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Old April 3, 2013, 09:08 PM   #76
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After reading all the helpful replies I've decided to keep count. I downloaded Gun Log SPC on my iPhone and will use that. I guess it is a good idea since the manual for my p238 does recommend changing the springs after so many rounds. It will be nice to keep track of practice sessions and ammo too.
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Old July 21, 2013, 05:57 PM   #77
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Bummed that I missed this discussion when it was current. (just noticed the big warning about bumping a necro-thread )

I keep a very strict round count on all of my firearms, and yes-- even the ones that aren't new when I get them. (which is dang near most all of them because I prefer used guns!)

I could sit here & try to convince someone how "important" it is to do so, but I don't believe that. Frankly, I just enjoy doing it. It's all for me, really. I can keep track of how much exercise each one has gotten, and it's fun for me to watch the round counts climb on some of them. It's also a good reminder in the log when one hasn't gotten much action.

On a range day, I have one slip of paper that tallies up each participant and it all gets entered on the excel spreadsheet soon after.

I really enjoy keeping such counts. Some folks say their carry gun "has had thousands of rounds through it" and it sounds made up on the fly, often because it is exactly that. It's a clouded memory, some hopefulness, some forgetfulness and a smidge of BS tossed in for good measure.

My log tells me that my EDC has 4,428 shots through it, and it also says I haven't shot it since June 2nd. That means it's due for some exercise! And there's nothing corrupting THAT number... that number is fact.
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Old July 22, 2013, 01:27 PM   #78
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I've been using Gun Log SPC on my iphone for a while. In addition to counting rounds, there's space to record info on your guns -- purchase price, any upgrades or changes to the gun -- in the notes section I put the date, then how many rounds I fired ... If I'm buying or selling something used, I like knowing how much it's been shot, and having that information to provide a buyer ... and I think it's free ...
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Old July 24, 2013, 06:21 PM   #79
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My model 1906 .22 rifle is on it's second barrel and it is shot out to a smooth bore now. How many rounds have been down the tube? I don't know but I am the third generation of the same family to own it. My dad told me once that an arcade owner gave him 10,000 arcade shorts when they shut down the place and that he shot them all during the Depression. Said it wasn't until after coming home after WWII in the Marines that he knew how to clean the lead-carbon ring from shooting the shorts. I have had the rifle for over 50 years now and I have put well over 10,000 rounds through it. All I know the old thing still hits what I am trying to hit. Does anybody really know the round count of a well used rifle unless you bought it new and kept a record of every round fired? Most guns let you know when they have a problem.
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My model 1906 .22 rifle is on it's second barrel and it is shot out to a smooth bore now.
It may be leaded until it looks smooth, or it may have been cleaned vigorously and repeatedly over the years until the rifling finally gave up the ghost, but truly wearing out a .22LR barrel just by shooting it would be a herculean task.
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Old August 6, 2016, 11:57 AM   #81
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Utility for tracking firearm round count, cleaning, and maintenance

I just released an iPhone / iPad application - BustACap that helps you track the round count, cleaning, and maintenance for your firearms. The app also helps keep track of batteries in accessories such as red dots. You can setup alerts for changing an accessory battery or cleaning a firearm.

Here's a link to the app in the App Store:


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Old August 7, 2016, 07:44 AM   #82
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focodude, I asked this on another forum but you have only posted there once so I will ask it here. Can you explain the legal notice in your app about collected data?

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Old August 7, 2016, 01:06 PM   #83
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Hi RD,

The app is free. It displays Google AdMob ads unless you purchase the upgrade to disable ads. Any app that displays ads is required to list a privacy policy. The app uses Crashlytics / Answers to track application crashes and which features are used. The privacy policy generated is from a service called Iubenda.
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Old August 7, 2016, 01:52 PM   #84
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BustACap, huh.

Think I'll TakeAPass.
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It was a little bit of a stretch to allow a 3 year old thread to be reopened for what was very close to an advertisement, but now that the discussion is about an app and not the original topic, I think we're done.

Please direct any additional questions about the app to the app's author via PM or email.
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