months seeing as how temps were in the triple digits by 10 am when the range opened.

Now that it has finaly cooled off I am starting to make up for the lost time.
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