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Too hot to shoot yesterday morning

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Tallbald, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. RPZ

    RPZ Member

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    Well, I can say that in Houston and the Gulf coast area humidity is the order of the day.
     
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  2. Shanghai McCoy

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    Hot and humid here in the middle of the Mid-west but that's just July. Our club has a shoot this weekend but I'll be over in Marshall at a primitave bow builders gathering camping and "whittling" on bows.
    Re-hydration is the key and we "re-hydrate" pretty hard after sundown ... ;)
     
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  3. Tallbald

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    4v50Gary I read your comment about visiting here in Bowling Green in June. I wonder if you were attending the class at WKU involved with building BP rifles(?). My loving wife Penny and I camped 2 miles away from our small home at the KOA just to get away last month (we can come home to let our big dogs out several times daily) and met a wonderful Pennsylvania couple camped there for a month so that the husband could attend that BP gun building class. Such a small world. Had I known I'd have enjoyed meeting you for coffee! Don.
     
  4. HB

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    In Missouri we have the heat of the south but the humidity of a rain forest. Shooting black powder is not worth it in many instances, especially if you're hunting... not sure how much a 54 smooth bore can handle but rust is nearly immediate. I've seen squirrels exhausted laying flat on the ground or over a few limbs. At that point I try to miss them to give them a breeze.

    Edit, I'm not far from the Daniel Boone home. He had a 3 story mansion here so it must have been better than venturing further up the Missouri into the unknown.

    HB
     
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  5. Bfh_auto

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    I lived in the upper peninsula of Michigan for 18 years. Now I live Oklahoma. I treat both extremes the same. Do what is necessary taking breaks to warm up or cool down. I feel blessed because I can shoot up to 1/4 mile from my porch. This takes out the too hot or cold part.
     
  6. swathdiver

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    October can't come soon enough!
     
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  7. GEM

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    Shot a carbine match this weekend in TX, in the 90-100 deg. range. I found one of those cooling towel gadgets that you soak and wear was a great help. Drank plenty of fluids. Enough sunscreen to look like Casper the Ghost.
     
  8. BigBoomD

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    Seattle just broke our longest dry stretch on record. (well we will at the end of today) Now at 52 days no rain. Has been pleasantly hot, not over 90 except a couple days. Looking awfully brown round here for the Rain City! Very welcome after the record breaking rainy winter/spring we had...
     

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