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    Question Data Collection

    Can anyone direct me to a place where I can get a log book for recording shot placement on target, load data, weather conditions, etc.?

    Thank you.

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    log book

    this is what I use just print it out and make your own log book

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    thanks old pup..

    I have been looking for a good plot sheet for 600-1000yd pit duty.....this one is "just rite"......thanks again....Roger

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    If you want a Highpower specific plot sheet for each distance, go to my website www.shootersjournal.com and look down the list of tabs for Plot Sheets, there's a lot there.
    German Salazar

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    Thanks guys.

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    Down loaded scoring pages

    Here is a link to the target plot sheets from the Long Range Target Shooting Forum. Rememebr if you are shooting F-Class, the X-ring is now 1/2 MOA now.

    http://www.long-range.com/forums/index.php?showforum=61

    George

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    Access to Shooter Journal

    Quote Originally Posted by GS Arizona View Post
    If you want a Highpower specific plot sheet for each distance, go to my website www.shootersjournal.com and look down the list of tabs for Plot Sheets, there's a lot there.
    German Salazar

    German, I use to have access to your Shooter's Journal blog, but cannot get into the site today. I was interested in F-Class Plot sheets.

    Thanks, Mike Landolfi

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    No matter how much data you enter into a hand-written log book, it won't be nearly as useful as a spread sheet when it comes to understanding what your data actually means. Gathering data is one thing. Understanding it is something else.

    For example, what is the average Mean Radius of your ten best 5 shot groups using Varget with Berger VLD 80gr bullets compared with the average Mean Radius using Vihtavuori N-140? Rather than spend a week reviewing a dog-eared log book you can have the answer to this question in a few seconds if your data is kept in a spread sheet.

    I believe you can't get where you want to go unless you know where you are. And the more precise and organized your data is, the more you will know about your present situation and how it compares with past performance. From there you can steer your efforts in the correct direction to make those tiny improvements we're all constantly searching for.

    I scan all my test targets as well as my BR targets using On Target software. I make an Excel worksheet for each session. I also copy the information into a "master" spread sheet for that particular gun so that nearly all my groups are in one group. Then I add in additional information about powder types, bullet weight, recipe ID number, etc. It looks something like this:

    Sample Excel Chart

    With a few key strokes I can find out what's best, what's worst, averages, and so on using most any significant parameter. I can count how many rounds I've fired if I want that information. I can easily see how many 90gr VLD's I fired from this barrel if I want to.

    In other words, logging data is a good thing; however, unless you can easily study the data, sift it, sort it, and look at it eight-ways-from-Sunday it's not doing you all that much good.

    Once you get the hang of it, you can log digitized data from a session at the range as quickly as filling out a log book. And you can do the measurement and calculations MUCH faster. What's more, you can do all of it after the fact so you don't have to spend any time in between shots writing or chasing your log book that the wind just blew away. But the best thing about keeping digital data is that you easily get a measurement of your vertical and horizontal group size, deviation from the aim point, and Mean Radius too. Mean Radius is considered by many as more important than group size. It's tedious to measure and compute by hand, but On Target does it automatically. You just click your mouse on the scanned bullet holes and bingo, you have just what you're looking for. Add a few notes and you're on you way to becoming the World Champion you know is locked inside you................... somewhere.

    Give On Target a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdlandolfi View Post
    German, I use to have access to your Shooter's Journal blog, but cannot get into the site today. I was interested in F-Class Plot sheets.

    Thanks, Mike Landolfi

    I believe German's blog used to point here for links to various plot sheets: http://www.desertsharpshooters.com/links
    One of them with lots of drop down menu choices including some F-Class: https://www.scorebook.org/plotsheets/plotsheets

    And German is long gone and isn't likely to answer your inquiry or grant permission to view his blog.
    Last edited by WSnyder; 07-27-2017 at 01:20 PM.

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