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Cold Weather Score Keeping Pen Or Pencil ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dave P, Jan 27, 2011.

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  1. Dave P

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    Probably a rather simple or ignorant question but anyway what do your clubs in cold areas use? Pens freeze up and pencils always seem to need sharpening. Anyone ever use carpenters pencils?
     
  2. Trap2

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    Dave... A #2 pencil, with eraser, is the best tool for keeping scores. A carpenters pencil is too cumbersome, difficult to use, and hard to sharpen, for the average score keeper. Using a carpenters pencil, try to change a lost target to a hit and still be able to initial it in the box. Can't be done. A pen is useless, under any circumstance. In the rain, a #2 pencil on shielded waterproof score sheets is the only answer.... Just my observations... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
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    In the rain we use black China markers on clear plastic laminated score sheets.
    A spray of window cleaner gets them clean with a paper towel.


    Eric
     
  4. halfmile

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    Try the black Lumber crayon with the string you pull back to get a new tip.

    But we do use #2 lead. The crayon is for wet weather.

    HM
     
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