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Are there any gravel pits off Hwy. 26 in the coast range?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by TroutSlayer, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. TroutSlayer

    TroutSlayer NE Portland, OR Member

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    Are there any "shootable" gravel pits off Hwy. 26 in the coast range?
     
  2. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    Yes. Near Browns Camp.
     
  3. TroutSlayer

    TroutSlayer NE Portland, OR Member

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    Looking for something farther north, closer Hwy. 26.

    I don't like Browns Camp...too many "yahoo's". Would rather drive somewhere less popular to avoid having to watch out for others.
     
  4. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    I hear ya about Browns Camp, I am not aware of any pits open to the public closer in.
     
  5. pinne65

    pinne65 Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Try this: Google Maps. Salmonberry road south off 26 just after mp 32 has many pullouts. Most are only suitable for handgun shooting. But the gravel pit on the map will get you ~100yds straight and maybe 150 slightly uphill.
     
  6. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    Turn onto Salmonberry RD go about 2 miles up turn left onto Camp 5 road, then about a mile further. You will drive through the pit. If you stay on Salmonberry about another 1/4 mile I belive it is Rockridge RD is to the left and there is a couple good spots up that way within about a mile and a half. If you go now you will have some snow to deal with. Not much depending on how high up you go.
     
  7. TroutSlayer

    TroutSlayer NE Portland, OR Member

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    Thanks Giddyupgo55 & Pinne65, I will check out that area.
     
  8. soulrider

    soulrider Aloha/Beaverton Member

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    I have been up there decent little area for a pistol. last time I took the boys up there we hauled out a good amount of garbage, this was early last summer, so it might be kind of trashy again.