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Looking for a spot to take my vet buddy

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by thedude8338, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. thedude8338

    thedude8338 Portland New Member

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    Like the title says, my buddy is in town and I was looking to take him out for some fun and not sure where to go. I have the toys, just not sure where to stretch our legs. I'm in NE Portland but I expect a drive.
     
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  2. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    dude, Are you looking for public land or a private shooting range? I can point you to a couple of good places in Mt Hood Nat Forest, just outside of Estacada. Short or long range?
     
  3. thedude8338

    thedude8338 Portland New Member

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    Didn't mean to be so ambiguous. Public out to 200m or more would be ideal.
     
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  4. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    The Oz pit on the NF45 Road. (It won't say Oz, but that's what it's called). From Estacada, So. on Hwy 211 to Left on Hillock Burn Rd. Stay on, becomes the NF45 (4500) road. Follow that all the way up to the top. It's the biggest pit you'll see on the right on a big corner. About 10-12 miles from where the pavement ended.


    GPS: 45.141963, -122.235078

    Hope that helps!
     
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  5. Who The F R U

    Who The F R U Rainier Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Bring him out to Columbia County. Outside of Rainier.
    We have 200-1450 yards spots out here.
    Nothing with a tracer element is safe to shoot right now, Ball and API are still ok...
    Our usual spot is 650 across the valley.
     
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    kingkong2291 New Member

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    Cogs is that OZ pit road not closed as well coming from 211. since nf45 is blocked off coming from 224. Just verifying, did some driving out there the other weekend to go shooting, drove around for an hour looking for a spot to shoot.
     
  7. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I haven't heard of anything closed from the 211 access side. You could could call USFS Ranger District office in Estacada to verify.
     
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  8. kingkong2291

    kingkong2291 New Member

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    when was the last time you went up there to target shoot?
     
  9. Ed Guinn

    Ed Guinn Happy Valley oregon Active Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I shot there Aug. 9th.

    Last weekend, we were advising people of places to shoot safely at the Target Shooters Information Booth that NWFA and the USFS sets up along hwy 224.

    All of the pits were open as of then, according to FS LEO.
     
  10. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    AP is next on the list of illegal ammo to shoot in fire season because people cant discern for themselves when its safe to shoot and when it isn't.....just so you know it isn't, AND API really really isn't......Armor Piercing Incendiary......wow man
     
  11. Who The F R U

    Who The F R U Rainier Oregon Well-Known Member

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    We shoot into a crumbling mix of 5'' minus and clay on a road cut.

    Been shooting there for over 5 years. Its safe to shoot API even in fire season.

    We even go up there and recover any penatrators we can find while the BBL's are cooling down.
     
  12. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    I am sure you are safe, its a fact though that fires are starting from AP let alone API.


    When tracers were deemed illegal to shoot in fireseason AP and 855 were on the table as well.

    so now no matter how safe , get caught shooting tracers and get fined .

    even though AP isn't illegal to shoot in fireseason yet, accidentally start a fire with it and that person will likely be pinched for suppression cost

    isn't not you particularly but all the folks that might read your statement who go out and don't take the precautions you have and start shooting rocks in dry grass or a stray into the woods that strikes something capable of sparking.....
     
  13. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    At the four second mark in the vedeo I see how well the back stop works! Tell me how the API wont start a fire......
     
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  14. Who The F R U

    Who The F R U Rainier Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Cant legislate stupid.
    Dumb people are always gonna do dumb things.

    I also believe in Darwin and wish more retards would thin themselves out of the herd.
    It would make everyone's life better.


    I'm a grown up and take responsibility for my own actions and safety.
     
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    Who The F R U Rainier Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Tracer burns after impact
    API pop's on contact and that's it.

    That's why we don't shoot it in the summer.
     
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    coyotecaller Active Member

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    I don't believe in evolution or Darwins theory but I believe God created Darwin too
     
  17. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    Incendiary ammo is loaded with barium/aluminum compound in the nose of the projo.When the projo strikes a relatively solid object it detonates or "pops" at around 3000 degrees F .....designed to ignite flammable material by dispersing hot metal and chemical.
     
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    Who The F R U Rainier Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Don't really care what's in it, It makes a flash on contact and that's it,No fire danger afterword,
    Like tracers bouncing around in the hill's.

    I thought we were trying to get this guy's friend out to shoot not BS about round types.