Hey how's it going everyone? If you were to count in your general schedule, around what time is it most convenient for anyone here to shoot? Like morning, afternoon, night, midnight, etc.? Where do you usually shoot at those times?
Evening, in the summer,in a 24 hour outdoor range, but I live in a massive metro area where traffic is dense and archery ranges are sparse. If I go to a local range after work, odds are it will be so crowded, I won't even get in. If I had a yard, it would be any time I felt like it.
I tend to shoot either mid morning on the weekends and after dinner on the weekdays. Really the weekends can be anytime I can get away.
I did learn on thing yesterday about when not to shoot. I had league last night and shot horribly. I ended up working late so by the time I got home it was pack my gear up and leave without eating supper. I was tired and hungry and for the life of me I could not hold my shot steady. I should have skipped shooting last night and just did a make up night instead.
I'm retired, and shoot in the back yard. However, my target has to be placed for safety...which, unfortunately, has me facing the mid-day sun. So, before 10am or after 3pm is best...unless the sky is overcast. I often shoot 12 rounds of 5 in the morning, as well as in the afternoon.
I have a 12 target practice range just out the door, and a 15 target 3d course around the pond and through the woods, so I shoot many different times of the day, but I prefer shooting in the early morning as I'm just starting another pain filled day and it is a bit easier to get around... But also, shooting late when the pain is kickin real good has improved my focus immensely, and I'm shooting better now than I ever have...... The time spent is not as important as how you spend it.
I have small kids so my shooting time is dictated by their schedule. M-F I shoot at 8pm when they go to bed. On the weekends, I can shoot at 2pm (naps) or 8pm. I have a couple of acres so I've set up a range area in my back yard.
Whenever I can, I go to work early so afternoon and evening during the week, morning on the weekend. We have 40 acres so space isn't an issue. I have a set up near the house and a lot of the time I wander around the pasture shooting horse turds, small cactus, and a prarie dog that doesn't duck too soon in it's hole.
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