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Anywhere to shoot 500yds for free within 1 Hour of Beaverton??

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by jmcdowellpdx, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. jmcdowellpdx

    jmcdowellpdx Tigard New Member

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    A buddy and I are working our way up the yardage on our new Remington SPS tactical AACs (.308)... we've outgrown our 350yd track
     
  2. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I am going to say probably not....nowdays all the timberland to your west is privatized, gated, and patrolled. We used to shoot long distance several places out near and past Timber but that is a thing of the past. Thanks a lot to the vandals, garbage dumpers, and meth addicts. I'm not sure where there is exactly any state land left without a map handy and the few places I can, there is no way you could shoot 500 yds. I hear people are now shooting out off the Salmonberry Rd. south off Hwy 26 past the rest area but unless there are some newer clearcuts in there I don't recall any open areas.
     
  3. chariot13

    chariot13 Near Eugene/Springfield Well-Known Member

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    Within 1 and half hours there are plenty of places if you take the Brownsville exit off I-5. Mainly near shotgun & brush creek.
     
  4. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Is the Lower Wolf Creek road off of H-26 closed now? There were places up there you could shoot that far.
     
  5. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure the road is still open along with the Salmonberry Rd....there might be some places back in there as there has been a lot of cutting since the last times I was in there. That area used to be my second home back in the 80's but I haven't lived near there in 7-8 years. Probably wouldn't hurt a guy to go up there and drive around. Might find someplace w/ 500 yds somewhere. If you get bored go to Camp 9 and take the Beaver Slide Rd. down to the Salmonberry River. LOL That'll get a guys blood pumping.
     
  6. tacticalgunner

    tacticalgunner Wilsonville The Man, The Myth, The Legend Bronze Supporter

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    600 yard @ TCGC and Dundee has a 1200 I think, but not sure about that one
     
  7. David R Svatos

    David R Svatos Beaveercreek, OR New Member

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    Douglas Ridge Rifle Club / DRRC has a 1000, 800, 600, 400, and 200 yard lines and a 100 yard covered firing line, indoor pistol / rimfire range, skeet, trap and sporting clays, along with many other venues, it is over 120 acres, open dawn to dusk, but it isn't free, it is however well maintained with many shooter friendly amenities.
     
  8. Shooter98

    Shooter98 McMinnville, Or. Member

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    I am in Mac, and have an area that I shoot out past 600 yards quite often. Next time you want to shoot, hit me up and maybe I could help you out.
     
  9. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    isnt the rock quarry at browns camp big enough for that? its where i go but i dont shoot past 100 yards being as i have only a sks and a handgun. you can get to browns camp from beaverton by taking 26 west, take the tillimook exit (hwy 66) until you see a brown sign (that says browns camp) on the right side of the road that tells you to turn left the sign is pretty obvious and you wont miss it. its just about an hour drive in all plus beavercreek armory is on the way incase you need to pick up ammo other places around here wont sell unless you buy a gun from them. not a big fan of beavercreek armory but they are the only ones who will sell 9mm without trying to force a new gun down your throat. also if anyone else knows a place where i could find some 9mm that is cheaper than $20 for 50 ball rounds in or very near to aloha i would love to hear it.
     
  10. SCARed

    SCARed Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Browns camp is about 185yrds to the lower back wall and about 250 if you put it on the top.
     
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  11. shredjesse

    shredjesse Vantuckey Active Member

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    ...and if you go on weekends it is generally full of well meaning idiots and drunkards.

    Go out 26, there's LOTS out there if you're willing to explore, just remember your way back :)