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Chrono shooting

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by tduncan53, May 9, 2014.

  1. tduncan53

    tduncan53 New Member

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    I'm new to the Portland area and don't belong to any clubs yet. I'm looking for some BLM land to set up my chrono for some 9mm loads so I don't need much range. Any BLM or similar legal spots would be appreciated.

    Any recommendations on where to go for maps that show BLM legal shooting areas?

    Hoping to get out this weekend for the data and will start visiting the local clubs soon.

    Thanks Tim
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2014
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well unless you want to drive 400 miles to get to a favorite spot it would help if we all had a clue of your LOCATION to start with.
     
  3. tduncan53

    tduncan53 New Member

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    Sorry it's early and I forgot this isn't a local forum. I'm in Portland near the city for now.
     
  4. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    My favorite spot is the one that was just cleaned up by NWFA members. It is called Helion Pit, I call it Memaloose. You take Hwy 224 past Estacada, drive past the reservoir. Just after the reservoir ends (well, really where it begins...) you follow the river another mile or so. When you see a big huge green bridge, drive over it. There is a sign that says, "No shooting for next 8.2 miles" or something. Drive exactly that distance (very winding road that seems to last FOREVER) and you'll see a huge opening. Often cars are there with people shooting. There is also another pit about a quarter mile up if you take a fork to the right after the Helion Pit. Just observe shooting etiquette and stop shooting, clear guns, etc. whenever the groups there agree to set up targets. Consider wearing a sidearm since you are definitely in the boonies!
     
  5. tduncan53

    tduncan53 New Member

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    Thanks Chris, I appreciate the advice. I'd like to get involved with the cleanups in the future after I'm moved in and settled.