Shooting in Adverse Conditions

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by The_Rifleman, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. The_Rifleman

    The_Rifleman Active Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    Shooting in adverse conditions would probably be a good idea for a lot of hunters. What if high winds are in the forecast during hunting season, and you haven't had experience shooting in such weather?

    That is why I take a shot a day, that way I am ready for whatever the weather has in store for me. This was today's shot.

    30-06, Rain, 400 Yards

    Of course in that rain storm, I wouldn't be able to see a deer or whatnot at that distance... unless they were albino of course. :p
  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    train for the worst and the worst will be easy

    cheers to you Rifleman

  3. The_Rifleman

    The_Rifleman Active Member

    Feb 10, 2010

    I was a boy scout and go by their motto, "Be prepared."
  4. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Glad to see ya back, and posting! Love those long shots. Wish I had the room to try these for myself.
  5. The_Rifleman

    The_Rifleman Active Member

    Feb 10, 2010

    When I first started shooting I wish I knew what to expect as far as cartridge performance. I figure these shooting videos is a good way for others to see what is possible.
  6. garydude

    garydude Member

    Hey Rifleman, delighted to see you back; love the videos.

    Question for you-do you shoot most of your rounds through a fouled bore or do you clean everytime before shooting? Either way, which gives you the most consistent shots?
  7. The_Rifleman

    The_Rifleman Active Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    Thank you!

    I usually shoot from a fouled bore. If I shoot in the rain like I did in this video; I'll clean thoroughly, whereas the next shot I'll take through a "cold-bore," [absolutely clean.]

    I'm glad you asked that!
    I used to think that a cold-bore shot's POI would always be different than a fouled bore shot.
    Later on I used to think that condition was rifle specific.
    Now I know the cold-bore deviation is load specific.

    Therefore, I've developed loads in each of my rifles that have no cold-bore/fouled bore deviations. So it doesn't matter what my barrel condition is at any time, all shots will have the same POI... ambient temperature notwithstanding.

    Whenever I develop a load now, when I test a potential load, I clean thoroughly then start the test group with a cold-bore.

    Thanks again!
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2012
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