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Old-Chads-Orchard



Joined: 07 Dec 2005
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Location: Malpas, Cheshire
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 07 8:48 pm    Post subject: Shooting Gloves  Reply with quote    

What do you all use?? I am looking for thin gloves maybe missing the trigger finger, any recommendations?

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 07 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i was going to say ,they dont make good eating

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 07 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't suppose it's much of a sporting contest either!

gil
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 07 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Woollen fingerless or thin leather with fingers.

Old-Chads-Orchard



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 07 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Penny wrote:
Don't suppose it's much of a sporting contest either!


depends whos hands they are on LOL

Old-Chads-Orchard



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 07 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

could have done with some tonight, gave up with frozen trigger finger

gil
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 07 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Dunno where you'd get the thin gloves missing trigger finger, but you could look in charity shops for leather gloves (lined or unlined) and cut the trigger finger off. Also remove lining if you wish.

I've seen those 'shooting gloves' with foldback fingers and a pocket on the upper side (for shot ?). Does anyone actually use them ? Are they any good ? I keep my pellets in an old felt egg cosy in my pocket.

ian1



Joined: 12 Dec 2004
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Location: essex
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 07 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

do you know anyone who plays golf ?
they use a thin leather glove that may be good !

sparky



Joined: 02 Nov 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 07 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

neopren fishing gloves there fingerless but realy warm even when wet

whitelegg1



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
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Location: Woodford Green
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 07 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If it's really cold, Realtree mittens with fold back ends, revealling realtree fingers.....haven't cut the finger tips off yet!

Otherwise some tatty realtree cotton or mesh gloves, preferably with dot palms, and the thumb and index finger tips missing on the right hand.

Pete

Gus



Joined: 06 Dec 2006
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Location: scottish borders
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 07 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I use 'sealskinz' gloves.... they're incredibly warm and waterproof. My intention was to cut off the trigger finger but they're so thin i never did. You should get a pair online for around 25.

Old-Chads-Orchard



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 07 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

will have go get some soon, went out tonight and lasted 10 minutes before my fingers were numb, and all the bunnies were watching in thier nice ware coats

Gervase



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 07 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've used fingerless gloves, Thinsulate fold-back mittens, sealskins, neoprene and thin leather, and have to say that the neoprene seem to be the best compromise between warmth and dexterity.
Fingerless mittens aren't bad, but when it's really cold the tips of your fingers do go numb.
The mittens and the gloves with a fold-back finger necessitate you actaully fiddling with them and folding back the relevant bits when you want to shoot, which isn't always convenient.
Thin leather gloves, especially if unlined, can be cold and do not like getting wet. Nothing beats them from dexterity, though (which is why pilots like them).
I found sealskins made my hands very sweaty, and they developed a nasty pong after a while. I still use them from hill-walking because of their toughness and excellent grip, but found the fingers a little too bulky for shooting.
For me the neoprenes are ideal - you can get them wet and they stay warm, and they're thin enough not to interfere with your shooting. I've used Barbour's brand and Gul fishing gloves, and the Gul were the best - better made with less bulky seams, a longer wrist and a better grip on the palm.

Gus



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 07 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gervase wrote:
I found sealskins made my hands very sweaty, and they developed a nasty pong after a while.....


They are washable though

If you think the gloves start to smell, you should try the heavy duty sealskinz socks. I had to throw a pair of those out because even after a hot wash, NATO declared a 2 mile exclusion zone around them.

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