Titan ReloadingInline FabricationLee PrecisionMidSouth Shooters Supply
ADvertise hereRotoMetals2StainLess Steel MediaGraf & Sons

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 36

Thread: I joined the Sub-Zero shooting club today

  1. #1
    Boolit Master

    jeepyj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Maine, Just north of Bangor
    Posts
    1,062

    I joined the Sub-Zero shooting club today

    Today a fellow caster and I decided we couldn't wait another week to get a few rounds down range. Like so many other areas of the country it has been exceptionally cold but we ventured out early to beat the wind. The temperature was -9 with a wind of 10mph. I shot a bit over 200 rounds and that was about all I could handle. As you can see from the photos we had the range plowed out with a nice fire. I can't seem to rotate that last picture on this tablet
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20180107_090414.jpg 
Views:	48 
Size:	63.6 KB 
ID:	211329
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20180107_085620.jpg 
Views:	52 
Size:	68.5 KB 
ID:	211340
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20180107_085009.jpg 
Views:	24 
Size:	95.4 KB 
ID:	211391
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20180107_085009.jpg 
Views:	47 
Size:	95.2 KB 
ID:	211328  
    Last edited by jeepyj; 01-08-2018 at 02:21 PM.
    Sometimes it takes a second box of boolits to clear my head.
    Feed back thread http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...?261449-jeepyj

  2. #2
    Boolit Master MyFlatline's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Crystal River Florida
    Posts
    770
    That's way to cold for this Florida boy.. Glad you had a great day out.

  3. #3
    Boolit Master

    RayinNH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    2,331
    Quote Originally Posted by MyFlatline View Post
    That's way to cold for this Florida boy.. Glad you had a great day out.
    That's way too cold for this NH boy to shoot.
    Proud member in the basket of deplorables.

    I've got the itch, but don't got the scratch.




  4. #4
    Moderator



    JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Land of 10,000 Lakes
    Posts
    10,416
    I was at my Range last Friday. The High for the day was 3
    ...but my car thermometer read -4 when I arrived at the range at about 11am
    Luckily no wind, sun was out, I was just going to test about 20 rds in the revolver, but wound up staying out there for over an hour....and I wasn't alone, there were a couple other guys out there heatin' up there glocks.

  5. #5
    Boolit Master maxreloader's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Southern March 15th, 1820
    Posts
    500
    -12 here in the vehicle this am, not a lot of wind. Good boots, many layers, and good wool hat with a hood and I only got to shoot maybe 75 rounds before my buddy cried uncle. Great guy but wont invite if below freezing again. I didnt get to test what I wanted to test, we got some pistol done but his .32 Ortgies jammed and he fussed with it for +/- 15 minutes. With my gloves off trying to help it seemed like an hour. Rifle range never happened, his boss sent a text that pipes were froze. I was driving. Second mistake. Lessons learned. Jeepy good on you for getting out there! I'm gonna be heading up you way soon, didnt get to Augusta like I had planned for this weekend but heard it was a bust anyways. Oh well!
    Looking for Ideal molds 419181 (44 Evans Long) and 375167 (38-72)
    "Joined Dates" are deceiving if you factor-in "lurk dates."

  6. #6
    Boolit Master zymguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Ely MN. (bwcaw)
    Posts
    281
    Quote Originally Posted by JonB_in_Glencoe View Post
    I was at my Range last Friday. The High for the day was 3
    ...but my car thermometer read -4 when I arrived at the range at about 11am
    Luckily no wind, sun was out, I was just going to test about 20 rds in the revolver, but wound up staying out there for over an hour....and I wasn't alone, there were a couple other guys out there heatin' up there glocks.
    I'm impressed w/ everyone who got out ! Ive been doing case prep all winter. I thought about going friday too. it was -15 without the windchill at around noon, got allot of case prep done

    (link for those in doubt https://www.wunderground.com/history...lyHistory.html )

  7. #7
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    fairbanks
    Posts
    9,019
    LOL. I have to work in those temps, and have tried it, but standing at a range shooting in those temps, just isn't my idea of fun.

    I worked every day one winter just a few short miles from a ski resort, never even crossed my mind to try snow skiing, but my kids loved it.

  8. #8
    Boolit Master


    fecmech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Buffalo NY area
    Posts
    3,741
    We shot a round of sporting clays Sunday, temp was +4 with a 10-15 mph wind. We shot the woods course so only the 1st 3 stands were in the wind which was more than enough! I admit it's a sickness, just gotta have that "fix" every week. Saturday we just drank coffee and told lies, temp was -4 with wind in the 20-30mph range. I didn't even bring the gun that day!
    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
    - C. S. Lewis

  9. #9
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    barry s wales uk
    Posts
    1,334
    Brave guys I'm a wimp .shot on Sunday indoors ,tunnel range old railway tunnel 200 meters nice and cosy .0 c here on Sunday.

  10. #10
    Boolit Master

    jeepyj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Maine, Just north of Bangor
    Posts
    1,062
    Quote Originally Posted by maxreloader View Post
    -12 here in the vehicle this am, not a lot of wind. Good boots, many layers, and good wool hat with a hood and I only got to shoot maybe 75 rounds before my buddy cried uncle. Great guy but wont invite if below freezing again. I didnt get to test what I wanted to test, we got some pistol done but his .32 Ortgies jammed and he fussed with it for +/- 15 minutes. With my gloves off trying to help it seemed like an hour. Rifle range never happened, his boss sent a text that pipes were froze. I was driving. Second mistake. Lessons learned. Jeepy good on you for getting out there! I'm gonna be heading up you way soon, didnt get to Augusta like I had planned for this weekend but heard it was a bust anyways. Oh well!
    Saturday was a busy day for me and for Sunday I actually made the choice to shoot rather than go to the show. Last time I went to Augusta we waited outside for almost an hour waiting for them to process folks into the building. I said joking to the another fellow I shoot with that I can probably get in a hundred rounds faster than we got into the show last time. I figure it likely saved me some money!
    Sometimes it takes a second box of boolits to clear my head.
    Feed back thread http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...?261449-jeepyj

  11. #11
    Boolit Master

    jeepyj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Maine, Just north of Bangor
    Posts
    1,062
    Quote Originally Posted by robg View Post
    Brave guys I'm a wimp .shot on Sunday indoors ,tunnel range old railway tunnel 200 meters nice and cosy .0 c here on Sunday.
    I don't know about being brave... Maybe just short on smarts. I'd think I would like a 200 meter tunnel to shoot in with stable temperature and no wind however I'll continue to make due with what we have. I feel quite lucky to have as nice a place as I do. That being said someday I'd like to make up a Warming / Shooting shack for those cold or rainy days.
    Sometimes it takes a second box of boolits to clear my head.
    Feed back thread http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...?261449-jeepyj

  12. #12
    Boolit Master

    jedomejd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Ellenboro, NC
    Posts
    332
    We need all the sub zero shooters we can get because I just can't get myself to even try it.
    Jeff. Wimp class shooter from western NC

  13. #13
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    556
    I went cross country skiing in -15degf weather when i was in my 20s. Took the whole trip back to Denver to thaw. Now 63. I like the 50degf weather we are having while all you east coasters and rust belters are freezing your ******.
    Last edited by JonB_in_Glencoe; 01-09-2018 at 12:05 AM. Reason: edited word filter violation

  14. #14
    Moderator Emeritus

    MaryB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    SW Minnesota
    Posts
    8,059
    We pheasant hunted one year at -20f with -40 wind chill. Lots of layers, keep face and hands covered, keep moving you were warm. Stop and stand to post a field and freeze in place LOL

  15. #15
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    fairbanks
    Posts
    9,019
    The only time I ever hunted pheasants was in conditions similar. The pheasants wouldn't flush till you were about to step on them, and the way the wind was blowing, once they came off the ground, they were already flying mor fps than a shotgun was capable of. Just a totally miserable experience, but since I had bought out of state license for my son and I and had just the one day, we stuck it out.

  16. #16
    Boolit Master




    EMC45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    East TN Mountains...Thanks be to God!
    Posts
    3,875
    I shot the other day and it was about 10. I was shaking uncontrollably the entire time. The weather said it was the coldest day of the "polar vortex". I believe it. I was cold for the rest of the day at the house.
    You can miss fast & you can miss a lot, but only hits count.

  17. #17
    Boolit Master
    FISH4BUGS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Inland from Seacoast New Hampshire
    Posts
    1,803
    Quote Originally Posted by rayinnh View Post
    that's way too cold for this nh boy to shoot.
    hey...you are giving us hardy nh residents a bad name. No such thing as bad weather - just under dressed people.
    Collector and shooter of guns with selector switches and threaded barrels. Collector of suppressors, SBR's, AOW's and SBS's. Lead and brass scrounger. Never too much brass, lead or components in inventory! Always looking to win beauty contests with my reloads.

  18. #18
    Boolit Master


    Kraschenbirn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    East Central IL
    Posts
    2,439
    Not 'sub-zero' but just came back from our range about an hour ago. 28 degrees with 98% humidity...can you say 'rime ice'?...and entire concrete pad of firing line coated with about 1/4" of ice. Fired 20 rounds sighting in a newly installed scope then another 15 loaded with a different boolit to get an idea of change in POI. Even with my Kaufman Sno-Pacs, after the first 20 minutes at the bench, my feet began to feel like I was wading in a super-size Sno-Cone.

    Bill
    "I'm not often right but I've never been wrong."

    Jimmy Buffett
    "Scarlet Begonias"

  19. #19
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    556
    Burrrrrrrrrr.

  20. #20
    Boolit Master zymguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Ely MN. (bwcaw)
    Posts
    281
    we were -30 a week ago , hit +30 today EVERYBODY is out walkinging, fishing, playing hockey, etc. I smelt some 50ish pounds of wheel weights.
    Its not gonna be this warm again for quite a while

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check