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Gravel pits / Quarries outside of Portland?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by Mr Ewers, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Mr Ewers

    Mr Ewers Portland New Member

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    Good day, gentlemen.

    I'm new to shooting, just picked up a Maverick 88 and a couple boxes of birdshot, and I'm looking for areas to practice.

    Looks like Memaloose is pretty popular, but I'm wondering how accessible that is this time of year, especially since all I have at my disposal is a late 90's Kia hatchback...potholes/ice/muddy roads would be nice to avoid. :)

    Any other suggestions would be awesome.
     
  2. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    There's a rock pit at Brown's Camp off of Highway 26 on the way to the coast. I've been there shooting once, popular spot.
     
  3. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Hey.
    So, as you may have noticed the lack of responses may be due to the incredibly high influx of new shooters or uncourteous shooters in our own favorite shooting spots.
    Trash, junk targets, glass and metal are all being left behind either by new shooters, city folks or even some of the country guys.. Either way its become a real epidemic.

    Browns camp is the example of what it will turn into if given public knowledge. A few of us on here have other prized "secret" spots but safeguard them to prevent an over influx of uncourteous shooters. Heck even my spot is quickly turning into said crap hole.

    Anyhow, best of luck finding a spot.
    Hope you found at least one by now. Browns camp isn't all that bad if you go real early.
     
  4. Mr Ewers

    Mr Ewers Portland New Member

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    That sucks indeed. But I understand the need to keep the lesser-known spots from the mainstream. Looks like I'll just have to go scout out some spots for myself, which sounds like a nice adventure anyways.

    I don't have any desire to blow up microwaves or monitors, just want to pop off some rounds and get a feel for the weapon.

    I realize I'm just one of countless newbies clamoring for advice, and I humbly appreciate your response. :)

    Cheers