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Title: Too dry to shoot?
Post by: GSF on November 27, 2016, 06:30:41 am
It's been so dry around here I'm concerned about target practice'n. We had one rain in August, one in September (Sept only had one day that was not in the 90s), and none since. If you drive down the interstate a distance I can almost promise you that you'll run across a large area that's covered in smoke from the woods being on fire.
Title: Re: Too dry to shoot?
Post by: jvalentour on November 27, 2016, 11:48:43 pm
I shoot metal in my range.
Occasionally see sparks from rocks.
Either way, I wouldn't practice for awhile, unless you have a lot of water handy.
Title: Re: Too dry to shoot?
Post by: Acebird on November 28, 2016, 09:39:53 am
You could always use an air rifle or a gas pellet gun.
Title: Re: Too dry to shoot?
Post by: herbhome on November 28, 2016, 01:30:09 pm
Just looked at the weather channel-looks like you have relief coming :smile:
Title: Re: Too dry to shoot?
Post by: GSF on November 28, 2016, 09:04:52 pm
That's what we are hearing, I may call in sick so I can stay home and watch it rain (lol). That'll fly over like a fat hog.
Title: Re: Too dry to shoot?
Post by: divemaster1963 on November 28, 2016, 09:31:16 pm
That's what we are hearing, I may call in sick so I can stay home and watch it rain (lol). That'll fly over like a fat hog.
just tell them your taking at religious holiday. you have been praying for rain so long and he finally answered. so you want to honor your promiss to go to church in a new clean shirt.(they  cant get you for religious persecution because they let Muslims do 12 times aday pray at work) or say your part native American and have to do a rain blessing dance.

hey all they can say is no or take a life time vacation. :wink:

john
Title: Re: Too dry to shoot?
Post by: Kathyp on November 28, 2016, 11:54:06 pm
Yeah, we had a huge fire here a couple of years ago and it was from target practice in the quarry.  Not worth it. 
Title: Re: Too dry to shoot?
Post by: nella on November 29, 2016, 08:02:28 am
Occasionally see sparks from rocks.


 You can use rubber bullets!!!!!!! :cool:
Title: Re: Too dry to shoot?
Post by: divemaster1963 on November 29, 2016, 11:54:17 am
its raining! its raining!

there is    a  GOD!

and he's not a comedian.

john

(shows how old i am. remember the john ridder movie boat seen? )
Title: Re: Too dry to shoot?
Post by: sawdstmakr on November 29, 2016, 01:04:18 pm
I was on my way home from a bee meeting last night and it started raining as I crossed the Dames Point Bridge. At first I thought it was the guy in front of me washing his windscreen. I pulled along side of him and I could still see a light rain on my window. By the time I got to the other side of the bridge, it stopped. :angry:
We have a small change of rain this Thursday.   :smile:
Jim
Title: Re: Too dry to shoot?
Post by: GSF on November 30, 2016, 02:36:46 pm
We got 1.47"s night before last. Strong wind! I sent close to a hundred rounds down range yesterday. My wife put about 50 down range. It's raining today as well.

My heart and prayers go out to the folks up in the smokies. I hope there wasn't anyone on the Appalachian trail. They said the wind was clocked at 87mph, there's no way to control flames with that kind of wind behind them.
Title: Re: Too dry to shoot?
Post by: herbhome on November 30, 2016, 04:23:19 pm
Wow, thats windy. Hadn't thought about the trail. Hope they were able to get to shelter.
Title: Re: Too dry to shoot?
Post by: sawdstmakr on November 30, 2016, 11:10:36 pm
It was really bad up there. I saw a video on facebook of 2  men trying leave their house on a mountain. Every single house on that road was burning to the ground. There were frames across the road most of the way on that road.  They went in one direction until it was blocked by downed trees and then they went back the other way and the video stopped when the road was blocked in the other direction. Some how they got off the mountain.   
It was a rough video to watch. They were lucky.
Jim
Title: Re: Too dry to shoot?
Post by: Beeboy01 on December 03, 2016, 11:38:42 pm
I'm only 10 miles from a county rifle range, 10 bucks will let me shoot reloads all day long so I don't have to worry about setting fire to anything.  Haven't seen any rain for over a month and the girls are into their stores with no bloom anywhere.
Title: Re: Too dry to shoot?
Post by: 220 on December 04, 2016, 06:18:02 am
Never to dry to shoot although I confine my BP shooting to the winter months.
Title: Re: Too dry to shoot?
Post by: GSF on December 06, 2016, 09:42:16 am
Well in the last week we've got 4.42+ inches of rain. I can finally go back to shooting - when it quits raining :)
Title: Re: Too dry to shoot?
Post by: sawdstmakr on December 06, 2016, 12:20:26 pm
It's raining, it's raining :happy:

We are getting between 1 to 2 inches of rain today, depending on location. A lot of lightning also.
Jim
Title: Re: Too dry to shoot?
Post by: 220 on December 06, 2016, 10:52:29 pm
Good to see you all getting some rain, we have had more than our fair share this year, would be close to 70". Lots of south eastern Aus got very good winter rain, massive amounts of feed about but a lot of areas have hayed off already. We could be in for a bad fire season with the amount of fuel about.
Title: Re: Too dry to shoot?
Post by: sawdstmakr on December 07, 2016, 04:26:37 am
Turns out that we ended up with over 3" of rain.

220,
70" sounds like a record year. Was it?
Jim
Title: Re: Too dry to shoot?
Post by: 220 on December 07, 2016, 11:06:47 pm
Average rainfall is 48"' a couple of years in the 50s they had over 100" but the old timers are saying it is the wettest winter since then. Only had 10" Jan-April, almost 50" May-Sept.