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Re: Cold Weather Shooting

Post by JEBar » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:43 am

my wife takes Glucosamine with Chondroitin and says she feels it helps her a little .... our orthopedists also gives her shots in her knees that really do wonders for her
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Re: Cold Weather Shooting

Post by Sir Henry » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:00 pm

clovishound wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:28 am
Well, Sir Henry, this brings to mind a camping trip I made to Washington State when I was a young pup. Actually it was Air Force Survival training. The first night out in the field it was 17 below. Having been born, and grew up in central Florida this was quite a shock to me.

For contrast, we are having unseasonably warm weather here in South Carolina, and I am headed out to go hunting shortly. The high is supposed to reach nearly 80 today. I bought a short sleeve camo shirt on clearance yesterday in order to be appropriately attired.

The indoor range Clovispup and I visited yesterday was very comfortably in the 70s. It will dip down into 60s on cold days. Looking forward to a trip to the outdoor range later this month. Hopefully, we won't have to deal with sub freezing temps.
I’m going to check into this.
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Re: Cold Weather Shooting

Post by Mags » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:04 pm

I read recently in Popular Mechanics that if you use heated forearm wraps, the warmed blood from your forearms going into your fingers keeps the lube in your finger joints warm enough that the joints won't stiffen.
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Re: Cold Weather Shooting

Post by jkrijt » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:38 pm

I love cold weather shooting, only half the number of people at the shooting range so plenty of room and time to shoot ;-)
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Re: Cold Weather Shooting

Post by Sir Henry » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:14 pm

Mags wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:04 pm
I read recently in Popular Mechanics that if you use heated forearm wraps, the warmed blood from your forearms going into your fingers keeps the lube in your finger joints warm enough that the joints won't stiffen.
Never heard of them. I’ve been known to shoot a lot to warm my hands on the barrel.
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Re: Cold Weather Shooting

Post by clovishound » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:07 pm

Sir Henry wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:00 pm
clovishound wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:28 am
Well, Sir Henry, this brings to mind a camping trip I made to Washington State when I was a young pup. Actually it was Air Force Survival training. The first night out in the field it was 17 below. Having been born, and grew up in central Florida this was quite a shock to me.

For contrast, we are having unseasonably warm weather here in South Carolina, and I am headed out to go hunting shortly. The high is supposed to reach nearly 80 today. I bought a short sleeve camo shirt on clearance yesterday in order to be appropriately attired.

The indoor range Clovispup and I visited yesterday was very comfortably in the 70s. It will dip down into 60s on cold days. Looking forward to a trip to the outdoor range later this month. Hopefully, we won't have to deal with sub freezing temps.
I’m going to check into this.
What? Air Force Survival Training? I'm not sure they would let you in.

Unseasonably warm weather in South Carolina? I can send you a screen shot of our local weather page if that helps.

An indoor range? They are really great when it is hot, cold, raining, or frogs are falling from the sky. Their biggest downside is the cost and you rarely can find them that have 200 meter ranges. I'm really lucky in that there happens to be one within a few minutes drive of my house that runs me $125 a year for unlimited use. That includes a card for the Pup since she is family and lives at the same address.

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Re: Cold Weather Shooting

Post by Sir Henry » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:01 pm

clovishound wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:07 pm
Sir Henry wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:00 pm
clovishound wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:28 am
Well, Sir Henry, this brings to mind a camping trip I made to Washington State when I was a young pup. Actually it was Air Force Survival training. The first night out in the field it was 17 below. Having been born, and grew up in central Florida this was quite a shock to me.

For contrast, we are having unseasonably warm weather here in South Carolina, and I am headed out to go hunting shortly. The high is supposed to reach nearly 80 today. I bought a short sleeve camo shirt on clearance yesterday in order to be appropriately attired.

The indoor range Clovispup and I visited yesterday was very comfortably in the 70s. It will dip down into 60s on cold days. Looking forward to a trip to the outdoor range later this month. Hopefully, we won't have to deal with sub freezing temps.
I’m going to check into this.
What? Air Force Survival Training? I'm not sure they would let you in.

Unseasonably warm weather in South Carolina? I can send you a screen shot of our local weather page if that helps.

An indoor range? They are really great when it is hot, cold, raining, or frogs are falling from the sky. Their biggest downside is the cost and you rarely can find them that have 200 meter ranges. I'm really lucky in that there happens to be one within a few minutes drive of my house that runs me $125 a year for unlimited use. That includes a card for the Pup since she is family and lives at the same address.

;)
I though I was quoting the post above yours. I agree the Air Force doesn’t want me.
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Re: Cold Weather Shooting

Post by Sir Henry » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:02 pm

JEBar wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:43 am
my wife takes Glucosamine with Chondroitin and says she feels it helps her a little .... our orthopedists also gives her shots in her knees that really do wonders for her
I’m going to check into this.
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Re: Cold Weather Shooting

Post by JEBar » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:44 pm

Sir Henry wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:02 pm
I’m going to check into this.

my wife has been taking it daily for over a year .... she started out using the name brand Osteo-Bifex for the first couple of months .... when she ran out while we were traveling she ended up having to go with a generic .... she couldn't tell any difference so she's taken a generic every since .... she says positive results weren't instantaneous ..... it was more that one day she realized her joins felt better and has taken it every since
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Re: Cold Weather Shooting

Post by RanchRoper » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:06 pm

If you guys remove that weird wooden fore end on your rifles, that barrel will heat up just like a little furnace... :P
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