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How do you prepair to shoot in the rain?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by sshotshell, Sep 9, 2011.

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  1. sshotshell

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    How do you prepair your trap gun when you know you'll be shooting in the rain?
    What do you do to it when you come off the line and before you stor it?
    Thanks in advance...Jerry Felice
     
  2. SirMissalott

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    That's usually when I try to borrow anyone's gun that is for sale. LOL
     
  3. g7777777

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    Do gun mounts each day in the shower?

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  4. yakimaman

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    Gene, you finally got a chuckle out of me.

    RM
     
  5. kfbagt

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    LMAO, that was funny
     
  6. sshotshell

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    I was serious. Keep your lame remarks. Jerks!
     
  7. senorric

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    Lame question!!
     
  8. Twinbirds

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    the gun doesn't know it is raining, I use RainX wipes on my glasses and don a wide brim waterproof hat to keep the rain off my glasses. it's not how miserable it is, it is how many got beat beat by the rain, and how many are left? learn to think what rain?
     
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    Not to be smart,,,but stay inside,,,My gun doesn't shoot in the rain. (I live in the desert.) I have too much (to my way of thinking) rapped up in this gun to take it out and wash it off. My 3 cents worth.
    Norman
     
  10. Twinbirds

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    guns are tools, and are meant to be used. if your gun means too much to you to use then you have too much gun
     
  11. kfbagt

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    jerks? over that funny little comment? you haven't got much of a sense of humor!

    you dont have to do much to prepare for rain, but you sure as hell have to do a thorough tear down and cleaning as soon as possible afterwards. common sense.
     
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    I like what Twinbirds said, Mine get used no matter what the weather is. Haven't used the rain-x wipes on my eye glasses yet. Does it really do a good job. Love it on the windshield one of the better products out.Ken U
     
  13. FlaLagarto

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    I'm a jerk also.. I thought Gene's post was his best all year !!

    But if your worried.. one thing you can do it rub some Johnson's Paste wax into the joint between the reciever and stock. If your forearm wood is raw inside .. spray it with a light coat of sealer.
     
  14. mallard2

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    It is simple: Big hat, extra oil. Then break them all. If you can see them, rain makes no difference to the target.
     
  15. 635 G

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    Cover all exterior surfaces with RIG grease. Thorough was the gun with WD-49 after shoot. Then relube.

    Keep a small 4x4 piece of water zorb chamois for wiping off your glasses.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  16. luvtrapguns

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    If it's raining prior to my going out I will take an oily wrag and wipe down all exposed metal parts (after breaking it down). I then very carefully put the gun into it's carry case and if not raining too hard yet, transport it to the car. The only time I would venture out to shoot in the rain would have to be in a shoot off, such as a State or Grand championship. And that has not happened in a long, long time. I keep an 1187 handy just in case (I'm am the supreme optimist). Yeah, I know, WIMP!!(LOL) I have shot my share of rain, snow, wind, and sand storms. At this stage of my life I know better. I now shoot for fun and I hope a little prestige now and then. Been more fun than prestige lately. Marc
     
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    Phil, Maybe these would help. Are you going to FGC Saturday? Marc


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  18. old870

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    I don't do anything to the gun to perpare. Just put on a hat and do some mental preparations. A, I take everything apart and wipe down the wood and metal surfaces. Then make sure everytihing (including the case) is dry before I put anything away. If I can't clean it right away, I do a major strip down in my RV, hotel room, or house before I put myself to bed.

    I've seen guys put a towell over their reciever on the line when they're not shooting, but I don't think that makes much if any difference.
     
  19. Pull & Mark

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    I don't do anything special at all!!! Except put my gun in the trunk before it starts and watch the hardcore shooters, shoot in the rain. LOL. I've learned not to bother as its not worth it to me. A light rain may be different, but down here its cats and dogs rain or nothing. break-em all Jeff
     
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    Phil, is WD-49 that much better than WD-40 and where do you get it? Mike
     
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