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Shooting in the rain...ideas?!?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by raindog, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. raindog

    raindog Portland, OR Active Member

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    Tomorrow morning is one of the rare (of late) opportunities for me to shoot.

    Problem is, the forecast is for rain, and I want to shoot 100Y rifle.

    I'm heading to Tri-County...I will be in cover, etc., so I'm not worried about me or the gear. But I'm thinking the targets are going to turn to wet soup when they're stapled out there on the range.

    Ideas? I don't really have time to go buy some kind of fancy poly weatherproofing spray for targets ;-) I thought about putting them in ziplocs, but I don't have ziplocs that big.

    Hmmm...something tells me I'm not the first guy in Oregon to have this problem ;-)

    Or maybe the targets hold up? They're just the usual 100Y or 50Y targets, printed on what looks like thick construction paper.

    BTW, if you're out at the 100Y general purpose range tomorrow and see a big bald guy with a pile of old brown rifles, stop by and say hi. I hope to shoot my Yugo 24/47, Swiss K-31, and perhaps Mosin-Nagant 91/30.
     
  2. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    Just put them in Saran Wrap,it should cling to the target well enough and with staples you should be gtg.
     
  3. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    They will hold up. I mean that they will not turn into wet tissue paper. They will get very wet but the paper will hold except where you shoot them of course.
     
  4. SquackDaddy

    SquackDaddy Marion County Member

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    I agree with the above posters...the targets will hold up.
    When I'm going to be shooting in the rain, I just steal the saran wrap from the kitchen and wrap it around the target backer over the target, then staple as usual, just to be on the safe side......it's overkill, but I like to bring my targets home to measure groups etc.
     
  5. raindog

    raindog Portland, OR Active Member

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    Saran Wrap! Hadn't thought of that...I will try it. Great idea.

    Thanks!
     
  6. Bajablast

    Bajablast Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    You could also get a roll of clear contact paper from Fred Meyer, Target, Lowes, etc, and make your own version of lamination, that way you would be able to take it home more intact when done.

    Just an idea.......

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  7. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hairspray. It's just thin clear lacquer. You might want to buy your own can of cheap stuff--if you empty that can of high zoot salon spray that's in the
    bathroom wet targets will be the least of your worries.

    Saran wrap works pretty well, but sometimes it thyrows a glare that makes
    the target hard to see.
     
  8. GabbyHaze

    GabbyHaze Milton, Wa New Member

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    Speakin' from 'sperience Bill? lol:bluelaugh::paranoid::laugh:
     
  9. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Certainly sounds like it!!! :laugh:
     
  10. rudedog04

    rudedog04 oregon-roseburg Member

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    good thing your not sooting 22 cals they dont like rain