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Browns Camp Rock Pit Closed- need alternatives for new shooters

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by Freshman, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. Freshman

    Freshman Forest Grove New Member

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    http://www.oregon.gov/odf/tillamookstateforest/pages/targetshooting.aspx

    Apparently Browns Camp is once again closed. I have been planning a trip to the range for the past month or so, with the intent of introducing a couple coworkers to our spot. Neither of these individuals have shot before, and I figured that Brown's Camp, while far from ideal, would be a good spot to take them as it was well established and had some good distance. Now that it is closed, I am at a loss as to where I should take them. I have been on the lookout for something longer range, as most of my collection is set up for distance shooting.

    I know this topic has been touched on before, but I am having on hell of a time finding any info out there. I have tried looking on Google Maps satellite view, but everywhere I check is either steep terrain, or lacking a good backstop. Anybody willing to share their closely guarded secret shooting spots? I promise, it's for a good cause. We won't leave a mess (something I don't miss about Brown's Camp).
     
  2. John_B

    John_B New Member

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    I second this question. I recently bought a Savage 30.06 and wanted to go shooting. Beaver Dam Rock Pit/Browns Camp was the only place I knew of. Went last Christmas with some friends and their rifle and hauled out a bunch of trash but want to go again.
     
  3. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    Wolf Creek Rd off hwy 26. Few decent spots up there. Just a tad further drive from Forest Grove than Browns is.
     
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  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    How long has it been since you've shot there?
    Ive been past it but it looks as if its actively being logged now.
     
  5. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    CpL months
     
  6. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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  7. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    Sorry posting from phone and was being lazy. Its been a couple months since I was up there last.
     
  8. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Oh ok. Ive always been curious about that spot.

    Off the top of your head, can you recall what the longest stretch/distance WC has for shooting spots?
     
  9. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    If you need a google map of some of the spots up there send me a PM. Browns camp is the longest range one out west that has been confirmed. Though there is a potential 500+ yard spot way up north of N fork wolf creek rd based on measurements I've done in google maps. I just have not had the chance to get up there to scout it out.

    the red line is 1/2 mile (880 yards) the yellow is around 500 yards on the maps. going left to right there are no roads behind that ridge so the yellow line could end at a backstop. You would have to park at the top so it would be a couple hundred yard vertical hike. This is on public land
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    The ones right on N fork Wolf creek are 120 yrds, 50 yrds and 75 yrds (where we did the clean up last spring).
     
  10. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Looks like I have some exploring to do. :D
     
  11. edison bulb

    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Good spot. Please remember to pick up your trash + other peoples' too!