Surfing through the newspaper (digital, online stuff), I see that the preoccupation seems to be a poll that the nation is taking in several states. Louisiana votes on Saturday, and I'm bored with politics, so we turn to reloading.
Joe Huffman posts that his round count for all time is something in the 70K range for an all time total. I looked at that figure and considered my all-time total, and I must say I have no clue.
Reloading is an OCD activity. One must keep strict attention to numerous little details and I have several recipes that I use in any of about a dozen calibers. For example, my standard .38 Special load is 4.3 grains of Unique under a 158 grain semi-wadcutter. Anybody's primer. I've loaded this round for over two decades. Likewise my .44 Special load. 7.5 grains of Unique under a 240 semi-wadcutter. I could tell you about .308 or .30-06, or any of another half-dozen calibers, but if you asked me how many rounds I've loaded over the decades, I couldn't tell you.
I started reloading in the '70s when I joined a skeet club. Skeet shooting burns through a lot of ammo and I reloaded to keep my clays bill down to a tolerable level. Likewise raising three rambunctious boys in a little place way out in the country. I loaded shotshells by (literally) the bushel basket. Likewise centerfire ammunition. But, I never kept a round count.
I don't keep round conts on individual firearms, either. I suspect that I've shot about 4000 rounds of wax-bullet ammo this year, simply because I've bought about 10,000 wax bullets (and I'm about to order some more). But, if you ask me how many rounds of ammo my Blackhawk (for example), or my Savage 11 has shot through them? Not a prayer.
So, the question begs itself: Who keeps count of such things? Evidently some of us do.