Round count / # of brass

milanuk

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Just curious, for those of you keeping a separate boomer for 'ELR' / 'field' events - how many cases do you typically set up for a given barrel? How many rounds do these type of matches typically run?

The reason I'm asking is that I used to have about 100 (99, to be exact) pieces for a long-throated .300WM... then there was an PRS/ELR event coming up, with a proposed round count of ~130... so I had to scramble to find more brass, keep the different lot #s separated, etc. I'd kind of like to avoid doing that again if possible, but I figure I probably don't need to go buy 1-2k at a time like I do for my F/TR rifles, keeping 300-350 minimum lots per barrel.

Looking forward to hearing your approach (y)
 
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Geno C.

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I like 200 for everything. Some of my high volume I have have more in stock but not prepped and fire formed usually.

My 375 is no different, 200 rounds
 

jasent

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I used to do 100 but I’m upping that to 200. My next match I will have to drive 2.5 hours home after Saturday and load more to finish up Sundays shoot.
 
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Lynn Jr

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Our matches usually take about 30 rounds and we hold two per day back to back if we can so 100 rounds is plenty.
I lost a match in SoCal when I ran out of ammunition so no more just squeaking by.
 
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camotoe

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400 to 600 for me. If it's a round I plan on having awhile I do 1k brass.

Getting more than you need allows you to....

Get all from one lot
Less culling less bs
Discount on price
Never scramble for brass thats different lot.
Knowing you have enough to burn barrels
 

Vargmat

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I have about 200 cases at the time for my Win mag. And I used to have 300 cases of 6.5x47 Lapua but I have lost some at one competition or another so its probably around 275 right now.