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 Post subject: Getting too hot to shoot
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:02 pm 
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Today was out club's Steel Challenge Match. I promised myself I would shoot this at the last match until October do to the extreme temperatures here in Phoenix. I think it hit 105 today. I played it cool with my Artic Cool shirt and towels to keep dry and cool. They helped a little.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:14 pm 
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Nice FrankenRuger, nice long sight radius.

Not as hot here as your place but more humidity and we're going to 99 Thursday.

I minimize the effects of heat by getting to the range near sunrise. I don't have to wait for one of the 3 pistol/rifle berms and don't sweat my brains out as much. Don


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:47 pm 
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Nice pistol how did you do?
Here the high for the last week was 63, a couple ski areas are still open.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:27 pm 
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Had fun but didn't even shoot my average but at least I got to shoot with my friends and made some new ones. I no longer worry about my times. They are in the low 200s now, but from a wheelchair and with my disability, I'll take it.

I use to be a Master Class shooter. Those days are over. But I'm in C and that's pretty good..


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:42 pm 
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105 is awful hot.
You should come to Tucson and shoot in the cool weather.
It only got to 104 here today.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:57 am 
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reminds me of the opposite... a guy at our club tried to start a steel silhouette competition group a few years ago... first time we met it was 12 degrees..... and that was the last time too.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:59 pm 
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12 degrees in Greenville, SC????!!!!

Yeah, I know it can get that cold but that certainly isn't the usual number.

I have to be very needy of range time to shoot in such cold weather. Don


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:01 am 
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Doesn't happen often but then it does .... just like 100+ degrees often through out the Summer.
Stay away... awful weather and terrible taxes... awful law enformcemtn and health care....

... I was shooting my Ruger Challenger came in second in the competition.... then again. there were two of us shooting.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:44 pm 
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blume357 wrote:
Doesn't happen often but then it does .... just like 100+ degrees often through out the Summer.
Stay away... awful weather and terrible taxes... awful law enformcemtn and health care....

... I was shooting my Ruger Challenger came in second in the competition.... then again. there were two of us shooting.


Wow, not exactly an endorsement for enticing people to move to SC. Don


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:26 pm 
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When I'm elected I'm going to get a law passed that anyone moving here can not have air conditioning for their first 3 years.....

Sorry but I'm a xenophobe ..... two many folks have moved here.... and continue to... the last estimate was 30-40 people a day.... and that probably does not include all the illegal aliens that are building all the track houses in the new subdivisions all around.....
Here's an example of what they built just beside my gun club about 10 years ago... figure out where the next one is going...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:17 am 
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Location: In the AZ oven (Phoenix basin)
AzShooter1 wrote:
I think it hit 105 today.

You forgot to mention the single digit humidity. :wink:

It's not too bad shooting here, IF you arrive at the range about the time
the sun first clears the "mountains" (AZ definition). This morning it was
78 at 05:30. That's very do-able. AND you get to be back home by around
08:00. :roll:

Don't forget the "monsoon"! TV weather guessers were very happy to
announce that the monsoon season had started. Even if there has been
no sign of rain or the ding dang dust storms.

Speaking of the dust storms . . . the first one I saw here was last July. I
was over at my daughter's place and saw it coming. I headed home and
got inside with everything locked up about two minutes before it hit. I
could not see the end of my driveway for about fifteen minutes. Glad I
was not at the range!

On the plus side, we get to shoot ALL Winter long. 8)

The other positive, they are talking about opening FOUR new ranges.
Public access, no charge, all within about a twenty minute drive from
where I live. 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:57 am 
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Wow Hawkeye that's great new for you. We need more Public Ranges. Ben Avery get so crowded there's an hour waiting list on most weekends.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:08 pm 
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Just to stay off subject, or re-enforce my point about not moving to Greenville, SC. Here is another picture.... 30 years ago this was all rural..nothing but a farm here and there.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:00 pm 
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Demographics say living there (Greenville SC), your chances of being a victim of violent crime are better than 1 in 159.

I see why ccw is a must...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:32 am 
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Boy howdy! We must be the most dangerous place in the country... see, I told y'all to stay away...

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