Skip to comments.How to Shoot in Bad Conditions
Posted on 10/26/2018 4:49:56 AM PDT by w1n1
Shooting in terrible conditions is a nightmare that every hunter dreads. Those bold enough to continue hunting regardless of the conditions deserve recognition for their tenacity.
However, some hunters might be unaware of the factors involved in certain conditions and others might know that some "bad" conditions are actually misconceptions.
Boldness will only get you so far. Hunting in bad conditions comes down to experience and practice.
Every extremity requires a different understanding of the environment in each particular situation.
Sometimes its knowing how to read wind patterns, while other times its a matter of not passing out from extreme heat.
No matter what the situation, preparation is key if you want to turn a hunt in unfavorable conditions to a favorable one.
Rain isn't really considered an unfavorable condition, unless its a downpour. I think its more of a misconception for some. Worst case scenario:
-Your vision is impaired at a distance during a downpour.
-Your gun becomes slippery and you drop it or misfire.
-Your scope fogs up due to condensation.
You can't really get away from the first factor. If it's a downpour, then best of luck. If you're clumsy, it happens, but you can purchase some gloves that will give you more friction on the handle.
For foggy lenses, you can purchase anti-fog clothes or Cat Crap, which is an anti-fog lens cleaner. Read the rest of shooting in bad conditions.
More clickbait from the Daily Plagiarist.
A good friend waited on a little knob on a cold snowy day. The rest of us was pushing an adjacent area of thickets towards him. Many deer broke in front in the thickets. We knew they would funnel toward the knob. We were hunting does or bucks and expected to hear a shot.
When we got there my friend told the sad tale of a beautiful buck slowly wending its way toward a clearing. He sat there with his scopes rifleup near his face waiting. When the deer broke into a clearing he brought his gun up to see nothing. He had been breathing directly on the lens and the outside was fogged. He quickly tried to rub the fog off with his sleeve but made too much movement which spooked the deer into a run.
Bit more useful than yesterday on how to blow someones head off, but not much
I missed that! Had to work. So he had another one pulled? He used to post graphic gunshot wound images under the category ‘humor’.
Never worried about conditions when hunting - target competition was a different deal.
Calling BS on this one liner from the article. Likely a mis-print.
I have a friend who bags his limit every year using open iron sights on an O3A3. Scopes are over used and over rated. Just have some patience.
Or, just average for 'Am Shooting Journal'.
Not a misprint, but very misleading. The source cited was LongrangeBCPR.com, and I found the source article:
The example given was bullet drop of a .45-90 cartridge at 1,000 yds. In the example, the drop changed from 1,601.51 at 80°, 1,650.09 at 60°, and 1,702.18 at 40°. So yes, the drop was 50 inches for each 20 degrees, but the percentage change compared to total drop was minuscule.
Scopes are a blessing in wide open field hunting of 200+ yards
But you are mostly right. I have taken over 30 deer over the years. Perhaps 2 when I was using a scoped Rifle/shotgun. In forest and brush scopes can be more of a hindrance. I have taken most with slugs in a shotgun with no sights just a front bead. Foster slugs group in the kill zone up to near 100 yards with that Sear Roebuck 12 gauge.
Two with an iron sighted Redhawk .44 magnum revolver at around 50 yds each.
The mark of a true amateur, an internet Rambo.
Personally I think he's working for the other side.
That isn't hunting. That is sniping.
I live and hunt in the oak/pine forests of the NE. Hunting is close for the most part.
If I lived and hunted in the park like settings out West I would hunt with long range weapons for those distances. Its determined by the terrain.
Knew a fella from VA who hunted with dogs. The dogs drove deer in front of posts where you shot the deer with buckshot. That to me is not hunting deer but shooting deer.
Conditions vs Situations ...... different game.
Conditions, extreme weather . Shamals in the Desert or Extreme Cold at the Chosin Reservoir
Situations, trying to tread water with a MaDuce .
True dat !
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