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Gun Clubs around Portland

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by NWShooters, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. NWShooters

    NWShooters Oregon Member

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    Hey!

    New to the area. Looking for a good gun club in the Portland area. Not too crowded, not too spends. Just recreational. I shoot rifle, so a long range would be great, and outdoor pistol. I don't do much organizational stuff.
     
  2. udoggie

    udoggie Washington Co, Or. Member

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    Well, there's Tri-County, in Sherwood, however from the last newsletter it sounds like it might be full-up.

    UD
     
  3. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    There is no such thing as not crowded and not expensive cause even the expensive ones are either at capacity or so close you might find a slot.

    Almost a month ago Four Corners in Salem was within a dozen or so of their cap of 1000 members Other clubs are similar
     
  4. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    Head to the woods son.
     
  5. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    For the occasional use, the Clark County Gun Club at English Pit in Vancouver is one I use for rifle when I can't get up to the mountain. It costs about $17 per day (no memberships are available, just a per day fee). And you can use any of your own ammo, including reloads. 100 yards is the maximum distance though.
     
  6. NWShooters

    NWShooters Oregon Member

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    Is it legal to shoot a SCAR 17 in Washington?
     
  7. Sirmohawk

    Sirmohawk Portland Active Member

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    To the OP, After years of shooting in the PDX area I would say the English Pit in Vantucky is the best in the area cuz you can shoot your own ammo. Sucks that you can't rapid fire though... but it's pretty good for occasional shooting especially when it's raining as they have covered shooting lanes.

    :thumbup:
     
  8. EM60

    EM60 Sandy Member

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    Check out Douglas Ridge, shoot your own ammo,indoor/outdoor pistol range,100-200 yard rifle range and thursday long range 300-600 morning and 600-1000 yards evening. Membership required and safety rules are strictly enforced and they have many differant types of shooting matches available throughout the year. Been a member for 16 years and enjoy all they have to offer.
     
  9. NWShooters

    NWShooters Oregon Member

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    This is the one that I've been looking at. It's 40 minutes away, but has a long range. Might drop an application in next month. The fees are high, but you can donate time and lop $150 off correct?
     
  10. joe k

    joe k SE Portland Member

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    Not exactly. The dues are $150 per year. There are one-time costs that you have to pay (initiation fee, etc.) that amount to $180. And you must be an NRA member or sign up for the NRA. If you don't volunteer 8 hours to help the club in some way over a 12 month period, you will be charged an additional $150 to renew the following year. There are lots of ways to satisfy the 8 hour work requirement.

    Once you're through paying the one-time costs, the annual dues work out to $12.50 per month, as long as you do the 8 hours of work each year..
     
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  11. RKBA

    RKBA East County Member

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    Only the first year is expensive, because of the initiation fees and setup charges. After that the annual dues are $150 - provided that you remain an NRA member and put in your one work day per year. Without the work day it's $300/year so it's worth the effort. There are plenty of things going on that need volunteer help so it's easy to put in the time and as was mentioned above, it's a clean and safe place to shoot.

    Info: Douglas Ridge Rifle Club - Membership Application


    RKBA
     
  12. David R Svatos

    David R Svatos Beaveercreek, OR New Member

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    work hours are now manditory if you don't work they add more to your dues.
     
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    began Oregon City New Member

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    I have been a member at Douglas Ridge for the past 8 years now. I do the hunter sight in every year to get in my work hrs. It is a blast. There are many different ways you can get in your time and it is well worth the effort. Work hours are NOT mandatory however.
     
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