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Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: North central,Pa.-but not home !
Do you keep records of your loads?
I learned a long time ago to keep track of everything i do in my loading room!
The date when loaded has become important to me,because of a cold welding thing that popped up on me a few years ago.
Due to a money shortage,years ago,i could only afford one type of powder. I didn't have to keep to good of track of what i had loaded up?It didn't matter to me,then,i was doing it to save money and for hunting ammo.A 4 or 5 inch group was great? [40 years ago!]
Once i got that i could get more that one brand and type of powder i learned not to think i could remember all the particulars of a loaded box of ammo!
There was nothing more frustrating,to me,then to hit on a load combo,that is very good,and can't remember what it was!!!!! Or,one that just was very bad.
Also,now days ,i load for a lot more than one rifle.
I keep 2 record books of my loading. Why 2? I had a water valve,in my basement blow out years ago and soaked my old record book and it was ruined.So i have 2 and in different places.
I sure learned how much better it is to be able to look back and see,for sure,what you have put together and how works.