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Old 28th November 2010, 10:07 AM
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Default Too cold for .177

Hello. I have been out practicing (posh plinking) this morning and it is 2 deg. After an hour my two exposed fingers (thumb and index) from my gloves (the rest of the gloves have full length finger covers) were so cold that I could not physically pick a pellet from my pellet pouch. Because of this, I took my hardly ever used other gun, my .22 BSA Lightning from the boot (I always take it shooting as a spare), and the pellets being bigger meant my frozen fingers could pick them out ok and so I got another full hour plinking fun. AT LAST I HAVE FOUND A GOOD REASON TO ALSO HAVE A .22: VERY COLD WEATHER SHOOTING. Was going to sell it but will now keep it for that very reason. Anyone else do the same?


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Old 28th November 2010, 02:35 PM
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Hi Charlie that is the problem with shooting airguns it makes you daft in the ed we drove over to wolverhampton (Millride) and shot a winter league it was minus 10'c when i left my house and for most of the shoot it was minus 8 getting up to nearly minus 2'c Prizes none enjoyment 10/10 shooting abillity nearly rubbish but not quite so as stated not right in the head welcome fellow fruit lupe to the club.
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Old 28th November 2010, 02:41 PM
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Cheap charcoal handwarmer in the pocket soon sorts that problem. Just shot a winter league with .177 field target rifles between -9 and 0 and with the handwarmer in the pocket no real problems loading my pro-target (which is direct to barrel and can be fiddly.
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Old 28th November 2010, 03:11 PM
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No moans today quite warm actually, yesterday a different matter although around 6 degrees warmer minus the wind chill it was unbearable way past the point of not feeling the pellets.
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Old 28th November 2010, 09:27 PM
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minus 6.5 degrees at north oxon today, didn't feel too bad after putting on 2 jackets, windproof undershell, 2 long sleeve tshirts, thin hoody, and a tshirt underneath... shooting springer kept me warm, hand not cold all day, was still able to open envelope for the bonus bunny at end of day
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