How do you guys keep track of the cartridges that you keep in drawers readily accessible for show and tell, photos, or for research?? In other words, what sort of ID and Catalog system do you use?
I write a small number on the base of each cartridge and then keep a catalog on my PC. I try to use a halfway rational numbering system such as all 22 caliber cartridges have ID numbers that start with 22. For example, in the photo below, the cartridge on the right is a 22 Hornet and the ID number is barely visible on the right and is 2239.
Obviously, such a simple system gets more and more complicated as the number of cartridges grow but I’m not really inclined to start something new unless it would be a fast and easy conversion. My only hope is that my time will run out before the numbers get too long. :)
I’m like most of you, into one drawer or another almost every day and without that ID number I’d be lost to try and find a particular cartridge quickly.