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 Post subject: Re: Wet weather starter
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:09 pm 
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This topic has had more comebacks than Lazurus!!!.


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 Post subject: Re: Wet weather starter
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:10 am 
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pnuk,

Can you imagine the line at The Imperial, on a wet day on Century, 250 + shooters with drooping rubbers hanging off their muzzles (that's a name I've never heard it called!!)

Think what the press would do with that!!

That would be a Right Sight!! (TR shooters will understand that one!!)

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 Post subject: Re: Wet weather starter
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What do you use for plotting sheets when it's wet? I have an aluminum writting tray that folds up to keep the rain off your paper, but I want something better! A couple of my friends have things called 'Plot-o-matics', which are occasionally manufactured by a Canadian company (I forget the name!). It consists of an aluminium frame with a perspex front that you can write on with a china graph pencil. There are various celluloid plot sheets that you can slide under the perspex, and these have grid sizes relating to the ranges you are shooting at. I found online that you can purchase water-proof printer paper and these would be used with the Fisher space pens that you can also purchase online. I would just print off my plot sheets from the ICFRA website using the water-proof paper, and Bobs your uncle! Has anybody tried this?

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 Post subject: Re: Wet weather starter
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I would love a Plot a matic but a bit pricey plus it still needs a score sheet to hold all those 50's to view over and over!!

In the wet I have some of my usual score sheets laminated with a matte laminate (still heated). I use a softish 'lead' pencil and it is removed with an eraser or rubber.

Works well so far.

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North Star wrote:
What do you use for plotting sheets when it's wet? I have an aluminum writting tray that folds up to keep the rain off your paper, but I want something better!


Would one of these be the sort of thing you need?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/waterproof-notepad

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 Post subject: Re: Wet weather starter
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johngarnett wrote:
Hope this helps anyone new to 'foul weather shooting'!
As one who is used to shooting on Bodmin Moor which must have all the rain God can send on any one range day!...........
Scopes - use washing up bottles to make rain shades and secure with rubber bands. TR foresights need some protection especially if Eagle Eyes are used.
Rifles - keep ammo dry, cover chamber/sights with chamois or microfibre cloths. Wood stocks can be taped around the stock /action area to stop water ingress. Use a rubber band on the barrel to act as a drip stop to prevent water running back the underside of the barrel to the bedding.
Yourself - there is nothing worse than lying in a pool of water on a waterproof mat! Wear wader type overtrousers. Rain around 'that' area can lower your score quicker than anything!
When you get home let everything dry slowly. Take rifle out of stock to dry for few hours but replace to avoid any chance of warping (I've never seen that) If you use a glove try to make sure it is dry. If it's damp next time it's like putting wet swimming trunks on!
Have fun sorting, you can't have a dry run at this!!!!!
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Great advice & some handy tips. Went shooting in North Wales with a good friend last Jan... Lying in the snow & shooting in the wet loses its 'fun vibe' very quickly once you feel it getting cold & wet in your trouser area lol. Even lying on a mat the cold gets to you quicker than you'd think.

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This thread is making me feel a bit of a wimp as I don't venture outside at the club if it is much more than a drizzle.


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 Post subject: Re: Wet weather starter
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We can't see the problem, oomans. Surely your valet is capable of keeping all the kit dry and lining up on the bull for you until you need to step forward and touch the trigger ? As for drying the impedimenta of our sport out afterwards, surely you have staff for that too ?

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We can't see the problem, oomans. Surely your valet is capable of keeping all the kit dry and lining up on the bull for you until you need to step forward and touch the trigger ? As for drying the impedimenta of our sport out afterwards, surely you have staff for that too ?


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Hmm, we'll let you discuss that with Lady Badger ...

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