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Why does everyone wear camo clothing for plinking ??

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by brett23, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. brett23

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    a bit confused here
    I,ve just got back into shooting and I'm going to shoot FT but what I can't get my head round is everyone is dressed head to toe in camo gear when shooting at an indoor range. I ask these people if they hunt thinking they wear this clothing and practice in it but 99% say oh no don't hunt
    am I missing something or is it the done thing to dress like you just got back from Vietnam
    hopefully the FT scene is a bit different
     
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    Could it be that FT is an outdoor sport, some of the best waterproof and windproof kit for this sport is also cammo (seeing as you spnd most of the time sitting or lying down etc in wet and windy conditions), so people are just practicing indoors with the kit on that they will shoot outdoors in?That would be my guess.
     
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    Lol I went to the range yesterday and they was all in camo there dont no why . I wear it hunting but not alot of point if you dont hunt is there atb
     
  4. Alex.B

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    Its a bit cold to go shooting in your unndercrackers at the moment. :D
     
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    Never stopped me, although benders get caught on the brambles so they are best reserved for lounging around at home :D

    I'd hate to look daft when prowling around the woods...

    ;)
     
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    sat there at the range it gets bloody cold,a lot colder than when your out and about and your shooting gear is tried and tested so makes sense to wear it when plinking,you try hitting a 1" spinner @ 30y when your shivering
    just my experiance but admittantly i mainly hunt and have only spent a bit of time on the range lately learning my lad too shoot
     
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    There's plenty of waterproof/windproof warm clothing out there that isnt camo .you see them at the fishing shows all camod up as well it helps them blend in to the stools better lol
     
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    yes i agree with that if your just going to the range i cant see the point as there a lot cheaper and just as warm clothing out there,and as for the carp brigade its almost become "fashionable" obviously you wont catch fish without everything in your kit being the latest realtree :facepalm: what gets me is how the hell do they find it all when packing away as they take everything apart from the kitchen sink with them and its all "camoed" up :rolleyes:
    just for the record too i never dress head to toe in camo even when out hunting ;)
     
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    You already know the answer. Blokes never grow up, they are playing at being snipers. I'm no better, I wear camo when I walk the dogs, just in case......
     
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    Wear what you want That's my motto. It's still a free country last I heard. I think the OP knows very well that most FT shooters do not wear camo anyway. Most of the FT dedicated clubs do not even allow it. Some do though and they have the same reasoning as me and most sensible people, wear camo if you want to. It's hard wearing, doesn't need cleaning so often and it is widely available quite cheaply. I like to mix and match. Jeans and camo jacket, perfect for stalking the prey and equally just as good for nipping down the pup in and getting hammered.
    Free country folks, wear what you like.:)
     
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    i wear camo when shooting ! its what iv always worn when hunting so make sense that ur comfy shooting in it so i wear it for hft as it been said hard wearing , warm, water proff ish lol, dont show the dirt as much ! cant see i the issue with as said above wear what u want !

    mik
     
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    work wear or DPM either way, hard wearing, plenty of pockets, at least I know what I am supposed to be wearing on the range, last time I wore my best jeans and got muddy knees and incurred the wrath of the wife.... if its cammo then its range wear!
     
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    Because most people feel really hard wen they wear camo and a gun but truth is they look like tards:D
     
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    My money on on the price - being far cheaper than other waterproof hard wearing clothing

    No issues - Eccept if you Shoot @ Bisley Ranges - Surry - Banned on All of their Ranges Eccept for serving personel

    But No issues else where -

    BOB/R
     
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    Oh. I thought the camo was so those little metal bunnies didn't see us as we crept up to the end of the " revival" string!!
     
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    I used to wear a camo jacket and a barbour waxed cotton hat years ago when I did a bit of rabbit shooting but I don't hunt anymore so I have no camo gear.no need for it plinking in the back garden or down at the shooting range(indoor).Even when hunting I think some of these shooters go a bit over the top covering themselves completely(literally) in camo gear.Movement and noise are the two things to avoid alerting your quarry.Some animals can only see in monchrome so camo has no real advantage that's why some of the states in America insist hunters wear some blaze orange(hi vis) clothing so they're noticeable to other hunters but not their quarry.
     
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    Loo ive thought this myself. Ive seen blokes who looked like they had action man camo on. I wear a smock just because thats what i always wear to shoot. Alot of the outdoor stuff is camo though.
    But i have actually seen someone wearing a desert camo smock!
     
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    I always thought that the orange blaze thing was so that indisciplined, trigger-happy fair-weather hunters didn't shoot each other in the rush to fill their quotas. I've heard that some hunters use orange bog roll so that they don't get shot in the arse when having an al fresco dump because a flash of white bog roll can for some reason be mistaken for a deer's tush and cause excitable negligent discharges (oooer missus!).
     
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    I wear camo when shooting at the range, as do the majority of people who shoot there. It's an HFT-style course, outdoors and often wet/muddy at this time of year. For me (and presumably others) it makes sense to have a relatively cheap, durable, comfortable, warm set of clothes in which to shoot and not worry if you get mud plastered over you. A high proportion of the guys at the club also hunt, so like me they probably figure they may as well wear the dedicated shooting clothing they already have. I usually wear camo trousers (DPM or the old-style lightweight trousers), with a DPM field jacket over t-shirt and jumper, plus a DPM smock when I need it for extra warmth.

    For indoor shoots and the likes, there probably isn't much *point* as such in specifically wearing camos rather than civvies, but each to their own. I used to wear DMP jackets out and about quite a bit (in a non-shooting context) because they're warm, windrproof, comfortable and well-fitted. I don't anymore because the ones I have are either worn out or covered in mud and/or stinking of grass and the smell of rabbit!
     
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    I suppose it depends on how many different sets of shooting clothing you have/need. Obviously for some people having the 'right' clothing and equipment is the most important part of their hooby. I used to go to a lot of the big bike shows, sometimes by car if I wanted to buy a few bits, and I used to fall about laughing when I saw guys (often several of them) pile out of a car and put their leathers and bike boots on - that has to be the most uncomfortable kit to wear for walking around a show all day. I guess they wanted everyone to know they were bikers.
     

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