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    John_in_Ma
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    and a little bitchy. Summer is over and soon there will be no shooting outdoors for the top half of the country. Don't worry guys, the good weather will be back soon enough so keep your chins up and attitudes bright.

    John

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    Cranky1
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    I shoot all year. I am a union iron worker, so if I can work in it I can shoot in it. I also use to work at a duck hunting club. 

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    Stefanjan
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    Well theykeep promising us that this global warming thing is going to eliminate winter lol.  I shoot offmy porch into the side yard.  Unfortunately i put up side walls on the porch for the winter.  

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    MScottLeeman
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    It's all sunshine and lollipops ova here…and I'm in Michigan!

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    intenseaty22
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    I shoot all year too. Albeit, winters are generally mild in GA. That, AND, there’s a few folk that actually hate shooting in Summer. For me, the freaking Mosquitoes are worse than Heat, Cold, Snow, or Wind, even rain is kinda ok. 

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    Seth0764
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    Here in Nebraska I shoot year round. The only thing that stops me is when the wind or my wife gets crazy lol

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    Maineiac
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    Seth0764

    Here in Nebraska I shoot year round. The only thing that stops me is when the wind or my wife gets crazy lol

    Where in NE? Here in Des Moines it gets pretty darn cold around January/February and I lose my motivation to get outside and shoot. Maybe I should invest in a big electric heater for my back deck? 😉

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    Imold
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    I shoot most of the year in central Mn, in the winter I just open up my patio door and put my target out on the frozen lake and shoot away as long as the wind is out of the North.

     

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    John_in_Ma
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    It's good to see some solutions to the winter blues. Keep posting your winter shooting setups/sheds/holes in windows to show us how it's done. Maybe some of us can find a way around shooting in the cold thanks to your suggestions.

    John

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    Seth0764
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    Here in Nebraska I shoot year round. The only thing that stops me is when the wind or my wife gets crazy lol

    Where in NE? Here in Des Moines it gets pretty darn cold around January/February and I lose my motivation to get outside and shoot. Maybe I should invest in a big electric heater for my back deck? 😉

    Just west of omaha. Pretty cold here too but i use a propane heater and shoot out of the garage if its to bad.

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    LDP
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    Im in western MT and I still shoot in winter in fact the best shooting opportunity for hunting is just getting going. I dont target practice much in winter but theres plenty of birds and small game to keep me sharp. 

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    RC1947
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    I shoot all year, but during the long winter here in CT it's mostly pellet pistols from 8m in the cellar. RC

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    DHart
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    If we're reaaallly lucky, we central Arizonan's may be able to continue shooting for a little while longer. 😉  At least until next July.

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    addertooth
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    What is this winter thing you speak of?  Is that the time a year when I run the AC half as often?  It may just be that Arizonians don't know as many big words as the rest of you.  ;)

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    Imold
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    Come on now, we know that when it gets down to 60* you Arizonans are breaking out the winter jackets while we still consider it T-Shirt weather 😄.

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    Beeman22
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    I spent three years in Phoenix…and I'd rather shovel and spend 4 months shooting in the basement here in nice, green Michigan! Don't let those Arizonians fool you – you can always bundle up, but there is nothing you can do about 4 straight months of 100+ degree heat (and they don't even have basements in which to set up a permanent 13 meter range!)

    That said, right now is the beginning of a rather nice time of year in the AZ low desert, and pretty great time to be outdoors in the Midwest!

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    ironlion269
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    As if the cold and snow here in Central Indiana weren't enough – I have no windows that open onto a suitable vista for shooting.  That's the last time I let my wife pick the house we end up buying!  I'm sorely tempted to set up some kind of target range in the crawl space under the house so I can practice shooting prone at 20 yards and still be in out of the worst of the cold.  'Course I'll have to scoop out a belly-wallow in the pea gravel to accommodate my, er, "girth".  Oh the extremes to which we must go to feed our addiction…

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    intenseaty22
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    That’s why God invented the SawSawl. Pick a good spot, install new window. Tell the wife more natural light is good for the soul. 

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    Imold
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    Beeman22

    I spent three years in Phoenix…and I'd rather shovel and spend 4 months shooting in the basement here in nice, green Michigan! Don't let those Arizonians fool you – you can always bundle up, but there is nothing you can do about 4 straight months of 100+ degree heat (and they don't even have basements in which to set up a permanent 13 meter range!)

    That said, right now is the beginning of a rather nice time of year in the AZ low desert, and pretty great time to be outdoors in the Midwest!

    My 1st adventure after high school I moved to Phoenix and lived by Metro Center back in 80-82 and worked at Garcia’s restaurant on 35th and Peoria, missed the 4 seasons and moved back to Mn the rest s history.

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    Drumsnguns
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    I'm still waiting to shoot…… In north central NC it has been windy and rainy since March. Hasn't stopped. I have only been out all summer to shoot a handful of times. Then there was Florence. And Michael will hit us as well………………

    Actually, the winds have subsided but now I have about an hour to try and shoot when I get home from work…if that.

    I ordered pellets last Christmas and haven't gotten through a third of them yet. Haven't reordered once this summer. Pyramydair keeps sending "please come back" messages.  During the summer I started shooting off the dining room table, out the side door at night with a strong LED flashlight illuminating the target. Night was the only time the winds would die down. Worked pretty good but lots of moths and mosquitoes in the house.

    Guess I'll go back to "Night Range" again once we lose daylight savings time.

    Here's to next summer…may it be better.

     

    KP

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