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Achreage needed to shoot on

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by mrblond, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I am looking to pick up some land and I want enough that I can shoot on. what do you guys think a good amount would be so I really don't have to worry about people bubbleguming?
     
  2. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I would look more at the terrain, vicinity of neighbors and then acreage. Having a good back stop and a 50yard range is better to me then 300 yards with no backstop and neighbors up the wazoo.

    I suppose an effective backstop could be built.
     
  3. ocarolan

    ocarolan Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Good points. Remember in most rural areas, houses are clustered together regardless of acreage. So look more at the setup, access, and where you'd be shooting from.

    In my area, farmers are cool with sighting in a rifle occasionally or blasting a few cans on Saturday afternoon. We all have 10-30 acres or so, but houses are beside the road and within shouting distance. If I started doing full-auto, tannerite, or dumping mags just for fun, it would annoy folks and disturb the bovines. One more reason I want some suppressors. ;)
     
  4. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Where I have been looking have been more remote areas with between 40 and 100 acres. I was wondering though about people shooting with just 5 or 10 acres of land but I suppose, as its been said, it all would depend on the make up of the land and where the neighbors.. or cows are.
     
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  5. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    +1 for suppressors. They shouldn't be NFA items. They are hearing protection for the shooter and those near him. They also make for happier neighbors.
     
  6. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    In many countries where suppressors are legal it's considered the normal and polite thing to do to buy and use them.
     
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  7. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

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    Good luck with the search, are you lookin to just shoot or somewhere to possibly live?
     
  8. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Both!:)
     
  9. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

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    There are some cool areas up by Mossyrock, not sure what they're goin for or how big the pieces are but its a damn nice area
     
  10. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Been looking at Alaska and Montana mostly. although I hear Maine is also nice.
     
  11. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

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    didn't know you was lookin out of state, i have some family that bought some 25acre pieces outside Lewiston Idaho, and i heard that land in texas is going for a good price.probly get a better response down there with shooting at stuff:cool:
     
  12. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Texas is to far south and I told myself id rather stay here then move to a border state. least a southern border state.
    I have looked local but I think everyone thinks their land is sitting on a gold mine or something.
     
  13. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

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    check out around shaniko OR, some places ive found aren't online or advertised, have found some good future deals just by cruising around and talking to folks. PITA for sure but sometimes you can find some really cool scenery and nice ol country folks
     
  14. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    Completely missing portion of OP:

    "Must have small herd of deer to tend to...."

    Just saying. It was that Way, on my Twenty Acres, back When ... :D

    philip
     
  15. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    deer, elk, bear.. moose..rabbits..
     
  16. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    ^ like he said... Maybe even add goats!

    philip
    My wife and I ate Alice. She was a good Goat, but she lost her head one day.... :confused:
     
  17. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Too bad you ruled Texas out. Plenty of moving targets down there:D
     
  18. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    No good ranges in Salem?