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Does crappy weather get in your way or do you use it . . .

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by twofewscrews, Nov 30, 2022.

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Does crappy weather get in your way?

  1. Hell no, I use it to my advantage

    22.6%
  2. What are you a hippy? if its crap outside I'm staying inside

    11.9%
  3. Depends on how crappy/temp/wind/etc

    53.6%
  4. Never gave it a thought

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  1. Bazoo

    Bazoo Member

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    I occasionally have shot in rain, snow, baking heat, and when it was cold. But I generally don’t. I don’t like being uncomfortable. That’s reloading weather to me.

    I don’t train self defense in the rain because if it’s raining, the self defense will be from under my roof, as that’s where I’ll be.

    My experiences shooting in the rain proved I can do it. I don’t have to do it repeatedly.

    I do hunt in those conditions of it happens to coincide with the season and notion to hunt.
     
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  2. Night Rider

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    I can do cold, snow and rain but I HATE wind.
     
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  3. entropy

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    I've duck and deer hunted well below zero, I Trap shoot all winter long in Minnesota. I don't zero rifles in high wind, but otherwise as long as I dress for it, the weather doesn't bother me.
     
  4. kopcicle

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  5. WisBorn

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    I voted that it depends.

    I will go out and and shoot my CCW guns if it is windy and practice with short range shooting with rifles. With a covered shooting area I will shoot in light rain.
    When zeroing a rifle I prefer little to no wind.

    Hunting there is only so many days of season,but I will not bow hunt in the rain.
     
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  6. CDW4ME

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    Me in the rain:
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    I go to a indoor range. If I went to a outdoor range it sure as heck wouldn't be in the rain, or if the heat index was 100+
     
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  7. Nasty Canasta

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    Me & Mrs shoot every week, last 3 have been pretty cold & there’s always some degree of wind. We’ll shorten our shooting time to around an hour when it gets crappy but still practice our draws & fire from concealment that can be a real eye opener when your all bundled up. When it gets hot we shoot early & now give it some time to warm up a bit & keep some hand warmers in our pockets. We won’t shoot in a blizzard but try hard to keep our weekly tradition going.
    Here’s our shootin’ spot-it’s wide open
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  8. South Prairie Jim

    South Prairie Jim Member

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    I have shot long range matches during all types of weather including white out snow storms we couldn’t see the targets at 600 yards
     
  9. whughett

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    As an out door blue collar worker for most of my working life, public utility, working in all climatic conditions was mandatory. Long retired now I’ll pick and choose my activities out side thank you very much. Temperature under 50,indoor shooting, rain, indoor shooting, Only outdoor activity in winter snow blowing the drive way and front side walk and at 81 years of age that may well get hired out.
    Hot weather doesn’t bother me.
     
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  10. rust collector

    rust collector Moderator Staff Member

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    I go to the range for enjoyment, so tend to wait until good weather. Hunting, on the other hand, is better when the wind howls and skies threaten. I once shot two doe within ten yards of each other because the wind made it impossible to locate my position. The deer were bedded down in the middle of a large pasture and deer 1 was one of those rare DRT casualties.
     
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  11. WisBorn

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    I thought you lived in Florida?
    If it's not raining doesn't it feel like 100+:rofl:
     
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  12. Scout21

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    I've always maintained that days with bad weather are the safest time to go to an outdoor public range. It's worth getting a little hot or cold or wet to not have to constantly look over my shoulder every time I'm putting a target up. I've seen some scary stuff at public ranges.
     
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  13. jmorris

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    I don’t let a cloudy day get me down, first thing I think is, do I have anything to chronograph as the clouds stand in for the sky screens, one less thing to fiddle with…

     
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  14. entropy

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    Just another reason I don't go to public ranges anymore. I carry while at the range even at the private club I belong to.

    The last time I shot at a public range, two teenagers pulled up got out and were handling my AR when I was changing targets. I only had one mag for it with, and it was loaded, in my pocket. The Chamber was empty. They had not gotten anything out of their car. When I turned and saw one handling the AR and the other scouring my bag for loaded mags, I yelled for them to put it down. (I was only at the 25 yd target stand) and ran back to the line. They claimed they were only admiring my AR, to which my reply was I saw they didn't bring any guns, and I had the only loaded one there, (The Python on my hip) so it was time for them to leave. They left in a hurry.
     
  15. .45Coltguy

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    Now this man has a plan!^^^ And a good one.
     
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  16. doubleh

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    I worked outdoors come hell or high water all my working life. I'm old, retired, cold makes my bones ache, and I have had enough fighting the wind to do me so I find something else to do when the weather is nasty.
     
  17. Sav .250

    Sav .250 Member

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    Hunt W Va. Have seen some big ones in really bad weather. Snow. Rain. wind.
    Does it get in my way? Nope. Have the right gear.
     
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  18. TomJ

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    I live in Wisconsin and shoot year round. The range I go to has, among other areas to shoot from covered bays, so we can shoot comfortably in the rain. We're used to the cold, so that doesn't matter.
     
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  19. CDW4ME

    CDW4ME Member

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    I do and October --> April would be prime for going to outdoor range, next few days for example:
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  20. Chuck R.

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    Really crappy weather to me means precipitation, which translates into thoroughly cleaning my chit after shooting.

    That I'll skip.

    Good news is, my range is my backyard, so there's never a crisis of "having" to shoot.

    Wind, cold, etc. are chances to test loads (and myself) and that I like doing. A couple weeks ago I shot in 27+ MPH winds and snow with full up hunting gear, in preparation for a hunt:

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    Kind of a "train as you fight" thing. It was a great rehearsal as the hunt conditions were similar and the gear checked out. The actual shot at 263yds was a "chip shot" compared to what I'd practiced for.
     
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  21. DeepSouth

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    Don’t shoot much in bad weather now days, other than hot. This is AL so hot lasts about a 1/4 of the year so we just have to deal with it like the rest of Dixieland.

    however when I was younger I used to really enjoy shooting a 22 at long distances, at least a couple hundred yards, in the rain. You could see the projectile hitting rain drops and essentially “see” the bullet. Also a good way to learn about a ricochet, I shot at an old toilet in a dump once in the rain….free tip: Never shoot a toilet with a 22lr!
     
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  22. starnbar

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    Yeah been there done that got the T Shirt
     
  23. FL-NC

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    I will cancel range time over dangerous weather conditions- hurricanes, tornados, and the like.
     
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  24. starnbar

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    I live in Central Fl the elevation at my place is on a hill is 103 above sea level no worry from any thing but a tornado and we do get those
     
  25. WisBorn

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    I didn't think that there was a hill in Florida?:rofl:
     
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