New Year's Day UDPL 3-gun match for those interested (COLD!!)


January 2, 2011, 02:32 PM
Temp was -3 f when I was driving there... during the course of the day it warmed up to a balmy 12 f. The 22 ARs had trouble cycling, as did some regular ARs. My Colt SP-1 ran flawlessly with both brass and steel ammo (I felt bad about the steel but I wanted to see if it would run, and I didn't want to worry too much about policing up the casings out of the ice).

I greased it lightly with some regular moly wheel bearing grease and used no other lube. I have never really sighted it in but it did okay; I was still hitting low at 200 yds but was able to get hits by putting the silhouettes atop the front sight post.

SIG P226 ran perfectly, though I didn't shoot it as well as I usually do. I had trouble hitting some of the steel lollipops, even though I was focusing hard on the front sight and trying to get good trigger control. Maybe it was the shivering. :D

Mossberg 590 ran perfectly also. I couldn't hit the 80 yd steel with 3 slug shots (bead sight), perhaps because there was a wicked heat shimmer off the barrel after heating it up just before.

It was great fun.

After the match I got out my Ruger Ranch Rifle (195 series IIRC) and tried it out at the 200 yd steel... and surprisingly did okay with it. I can barely hit a paper plate at 100 yds but it did fine for me on the 200 yds with cheap TulAmmo. I let a couple other guys try it and they hit 5/5 and 6/6 and 5/5 with it. I was amazed. Seems I suck at rifle shooting, as I've long suspected. :D

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January 3, 2011, 04:14 PM
Has anyone else had trouble with .22s running in very colt temps? I'm trying to decide whether to take a .22 conversion out this weekend or not. I assume the lube on the bullets gets cold/gummy?

January 3, 2011, 04:18 PM
Not colt temps, but definitely ruger temps. :D

Gotta ask, is this Jeff form STN?

January 3, 2011, 05:12 PM
I'm on STN, but not "Jeff" from STN, though I know him. He's cool. My handle there is 1KPerDay.

January 3, 2011, 07:51 PM
Didn't mean to derail your thread, was just curious. I sold you a respro foggy a while back.

January 4, 2011, 12:03 PM
Ah! Yes of course. Love it. Wished I'd brought it saturday, in fact. :D

The fog from my breath was actually obscuring my sights at times. Crazy

January 5, 2011, 07:10 AM
Good to see you over here! :D


Corey ACP
January 12, 2011, 01:17 AM
We, My posse, was there as usual, Those fortunate enough to be in our squad were able to partake in our traditional New Year Chili lunch. In this cold weather, it was very welcome. Overall, our squad did OK, Glad there was no wind as that would have made a cold day unbearable. I did not see any cold weather related malfunctions, or really any other malfunctions at all. We all ran .223 AR platforms from 14" Commando, 1 - 16" M-4, a few 16" carbines of various mfg. and one 20" HBAR

January 12, 2011, 12:41 PM
Cool. Are you the Corey who usually wins? :D

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