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Freezing at the range today.....

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by BrainOnSigs, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. BrainOnSigs

    BrainOnSigs Well-Known Member

    ......but I warmed a few steel plates up. :D

  2. Wylie1

    Wylie1 Well-Known Member

    Florida? Uh, oh, nevermind.
  3. It seems the low in St. Petersberg was 48 yesterday, so this must be a joke. I'm not quite sure why it is funny to bundle up when it is warm out; maybe he is just taunting us by pretending it is cold. Maybe he went on a trip to some place chilly? The Danish container behind him might be a clue.
  4. BrainOnSigs

    BrainOnSigs Well-Known Member

    Now to be fair.....48 degrees with a 20 MPH wind. I was outside before sunrise watching a pair of eagles. I was standing in the same spot for 2 hours with the wind in my face. I did take the jacket off once the running around commenced at the range later.

    You cold weather types are welcome to join me in July. I will throw some water on you once you pass out from heat stroke. :evil:
  5. Wylie1

    Wylie1 Well-Known Member

    It was 5 degrees F the last time I was at the range, granted I only shot 7 rounds. Left over hunting cartridges, just had to see how close my scope was after some machining to the scope rings bases.

    I do asphalt for a living, although humidity isn't much fun, we do hit triple digits here in the summer months and the asphalt hits the ground in the area of 275F.
    I'd be fishing my asre off down there though!

    Update, no temperature here this morning it's 0 F.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013
  6. BrainOnSigs

    BrainOnSigs Well-Known Member

    Come on down!


  7. Wylie1

    Wylie1 Well-Known Member

    I still have yet to hook a Tarpon, is mine bigger than yours?
    One of these days I'd like to head down that way with a pickup full of fishing rods and see how they do down there. I hear there is a lot of night fishing. I fished in Georgia a short time years back and Texas too. I think the bugs got the best of me in Texas.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013
  8. travisd

    travisd Well-Known Member

    48 is shorts and T-shirt weather.. in fact that was what I was doing at the range yesterday and it wasn't even that warm here, something like mid 40s with 30+ mph winds? All you southern people are hiliarous
  9. BrainOnSigs

    BrainOnSigs Well-Known Member

    I visit your crazy state twice a year. I have gotten sunburned in October......

    .....and snowed on....in freaking late May!

  10. wanderinwalker

    wanderinwalker Well-Known Member

    Pfffttt... 48* and breezy, send some of that nice up this way! :neener:

    We've had offhand rifle matches at temperatures in the 20s. It's an interesting question: shoot with a glove on the trigger hand to keep your fingers warm or take the glove off so you can feel your match trigger? (Never did find a good solution to that...)

    Today was a nice day to shoot at the range, about 32* and calm. But we've been having a crazy winter here in New England; week before last it was below zero one morning and the next day I was riding my bicycle in the afternoon after work. (Just under 40* for that... ;) )
  11. I tried looking this up on a wind chill chart. It said, "Seriously?" :)

    I just checked the average July temp here vs. there. 91 here, 92 there. I'm not sure that one degree would do me in, but you've got humidity, so I'll give you that.

    I thought about going out to shoot a couple of rounds of clays this morning, but at 9° F, staying inside seemed like a better idea.

    Around here, it depends on which side of winter you are on. When it gets down into the 40's in September, people start grumbling about the cold and donning jackets.

    If it goes up in the 40's in February, people talk about the heatwave and starts walking around in in t-shirts. :)

    I am jealous about the fishing. I suppose my 10-lb test line I troll with around here probably won't be enough.
  12. BrainOnSigs

    BrainOnSigs Well-Known Member

    Tough crowd. I was born and raised in central Florida. I was cold...I dressed appropriately....and was good to go.

    I've been in Wyoming hunting pronghorn when it was in the teens.....rain...sleet...snow.... with a 30 MPH wind. I made the 240 yard shot...gutted the antelope in record time...and retired to the heat inside the truck ASAP.

    Where do I turn in my man card?
  13. Cold, wet, and windy is the worst. I'd take a calm 12 degrees over a windy and wet 35 degrees any day.

    Then again, I'd rather it be 100 with almost no humidity vs. 90 with 95%. Dry heat and dry cold is the way to go.

    You put in the box right next to where I dropped off mine yesterday. I was complaining that my pickup doesn't have seat warmers like my SUV. :)
  14. pikid89

    pikid89 Well-Known Member

    after being in the 80s for a few weeks here in N Central FL, an over night drop to the low 40s with high humidity is pretty cold for us born and raised floridians, our blood is pretty thin haha
  15. Wylie1

    Wylie1 Well-Known Member

    Okay I'm guilty too, been kicking myself for not putting in a higher heat thermostat in my pickup, just changed out the frickin water pump too!:banghead:

    I forfeited my man card on the operating table last month, stupid itchy stiches!
  16. afponiky

    afponiky Well-Known Member

    Haa haa,,,,

    Good one
  17. jonc

    jonc Well-Known Member

    i went the other day and it was 5 below! I was the only one dumb enough to be shooting so i had the place to myself at least lol
  18. Wylie1

    Wylie1 Well-Known Member

    The one big advantage to daring the range in the cold. -5 forget it!
  19. travisd

    travisd Well-Known Member

    Yup that's our weather for ya. I will admit I'm freezing my ass off this morning 10 below and wind chill is -30. Jeep wouldn't hardly stay running backing out the driveway. Works gonna suck cuz we don't have any heat there lol
  20. mcdonl

    mcdonl Well-Known Member

    Hmm... 48... Your right, that WOULD give me a heat stroke :)

    Typical range day around here...


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