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I was just wondering how others keep up with work up loads?
The system I have been useing as of late has been to document benchwork on an index card and put the work up loads and index cards into a zip-lock bag until I get to the range to test them. I will note if wind, group size, group location relative to aiming point.
 
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I label my test reloads. The label contains case oal length, cartridge oal length, comparator oal for rifle cartridges, case manufacturer and case weight, primer manufacturer, bullet weight, manufacturer, and style, and powder type and charge weight. After testing, if the load was a successful load, then I put the info on my reloading laptop computer using Point Blank software. If the loads were chronographed, then I add that info also. If the loads were not successful, then I make a notation on my label so that won't repeat the loads at a later date.
 

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I somewhat use the method as detailed by SMGJody. I label my loads by lot # when I go to the range for testing. I have all the info by Lot # listed on an Excel spreadsheet (power, bullet, OAL, primer, lube, crimp) and once back from the range I record the results (fps, accuracy, extraction, etc) onto the spreadsheet.
 

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I do the same as Captain. I number my loads to correspond with the load number on my Excel spreadsheet.
If I pick up a box of .308s and they have a #5 on the box, I look up .308 load #5. I dont have many different loads loaded up at a given time, so I know what I have when I see the round. But, I always check the data just to make sure.
 
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Have either you looked at the Point Blank software? It's free and gives you a lot of info on your reloads when you enter chronograph results.
 

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I am not that hung up on chrono stuff. I do check some of them to see how fast they are, just to satisfy my curiosity.
 

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SGMJody said:
Have either you looked at the Point Blank software? It's free and gives you a lot of info on your reloads when you enter chronograph results.
Do you have the link to the web site? I would like to look at it..
 

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Like Hammer, I usually chrono for curiosity.
This is what the index cards consist of :

date: caliber/gun
case/ how resized:
powder: charge/brand
bullet: weight/type/brand
C.O.A.L.:
# of rounds:
rest of card are for notes

If I have a batch that show good results, it gets put in my "Handloader Log" by MTM case-guard
 

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I'm just starting a new log book. Pencil only. I lost 7 years of data for all my rifle loads when the Katrina flood ran the inks on my data--both the printed ink and the various pen inks (ball point included) ran so much as to be unintelligible.

Pencil only--at least the targets would have been salvagable.
 
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