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How to Shoot in Bad Conditions
Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/26/2018 | S Wott

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 it’s knowing how to read wind patterns, while other times it’s 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/Snow
Rain isn't really considered an unfavorable condition, unless it’s a downpour. I think it’s 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.


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1 posted on 10/26/2018 4:49:56 AM PDT by w1n1
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To: w1n1

More clickbait from the Daily Plagiarist.


2 posted on 10/26/2018 5:01:25 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: w1n1

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.

No shot.

When we got there my friend told the sad tale of a beautiful buck slowly wending it’s 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.


3 posted on 10/26/2018 5:05:00 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you .)
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To: Larry Lucido

Bit more useful than yesterday on how to blow someones head off, but not much


4 posted on 10/26/2018 5:32:49 AM PDT by Bell Bouy II
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To: Bell Bouy II

I missed that! Had to work. So he had another one pulled? He used to post graphic gunshot wound images under the category ‘humor’.


5 posted on 10/26/2018 5:38:30 AM PDT by real saxophonist (One side has guns and training. Other side's primary concern is 'gender identity'. Who's gonna win?)
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To: w1n1

Never worried about conditions when hunting - target competition was a different deal.


6 posted on 10/26/2018 5:41:42 AM PDT by trebb (Those who don't donate anything tend to be empty gasbags...no-value-added types)
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To: w1n1
Interlacing final protective fire+ claymores.
7 posted on 10/26/2018 5:49:46 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Quit calling them liberals, progs, socialists, or democrats. Call them what they are: COMMUNISTS!!!!)
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To: w1n1
For every 20 degree drop in temperature, a bullet will average a 50 inch drop in trajectory

Calling BS on this one liner from the article. Likely a mis-print.

8 posted on 10/26/2018 6:23:58 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Vaquero

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.


9 posted on 10/26/2018 6:32:09 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: beebuster2000
Calling BS on this one liner from the article. Likely a mis-print.

Or, just average for 'Am Shooting Journal'.

10 posted on 10/26/2018 6:35:29 AM PDT by real saxophonist (One side has guns and training. Other side's primary concern is 'gender identity'. Who's gonna win?)
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To: beebuster2000
Calling BS on this one liner from the article. Likely a mis-print.

Not a misprint, but very misleading. The source cited was LongrangeBCPR.com, and I found the source article:

http://longrangebpcr.com/Accuracy.htm

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.

11 posted on 10/26/2018 6:52:41 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: GingisK

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.


12 posted on 10/26/2018 7:03:02 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you .)
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To: Larry Lucido
Guys like this make people think that their success at hunting depends on how much gadgetry and hsit they carry out into the field with them.

The mark of a true amateur, an internet Rambo.

Personally I think he's working for the other side.

13 posted on 10/26/2018 7:33:03 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: Vaquero
...open field hunting of 200+ yards...

That isn't hunting. That is sniping.

14 posted on 10/26/2018 8:25:48 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: GingisK

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. It’s 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.

Different strokes


15 posted on 10/26/2018 8:49:26 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you .)
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To: w1n1; Chode; Squantos; snooter55; Lockbox; All
When I think of “Shooting in bad situations” I’m thinking of massive amounts of incoming Fire and I’m the only one with Ammo remaining🙁
16 posted on 10/29/2018 2:19:06 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Congress- the opposite of PROGRESS!!!)
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To: mabarker1

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 .


17 posted on 10/29/2018 2:29:19 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Squantos

True dat !


18 posted on 10/29/2018 2:37:00 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Congress- the opposite of PROGRESS!!!)
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To: Squantos

heh heh heh heh...


19 posted on 10/29/2018 6:48:00 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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