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Dixie Grand-Is there a preferd time to shoot?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by m fowler13, Nov 29, 2011.

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  1. m fowler13

    m fowler13 Member

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    My son and I are thinking of going to the Dixie Grand in January. We have never been to the Silver Dollar and was wondering if there any sun or wind issues at certain times of the day.Wind I assume is all the time being in Fla. Any suggestions are welcome as Im going to pre sqaud soon. mfowler13
     
  2. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    Usually sunny but allways windy.
     
  3. billkgun

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    Bring bluejeans,sweatshirts. shorts.and tshirts. Anything goes . Bill
     
  4. slowdp

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    Florida is always windy and gets worse (usually) as the sun gets higher. I would recommend squading in the morning. A little prayer to the wind gods the night before may be in order as well.
     
  5. straightshooter1

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    The wind seems to start at 10AM, though it can start earlier. I try to get an early squad hoping to avoid it, but it seems to know when it is my time to shoot.

    I'd bring a warm coat (like a Storm with a liner) as. last year, I'd start off wearing the coat and be shooting in a T-Shirt by noon. The year before, 2010, it was coat wearing time all through the Dixie, but that was the coldest winter I've ever seen in Florida.

    Bob
     
  6. blade819

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    You never know what it's going to be like during that time of year. One fact though, it'll sure be better than what we have North of there. I'll bring shorts, t shirts, thermals and jackets with gloves.

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  7. Gunnerandbabe

    Gunnerandbabe TS Member

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    What wind?
     
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  9. FlaLagarto

    FlaLagarto Well-Known Member

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    What Gunner said.... "What wind" ??

    I do agree with Mike.. the morning sun can be a pain that time of year. You'll need a good right side blinder if you shoot early.
     
  10. OldBT

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    Early to Mid-May works well. January is iffy at best.
    Martin Henderson
     
  11. Mike Battista

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    You might want to try and squad to shoot after 10:00 am. The position of the rising sun before that time can be a distraction for some.
    Mike Battista
     
  12. m fowler13

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    Thanks guys for the help. Now if I can get RJ Stuart to work for me I will get squaded for the shoot. See You guys there.
     
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