Winter Shooting

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by linuxmail, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. linuxmail

    linuxmail New Member

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    In Wisconsin, I often have to shoot in cold weather. Joerg made a couple videos about heated bands, and gave me a idea for winter shooting.<br><br>I buy these disposable hand warmer packs, and keep one in my shooting bag as I shoot or hunt. I try to keep my shots down to two in a row. I know, I should only need one shot! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt="Rolling Eyes" longdesc="14"> I tried to use two identical Lead Launchers, but they just don't shoot exactly the same, so I just use one and limit my shots. I know, if I made them correctly, they would shoot the same! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt="Rolling Eyes" longdesc="14"><br><br>But the disposable pack works quite well. Don't let the pack touch your bands, I wrap the pack in a small wash cloth, to avoid this issue.<br><br>Regards,<br>Brian<br>
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Smart, i'll just keep shooting inside but very smart
     

  3. Fryskehoun

    Fryskehoun New Member

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    Very Smart, And Lucky me I have a few of them laying around. Thanks for the tip.
     
  4. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Sometimes at cold days i shoot with tubes.<br>It seems like tubes are better than TB at low temperatures.<br>Maybe some others can confirm this.
     
  5. SlingShotStefan

    SlingShotStefan New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>slingpit wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Sometimes at cold days i shoot with tubes.<br>It seems like tubes are better than TB at low temperatures.<br>Maybe some others can confirm this.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody">'<br><br>Maybe the air in the tubes get warmed and the tubes isolate it so that the heat cant get out that quick. </span>
     
  6. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    That actually sounds plousible, but how to test it... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33">
     
  7. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>SlingShotStefan wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>slingpit wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Sometimes at cold days i shoot with tubes.<br>It seems like tubes are better than TB at low temperatures.<br>Maybe some others can confirm this.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody">'<br><br>Maybe the air in the tubes get warmed and the tubes isolate it so that the heat cant get out that quick. </span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>that's plausible according physics band has a way more (almost twice) surface with ambient to loose heat ...</span>
     
  8. SlingShotStefan

    SlingShotStefan New Member

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    You can test it with a thermometer-pill that doctors and scientists use to see whats someones themprature is inside the body. You could try a lubricant and slide it into the tube.<br><br>Stefan
     
  9. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Hmm, yes, but how expensive are they and and fast do they work
     
  10. Mason Jar

    Mason Jar New Member

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    "I buy these disposable hand warmer packs, and keep one in my shooting bag as I shoot or hunt."<br>Good Idea, since we are buried here in the North East in snow and always have some of these on hand for .."just in case..."<br>Sara
     
  11. SlingShotStefan

    SlingShotStefan New Member

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    @onnod<br><br>Yes they are expensive.
     
  12. linuxmail

    linuxmail New Member

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    I bought 50 of them on ebay for $18 USD.<br><br>
     
  13. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    You can also get ones that are little clam-shell cases( about the dimensions of a computer mouse but thinner). The take a little burning element. You light it to get it going, blow it out and put it in the case(fire proof of course). Kinda like you'd do with an incense cone. We've got a pair in our earth quake kit. Supposed to last eight hours but I bet you could cut the element up into 2 hr. pieces.