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#6390721 - 08/01/16 04:31 PM In this heat how many of you guys are still shooting every week?
Deerhunter61 Online   content
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5522
Loc: DFW
Guys,

I'm just curious how many of you guys are shooting in this heat. I was shooting a couple of time a week but when it started getting in the upper 90s I decided to give it a rest. I can't shoot early during the week and it's just way to crowded at the public range on Saturdays. I'm hopefully going to be in a private gun club by the end of the month which should make it a little easier to shoot early on Saturdays.

Thanks

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#6390730 - 08/01/16 04:40 PM Re: In this heat how many of you guys are still shooting every week? [Re: Deerhunter61]
ImTheReasonDovesMourn Online   content
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Registered: 08/04/12
Posts: 973
Loc: Greenville, TX
I actually just left the range. It depends on the situation for me though. I try to shoot every weekend of the year that my wife doesn't have something else planned for me, and if I have a match coming up or I'm doing load development, I'll shoot during the week too. Or if I get a new toy that I'm dying to try out.grin
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#6390732 - 08/01/16 04:42 PM Re: In this heat how many of you guys are still shooting every week? [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1016
Loc: North Texas
This heat is for the birds. I haven't shot in several months, and with this heat I just don't feel like it at all.

Will probably start back up again in September when temps finally start dropping a bit.

I'm a member at a private gun club, but I don't even want to shoot early right now!!
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#6390760 - 08/01/16 05:12 PM Re: In this heat how many of you guys are still shooting every week? [Re: Deerhunter61]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 4873
Loc: Central Texas
I have a 100 yard range here at the house, and the covered shooting bench is 50 feet from an air conditioned workshop. But, I still don't shoot that much. Once a week for sure, but not a lot of rounds.

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#6390766 - 08/01/16 05:15 PM Re: In this heat how many of you guys are still shooting every week? [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 1408
Loc: West Texas mountains
I shoot every week - but I live at 4500 feet, where it cools down 20-30 degrees every night, year round. So I show up at the range at daybreak during the summer, and it is comfortable until 9 or 10am, when the sun gets everything heated up again.

The flip-side to the nice overnight cooling at high altitude is that during the day, the sun is much stronger than it is at lower elevations. Big hats and long sleeves are popular here.

In winter-time, I wait until 9 or 10am to go shooting, after it has warmed up a bit.
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#6390782 - 08/01/16 05:26 PM Re: In this heat how many of you guys are still shooting every week? [Re: Deerhunter61]
okstatefan Offline
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Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 811
Loc: Forney, TX
I went out a couple of days in June and a couple in July. It was fun for a bit, but got miserable quite quickly. When my son was home on leave a couple of weeks ago, we were out for three hours in the late afternoon. I didn't even clean my guns that evening; they had to wait until the next day.

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#6390798 - 08/01/16 05:46 PM Re: In this heat how many of you guys are still shooting every week? [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 07/28/08
Posts: 11260
My goal is to hit the range about once a month during the off season, and take a different rifle on each trip.
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#6390853 - 08/01/16 06:38 PM Re: In this heat how many of you guys are still shooting every week? [Re: Deerhunter61]
glb1955 Online   content
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Registered: 07/21/11
Posts: 305
Loc: Brazos County Texas
Since I have more time on my hands these days, and I have my loading bench set up, I am trying to get out once a week and early so I can beat the heat.

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#6390986 - 08/01/16 08:08 PM Re: In this heat how many of you guys are still shooting every week? [Re: Deerhunter61]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 5390
Loc: bastrop county
I usually go 3-5 times a week, but I live clos to the ranch, usually just shoot a couple of hours before dark.
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#6390987 - 08/01/16 08:10 PM Re: In this heat how many of you guys are still shooting every week? [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 17893
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
I see coyotes 12 months a year, so I shoot 12 months a year. End of the day, today, I went cold bore at 500, then 600 1 MOA, 700 1 MOA, 800 1 MOA, 300 1 MOA, 400 1 MOA. Rolled up, and headed home.

Heat in the summer is just part of life in Texas. Very glad my platform has a roof, though.
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#6391105 - 08/01/16 09:45 PM Re: In this heat how many of you guys are still shooting every week? [Re: Deerhunter61]
okierifleman Online   content
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Registered: 04/14/12
Posts: 386
Loc: Houston
I still shoot every week

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#6391109 - 08/01/16 09:49 PM Re: In this heat how many of you guys are still shooting every week? [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 4033
Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
I shoot clays every Thursday evening because it's on my way home from work. It's Africa hot but I'll be ready for the dove opener.
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#6391152 - 08/01/16 10:20 PM Re: In this heat how many of you guys are still shooting every week? [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 05/27/09
Posts: 1750
Loc: S.A. and Kinney Co.
Just burned 85 rnds at Tiger Valley on Saturday 200-1000yrds and 50rnds off the 60' tower ukd range
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#6391169 - 08/01/16 10:31 PM Re: In this heat how many of you guys are still shooting every week? [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 02/15/09
Posts: 246
Loc: Southern Oklahoma
Weather permitting I shoot every week. I have a group of friends that are always willing to brave the elements to get some practice in. I will admit that we do what we can to try and beat the heat.



I had just made a few targets for a friend and he really wanted to test them out so we started at 530 yards and shot all the way to 1216 yards today.

I even managed a decent 11" group on the 1216 yard steel in a pretty difficult wind today.
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#6391332 - 08/02/16 06:35 AM Re: In this heat how many of you guys are still shooting every week? [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 10831
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
If I have a breeze yes. Just shot a couple hundred rounds with the Glock yesterday but I don't start until about 6:30-7:00.

It wasn't bad at all if you have shade and a breeze.
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