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Author Topic: Shooting in the Heat!!  (Read 1827 times)

Offline wvwhitetail

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Re: Shooting in the Heat!!
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2010, 04:59:59 PM »
When I was shooting I just shot what was in the quiver. Field tips on them in off season. I done this every time I shot regardless of temp. I always felt when I shot a bunch,that is when I would start making adjustments I didn't need.

Offline curs1

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Re: Shooting in the Heat!!
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2010, 07:54:46 PM »
I may not shoot as many arrows but I concentrate on making all good shots instead of  just flinging arrows  down range. Your better off shooting  20  good shots  then making  100 bad ones.

Offline tngunsmoke

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Re: Shooting in the Heat!!
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2010, 12:14:41 PM »
I may not shoot as many arrows but I concentrate on making all good shots instead of  just flinging arrows  down range. Your better off shooting  20  good shots  then making  100 bad ones.
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Offline HUNTERMAN

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Re: Shooting in the Heat!!
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2010, 08:16:01 AM »
On the weekend we shoot early morning but through the week in the evening bit my whole yard is shaded by5

Offline cowmanhunter

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Re: Shooting in the Heat!!
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2010, 08:58:23 AM »
I may not shoot as many arrows but I concentrate on making all good shots instead of  just flinging arrows  down range. Your better off shooting  20  good shots  then making  100 bad ones.
I follow this theory religiously and  I may not shoot long but I concentrate  on every aspect of my shot and make it the best I can. The hunt to Kansas with Matt and 180 Outdoors   has me more motivated than usual. When I was younger and definately more gung ho I regularly hunted in 90 degree heat here in August. So I will shoot in the heat I just keep it short and sweet.
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Offline weberj62

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Re: Shooting in the Heat!!
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2010, 03:15:30 AM »
at the start of aug i try to shoot 50 arrows a week at least andd the in sept at least 20 arrows a day
bow season open oct 1st %^$^
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Offline Chipper

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Re: Shooting in the Heat!!
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2010, 11:46:50 AM »
Bogo, we just shot our Louisiana Senior target championships in Baton Rouge this past weekend, and we shot in 93 degree heat for five hours.  Us old folks can't take that kind of abuse.  I know it affected my shooting, and we had a couple of folks had to be escorted to the tent for medical assistance.  It ain't supposed to be that hot in late September.  Sure hope it cools off some by Oct. 1.

But if it don't, I've got something I want to try this year.  I bought an MS cooling vest, used for multiple sclerosis patients.  I took the coolant packets out of the vest pockets, and replaced them with the blue gel freezable ice packs you can buy to put in ice chests.  I plan to keep it in the freezer at the deer camp, and put it on when I go on stand.  I'll let you guys know how it works out.  Might even be cool enough to keep a couple of cans of beer cold, wow, what a fringe benefit.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2010, 11:55:28 AM by Chipper »
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Re: Shooting in the Heat!!
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2010, 12:38:54 PM »
I'm like Bogo, it's hard to get excited about shooting my bow when I'm drenched with sweat. I need to shoot every day this week  and next, but it's not as fun as when it gets into the cool 80s!
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Offline sirrobbinhood

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Re: Shooting in the Heat!!
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2010, 03:03:14 PM »
I can only shoot on the weekends because I have to keep my target at my dads house since I can't just walk out my back door of my apartment and shoot!!!  Norfolk City PD might have some sort of problem with and I don't really want to hear from them!!!  So I just head to my dads house where I can shoot anything, anytime I want to! It's only an hour or so away! I'll be there this weekend again making sure everything is tuned up and good to go since we open here in VA October 2!!!  ##$%#116  %^$^
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Offline UB-Tex

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Re: Shooting in the Heat!!
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2010, 10:53:27 PM »
Living in Texas you are pretty much going to have to shoot in heat at one time or another.  Even in late evening it can still be in the mid 90's so I practise in the heat and try to get use to the inconveniences because I know that I am going to have to hunt in those same conditions.

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Re: Shooting in the Heat!!
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2010, 10:22:05 AM »
Bogo, we just shot our Louisiana Senior target championships in Baton Rouge this past weekend, and we shot in 93 degree heat for five hours.  Us old folks can't take that kind of abuse.  I know it affected my shooting, and we had a couple of folks had to be escorted to the tent for medical assistance.  It ain't supposed to be that hot in late September.  Sure hope it cools off some by Oct. 1.

But if it don't, I've got something I want to try this year.  I bought an MS cooling vest, used for multiple sclerosis patients.  I took the coolant packets out of the vest pockets, and replaced them with the blue gel freezable ice packs you can buy to put in ice chests.  I plan to keep it in the freezer at the deer camp, and put it on when I go on stand.  I'll let you guys know how it works out.  Might even be cool enough to keep a couple of cans of beer cold, wow, what a fringe benefit.



Sounds like a good Idea!! Let me know how it works out!
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