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Offline magicbullet

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Winterseed question
« on: January 29, 2020, 11:08:21 PM »
Hi guys, considering going to the shoot scheduled for this weekend. In checking the weather forecast for Quarryville, it looks really pretty tame especially for February. Are there set conditions for winterseed patches to be given out, such as snow falling/on the ground, below freezing temps, etc? Or is it just up to the shoot boss' judgement?

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Re: Winterseed question
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2020, 01:04:40 AM »
Welcome to the forum, magicbullet.

Shoot boss discretion. You and the instructors live there.

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Re: Winterseed question
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2020, 02:27:35 AM »
Welcome to the forum.

The standard for Winterseed is as follows (I'm paraphrasing from the founder of Appleseed):

1. It has to be cold. Anything below freezing will automatically qualify.
2. The weather clearly has to be an impediment to body and spirit. A Winterseed has to have "uncomfort" associated with it. So a sunny dry calm day with the temp at freezing can be better - way more comfortable - than a day with blowing wind, temp in the high forties, and overcast skies - with or without precipitation.

Because of all these variables, the SB is the man-on-the-spot to make the call.  I'd reach out to the shoot boss and ask.

Those blue winterseed patches are pretty cool!  I hope you get one!
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Re: Winterseed question
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2020, 08:36:45 AM »
Welcome to the forum.

The standard for Winterseed is as follows (I'm paraphrasing from the founder of Appleseed):

1. It has to be cold. Anything below freezing will automatically qualify.
2. The weather clearly has to be an impediment to body and spirit. A Winterseed has to have "uncomfort" associated with it. So a sunny dry calm day with the temp at freezing can be better - way more comfortable - than a day with blowing wind, temp in the high forties, and overcast skies - with or without precipitation.

Because of all these variables, the SB is the man-on-the-spot to make the call.  I'd reach out to the shoot boss and ask.

Those blue winterseed patches are pretty cool!  I hope you get one!

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Re: Winterseed question
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2020, 09:59:24 AM »
I would add in one other thought.  The conditions must apply at the time of the AQTs.  We have had days start at 14 degrees but it was calm and 42 in the afternoon when the AQTs were being shot.  Missed a Winterseed by that much......

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Re: Winterseed question
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2020, 11:11:24 PM »
Ok, thanks for the info all! Really doesn't look like this weekend is gonna be Winterseed material then, sadly.

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Re: Winterseed question
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2020, 12:18:48 AM »
You never know.  Talk to the shoot boss when it gets closer to the AQTs, you might get lucky  ;)


Ok, thanks for the info all! Really doesn't look like this weekend is gonna be Winterseed material then, sadly.
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Nov 23, 2019 Eagle Creek, OR

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