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scores in cold vs warm weather

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by acss, Feb 9, 2009.

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  1. acss

    acss Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    how do your scores compare when you have summer temps vs cold and wearing layered clothing? do they drop off?
     
  2. Remstar311

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    My scores tend to be worse in the cold. That is not saying there are extremly good on a nice 80 degree day either
    Nick
     
  3. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    In winter, the only targets I break are from loading the machines..... ;-)
     
  4. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    After tracking scores for decades, Dec-March have always been down months. Even thought I live in a warm area and shoot year round. Must be the frequent changes in the wind during the winter months.
     
  5. 682LINY

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    I shot winter leauges,,,sometimes more than one,,,,I find as I have moved up in class(what little I have),,,,the gap between summer and winter has closed a bit,,,,when I was D class,,,20 bird defrence,,,,never shot c class,,,,,in B class about a 10 bird defrince,,,and in A ,,,this winter,,,and we shot some real nasty weather on Staten Island,,,about a 6 bird drop off
     
  6. Big Jack

    Big Jack Well-Known Member

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    I hate the thought of not shooting during winter but my scores reflect the conditions. Too many clothes. Restricted movement. Spend all winter learning bad habits that take most of the summer to remove. Ah...warm weather coming.

    Big Jack
     
  7. BT-100dc

    BT-100dc Active Member

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    For me personally, the cold weather costs me about 1 target out of a round. The cold weather I'm referring to is shooting from 5 to 35 degrees. I find the cold, stiff wind (15 plus mph) is also part of the equation. Rarely do we have cold & calm during the winter. I shoot in northeast Ohio. Darrell
     
  8. below 0

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    When Frozen targets are thrown and you have to wear multiple layers of clothing to keep from becoming a icicle, your scores tend to go right in the dumper...
    I only shoot fun targets, absolutely NO Registered targets until the weather straightens up and the temps get above 60...lol

    Dale Otis
     
  9. Trappy12

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    My cold weather scores are always terrible. I'll average around 95-96 during the summer, but average something pathetic like in the 80's during the winter. I'm sure the cold has something to do with it, but I also attribute it to the fact that during the winter I am not out shooting every week. My best score has been in 106 degree weather, but I don't get that up by me, and I attribute that more towards the venue and situation rather than the weather of course.
    -Trappy
     
  10. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    After years of looking at a less then good adverage at the end of the year I no longer shoot in the cold . I thought I had to shoot registerd all winter in the cold and wind . It cost me four or five targets per 100 when it,s 35 or less .
     
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