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#207508 - 07/21/20 08:25 PM It's hot. Too hot.
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I hate this time of year. No season's are open, there's a ton of field and yard work to be done, the Tennessee humidity is absolutely smothering, and where I shoot has little shade nearby to offer relief from the hot sun. I guess I could be getting some reloading done.

What do you guys do to beat the heat this time of year?
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#207510 - 07/21/20 08:59 PM Re: It's hot. Too hot. [Re: Chance Weldon]
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Shoot real early in the morning, load in the afternoon, in the AC. Bush-hog if cool and cloudy.

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#207511 - 07/21/20 09:43 PM Re: It's hot. Too hot. [Re: Mark Hampton]
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SW Alabama is downright tropical right now. Heat index was 102 yesterday I believe. Just sitting and thinking induces a sweat.

Not much you can do to beat heat and humidity like this ... you endure it.

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#207513 - 07/21/20 09:56 PM Re: It's hot. Too hot. [Re: PsTaN]
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If the humidity is too bad in TN, you can always come down to MS - it?s not bad at all here. 😜
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#207517 - 07/22/20 10:37 AM Re: It's hot. Too hot. [Re: KRal]
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I have been baking in the TN humidity as well. Working in the shop at night.I usually don't get home till after 9:00PM so the sun is down but still HOT. Working on the Encore 260, a new 10mm build and a slim line 40 the size of a skinny G23. Waiting on parts.........
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#207518 - 07/22/20 10:58 AM Re: It's hot. Too hot. [Re: reflex264]
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We have the heat and humidity here in IL as well. I shoot at first light in the morning. I was out this morning and set up and shooting by 0615. When I left at 0830 my T-shirt was soaked.

Will spend rest of the day in my cool basement cleaning guns and reloading.

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#207519 - 07/22/20 12:42 PM Re: It's hot. Too hot. [Re: ruger4570]
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Miserable in WV ,too, but "hunting seasons" are open. Did 13 groundhogs last week (4 in football field) and 8 crop damage deer in last 8-9 days.
Most of 'hogs killed 10AM- 4PM and deer from 1:30PM to dark.
I sweated a lot and was not a happy camper, but a hitman's gotta do what's expected of him.

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#207522 - 07/23/20 03:31 PM Re: It's hot. Too hot. [Re: wvhitman]
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Went to the range last Saturday about 3:30 in the afternoon here in Augusta, GA. I was shooting my Contenders and the barrels never cooled off. Had some fun with the .357 Magnum and the .300 Savage Rimmed though. Working on my shooting form more than for groups. Sweat was dripping into my eyes so bad I had to give up shooting around 4:15. After 35 years down South, you would think this Mid-Westerner would be acclimated to this heat. NOT!
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#207523 - 07/23/20 05:29 PM Re: It's hot. Too hot. [Re: Buckshotharris]
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Try hauling hay in August in NC...it's hot, but just wait....
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#207528 - 07/23/20 09:27 PM Re: It's hot. Too hot. [Re: Franchise]
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Buckshotharris, I lived in August for nine years back between 1976 and 1985. I was in a large hunting club Briar Creek Hunting Club. Do you know the club. I worked in the foundry at Georgia Iron Works. Foundry work is hot work!
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