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Best place to shoot .50 BMG near Portland?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by Michael Romano, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. Michael Romano

    Michael Romano Portland, OR New Member

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    Evening,

    Does anyone know a good place to shoot .50 BMG long-distances near Portland? I'm looking for a minimum of 300 yards, but 1,000 would by ideal.

    Thanks.
     
  2. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  3. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I don't know any ranges that allow .50 BMG at any distance. There is one that has a 600 yard range, but last I heard they no longer allow .50 BMG.

    So private land or maybe public forest?
     
  4. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    +1 for DRRC

    But it's only one day a week I think.
     
  5. akmewon

    akmewon clackamas Active Member

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    from douglas ridge site ; Standard Operating Procedures Long Range (continued) Firearms Allowed - Includes all rifles and black powder firearms below .50 caliber BMG. Individual Disciplines may restrict the firearm type and caliber fired during scheduled matches. Targets - The target lane identifying numbers boards are not targets!
     
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  6. Captain O

    Captain O St. Helens, OR Well-Known Member

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    I would make a political joke, but it could be misconstrued.
     
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  7. JO JO

    JO JO Vancouver WA Active Member

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    cowlitz public shooting range 300 yrd range , but about 1hr north of Portland
     
  8. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    This comes up a lot.

    Unless you drive a couple hours east, there just isn't enough space with that kind of line of sight on the west side of the mountains.
     
  9. Michael Romano

    Michael Romano Portland, OR New Member

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    Thanks for all the replies. Much obliged.

    I currently shoot at COSSA east of Bend, and it's a really outstanding range (in terms of distances available and the number of bays/ranges). I split my time between Bend and Portland for work, and COSSA has really spoiled me for target shooting.

    I'm on a wait list for a Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmore which should at least lift the range prejudice and prohibition against the .50 BMG, but I'd still like to occasionally shoot the .50 BMG somewhere near Portland.

    I'll take a close look at the Douglas Ridge Rifle Club. That sounds like my best bet. It may be a drive, but at least it's not a 4 hour drive from Bend to COSSA.
     
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  10. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Sounds like they may not allow them:


    I know my range limits the foot pounds of energy and not caliber but a 50bmg will shatter what they allow so that's a no go too.
     
  11. Michael Romano

    Michael Romano Portland, OR New Member

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    Well that sucks, but thanks for the info. I'll keep looking.
     
  12. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    DRRC is a no go on the 50 cal.
     
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  13. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    .50 BMG to be more precise... ;)