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Good weather trap gun, bad weather trap gun?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Porcupine, Dec 13, 2010.

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  1. Porcupine

    Porcupine Active Member

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    This past weekend provided much of the country with some really nasty weather; here in New England, it rained all day Sunday. Nevertheless, that did not prevent the hardcore trap shooters at my Club from posting some scores. I cringe, though, when I see nicer trap guns being shot in the rain; I use my Browning Broadway only in clear weather, and use my field gun (Mossberg 500) whenever it rains. Anybody else use a 'lower-end' gun in inclement weather?

    LA in MA
     
  2. Ahab

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    Winchester Model 12s are all weather guns!

    They work in cold, hot and also rain!

    When you are done shooting ... spray them all over with WD40 then wipe them down!
     
  3. Chango2

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    Ahab...ask Phil about WD 40 and his Model 12 years ago; works just fine. I think WD-40's not being the best for firearms is a bit overstated, btw. And WD 40 is good for arthritis..just rub some on. (It has small amounts of DMSO)
     
  4. OldGoat

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    Good weather: MX-15; Wet weather*: 870 (maybe). *This means very light sprinkle...Rain or Heavy rain..forget about it! I don't shoot or fish in the rain. What is fun about that? Best Regards, Ed
     
  5. dverna

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    It is hard enough to shoot one gun well. Shooting two guns it too much for me to deal with.

    Barricade for bad weather.

    Don Verna
     
  6. kansasshooter

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    If you oil and wipe it down immediately after you get done shooting, it'll be fine.
     
  7. short shucker

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    I keep all my firearms properly maintained and oiled. No issues here whether it is dry,wet,hot,or cold. I will generally pull the stock off (break open guns) after shooting in the rain so that the trigger assy can be dried and re-oiled properly.

    I will say this though, I still own a couple of Brownings that will rust in high humidity let alone the rain. I generally treat them with RIG to prevent this from becoming an issue. I don't know if it's the blueing or the metal, but they just seen to be a little more suseptible to oxidation.

    ss
     
  8. RJ

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    I have an 870 I am now using as my hunt gun or fowel weather gun. Just an ol standard issue plain barrel hunt gun 870. I have used my 1100 a time or two but definately won't use the Tornament Skeet 1100 in rain or inclament weather. But if it came to it I'd wipe it down oil it up really good and break it down and completely clean and oil it when I get home. Funny thing is, I do this to the 870 reguardless. (Rich.inAz.orinnameonly)
     
  9. Danny B

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    Porcupine..........."RAIN IN THE FACE.....GUN IN THE CASE"....
     
  10. Porcupine

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    Yo Danny B,

    LOL, I'm like the New England Patriots, I'll play in any kind of weather!

    LA in Rainy MA
     
  11. porky

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    Apparently most on here haven't been caught in a rain storm during a state, satellite grand or such. Can't walk away then, unless you claim a mechanical failure and shoot the practice traps afterwards. I've seen that and didn't think much of the person who did it.
     
  12. missed some

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    silver seitz for all conditions
     
  13. Chango2

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    But....in the rain, if heavy enough, one can see the shot string 'cause the rain drops show the path. Now that's cool.
     
  14. Ahab

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    Chango ... I have been using WD40 ever since it came out ... and none of my guns have rusted.

    WD40 is as good or better than most of the oils out there! Don't believe me? Check out the test Brownells did!
     
  15. Spanky

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    My Browning target guns are all weather guns. They have shot well at times in poor conditions. A target gun is much like a tool. Made to be used. But, not abused. Rain is not abuse to me. Big fan of Kroil, mine are not rusted.
     
  16. threedeuces

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    I have come to the conclusion that if the weather is wet I will leave my gun in the truck. To me it is not worth getting a gun rusted up shooting in bad weather. Also shooting in bad weather does nothing more than to say you did it. It is not good for practice, averages or anything else for that matter.
     
  17. Spanky

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    I have no desire to shoot in a deluge of rain. But, not having alot of free time and wanting to shoot on a regular basis I have to take advantage of the time I have. Rain, snow showers, wind, temps in the teens or lower, are just part of getting out. I wouldn't say it has anything to do with "I did it, look at me". That's like me saying you guys are a bunch of fair weather shooters who can't handle anything but perfect conditions. The majority of my trap, skeet and 5-stand shooting is done through the fall, winter and early spring. I chase river smallies when summer hits. A major addiction to catching and releasing them. Trapshooting is for the most part is a summer time activity??????????? I'd rather deal with occasional rain than oppressive heat any day.
     
  18. CalvinMD

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    Citori Plus topsingle in good weather..99Max Stainless in bad
     
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    I shoot a Browning BT 100 Stainless, no problem with the rain.
     
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    K80 - - - - - K80
     
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