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Cold Weather Shooting Attire

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by t7731, Oct 8, 2012.

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  1. t7731

    t7731 Member

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    This will be my first winter shooting trap and am starting to make my Christmas list.

    Can I get some ideas on what type of clothing I should wear to stay warm and not affect my shooting in a negative way?
     
  2. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Under Armour and a thin wind proof jacket. Keep the heavy coat on the bench and shed it before heading out for the round. The more clothes or layers you wear the more it binds you up and affects your shooting.
     
  3. rwtii

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    Bob Allen/Boyt Harness and Browning make nice cold weather stuff as does Beretta. The heat packs that are iron filings and salt and are air activated can keep your hands warm when they are placed on the back of your hands in your gloves. Snow mobile boots for your feets, since you don't walk much shooting trap. A good warm hat, sheepskin or fur with ear flaps. The ultimate is to take shooting coat one size too large and have it lined with sheared muskrat or beaver by foxx furs in Duluth. They know about cold weather up there.
     
  4. Michael Wascom

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    Depends on where you live.
     
  5. UpNorthMN

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    Look into Browning and Beretta windoroof sweaters. The windproof component is huge. Upper body is not a problem to keep warm with my browning sweater. Trigger finger at zero is another issue...
     
  6. W.P.T.

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    We usually go from shorts to long pants for a week or two when it gets really cold (50's and 60's) then its right back to the shorts and T-shirts ... I actually had to wear a jacket 3 or 4 times last year because it got so cold ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  7. Bazooka Joe

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    I have used a Shoot the Moon polar plus coat with a wind liner for the last five years and it works great in Wisconsin.

    Rick
     
  8. 90Tshooter

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    I bought a Browning coat many years ago. Although it was a shooting coat I didn't care for it because the heavy collar got in the way when mounting the gun. I wouldn't buy one of these Browning shooting coats again for that reason.

    Joe
     
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    A windstopper sweater from Cabelas is the best cold weather garment ever. Bill
     
  10. Chugiakshooter

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    It just depends on how you handle the cold,I've seen bare hands on -10 nights and I usually wear gloves with handwarmers in them,we shoot year round in Alaska.
     
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    Thin nonbinding layers on top w/ one being a mock or turtleneck, a nylon windbreaking top layer. A warm hat that does NOT interfear w/ your glasses or ear protection. Gloves that protect your hands but do not inhibit feel too much. Sturdy shoes or boots that provide a solid base and some slip resistance. Winter shooting is a lot of fun if you're prepared and realize your scores may average a bit lower. Shooting is always better than sitting in the house!
     
  12. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Winter in Michigan sucks!

    Indoor pistol for 5 months
     
  13. Bill Roberts

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    John Storm coat!

    Bill
     
  14. Dave P

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    I bought a coat last year from a gentleman on this site with the brand name Chameau. He called it used but it looked brand new and gave me a turn around period. Absolutely warm coat and a good person to deal with. Can't remember his name though.
     
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    Bill: you have that right, best coat I have ever bought. Rick
     
  16. FlaLagarto

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    Purchase some of the shake up thermo packs.. (hand warmers) I wear golf gloves and put one in the back side of each glove, when I do this I have no problem with my fingers getting cold. I also use the back wrap .. one of the greatest things you can use to stay loose and be able to rotate instead of tightening up with the cold.

    Jerry B
     
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    When I first started shooting, I purchased a sub zero shooting jacket. When I look back at the pictures today I look like the Michelin tire man holding a shotgun.

    Yes, I was warm, maybe to warm, as I was comfortable shooting in 25 below zero temperatures with the fricken jacket. Anything above zero degrees I was sweating.

    My scores also droped not only due to the cold weather, but I could not swing my gun freely. As I got older I do not shoot below 30 degrees, as I just can not take the cold weather any longer.

    Suggest get yourself a Columbia fleece zip up jacket, also wear a T-shirt, and a summer type shell jacket with the fleece jacket over it.

    You will be warm, you will be able to swing your gun properly. Most important item would also be to wear a warm beanie type hat to cover your head and ears. If the temperature is below 20 degrees, suggest stay home to shoot on a nicer day.
    Steve Balistreri
     
  18. ms_yuan

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    Early last year, I purchased a John Storm coat with the insulation, and that's served me well. I'm saddened recalling my conversation with John, as he passed away later that year. The company, however, lives on.
     
  19. spitter

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    Geez guys... Man Up!

    Maybe a long sleeve tee under a sweatshirt, wind shirt or I use the Orvis Foul Weather Sweater ($98 on sale now)... my feet are the biggest challenge... keeping them dry and warm...

    Waxed cap with fleece - Dorman Pacific

    Don't load up to much - you'll change the LOP...

    Jay
     
  20. Fla_native

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    Last year I had to wear a flannel shirt twice... Ill send it to you if you want!

    EdH
     
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