32 Degree Range

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  1. HuckleberryFun

    HuckleberryFun
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    Went to the English Pit in Vancouver today because I just couldn't wait to shoot my latest gun. Also did a practice run for a postal league match. It was 32 friggin degrees out. I was the only one on the pistol side for nearly the whole time. I heard one other person on the rifle side. Fired 150 rounds before turning blue and packing it in. I'd consider myself hardcore but, let's face it, mostly I'm just stupid. :confused:
     
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    Your fine. I went to LVG golfin yesterday and the greens were froze solid. If you hit em the ball would bounce 30 or so feet and keep going. I did hear guys shootin shot across Vancouver lake. Its froze over and the geese look weird standing up in the middle:D
     
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    If it was 32 here, I'd turn in my big boy pants for short pants.;)
     
  4. Certaindeaf

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    I shot on a 360 degree range.. I was hot!
     
  5. Oathkeeper1775

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    There was tons (nominal) of .45 ACP and other pistol brass under the ice and snow last Monday:confused:. We spent more time around the burn barrel; did some training and still had fun.:D
     
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    ...but smart enough to realize it!

    Cold can be brutal for shooting. Especially with hand-thrown clays since I never shoulder up until I see them fly. Holding a shotgun down somewhere about a foot below port arms, I don't tend to stomp through the brush with a weapon shouldered, and I don't believe birds are under any obligation sit still until someone says "pull."

    Sighting up and shooting fast like that with an ice cold 12 gauge pump on a cold windy day can be @#$%ing painful on a bare trigger hand. So I got a pair of those $4 rubber palmed stretchy work gloves at Home Depot a couple years ago and I like 'em a lot. Nice and thin for handling ammo, etc. They reduce my cussing by about 50%, and the backs are cloth to deal with that freezing drippy nose thing.
     
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    Thats what they make indoor ranges for!

    Safe fire was just down the street!
     
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    I would have paid to go indoors and shoot. 32 a little to chilly for me unless your hunting and hiking but for fun bubblegum that. :confused:
     
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    Yeah I like the cooler weather, but below 40degs is just miserable.
    Even with a fire.
     
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    I would have kept shooting to be honest. Best time I had at the range was when it was 34 and raining, no one else was there to bother me. o_O
     
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    Heh, one of my lowest rounds of golf was in sub-32-degree weather. This morning I'm about to head out to a shooting event and it's 33 degrees out. :cool:

    Full disclosure, I skipped my walk last night because it was too damn cold. :rolleyes:
     
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    BP range at TCGC has a warming shed with a woodstove and a good supply of fuel. Takes the pain out of winter shooting.
     
  13. HuckleberryFun

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    You TCGC guys sure live the good life.
    Like shooting at "Downton Abbey". ;)
     
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  14. Rocklock

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    Not really, we still have to load the guns ourselves.
     
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    Yeah, but having a flunky to do it for you might be a nice change. I like tweed. He can iron my newspaper for me too.
     
  16. fxdc

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    I and others will never forget their 1st time shooting a USPSA match.

    With mine it was in the 20's and there was 4 to 5 inches of snow on the ground.

    Thankfully no low cover shooting, but since it was my 1st match I walked during movement from barricade to barricade. Others did the run, me Heil no!

    And I was hooked, so there were plenty of matches shot in the snow. That was the IPSC life in and around the Reno / Carson City area. 32 degs for the high or less and a sunny day was typical.
     
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