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
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.
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
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
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.
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 .