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 Posted: Sun Oct 18th, 2009 11:32 PM
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I've been making my own "blank" reloading labels with spaces for all the relivant data on my computer for several years.  On the left side, vertical, I put the cartridge, bullet, velocity and loading date; that part goes over the box end.  The rest of the label curls around the side and has my desired data: power/charge, primer, OAL, dies used, average runout, brand of case, trim length, times fired, average accuracy, etc.

The "Avery" brand of self sticking labels come in a wide variarity of sizes, cheap, from Walmart or any office supply house.  Most word processor programs have a special place that will allow us to make whatever we want to print on the labels.  If not, Avery has an inexpensive program disc to allow it to be done on any PC.    


This really makes keeping my active data on each load consstant and easy to find too!

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 Posted: Sun Oct 18th, 2009 11:55 PM
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Avery has a downloadable free program for P.C.s running Windows. I use it a lot and do buy my labels at Walmart.

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 Posted: Mon Oct 19th, 2009 01:00 AM
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eh i'm kinda ol skool lolz i use a index card in every flip top box,it gives me lots of room to write notes etc i cut them to fit the inside of the lids( now if i could always just remember to carry a pen ...i know the short pencils from the bingo casino's mite fit lolz)



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 Posted: Mon Oct 19th, 2009 01:35 AM
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Short pencils from the golf course would work. Maybe the local course would give ya a couple. Me, myself....I am a computer nut and use it wherever/whenever possible.Have a good one, Guy



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I do what Fryboy does. There are these little (small) index-type cards with stickum on one end, sort of like the way post-it-notes are. I trim them lengthwise so they'll fit inside the lid then write my load data on that.

I have to do it that way because my ammo boxes always contain 10 rounds of this weight bullet loaded maybe two different ways, 10 or 20 of that bullet loaded 2 or 4 different ways, etc. etc. If I tried to print it out on labels, I think it'd be nasty. Plus, don;t they stick to the case and have to be peeled off? (I'm envisioning torn labels and bits of paper stuck to the ammo box)



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I began by using factory ammo boxes, and still do - I get most of them at the range.  I use blank adhesive labels, and hand write the info - caliber, date loaded, bullet and powder/primer data.  Also how many times this batch of brass has been loaded.

Now, I am also using Midway's white boxes with inserts, and writing on the same data.  I use a fine-tip marker.

I will probably eventually start using the computer-printed labels.  I have the Print Shop software that makes this pretty easy.  Just need to get the label paper.



 Posted: Mon Oct 19th, 2009 02:58 PM
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I print a label with the caliber and a box number and place it on the end flap of the box.

My load data is attached to the box number and entered in the computer.

When I shoot the box I enter the shot data in same form on the computer as the load data.

Loads are identified by date, caliber and sequence number usually in 50 or 100 round lots.

I know it gets a little complicated but I can keep better track of the many variables in loads and calibers.

Most of us have found the method that works best for us and I don't think there is a "wrong" way. Your method of load tracking is based on what information you wont to keep and data that is tracked.

 

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These are the labels I make up.

 

It's in Word format and uses 4x2 Avery or Staples brand labels.

 

http://www.hwsportsman.net/ReloadLabel.html

 

I did change Energy to PF.



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The (self-inflicted) problem I had with using blank labels for loading data was that I would get in a hurry and be inconsistant, dropping some things I would want later. By having blanks for all the data points I prefer I can quickly jot in the info and it will be consistant.

I have some 18 blanks to fill in for each label (for rifle, only 7 for handguns), but it's easy to do because it's simply a repeated form.



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Mine are a 2" piece of paper painter's tape. Tear off a piece, write what I want on it and stick it on the box. For end flaps I use 1" tape. The 1" tape also does well taping targets to my target frame.



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i just use the adhesive office folder  type lables from any where to write load info on and stick it on the boxes............... 

 

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jjb2, same here. If they don't pull off easy when I am through with that info I just stick over with another label.:thumbs:smacks



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fryboy wrote: eh i'm kinda ol skool lolz i use a index card in every flip top box,it gives me lots of room to write notes etc i cut them to fit the inside of the lids( now if i could always just remember to carry a pen ...i know the short pencils from the bingo casino's mite fit lolz)

i have friend who i get 32 cal round balls from who's kinda like you.....   he makes his own boxes to put em to get em to me..... i guess he a pattern or some thing to use then cuts em of thin cardboard and glues then together....     he is a retired railroad guy i've know for about 40 years............        the .32 cal round balls go into my .357 mag multiball loads............................ 

 

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I use these, printed out six to a page from Word. I put it in the ammo box and then use it for notes at the range. Besides my other records I keep these in chronological order so I can look back on old loads or notes as needed.




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I took the labels hornady gives you in their boxes of bullets, and shrunk them down a little, so they fit in pistol ammo boxes. Then i fit about 8 on a page, and made a bunch of copies and then cut them out.



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I use blue painter's tape. The 2 inch stuff has plenty of room and I follow the same format that dragon88 used with a little Sharpie fine point pen. When working up loads I run it across the box and put a line down for division of charges and write on the tape what the charge is. It stays on good but comes off easy and clean when you want to change it.



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Below is an Avery 3" x 4" mailing label that I use on my shotshell boxes.  I have a similar one, the Avery #6490, that I use on my metallic reloads.





I use Avery's Design Pro software available from their website, and it has a database feature that makes look-ups easier



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I use plastic ammo boxes of 50 rds, each load in one row. Load info w/reference to row number goes on index card and in box. After shooting, the card or load info goes on target and into that particular rifle's file. Very similar to what fryboy does. Do like some of the Avery ideas that have been posted.



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Timberwolf wrote: These are the labels I make up.

 

It's in Word format and uses 4x2 Avery or Staples brand labels.

 

http://www.hwsportsman.net/ReloadLabel.html

 

I did change Energy to PF.

Thanks to TW I've been using these since 2009. RD



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I made up my own but I don't use labels, I use blank business cards from Wally world. I can print on both sides, one for case prep information and the other for load info. I don't like to use adhesive labels on my boxes. There's an Avery template for the business cards.



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