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A hot day at Reading
This is a discussion on A hot day at Reading within the Rifle Competition forums, part of the Competition Shooting category; It was a hot sweaty day. My glasses got steamed up. Rough in the pits IMG_0134.jpg IMG_0136.jpg...
07-14-2012, 08:12 PM #1
07-14-2012, 08:29 PM #2
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Once my sweatshirt was soaked with sweat I was more comfortable. The sweat in my eyes was a different story.....
07-14-2012, 10:00 PM #3
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Wish I could have made it this weekend. Was able to shoot a reduced course today and did very well. If I could come up tomorrow, I would! Keep them all in the center.
07-14-2012, 10:04 PM #4
The potta potty must have been "aromatic" to say the least. Definitely hot no matter what you were doing.Licensed Journeyman.
07-14-2012, 10:13 PM #5
07-17-2012, 03:19 PM #6
Ok Mike....remind to help you with some off handDR 1533
07-17-2012, 03:53 PM #7
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07-17-2012, 05:12 PM #9
ha, seems charlie's getting a bit sensitive
shooting in the heat sucks...but like anything in this game, its completely mental. glasses fogging? easy fix. flip up the blinders on your hat so you get some airflow in there. if that doesn't work, stick a soft foam earplug under the nose bridge to pick them up off your face a little bit (also, more airflow)
just remember, as hot as it might seem to you....everyone else is shooting in the same stuff. no point in getting worked up over it...its only 20 minutes (plus, when you take that coat off, it could be 95 degrees....and it'll still feel like someone turned the AC on). Biggest trick is to STAY HYDRATED. water, then gatorade (I water mine down a bit...too sweet IMO)...then more water. when you get dehydrated, the eyes (like 98% water) are the first to fade.When it comes down to it, it's all just a matter of physics.
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07-17-2012, 10:35 PM #10
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Like Jasper says it is mental. I love shooting in very cold temps and rain because a lot of people don't and it really doesn't bother me. I do NOT like to shoot in high humidity. Desert heat doesn't bother me as much as Reading's swamp 90 degree days.“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny”
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