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Anyone count rounds while shooting? I typically don't with my AR knowing the bolt stays back with the last round (you know it's open) and having a general idea of how many shots I have left. I was thinking of loading the mags for the FS2000 (en route) and the AR with the last round or two fired using tracer rounds so I know I am almost empty. Sound like a good idea?
 

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You're talking about counting as you are shooting so you can be quicker with a mag change? No, in a situation where I have to pull my carry gun and use it, I probably won't even think about it.

As for the rifles... why? Are you shooting competition?
 

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You're talking about counting as you are shooting so you can be quicker with a mag change? No, in a situation where I have to pull my carry gun and use it, I probably won't even think about it.

As for the rifles... why? Are you shooting competition?
Damn, I'm an idiot. I misread that - I guess I'll delete my post above, so I don't look like a total dolt :lol:
 

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:-D It's easy to do when you're trying to read posts almost as fast as they are posted. Ya gotta watch that iceman dude close. :-D
 

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Texas Armadillo said:
You're talking about counting as you are shooting so you can be quicker with a mag change? No, in a situation where I have to pull my carry gun and use it, I probably won't even think about it.

As for the rifles... why? Are you shooting competition?
I am not talking about handguns at all. Since the bolt of the FS2K does not stay open as an AR does I don't want to waste time trying to get another shot off with no round in the chamber. I know when I am empty with an AR. My idea is that while shooting the FS2K is if the last two rounds are tracers it would let me know to change mags after the last two shots.
My FS2k is still on it's way. Are there any indications, even subtle ones, that allow you to know you are empty other than pulling the trigger and nothing happening?
It's for tactical training more than anything else, as I don't think you can use tracers in competition. I do very well with the AR and I am getting the FS2k for a new challenge and to learn new techniques.
 

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i don't round count besides between concentrating on my target and programming my ISnipe might forget a thing or two

what i do when i think i reached the last round is put the weapon on safety remove and check the mag, pull back the charging handle, open the lid, check the chamber and if there is nothing there load a fresh mag in and the fun continues

its faster than it sounds and though i do miss a bolt hold open i don't miss the rounds being ejected 2inches from my face :lol:
 

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I don't personally do it, but I have a buddy that is on the SRT team here and he was showing me what they do, and it could work on semi autos too I guess.

With the departments MP5, he'd shoot three with one pull of the trigger, count it as one... that way you only have to count to 10. Ten 3 round strings, and then reload. From what he says, it's not so much for when you are out, but to know where you're at if you need to reload before you are completely empty.

I think the same could apply to your AR or FS2K. I mean, if you're ever in a situation where you are going to have to shoot someone, are you just gonna shoot 'em once? I'd think you could apply the same thing with double taps, you'd only have to count to 15.

Personally, I really can't see how it's practical, I mean if you're in a fight, you probably have many more important things to worry about than round count. Just reload when your empty, if you think you're getting close, reload anyways and retain the partial. I think you'd have to practice A LOT under high stress to be able to do all the things you'd need to do AND keep count.

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Zhurdan said:
I don't personally do it, but I have a buddy that is on the SRT team here and he was showing me what they do, and it could work on semi autos too I guess.

With the departments MP5, he'd shoot three with one pull of the trigger, count it as one... that way you only have to count to 10. Ten 3 round strings, and then reload. From what he says, it's not so much for when you are out, but to know where you're at if you need to reload before you are completely empty.

I think the same could apply to your AR or FS2K. I mean, if you're ever in a situation where you are going to have to shoot someone, are you just gonna shoot 'em once? I'd think you could apply the same thing with double taps, you'd only have to count to 15.

Personally, I really can't see how it's practical, I mean if you're in a fight, you probably have many more important things to worry about than round count. Just reload when your empty, if you think you're getting close, reload anyways and retain the partial. I think you'd have to practice A LOT under high stress to be able to do all the things you'd need to do AND keep count.

Zhur
Excellent response. Thank you.
 
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