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Hi from Bend!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by shelt, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. shelt

    shelt Bend Member

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    Hey, I'm Will. Moved to Bend, Or about 2 years ago and began to renew my interest in guns.

    I have a Marlin Model 60 .22 scoped and I am a newly proud owner of Walther P22.

    I need to go pump a few rounds through the Walther so I can decide if I want to go for a P99 next but I can't find a shooting range around here anywhere.

    Any ideas other than driving out to the Cossa range? (too far) Everyone tells me to go to a lot of "unofficial" public land sites but i don't want to get arrested or anything.
     
  2. Ben Holloway

    Ben Holloway Bend New Member

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    dude its bend, head out to the desert and let some rounds loose, we head out china hat, or out east on 20. You dont need a range out here

     
  3. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Welcome to the forum Will!
     
  4. quest23blue

    quest23blue Creswell, Oregon Member

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    Welcome Will aka fellow gun nut! I mean enthusiast............................................
     
  5. Bello425

    Bello425 Vancouver Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Welcome Will.
     
  6. Arkitek

    Arkitek Historic Downtown Roseburg Oregon Member

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    Welcome to NWFA:thumbup:
     
  7. chiefchip

    chiefchip Rainier, Oregon Member

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    Welcome Aboard Will :thumbup:
     
  8. shelt

    shelt Bend Member

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    thanks! I hit up china hat yesterday. nice enough area but I came across a similar situation I often read about with that area. I was fine out there shooting into one of the buttes until some yahoos showed up with a dirt bike and thought it would be a good idea to stand on top of the butte while I shot into it. Didn't hang around long after that.

    I guess I need to get a pickup so I can explore the other areas when one seems crowded. I think I was on coyote butte. It looked like the only one I would trust driving to in my hyundai.
     
  9. rusobr2

    rusobr2 prineville,or Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    welcome will--ya - your best bet for range use is out 20,i'm in prineville and go out millican to about mile post 12 ,on east side of road there is a couple of differant turnoffs--blm prop. this is accessable off 20 about 12 miles out of bend--
    steven
     
  10. shelt

    shelt Bend Member

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    Thanks for the heads-up. I found that China Hat road has some spots really close to home, I just need to get a cheap pickup to explore the different areas when one is crowded.
     
  11. Ben Holloway

    Ben Holloway Bend New Member

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    yeah coyote is a bit of a cluster, a truck would be a good choice