Are there any free/cheap use ranges?

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  1. eternalphoenix64

    eternalphoenix64
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    I live around Washougal and was looking for places that I could take both rifles and pistols to that was either extremely cheap (maybe $5 a visit) or free. I used to go to one in Colorado that was maintained by volunteers in a gun club on property that had been donated to them, and I was hoping that something similar had happened somewhere around here. Maybe an hour or two max drive? I'm wanting an actual range with distances marked to help me learn my bullet drops at those ranges.
     
  2. billstaf

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    Try this link: Clark County Gun Club, Inc. at English Pit

    $16.50 per day for all day. Located in east Vancouver on 192nd Ave.

    Cheapest close-in place I've found to shoot. There is a calendar right on the home page showing you if any of the ranges are closed for police training days. (Usually they are all open).
     
  3. eternalphoenix64

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    Yeah, I'm trying to avoid things like English Pit, in my book that is just WAY too expensive for a little entertainment/training.
     
  4. Muddslinger12

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    What you might wanna consider is investing in one of those laser measuring tools and maybe your own target stand (and a buddy would prob help too) so you can accurately place your targets. Then you could just find some nice spots up on larch mt or in the mts somewhere safe and practice for the cost of fuel and ammo anytime.
     
  5. eternalphoenix64

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    That's been my other consideration lately. I've seen some "probably will work" laser range finders for as low as $100 new
     
  6. Muddslinger12

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    Darn didnt realize there so spendy well another option maybe those wheel things they used to measure property with might find one on Craigslist. No need for batterys! And you could do it with one person instead of two!
     
  7. pitrow

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    Back when I was a starving college student and spent my free time blowing off rounds at the range I used a ball of twine. Measured off every 5 feet up to 25, then every 25 after that, and put a sticker on it with the measurement. Then at the range I'd stick a tent stake in the ground and stick the twine on it and measure out what I needed. Simple, cheap and reusable.
     
  8. eternalphoenix64

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    As an engineering student.... why in the (insert your choice word) didn't I think of that? Thanks!
     
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  9. DieselScout

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    From my experience it's because you're an engineer. :bluelaugh::p
     
  10. oknow

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    collage educated (insert your choice word) :bluelaugh:
     
  11. eternalphoenix64

    eternalphoenix64
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    From Amboy, huh? I wonder if you know a peer of mine that just started at OSU this year.
     
  12. Sgt Nambu

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    Good heavens can you guys step a yard? Can you count?
     
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  13. injun51

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    Harbor freight has a pretty accurate wheel measure for under $15 bucks. This is what I use and it works great.
     
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  14. oknow

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    probably not,you know Amboy is a pretty big town :biglaugh:
     
  15. fry

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    soneday when you become an engineer, you will design things you have never seen and know nothing about. when someone els tells you it will be ok and they will send you "as builts", just go with it.
     
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