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I passed on shooting today because the forecast was for moderate winds.

So here I sit, bored, as I observe little wind and tolerable shooting temps. Too late to pack-up and leave now. Dummkopf!

There are a Real Feel temps that will keep me off the skeet fields, and those are higher than they were just a few years ago, but wind will not scare me off the fields.

I still hate the drive and traffic to my skeet fields. That's the main reason I shoot so little skeet.
 

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Think of it as a free handicap to keep things interesting. One of the club's I frequent can have wind gusts come in across the course throwing Highs about 10 feet above the hoop and pushes lows down about 5 feet under. Sometimes multiple wobbles along the flight path. Tests your adaptability to the unexpected.

So long as its not raining, any day on the range is a good day.
 

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I think that wind shooting is fun, although it seems that birds often want to dip or rise just as I pull the trigger giving me a miss. On more than one occasion we had at our club such strong wind blowing toward the low house that the low bird would rise and stop in mid air before it got to the high house and then blow back toward the low house. Honestly, I am not kidding!
 

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Wind? Years ago in Oklahoma the wind was so strong the low house bird was going into the wind and coming to a dead stop in the air above the high house then starting to blow backwards. The high house bird was ducking and diving at rocket speed. Sometimes impacting into the ground in front of the low house. Nobody was counting score and it was actually fun. Never heard so much laughing and grinning faces as guys missed impossible shots. Big cheers on hits. Skeet can be fun if you don’t take it too seriously.
 

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As a duck and goose hunter, I hope for wind. Skeet is just practice when hunting seasons are closed. I like shooting skeet in the wind. Gives me a ready made alibi when I miss
 

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Some of the most fun I've had on the skeet field has been on real windy days. We just laugh our fool heads off and applaud successful shots when the targets are just inches above the ground. I shot today in a nice breeze (10-15 mph) with a few harder gusts. It was just enough to keep ya guessing. I managed a straight and 49/50 with the big gun. With the .410 the best I could do was a couple of 22s.
 

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I passed on shooting today because the forecast was for moderate winds.
Seriously? SO WHAT? Go shooting, support your local club - if folks like you do not, it may not be there next time. GEEZUS! Why are you skeeters so afraid of a little wind, ESPECIALLY when it is for grins and giggles? Learn to SHOOT. Learn HOW to shoot when it is windy. What are you going to do when you spend a lot of money to attend a major skket shoot and the wind puffs up a little? Say thr Hell with it, I'm going home? The guy who learns how to react to those targets and succeed will be a better hunter in the field and a better competitior on the pad. It is part of the game.
 

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Seriously? SO WHAT? Go shooting, support your local club - if folks like you do not, it may not be there next time. GEEZUS! Why are you skeeters so afraid of a little wind, ESPECIALLY when it is for grins and giggles? Learn to SHOOT. Learn HOW to shoot when it is windy. What are you going to do when you spend a lot of money to attend a major skket shoot and the wind puffs up a little? Say thr Hell with it, I'm going home? The guy who learns how to react to those targets and succeed will be a better hunter in the field and a better competitior on the pad. It is part of the game.
Thank you oneounceload for saying that. Started to say just this and figured it was a waste of time. Not all skeet shooters are like this. I can promise you I am hunter first, skeet shooter second. No wind, rain going to keep me from shooting. I find the wind is a blast to shoot in and the most realistic situation for hunting wild birds.
I have a friend that I shoot with that complains if the wind blows, sun in eyes, target flys wrong or she missed because someone is cracking jokes. I just look at her and say” learn to shoot better”. Normally keeps her quiet for the rest of the round.
 

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Thank you oneounceload for saying that. Started to say just this and figured it was a waste of time. Not all skeet shooters are like this. I can promise you I am hunter first, skeet shooter second. No wind, rain going to keep me from shooting. I find the wind is a blast to shoot in and the most realistic situation for hunting wild birds.
I have a friend that I shoot with that complains if the wind blows, sun in eyes, target flys wrong or she missed because someone is cracking jokes. I just look at her and say” learn to shoot better”. Normally keeps her quiet for the rest of the round.
Good for you! The club I shoot 5-stand at is facing SOUTH...ARRRRGHHHH with tall trees in the distance so long shaodows make things disappear. Since ths is not the be-all, end-all, you leanr to adjust, shoot for your best and have fun. I shot 7 rounds of 5 stand today and yes, the sun SUCKED at times - oh well, it sucked for everyone. You just learn to deal with it, smile and go to the next target
 
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Last summer I shot in a mini 100 for 410. Per NOAA the forecast was for temps in the mid 80's with winds gusting to 48 mph. In actual fact I suspect that some of the gusts were in the mid 50 mph range. High house or Low house it didn't matter a bit, that clay would clear the window in whatever direction the gust was blowing. Had a low 5 where the target was at least 75 feet from the ground and by pure luck I smacked that target dead center. The puller said "Holy ****, I didn't think that was possible with 410". After it was over one of the best shooters in the state spend 5 minutes writing Wobble Skeet all over the score sheet and laughing like a maniac. Got all of us laughing so hard I'm surprised one of us didn't end up on the ground. Yeah, we didn't score well but that doesn't matter we all still had a lot of fun and some shots to tell stories about.
 
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