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Tricky Rich

would this Hat be ok for cowboy shooting

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If you like it and it fits.

 

Hats are not required except in B-Western and Classic Cowboy.

 

Classic Cowboy excludes straw and palm hats.

 

B-Western requires a felt hat.

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Yeah, if you take it off, I'd shoot it.

(Just to give it a little more character!):lol:

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If you are running a 73 rifle then you will need a hat with a wide brim.  If you don't have a hat with a wide brim sometimes the hot brass will be ejected from the top of the gun and then go down between you neck and the shirt collar.  They can get pretty hot sometimes.

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if that is all leather you may want to consider the emeratures you generally shoot in and sun exposure of the ranges you shoot at , they can get a tad bit hot toward the end of the day , but it has a certain flair , i like the look , 

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13 hours ago, Cold Lake Kid, SASS # 51474 said:

Yeah, if you take it off, I'd shoot it.

(Just to give it a little more character!):lol:

 

And dirty it up a bit! :D

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It might get a little hot in the warmer months.

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Only in Death Valley.   <stupid grin>

 

 

 

It's your Health at stake here !

 

During a match, I'll go up to the Water Jug, drink my fill, and then fill my hat. ( My Woolen hat is twisted inside out before first filling. )

After a bit of soaking, I'll put hat on head to drench myself.

Then I'll twist my hat normal and fill it again.

Sometimes I'll get Lucky and find that there is also available some crushed ice.

There ain't nothing so fine as a Hat filled ice on a freakishly Hot summer day !

 

 

 

 

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15 hours ago, Cold Lake Kid, SASS # 51474 said:

Yeah, if you take it off, I'd shoot it.

(Just to give it a little more character!):lol:

Shoot it more than once...It needs a lot of character....

 

TL

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Maybe a little stomping as well? (Insert Jealously emoticon here)

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16 hours ago, Tricky Rich said:

would this Hat be ok for cowboy shooting

 

ok?  yes, and I've seen some folks wear them.   Personally I don't like them and would not wear one, but it is your head.

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I started out with a rough leather hat......it was way to hot to wear in the summer.    My normal hat I wear now is an inexpensive felt and in the hot months I wear a straw hat, I also wear a bandana and wet it down when it is real hot.

 

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It is not a legal hat for the B-Western category.

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4 hours ago, Cold Lake Kid, SASS # 51474 said:

Maybe a little stomping as well? (Insert Jealously emoticon here)

 

Add to this recipee: Use it as a vessel to temporarily hold the dirty brass of many black powder shooters.  (  I did that once at an exhibition. )

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20 hours ago, Tricky Rich said:

would this Hat be ok for cowboy shooting

 

I think it will prove to be insufficient when

that cowboy starts shooting back !

 

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We are shooting Cowboy not Hunting Pheasant.

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Yeah--it'll work got about the same  hat---store called mine a outbacker--(supposed  to be Australian)--wear it a lot when working in pastures or yard or wherever---in cool to cold weather its pretty good---COLD weather it's great on my old bald head----rain runs off the hat it stays dry-----warm to hot weather it'll make ya head sweat like an old dog!!

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Years ago someone posted a photo of themselves wearing a hat and asking for opinions.  Several people posted saying it was legal but you could almost hear the teeth gnashing through the written words.  Finally someone responded that yes it was legal but it made the poster look like a dufus.  Pretty soon that sentiment was overwhelming.  Is this hat legal?  Yes.  But this is COWBOY action shooting and for the most part we are trying to emulate the American West of the late 19th Century.  Not the Austratlian Outback from the late 20th Century.  The hat in question is a nice hat.  But it is not a cowboy hat.

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6 hours ago, Attica Jack #23953 said:

I started out with a rough leather hat......it was way to hot to wear in the summer.    My normal hat I wear now is an inexpensive felt and in the hot months I wear a straw hat, I also wear a bandana and wet it down when it is real hot.

 

I agree.  I thought it would be a cool hat,  but it was a HOT hat.

 

Leather was definitely available in the old west, so the fact that leather cowboy hats were almost unheard of explains something.

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We have a shooter who shoots in a hat that looks like this.

 

 

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33 minutes ago, Marshal TKD, Sass # 36984L said:

We have a shooter who shoots in a hat that looks like this.

 

 

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There's a lot of space for ice in this one ! ! !

 

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1 hour ago, Marauder SASS #13056 said:

Leather was definitely available in the old west, so the fact that leather cowboy hats were almost unheard of explains something.

 

Leather was the Poor-Man's choice.

Anyone could make one after Dinner . . .

But not everyone had a sewing machine capable of the artistry exhibited in the hat you've shown us.

 

Felt required much more industrial infrastructure to produce.

 

Felt didn't distort as much in Rainy weather.

 

(  Unless you really enjoyed the Stink of Mink ( Oil ).

    Most Ladies don't. )

 

 

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9 hours ago, Yul Lose said:

It might get a little hot in the warmer months.

 

All the more reason to give it more a lot of ventilation!!

We'all are just thinking of yore health and comfort pard.;)

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3 hours ago, Heckler Hinge said:

 

Add to this recipee: Use it as a vessel to temporarily hold the dirty brass of many black powder shooters.  (  I did that once at an exhibition. )

 

That would give it some character!:ph34r:

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This is a funny topic.

 

I posed the same question about 8 years ago about a hat my wife had bought me similar to this one but mine had webbing for ventilation.
guess she didn't want me passing out in the FL heat.

 

Anyhow mixed results on the Wire about 50% against and 2% for. 48% didn't care.

I ended up not wearing a hat for about 9 months.

:lol:

 

 

 

Waimea

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Well, its about Minus Six Tenths of a Degree Fahrenheit

with a Brisk Wind here

at Heckler Hinge's Holler.

 

Stick-em Up, Mister ! 

 

I'm a fixing to aquire some appropriate headgear !

 

 

 

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Being of the age I am , and where I was raised , when someone says "hat" , what pops to mind is a Stetson , Resistol , American , western (or cowboy) style hat. Now there are probably a dozen makers. but when someone  says "hat" to me that is the picture in my mind. I might ask " what color" or "what crease" , but not a name description.  If it is warm weather , it would be a straw , but the same basic design. I only would need a descriptive name if it was some other kind of head covering.

Just a reflection on my age and where I grew up , in ranching country.

Rex :D

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I wear lady hats.  Once had this conversation with a sweet little lady in the accessories dept:

She: this one's purty.

Me: yes, it is, but it won't stop lead spatter.

She looked at me real funny & I backed away slowly.

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In order to stop all this bullshitting when you finally get to the firing line,

you should rip out all the machine made stitches,

buy some Artificial Sinew,

and sew it back together By Hand.

 

Then, there should only be Admiration in every Cowboy's Eyes !

 

 

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On 1/10/2018 at 6:03 PM, Nickel City Dude said:

If you are running a 73 rifle then you will need a hat with a wide brim.  If you don't have a hat with a wide brim sometimes the hot brass will be ejected from the top of the gun and then go down between you neck and the shirt collar.  They can get pretty hot sometimes.

Same for an Uberti Lightning.

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As per MizPete,

if YOU are the Man running the Timer,

you need more protection than anyone else !

 

 

 

 

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