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Grand American Weather

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by seaofgreen, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. seaofgreen

    seaofgreen Member

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    Can anyone give an update on the rain situation happening at the Grand this year? I see rain in the forecast for just about every day so far and I am wondering how much rain they actually have been getting?

    Thanks
     
  2. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    The weather looks pretty good to me for the rest of the shoot but unfortunately I am 2000 miles away.
     
  3. ebsurveyor

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    Started raining with the 'caps today. The last 'cap squad is "on the ready" and it's a lice steady rain.
     
  4. Jawhawker

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    Having "long handles" sent from here. Becoming increasingly close to my break point.lol

    Really though, temps today and yesterday were fantastic for August in the Heartland.
     
  5. niagara

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    With great weather like this (some what freakish) attendance should be way up.
     
  6. TheoShooter

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    Some rain today, Monday, but the rest of the week looks awesome! Highs around 80 with low humidity. Should be great shooting.
     
  7. bcnu

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    OMG! What ever will the people that complain because it is a hundred plus degrees at the Grand in Sparta, much like it was in Ohio. John
     
  8. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    With this unusual weather, attendance should be up. How we doing compared to last year?

    I question if the Martin Money makes much difference.

    Looks to be clear most of this week.
     
  9. blacklab

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    Through event 14 entries are down 12.7% compared to last year.
     
  10. mx8dave

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    We had a break today because of lightening ,other than a little rain It has been good shooting weather ,,,MX8Dave
     
  11. GBatch_25

    GBatch_25 Active Member

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    Forecast is for low 80's and a bit humid tomorrow (Tuesday). That's a pleasure compared to the 90-100 degree temps I remember in the past. Wednesday - Friday are to be in the 70s and Sat-Sun low 80s with chance of rain.

    Gene in Illinois
     
  12. bobdog

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    I don't think the temps have hit 90 since opening day. Most of the heavy rains have bypassed Sparta. Light rain and sprinkles late last week, but brief. Had some lightning this afternoon, but passed quickly. Very light winds. Mostly good targets.

    Good weather forecast through the end of the week. Beats the hell out of hot weather shooting.
     
  13. SeldomShoots

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    Could be the best weather the Grand ever had. I highly recommend taking advantage of it.
     
  14. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful weather plus the greatest shooting facility in the country equals a great shoot for a lot of real trap shooters.
     
  15. W.P.T.

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    Good that the people who are at the Grand are getting great weather, to bad many trapshooters can't or won't be there for what ever reason ... I hope all of those who are there have a good to great time and shoot well ...

    Such stupidity and immaturity for a cetain someone (hunter44) to have to even mention real shooters, goes with the territory I guess ... Hide, Mental Midget, Hide, love to see hunter44's total numbers ... I do know he can't make deals on guns without taking the pipe ... Love to know how he can monitor the computer if he is shooting, seriously doubt he is at the Grand with the Real Shooters ... hunter44 don't keep everyone in suspense tell us who you are so we can look you up in the books, you know the ones the real shooters get at the end of the year ... I'm laying odds that will never happen ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  16. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    Don't know what got you so fired up WPT but if you looked at my numbers you would find a very average shooter who registers 4,000 - 5,000 targets per year.
    I have a great time everytime I go out & try to promote the sport. How about yourself?

    Sounds like just some more of the same old negative crap from the same old negative source. I prefer to stick with the positives of the sport, but some seem to just dwell in bitterness & negativism........so be it.......by the way, the weather is still beautiful & judging by the scores there must be a lot of real trap shooters here!
     
  17. W.P.T.

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    hunter44,

    First off the likes of someone, anyone like you would not come close to getting me fired up ... There is nothing you say that has any validity which pretty much exposes a person who talks when he don't know what he is talking about ... I have been a Life Member for over 37 years and shoot, then don't, then do accordingly ... I seriously doubt you make many big shoots but because you say you are at the grand thats supposed to make you a real trapshooter when in fact you probably wouldn't make pimple on a real trapshooters ass ... I have been around this game way to long to let anyone bother me, let alone anyone like you ... I speak my mind, some people like that, others don't I say tough to them ... If you have been around and were as concerned and supportive as you profess to be you will smell a problem brewing thats not in the best interest of the Association and the members ... If you do not you are just oblivious to anything thats happening around you ... If there are not some major changes made there will not be an ATA for you, me, or anyone else to support ... Thats not a black cloud, it a fact and many of the membership are well aware of what is going on and are concerned though they might not stand up and shout it out, trust me on that one or don't, I don't care ... You have nothing to say that I am interested in hearing, I hope it's mutual so we won't have to cross each other path again ... There are only a few people I have run into in my life that I do not like, I have never met you but seriuously doubt we would get along so why waste each others time ..? WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  18. hunter44

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    Still don't understand what got you on a tantrum but never having to deal with someone like you again is certainly something that I can live with. Maybe you should look into an anger management class.........
     
  19. W.P.T.

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    hunter44,

    One last time, I do not have any anger management issues, to be honest I and many others do not find you amusing or your comments called for ... You obviously think that only real trapshooters attend the Grand when in fact nothing could be more distant from the truth ... Glad you made it, if you did I couldn't but did have plans on stopping by for kicks and giggles on my way to or from Chicago ... If you take the time to look at the over all numbers of attendee's versus non attendee's you might see and believe that what I am saying is 100% accurate ... I, and we have nothing more to say to each other being as I do not waste my time on people I probably wouldn't like if I did meet them in person ... That is very rare but you are the Special one ... Have a day ... WPT ... (YAC) ...


    You have my word on it ... (This was added to the thread 08-15-13 @ 8AM) ...
     
  20. grntitan

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    Had to wear my jacket last night at shoot offs. The wife and little one had a cover to wrap up in. This is the last straw. It's just too cold to have a Grand here. Wonder if they can install heaters behind the 27 yard to blow warm air on the shooters. Something has to be done.