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EZ Question on Brown's Camp-

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by unionguy, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. unionguy

    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    I have a few rifles I want to sight in and was thinking of Brown's camp since it has longer range than where I usually go. I know how to get TO Brown's Camp...but have never shot there.

    Is the shooting area self-evident once you get there or are there any special directions. I know people mountain bike there too...so wanted to make sure I found the right spot to shoot!

    thanks.
     
  2. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    Yes.
     
  3. unionguy

    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    Cool, that was fast! Thanks!
     
  4. dobeman

    dobeman Hillsboro Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    why not just go up to English Pit outside the couve - they have 50 yard and 100 yard rifle ranges with spotting scopes, its safe, cheap at $15. Unless you're closer to Brown's Camp and don't mind that 'experience'.
     
  5. bikemaniac1

    bikemaniac1 Portland Oregon Member

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    The shooting pit is the spot where the ground looks like a rainbow from all the shotgun shells left lying around.
     
  6. Gunner69

    Gunner69 Hillsboro Member

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    And just for reference the last time I lased the back wall on the ledge was at 147yrds
     
  7. camaroyota

    camaroyota Silverton Member

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    I do enjoy Browns Camp's trails for wheeling, But it seems like everytime i've gone to shoot We've been pestered by the sheriffs. Not that I have anything to hide. Also people drive like maniacs on those gravel roads, beware of bikes and quads around the corners.
     
  8. unionguy

    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    Really? Have others experienced this...the sheriffs part?
     
  9. bikemaniac1

    bikemaniac1 Portland Oregon Member

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    I had a visit from the Sheriff on the other side of the highway near Jones Creek a few weeks ago. My usual spot is up there but it's not accessible due to logging. He pointed me towards Browns Camp. I'm just not a big fan of being up there with all the other traffic it gets.
     
  10. camaroyota

    camaroyota Silverton Member

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    Yeah, the sheriffs aren't too big of a deal, they're just doing they're job, but chances are there will be lots traffic, and some seem kinda reckless.
     
  11. pdx lefty

    pdx lefty portland Active Member

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    After you take that left of US 26, follow the road for about a mile or three, when you get to the STOP sign, go right and it should be up the hill on your left. Hope this helps. BTW, earlier is probably better than later. It can get crowded sometimes.

    Lefty.
     
  12. LCspeedsteel

    LCspeedsteel hillsboro Member

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    the LAST (and i do mean last) time i went to browns camp... these guys all pulled up in a car (4 people) one with a 5 gal propane tank, and another with an SKS... they ran out, put a LIT flare on top of the propane canister, and you know the rest. Later on that day, while using the boulders (the ones that keep people from driving into the quarry pit) as a rest for the bi-pod while sighting in, my friend and i had an old crazy a$$ hole firing a mini 30 over our heads at a laptop he had tossed out there to shoot at. we were AT the firing line, this guy just decided to turn around from his SUV tailgate and begin shooting, while the rest of us were 15 feet closer, @ the boulder line.... that place is dangerous mainly because everyone who just left the gun store for the very first time, with their very first purchase only knows of 'browns camp' for a place to shoot. my advice (as if you havent found out) is dont go there... OR wear ceramic trauma plates and a kevlar helmet, then you should be good shooting at browns camp. at least the english pit has a sign with rules on it.
     
  13. Pnutz

    Pnutz BEaverton Member

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    They really outta paint those boulders yellow and post up some basic safety guidelines on the sign by the pit.