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Offline AKM-47

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Range logs for shooting
« on: October 11, 2017, 04:23:48 PM »
Is there a website(s) that have range logs I can download so I can record shooting/target info

I have been looking and can't find any



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Re: Range logs for shooting
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 05:43:47 PM »
Closest I can get you is to point you at phone apps geared toward hand loaders or Microsoft XL or Word to make your own.

I generally just grab the notebook out of my truck and flip to a blank page when I'm trying to carry information home.  I've also been known to write directly on targets.  Finally, I'm playing with a new target cam toy that will give me a movie with hits highlighted and numbered.

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Re: Range logs for shooting
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 07:18:52 PM »
A quick image search reveals that there are 1 or 2 printable targets that you could easily punch and stick in a standard three ring binder and/or clip to a clipboard. I'll admit the selection isn't great but it's the cheapest and easiest method with virtually no effort on your part.

The second option is one of the numerous shooting books I see for sale on some of the websites that come up when you google 'buy shooters log book'. This website has what looks like dozens of different styles and templates and pops up pretty much in every search I tried: http://www.impactdatabooks.com/default.asp They're probably your best bet if you want a pro-looking thing, but what chaps my ass is they made the you-pick-'em custom pages a proprietary size, and though $3.99 per 10 pages may be reasonable to you, it ain't to me.

....The third is to make and/or design your own so you can custom tailor it to exactly what you want, which may be easiest because for all that website's selection you may not be needing much. If you have any experience at all with like Microsoft Paint you might be able to make your own in about 45 minutes' time that's exactly to your specs. This took me a lot longer and I used a dedicated photoshop-like software, but I got tired of not being able to find a cigar journal template to my liking, so I designed and made my own:

https://image.ibb.co/b4UMbG/Book.jpg

...Although it's not at all necessary for you to fully bind it into an actual book like I did (it's pretty labor intensive, expensive, and has a stiff learning curve), you could print as many as you need for pennies per page and stuff them in a binder of your choosing, which is easy. You'd never need to buy a professionally made logbook at all.

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Re: Range logs for shooting
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 07:37:32 AM »
I don't call 6x4 or 8.5x5.5 (half Letter) proprietary sizes.  They are common sizes in printing and notebooks.  Granted that your home ink jet printer may not handle the size, they can be printed 2 to a letter sized page.

Make your own in MS word, or MS Publisher.  It is not that hard.  Once you have it designed, save it to a PDF and take it to kinko's for printing and coil binding.

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Re: Range logs for shooting
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 08:24:10 AM »
Everybody is different on what they want to collect.
Use Excel,and you can plot trends, averages, etc.

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Re: Range logs for shooting
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 06:02:22 PM »
There's this...

http://www.cybersniper.com/snip_rec.gif

...And though you might wanna read the whole article on how to use them, this one has like six different ones you can print out on your own.

http://www.primalrights.com/library/articles/rifle-data-book-a-lesson-dope

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Re: Range logs for shooting
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 06:14:12 PM »
There's this...

http://www.cybersniper.com/snip_rec.gif

...And though you might wanna read the whole article on how to use them, this one has like six different ones you can print out on your own.

http://www.primalrights.com/library/articles/rifle-data-book-a-lesson-dope

Ok I'll check them out

Also I'm using Excel to make a shooting log and have  Ammo, Weight, Rds Fired, Distance and Grouping

Any others I need to add?

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Re: Range logs for shooting
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 06:45:03 PM »
I'd say you need to look at including some, most, possibly even all of the ones on each of those targets. They look like they're precisely what you'd need, depending on what you're doing.

Are you just shooting to improve, or are you hand-rolling your own stuff? Because there's one target with like 25 different fields specifically tailored for developing and refining loads.

At a glance, unless you intentionally omitted them it looks like you're missing potentially useful data like time, date, the name/make/model of the firearm you're using, what the ambient weather conditions are (temperature, humidity, sun, wind, barometric pressure, mirage conditions, etc.), range location, etc. etc. etc.