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Posted: 7/6/2012 3:16:35 PM EDT
I don't see how you guys in TX, AZ, NV, etc. do it.  Got some deer damage in the garden, state gave me four kill permits.  Bought a new .270 back in the winter, hadn't shot it yet.  Figured I'd use it for the deer control, so I took it to my range today.  Temp around 90-95 according to my truck.  Shot 12 times, by the end the barrel was too hot to touch.

Still grouped pretty well considering.  I guess that's the advantage of a heavy barrel.  If I'd been shooting my Model 7, I would have had to dunk it in the creek after two or three shots.
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 3:30:46 PM EDT
[#1]
Go around 0600.  Stop shooting by 0900.  Drink lots of fluids.[;)
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 3:37:40 PM EDT
[#2]
heat waves are the suckage.
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 3:42:03 PM EDT
[#3]
and just think how hot it would be in full kit..........at a even hotter temp and people are trying to kill you.
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 3:43:50 PM EDT
[#4]
I shot around 7:30 pm the other day.  Still hot, but not peak hot.
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 3:45:05 PM EDT
[#5]
I attended an 8 hour defensive handgun class on Saturday.  110 degrees or so.  Zero shade.

Drink lots of water.  It's not that bad.

Link Posted: 7/6/2012 3:46:46 PM EDT
[#6]
shot last saturday in ga. at least 6 hours at the range. over 100 degrees the whole time.

dress for it...bring lots of gator aid
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 3:47:17 PM EDT
[#7]
I go to the range early.. Beat the heat and the wind.. 80 rounds of 30-06 out of the Garand this morning at 6am
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 3:47:31 PM EDT
[#8]
Ya get used to it when thats the temp all summer.  We don't just have the "heat waves" that last a week so more time to acclimate.

I actually go to the range and golf courses around noon now and find that if you can ride out the heat you actually avoid all the "today at the range" stories.
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 3:49:27 PM EDT
[#9]
Quoted:
and just think how hot it would be in full kit..........at a even hotter temp and people are trying to kill you.


Exactly.  I was going to bitch about the heat trying to get stuff done on the 4th, til I thought about that - puts it all in perspective.
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 3:59:21 PM EDT
[#10]
Quoted:
I attended an 8 hour defensive handgun class on Saturday.  110 degrees or so.  Zero shade.

Drink lots of water. It's not that bad.



I'm 54.  Don't know what the hell you where doing in '83, or even '85-'86
at Stone Bay.  BUTT!!!

You sure as hell just told me that you trained Rambo or that you're a snot-nosed kid in low humidity.  

da-da-damn, being raised in Georgia, 29 Stumps between '76-'86 was a picnic.

btw. please notice the icon at end of the snot-nosed kid comment.  

Link Posted: 7/6/2012 4:09:38 PM EDT
[#11]
Spent three hours at the range today from 1200 to 1500 hrs.  Put 200 rounds throigh my new G20SF, 100 through my M&P and about half a brick through my GSG5 and my M&P 15-22.  Sweated like a pig but loved every minute of it.  95 here with about 80% humidity.
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 4:17:19 PM EDT
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Quoted:
and just think how hot it would be in full kit..........at a even hotter temp and people are trying to kill you.


No shit huh ? I am training students right now that have to shoot in the prone on gravel and sand with the temperature floating over 100 to 110 on some days. And its only going to get hotter for them.
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 4:20:10 PM EDT
[#13]
Quoted:
Go around 0600.  Stop shooting by 0900.  Drink lots of fluids.[;)


yep
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 4:21:10 PM EDT
[#14]
It isn't the heat for me so much as that the barrel would never cool.  Laid it in the grass under a tree for 30 minutes, didn't cool off much at all.
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 4:27:08 PM EDT
[#15]
Imagine an MG barrel in Iraq.
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 4:31:47 PM EDT
[#16]
When it gets too hot some of us just start shooting at night.


Link Posted: 7/6/2012 4:35:39 PM EDT
[#17]
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When it gets too hot some of us just start shooting at night.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbXwpz5KOM4


Link Posted: 7/6/2012 4:37:29 PM EDT
[#18]
Summer trap league. Every Wednesday at 7 pm.

You get used to it. Better than the cold
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 4:43:21 PM EDT
[#19]
I just keep my ammo in a cooler.
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 4:44:34 PM EDT
[#20]
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Summer trap league. Every Wednesday at 7 pm.

You get used to it. Better than the cold


You got that right! I have no problem running in 90F temps, or working all day in the sun, but I freeze in the winter if it gets below 30F. People call me a wimp all winter long, then the same folks say things like; "I don't know how you can be out in the sun all day, you are tougher than me".

Funny, how some people thrive in different conditions.
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 4:59:59 PM EDT
[#21]
Don't fall behind on hydration.  I have sent a heat casualty away via ambulance during a hot summer training course.  Idaho has hot deserts, too. It will be over 100 around here tomorrow.

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Link Posted: 7/6/2012 5:03:18 PM EDT
[#22]
I wear a mankini.  
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 5:14:49 PM EDT
[#23]
We start around 9-10am, bring a couple ez-ups, a cooler full of gatorade and water.  We'll shoot for 8hrs easily, but we take our time, and spend most of the day under the shade.



Quoted:


I attended an 8 hour defensive handgun class on Saturday.  110 degrees or so.  Zero shade.



Drink lots of water.  It's not that bad.





F that.  I've spent a lot of time shooting in Yuma and by the time it gets that hot, I keep the car running, and sit in the car and load mags every other 15 minutes.  I've done a lot of hiking out there too, and we always started early so we could wrap it up by noon or so.
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 5:18:19 PM EDT
[#24]
Try climbing around on pitched roofs when it's 110 ambient.  
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 5:21:51 PM EDT
[#25]
Quoted:
I don't see how you guys in TX, AZ, NV, etc. do it.  Got some deer damage in the garden, state gave me four kill permits.  Bought a new .270 back in the winter, hadn't shot it yet.  Figured I'd use it for the deer control, so I took it to my range today.  Temp around 90-95 according to my truck.  Shot 12 times, by the end the barrel was too hot to touch.

Still grouped pretty well considering.  I guess that's the advantage of a heavy barrel.  If I'd been shooting my Model 7, I would have had to dunk it in the creek after two or three shots.


I carry extra water in my extremely large balls... Down here you gotta have big ones to handle this shit...
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 5:35:45 PM EDT
[#26]
All of our firearm training is in the summer, last year temps were between 102 to 105.

AR barrel temps get pretty high so we take a break when they start smoking.

MPD165
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 7:20:33 PM EDT
[#27]
Quoted:
Quoted:
I attended an 8 hour defensive handgun class on Saturday.  110 degrees or so.  Zero shade.

Drink lots of water. It's not that bad.



I'm 54.  Don't know what the hell you where doing in '83, or even '85-'86
at Stone Bay.  BUTT!!!

You sure as hell just told me that you trained Rambo or that you're a snot-nosed kid in low humidity.  

da-da-damn, being raised in Georgia, 29 Stumps between '76-'86 was a picnic.

btw. please notice the icon at end of the snot-nosed kid comment.  



I'm barely past the snot nosed kid age.    And, yeah, it's really low humidity.  Like 15%.

Seriously, though.  I was born and raised in AZ.  When it's all you've known, you learn to deal with it.  

Here's a couple pics.  I'm the fugly looking dude in the jacked up boonie hat.  Note:  North Face hats SUCK.  It was like 5 mph winds and the thing was flopping all over the place.  I finally ended up pinning it up under my hearing protection.  It was completely useless.  And yes, we even rolled around on the hot as hell rocks...





If it makes you feel any better, I left that training class and flew to Dallas and worked for 14 hours outside in the nasty nasty humidity.

This was at 6am Monday morning, after working all night....

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