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Old 10-10-2002, 06:31 AM
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Question Reloading log book.

Are there any companies that make a good reloading log book that you can keep track of all of your loads and their performance? I see that MTM has one but I can't really see its layout. Does anyone use that particular one? Any others that can be recommended? I currently use a plain notebook but I'd like to find something that's more "professional" and laid out better. Thanks.
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Old 10-10-2002, 07:19 AM
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Sinclair has a couple of good ones. they have a web site! Good Luck
Old 10-10-2002, 08:00 AM
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Try, has a printable log sheet along with a variety of targets.
Old 10-10-2002, 08:01 AM
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Thumbs up Logbooks & notebooks

Mattman & reload (BTW, cool handle!)--

Hopefully the Sinclair book also has some pages where you can jot down add'l load data that you come across, for future reference. (Back in college I found load data for a multi-ball round for .45 "Long" Colt. I may be picking up something in that calibre next year--and finally trying it out!)

My own personal Loading Notebook consists almost entirely of such notes, (in a 3-ring binder) as well as the tattered remnants of a ca. 1965 Lyman Cast Bullet handloading book.

(In recent years, I've gone over to just putting labels on the cartridge boxes---as I don't have access to a chronograph any more. )
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Old 10-10-2002, 03:09 PM
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It's a simple matter to make up one that you like. Just use the "Table" function of any word processor or create a text spreadsheet with Excel or 123.

Mine has columns for

Date, Case, Primer, Powder Wt/Type, Bullet Wt/Type, OAL, PR, Velocity, SD, Group and Remarks. The "PR" stands for Pressure Ring, and is the measurement of case expansion after firing.

As you can see, the left six columns are all loading data and the right five are shooting results. It's in landscape (sideways) layout and I get 26 loads per page with enough room at the top to allow three-hole punching.

I simply print out one master copy and then get 100 at a time made at a copy shop. I three-hole punch them at home.
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Old 10-10-2002, 04:03 PM
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Here is the one thunderjet was talking about, I like it and the price is right.

Reloading log

When I get my new bench done, I'm gonna put a computer on it, for now I have to run in and out of the house.

Old 10-10-2002, 04:32 PM
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reloading log

this is a text version of the log page that I made up to keep my own records. Anyone interested in using it can drop me mail at :

and ask for the form in word (windows) as an attachment.


Reloading Record

Remington 30-?06 springfield

Weapon make Remington Bore-to-sight height (inches) 1.875
Weapon model 03A3 Twist rate 1 in 10
Barrel length 24 inch Serial number xxxxxxx

Case make
Cartridge head stamp
Cartridge designation 30-?06 Springfield
Trimmed length (inches) 2.494
Over-all length (inches)

Bullet make
Bullet weight (grains)
Bullet type
Ballistic coefficient
Bullet diameter

Powder make
Powder type
Powder charge weight (grains)
Wad (make and type)
Primer (make and type)

Recorded velocity(at 3 yards) Muzzle velocity(FPS)
Standard deviation(FPS) Extreme spread(FPS)
Sight-in-range(yards) Group size(at 100 yards)


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