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Author Topic: Range Tools  (Read 261 times)

Offline BoBallistic

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« on: June 29, 2019, 04:49:12 AM »
Anybody that is serious about shooting at the range ought to invest in a weather station as Range Tool....I have an Cole-Palmer, a La Crosse Weather stations....that I have used for years and years at the range, every since 91 or 92 and first used a Cole-Palmer Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer that give you the Temp and the Humidity and for the past few years have been using the the La Crosse Desktop Weather station because it give me the the Temp, Humidity and the Barometric Pressure. both use one triple A battery and they last for years and both have a low battery indicator, carry both of them with me....

What I ended up doing was to get some very small Harbor Digital Hydrometer that I got a pair for at Amazon for $15. I use these to make sure that My Cole-Palmer and the La Crosse are close to what the actual maybe...they all come in with 1 degree of each other and the Humidity is very close too, within 2%. You can drop the Harbor Temp/Humidity gauges in your range bag with you and have them with you at all times...They take a flat round CR2032 battery that will last probably 2 years or so....I have taken my to the range for 4 times now (this year) and it still is accurate.

I worked a bench rest shoot back in Atlanta one year and most of the guys had their own weather stations with them. It was a assortment of stations there they did set up them ahead of time and sent the data to a printer back then and so of them even downloaded their data viva cable off of the weather station with the early laptops. I think it was around the late 70's that I worked this shoot but remember the weather station and their short heavy barrel rifle and their scopes was as long as their rifles!!

I also have three hand held temp guns that are laser. I carry a cheapie one, that I measure most things at one time with me....I probably spent $20 buck on it...the one shown on the photo cost $15 viva Amazon. I also have a Fluke that I paid big bucks for!! I sort of save it for the hard to reach places....for the Range, I use this to check on where the hot spots are at at the barrel and it depends on your load as well....

There are the two things I would recommend for anyone who is serious shooter to have in the range bag.....

   
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Re: Range Tools
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 11:02:59 AM »
definitely useful tools. your range bags must weigh 50 lbs
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Re: Range Tools
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2019, 11:26:19 AM »
I have a Fluke temp gun too Bo.  Comes in very handy for frying fish too!
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 12:34:27 AM »
Yari - Nope only about 30 lbs...LOL....but it is getting heavy I will go though and list those things I have in mine.....

Mad - Yes Fluke makes very good and expensive tools. When I was working, I was an Instrumentation &Controls Engineer (I&C) and we would only use Fluke tools to take our reading with...have about 6 Fluke devices that I often use for around the house here......

Also a cooler full of liquids this time of year, was at the range today and it was hot and humid...felt more like August than July here.....also take towels to wipe off the sweat....
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Re: Range Tools
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2019, 06:39:54 AM »
After posting this I went through my range box (a plastic tote) and look for things I could remove, found a couple of sets of duplicated tools and need to replace a small plastic box or put a bungy cord around it to hold it closed, but what makes it heavy sand bags that I have in it, it is 4 bags filled with sand and a Caldwell Rock Front and Rear Combo set. So if I remove those 6 items the sucker is weight is very light.....also had in it a few plastic window shades slats for the Oehler 35P that I sometimes used....

The LabRadar Chronograph is very good now and it doesn't take up much room, so am thinking about taking that and putting it in the tote and taking those sandbags out, not sure what I will do next....but will head for the range on Thursday July 11....   
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2019, 06:16:40 AM »
For some strange reason this year have been pulling out my range tools out of my tote. Just to tweak the rifles, make scope adjustments or to help other shooters or for some reason....I have both of these tools in my tote this year and I would recommend that you go out and get one and put in your range bag....for years if I had a problem at the range I would quit shooting that particular rifle and wait till I got home to work or it......and for years and years have been throwing tools into the my range tote....

I got tired of not shooting the rifle I intended to shoot at the range, so I started looking for a multi-tool that I could use at the range for a specific purpose.....these tools helped me out greatly.....
     
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2019, 09:11:08 AM »
I keep one in my truck and in my backpack. they come in handy
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2019, 11:09:07 PM »
Yari - Good idea, I keep an original Leatherman (bought in the 70's) in the console of my truck next to the 9mm......

My tote has too much stuff in it, when I bought the second Range Tool, forget that I have previous purchase one many years ago.......Daaaa....
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