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coldest temp you shot in

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by TOOLMAKER 251, Jan 16, 2009.

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  1. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    1993, Blandon gun club in Pa. -10 Was shooting new Rem. Premiers and they sounded terrible. Alot of unburnt powder in the barrel.
     
  2. FN in MT

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    Shot skeet league last winter SEVERAL times when it was below zero...without wind chill. Had a few loud POP's with some of my Clays loads. No fun.

    FN in MT
     
  3. Old Cowboy

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    10 below
     
  4. Ontario Chris

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    'Frosty Gun League' January 2004 -4 at Ontario Rod and Gun Club - Ontario,NY. No wind, really wasn't too bad but the squads sure were quick!
    Chris
     
  5. Mikeegak

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    Shot a lunch time skeet league at Ft. Rich, AK. After we were done the range manager handed us a patch, the -40 below club. It was -43.
     
  6. senior smoke

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    in the early 80's i shot in 26 below zero and wind chills of 80 below. that was the first time to my knowledge that the waukesha gun club closed down due to cold weather. the trap machines were not working correctly, and management thought the kids could get frost bite. i did not shoot very good, no one was smoking targets etc. one of the guys rem 1100 would not function properly. that was the day a rem rep suggested to use graphite instead of wd40 in extreme cold weather.
    steve balistreri
     
  7. Pull & Mark

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    We had our clubs biggest shoot of the year (vendors shoot) a couple of years ago. It was in the mid 50's without the windchill factor. Boy was that cold for down here. LOL Break-em all. Jeff
     
  8. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    5 below but absolutely calm at my old club, The Litchfield Sportsman's Club, one night. Roaring fire in fireplace, hot coffee in white mugs and the comradery and friendships that have lasted a lifetime.
     
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    Mid 70's, I live in So Cal.
     
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    Tomorrow :)
     
  11. skeeljc

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    We used to shoot sporting clays on a sunny 0 degree day when I lived in Fargo North Dakota. You had to have the right gear to be out there for two hours!

    Jim Skeel
     
  12. matttrapn

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    Last winter in Rock Springs, WY., -15F. It was a Wednesday night, and we had a full squad just to shoot practice. Shoot 25-targets, go inside and warm-up for a half-hour, repete.

    Also shot some very cold and WINDY Sunday mornings at my favorite club,,, Cheyenne, WY. We had this crazy thing we joined in on, called the Cold-Gun League. Man, I miss Cheyenne.....

    Matt
     
  13. ljutic73

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    -30 a few years ago for a charity shoot to benefit a family that had been burned out in a prairie fire.
     
  14. foghorn220

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    Ok im sure I hadn't shot in weather as cold as ljutic73 did but it was a blowing wind and snowing and the regular temp was around 0 but all I know it was colder than a well digger's ass in the winter time.
     
  15. acss

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    i think papillion ne. xmas meat shoot held just recently - hard wind out of the N.W. ,heard the radioman say- be careful it'll be -17to-25 windchill! their gunclub sits behind trees and down low on the platt river so that helped a lil! about 30 shooters! i looking for a heated adjustable comb!
    wally riebesell rock port mo
     
  16. ESMDHokie

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    probably in the 20's one time shooting 16yd singles and doubles at the bluegrass sportsman's league in wilmore, KY for a collegiate shoot 2 years ago.

    That of course doesn't come close to the hunting I've done in colder.

    Hokie
     
  17. Charlie Becknell

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    I shot skeet one night at Blue Grass (Wilmore, KY) when it was 4 degrees. Shells sounded a little funny. One nice thing, there was no waiting. Went pheasant hunting once and it was 20 below zero in Kansas. Should have taken the hint it was too cold to be out, saw several cows in the field frozen to death. Worst night shooting was on bitter cold night and on the way to the gun club I had spilled chocolate milk on my crotch. Don't even like to think about it.
    Now who is Hokie? I thought I knew most of people at BG.
    Funniest time I ever shot was a couple of yrs ago a sudden snow storm blew in and one of the gun club managers at Elk Creek came in with a snow drift on one side of this head.

    Charlie
     
  18. drh08

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    Coldest temp was around 0 with 20 mph winds. Shot skeet that day, it's a bit of a walk to the skeet range, after 2 round I couldn't take it anymore. Decided at that point I don't shoot below 40 degrees anymore. This decision has really shortened my shooting season living in Minnesota.
     
  19. tarhawk

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    Years ago (about 10 I think) I was shooting Winter league here in Michigan. I was entered in both Trap and Skeet leagues and was catching up on my skeet scores. The thermometer at the club, and it proved to be pretty accurate, showed 15 below zero. Skeet moves slower than Trap and we all stood next to the fireplace for a long time afterwards.
     
  20. N. J. BOB

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    A girl I met in Alaska told me about the -40 club. She was a member. The coldest temp. in this neck of the woods is -10 or maybe -15. We have a winter trap league that starts on Jan 23ed. and runs for 4 weeks. It should be interesting???
     
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