I always tell our team of kids that if we only shoot on nice days in Iowa, we wouldn't shoot very often. Of course this is usually on a day that it's either cold or windy or both, but it also applies to the heat. There wasn't much dry space on a shooter's body last week at the Iowa State Shoot.Don't shoot in the Summer.
I keep the edges of my action razor sharp so when my long beard get in, it's automatically trimmed. Everyone should have a long beard, and a sheet over their head with a fan belt from a Corvair to hold it in place. Keeps you cool, but be careful, there are are some side effects.Growing a beard helps to avoid a sweaty face on the stock. A big beard is no problem until it is long enough to get caught in the action when you close your gun.