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#1 crazyhorse

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 06:07 AM

Yesterday I went out with the Discovery and it was foggy with light sprinkles...just before leaving I set up a small target to take some test shots in the wind...(I'm trying to compile more range card data)..When I shot the Discovery it was so loud that my ears started ringing...I mean really loud....much louder than anytime I've shot this rifle...Has anyone experienced this with a PCP...??? I'm thinking the moist damp air had something to do with this...Posted Image

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 09:19 AM

The heavier air seems to keep the noise close to you. It's the same with a normal rifle or shotgun. But cool damp weather is my favorite time to hunt.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 07:11 PM

i'm new to air rifles, like i've said before, how much damage will hunting in the rain do to the rifle if any? what do i have to watch out for hunting in wet weather? better yet what concerns should be addressed when hunting in wet or damp weather.?

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 04:30 AM

I wiped the barrel/receiver down with rust inhibiting oil and carried rifle muzzle down with a sling....

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 11:34 AM

I agree about the noise. The dense air makes it seem much louder. I personally like to hunt when it just starts to lightly rain or drizzle. Keeps our scent down and I have had more game accindently walk right into my path then when in nice weather. The game starts moving around . Not sure if they are feeding last minute or looking for a place to hold up in. Another thing I do when hunting is to walk a huge circle. The wind will be in my favor much of the way. Happy hunting!
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