Posts Tagged: Cold Weather Hunnting

Ron Spomer

Cold Weather Impact on Ballistics – Fact or Fiction?


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It snowed last night. The wind is howling and the thermometer is plunging. Will your hunting rifle still work? Shooters have been hearing horror stories about rifles and ammunition failing in cold weather, but how much of this is true? One concern is that your ammunition will shoot slower when it’s cold. Well, maybe. It […]

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Ron Spomer

Does Cold Slow Bullets?


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Thirty degrees below zero F. That’s the coldest temperature at which I’ve ever hunted, and I’ve no desire to beat that record. It wasn’t fun. Aside from being unpleasant or downright painful, does cold do anything else to screw up hunting? Can it hurt firearm and ammunition performance? You bet it can. Extreme cold can […]

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