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cowboy action shooting

Discussion in 'Competitive Shooting' started by gunpowerandlena, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. gunpowerandlena

    gunpowerandlena PDX New Member

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    Is there any cowboy action club in the portland area? I went to an event once and thought it was fun :p, but seems like they are hard to find in the PDX metro area.
     
  2. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    They do it at Tri-County gun club. Also Albany Rifle and Pistol Club.
     
  3. k7grc

    k7grc Banks, Or Active Member

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  4. gunpowerandlena

    gunpowerandlena PDX New Member

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    Thanks guys!!
     
  5. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    canby won't shoot again until March,theier range floods in the winter time.
    wolverton peace keepers start up in march alos,decided not to shoot in the cold this year.
    'other shoots:the Dalles,2 clubs up near Olympia at Millersylvania exit
     
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    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    hootnhlr north Clark County, WA New Member

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    What calibers do Western shooters typically use? 44s, 45s? I've a 44 mag Ruger, 7.5" barrel. And what about loads and practice distances and targets? I live in Clark County. Thanks for any input.
     
  8. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    we shoot cast lead bullets at low velocities for he most part.Some load up a full case of black powder for the BOOM of it.:) and the fire and smoke.
    Most use .38's for recoil control and cost,but 44 special/low powered 44 mag loads are ok too. I use 45colt just because it sounds way more 'cowboy' than the rest.
    You'll need 2 pistols, a carbine in pistol caliber,and a shotgun. I use a double barrel,most use model '97 pump shotguns.It's the only pump gun allowed.
    Thrre will be a shoot up at Wolverton gun club,25 minutes East of Woodland ,the 2nd Satruday of the Month. they shut down for winter but will shooting again starting in March. I will be there. Spectators are welcome,eyes and ears required.
    We shoot big steel targets , up close,and still manage to miss them now and then. lol
    all targes are steel pretty much,and yep we get hit with bounce back now and then.

    here is the club link.
    Wolverton Mtn. PeaceKeepers

    An experienced SASS member and shooter is welcome to show up and shoot,as a spectator you 'may' be given the chance to fire a weaon or two before the match.
    we're always glad to have folks show up and tell them about the game.You will see all skill levels present,and all kinds of guns and gear.
    Link to the gun club's site:
    Home

    Link to the SASS home page with all the info you'll need:
    SASS-Home of Cowboy Action Shooting

    we shoot in Oly,albany,the dalles,canby oreogn,aand of course wolverton as mentioned.
     
  9. mjn

    mjn Tri-Cities, Wa Active Member

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    My little bro did this in AZ for awhile.. sounds like a hoot!