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1000 yards in western Washington?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by JSTUCK624, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. JSTUCK624

    JSTUCK624 New Member

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    Looking for a place to shoot 1000 yards or more in western washington any suggestions?
     
  2. usagi

    usagi Redmond Well-Known Member

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    no known places in western washington for 1000 yards. you have to go central or east, on public lands.

    the shooting spot in wenas off of sheep company road, you could easily do 2km if you're willing to carry targets up the hillside.

    too bad it's closed to target shooting till october though.
     
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    cmica puy Active Member

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    Upper Nisqually Sportsman Club (Unsc)
     
  4. JSTUCK624

    JSTUCK624 New Member

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    Unsc is 550
     
  5. weekendclimber

    weekendclimber Overlooking Elliot Bay Member

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    There's a spot that requires 4x4 up Exit 38 off I-90. Haven't been in a while, so might be a bit overgrown to get up there.
     
  6. JSTUCK624

    JSTUCK624 New Member

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    JSTUCK624 New Member

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    Could you give more specific directions I want to go check it out. I'm not familiar with the area tho
     
  8. weekendclimber

    weekendclimber Overlooking Elliot Bay Member

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    Here are the coordinates. Just follow the road back down the valley to the highway.

    47.4042219, -121.63922
     
  9. JSTUCK624

    JSTUCK624 New Member

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    Thankyou!
     
  10. weekendclimber

    weekendclimber Overlooking Elliot Bay Member

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    The way I've always done it is to setup targets on the road on the east side of the bowl before the lake and then drive around the bowl to the end of the road on the west side of the bowl. It's real easy to see if there's anyone coming up the road for safety reasons (at least the last time I was there, given the overgrowth). It's a little over 1200 yards or so with about 200-250 feet of drop, and you can vary that by where you place your targets along the road.
     
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    JSTUCK624 New Member

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    I went up there road was washed out but I think I found the spot. Not sure how to set up for 1000 yards tho. Didn't see a place to shoot from. Maybe I was in the wrong spot lol
     
  12. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    Rattlesnake gun range outside of Tri Cities has a 1,000 yard range. Memorial Day weekend is the annual 50 BMG shoot.
     
  13. usagi

    usagi Redmond Well-Known Member

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    there are places in national forest you can shoot 1000+ and you don't have to worry about range fees or hours/days of operation.

    there are places in whiskey dick you could probably shoot 3km+, you just have to deal with crazy wind.
     
  14. JSTUCK624

    JSTUCK624 New Member

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    Do you have any coordinates to these places
     
  15. usagi

    usagi Redmond Well-Known Member

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    their web site says the 1000 range is only available during long range matches, only a few specific days a month.

    very disappointing.