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500+ yards within an hour or so of Portland?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by DPL, May 28, 2013.

  1. DPL

    DPL Portland New Member

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    Hey folks, I just got myself a new Remington 700 AAC-SD, and once I get glass mounted and have it sighted in, as as the title says... I'll be looking for a good, safe, legal place to shoot 500 yards or farther not too far from Portland. Also, I'm not looking for a formal range.

    If you'd prefer to keep your favorite places clean and crowd free, please PM me a good spot. I clean up after myself and am generally responsible and respectful of the environment and of others - just looking for a good place to stretch out my new .308.

    Thanks!
     
  2. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    pm monk.
     
  3. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I'd be interested as well. PM me with info. Same as OP, I leave no trash behind.
     
  4. 44mag2ndamend

    44mag2ndamend Round the ole tree stump, Down by the crick Well-Known Member

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    Yes the same also, need to practice free standing. I send thanks ahead of time.
     
  5. SquidHC

    SquidHC Portland, Oregon New Member

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    Hey all, same exact situation here. Located in Portland and would like to start stretching my legs past my current 300 yard range. I would greatly appreciate information on ranges within a reasonable drive from Portland that are 500+ yards. I clean up my paper and brass, and don't leave stuff behind. Looking to proof some ballistic data for my elk hunting loads.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Andrew
     
  6. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    I believe Douglas Ridge Rifle Range has something this long, if not longer. Though I think it is only open Thursdays.
     
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  7. SquidHC

    SquidHC Portland, Oregon New Member

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    DRRC is only open to members, unless you are escorted by a member. Their normal range is only out to 200 yards, and even then it is a pain because most people only want to shoot to 100 yards and don't like to wait for people to walk out to the 200 and back. Gotta go on special "long range" days to shoot further. As the original poster said, I am looking for somewhere in the woods as I prefer to shoot in more realistic situations and not from a bench. Thank you for your suggestion though.
     
  8. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'm a member of DRRC and it's not a pain to shoot 200 yards. When someone shoots at 200 yards, there is another flag that goes up so when people are changing their targets they know that someone is back at the 200 line. Most of the guys I see shooting @ 200 take their truck back there when the range is cold and spend about as much time as everyone else who walk to the 100 yard range to change targets.


    “Long Range Thursdays”. On most Thursdays all other outdoor ranges are closed to allow members to shoot from 300 to 1,000 yards.
    http://www.douglasridge.org/lr_shooting.html
     
  9. SquidHC

    SquidHC Portland, Oregon New Member

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    Ahh,

    The one time I was there there was like 3 other people together shooting AR's at 50 yards and they acted super annoyed that we were walking out to the 200 yard line so we stopped doing it. May generally be an uncommon occurrence, but it was the experience I had.

    That said, if you would ever be interested in allowing a newer shooter to tag along on Thursdays, I'd appreciate the opportunity and am very keen on learning anything I can from more experienced shooters.

    Edit: Looks like you have to be approved to shoot long range. Don't know if that is an option available for non-members.
     
  10. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I was just going to say that. I'm not approved, someday maybe. That said, I'd take you as a guest for the regular range... just PM me.
     
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  11. SquidHC

    SquidHC Portland, Oregon New Member

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    Thanks, I will hit you up in a week or so. Just got back in the country after 8 months of traveling so I have a few things to get sorted.
     
  12. YOURSUPREMECOMMANDER

    YOURSUPREMECOMMANDER Raleigh Hills, Or. Active Member

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  13. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    The last post is the best example.

    Your not going to find a common shooting spot out on the woods with that type if range on it. Your going to have to work for it.

    The spot I shoot past 500 yards is up in Tillamook Forrest. It's a clear cut section on a valley. I have to hike my steel gong out to the 1000 yard marker, but it's a good clear shot with about 150-200 feet of elevation drop.
     
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    YOURSUPREMECOMMANDER Raleigh Hills, Or. Active Member

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  15. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I used to paint my gongs white. I find painting then black makes them stick out even more. I'm cheap so the dollar paint is all I get. They never seem to have spray paint in yellow for under a dollar.

    Also look into thelaststand.com

    Two 4' pieces of rebar on each side and one 2-3' piece in the middle with some chain welded to it as well as your gong makes it easy to carry everything out to the spot in one trip.

    I'll get you a picture of my set up here in a second or two.
     
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    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    My gong.

    a9ajebe2.jpg
     
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    YOURSUPREMECOMMANDER Raleigh Hills, Or. Active Member

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    YOURSUPREMECOMMANDER Raleigh Hills, Or. Active Member

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    :)
     
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  19. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yes it's 500 steel. I haven't hit it with anything crazy. Mostly 556 and 308. As well as 54r. Occasionally a 30-06 round or two. Only pits when hit at 100 with 54r.
     
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    YOURSUPREMECOMMANDER Raleigh Hills, Or. Active Member

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