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1000 Yards around Umptanum - Central WA

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by jmille05, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. jmille05

    jmille05 Seattle New Member

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    For those of you precision shooters in the burg, have you been able to reach out to 1000 around Umptanum? Maybe I just havent driven far enough down the road...
     
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  2. Nickb

    Nickb Moxee Active Member

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    You should be able to find somewhere to set up 1000 at LT Murry.
     
  3. jmille05

    jmille05 Seattle New Member

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    It has been some time since I wandered to Murray - how are the conditions?
     
  4. Nickb

    Nickb Moxee Active Member

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    I haven't been out there for a while, I know they put a bridge over the creek when you go in from the e burg side.
     
  5. jmille05

    jmille05 Seattle New Member

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    I will probably be out there in a couple weeks - I'll report back about the conditions. Hopefully we start getting more sunshine!
     
  6. Nickb

    Nickb Moxee Active Member

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    More sun and less wind, but with spring right around the corner I don't think the wind is going to slow down.

    Last time I was out at the shooting area on the Selah side there was a plate up on the hill at 1000. I'm not sure if it is still there, I usually don't go down there unless it's a weekday or dawn on the weekends before all the crazies come out.
     
  7. jmille05

    jmille05 Seattle New Member

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    Yeah 25 mph holdovers with gusts isn't a very nice friend at a 1000. I'll see if I can search for that plate. I usually bring my own steel but it would be nice to have varying ranges to shoot.

    Dawn is the only way to go for me. It always seems the most interesting since the atmospheric conditions are changing so rapidly.
     
  8. Gunwheeler

    Gunwheeler Somewhere in De Nile Active Member

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    1000 yard distance on public lands can be a nightmare to control while you are shooting. If the public intrudes you may have a problem if you touch one off while someone is intruding. Lot of responsibility there.
     
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  9. Nickb

    Nickb Moxee Active Member

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    I see your concern about the public. There are a lot of open places around here (ellensburg/Yakima area) you can see for a long ways. There are a lot places where you could set up next to the road and shoot into the hillside on the other side of a draw. There are a few places where I have spent days in the hills and never saw another person. All big game and bird is out of season now, so no worries of hunters.
     
  10. Gunwheeler

    Gunwheeler Somewhere in De Nile Active Member

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    Shed hunters are about to become a concern. Then the mushroomers hit the forest floor. I also am in the Yakima area. Do the math you can figure out who I am.

    http://www.easternwashingtonadventu...um-Snow-Wheeling-Mar-1-2014?p=91396#post91396
     
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  11. Nickb

    Nickb Moxee Active Member

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    I was on that run. Lol.
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    Like I said I see your concern but it's also pretty open out at LT, it would be pretty easy to see someone approaching where you are shooting and see the area around your target. I've never cared for the actual shooting area on the Selah side, too crowded for my liking.
     
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  12. Gunwheeler

    Gunwheeler Somewhere in De Nile Active Member

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    I was not on the run. I know many that are on that board, and I have been a member of the wheeling community for a very long time. I work seasonally for an agency in the area.
     
  13. AMTang2

    AMTang2 Burke VA New Member

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    So, just out of curiosity, how many dedicated private/public/military, controlled-access, 1000 meter/yard to 1 km/mile + ranges are in the Northwest? Who owns them?

    Just curious about opportunities for shooting long range.

    Thanks.

    Semper Fi, Tony T
     
  14. Simonpie

    Simonpie Portland Active Member

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    Tri city Shooting Association has a 1000 yard range. They had a match last weekend and have another in a month.
    Cossa in Bend (Oregon) is 1000 yards. I haven't been there.

    Douglas Ridge East of Portland is 1000.

    I'm pretty sure there are more out east.
     
  15. aforslund

    aforslund Missoula New Member

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    Hi

    I am going to be in the Yakima area this coming weekend.

    Where exactly is this spot in LT Murray that has long range shooting?

    I'm sort of familiar with Manastash Ridge and the canyon between Ellensberg and Yakima but it has been a few years since I was down there.

    Thanks for the help.