Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by savagelover, Nov 23, 2022.
range for load testing or whatever?
Are chronographs effected below
I dont do a lot of load development anymore and have only used my chronograph when it was "comfortable", low to mid 70's or so. I would think it would be OK in the cold, just make sure your batteries are good.
Just turn it on and shoot, no screens needed, regardless of temperature.
One huge advantage of having a home range is I make it a point to chrono my hunting loads in the conditions that I expect to see. I'll set the rifle and ammo on my back porch for a while, let it come down to temp, then make the 5 minute commute own to the range. I'll then chrono and verify my zero's.
I've got a Labradar and with the auxiliary battery pack it lasts for pretty long session. I try to get several sessions in for a load over varying temps to I can enter them into Strelock Pro. I also make my dope charts IAW the season and enter the expected average temps before computing.
I carry a Kestrel in my Bino Chest harness along with my phone with Strelock pro open. Periodically I synch Strelock with the Kestrel readings using the Bluetooth connection.
Then on average I pop something under 300 yds where all of the above didn't make a bit of difference..
But, hey it's a hobby.
As long as the batteries are warm enough to discharge, my chronograph has worked. NiMH is weak here.
We just had a foot of snow.
It will be 48° tomorrow.
I could be shooting in shorts or snow on the same day, but I don’t do load serious development in extremes. I might fool around some, but there isn’t a point for me to optimize in whether I won’t be shooting in much. It’s more for my own knowledge.
One thing is true, woods and the ranges are less busy on “Weather-ful” days!
(rarely below 32 where I am at)
Summer I get payback for mild winters, 100+ on average, bad days 110+, and your not safe from 100s until mid Oct.
When near freezing, one can have a 100 yard range
to one’s self:
--go fill in target holes whenever we want (Shoot N See).
Most of the time some of us go to Action Pistol, limited to 30 yards - even for rifle shooting.
It's worth it most of the time because you almost never are asked to share one of the eight AP ranges.
It is sunny and mild here today but I don't feel well enough to get out in it.
I had hopes of perking up enough to go to Saturday's wildcat pistol match but see 82% chance of rain in the forecast, so will plan on just watching Alabama clobber Auburn.
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