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Looking for an outdoor area, as far south as Olympia, and even to Ranier.

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by shoggoth80, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. shoggoth80

    shoggoth80 Greater Seattle Area Member

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    Hey all.
    My girlfriend and I are looking for an acceptable place to go shooting outdoors. Does anyone know of somewhere near enough to Tacoma or Seatac? I know of an area I used to go to south near Olympia, but do not know what the area is like these days. Anywhere within an hour to an hour and a half away from the Federal Way area would be acceptable. Anywhere up off of 410 near Ranier? Off I-90? Off 18 around, or past Black Diamond?

    Looking to shoot, but want to avoid the busy weekend range crowds. Naturally we will pack in and pack out all our gear and garbage.
     
  2. tecate321

    tecate321 Olympia,WA Member

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    I just go out to the pit off waddle creek rd in the capitol forest....its easy to get to and everyone goes there...nobody bothers ya
     
  3. shoggoth80

    shoggoth80 Greater Seattle Area Member

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    Can I get a cross street/highway to go off of? This area is unknown to me.
     
  4. FriendOfEvanWilliams

    FriendOfEvanWilliams Juneau, Alaska Member

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    Sorry to be off topic, but your login name is great. Another Lovecraft fan over here in PDX. Glad to know we're arming ourselves for when Cthulu's hordes return ;).
     
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    Boom Pierce Co. New Member

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  6. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Capitol is where I shoot. Be super careful to have a real backstop, as there are hikers, bikers and loggers out there
     
  7. sarnesr

    sarnesr Puyallup, WA New Member

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    Fort Lewis has a range open to the public on the weekends. I have never had to wait for a bench and the people are great. They have approx 10 points for pistol (25mtrs) about 5 points at 35mtrs, then they have at least 20 double sided rifle benches. The rifle range has target points at 25 mtrs, 100, 150, 200 and 300mtrs. They have several human shaped gong targets set up at the 300 mtrs. They allow double tap/controled pair, rapid fire and allow human targets. The cost is $5 per shooter.
    In Puyallup, off of 512, there is the Tacomas Sportsman Club. Sorry, don't have the link, but they are on the web. They can get a little busy, but not to bad. It is a "sportsman range", so they are geared more toward hunting rifles. Dont get me wrong, they get thier fair share of "black rifles", but they only let you do slow controlled fire, no human shaped targets and 10 round max in a mag. The people are nice and have a lot of knowledge and are willing to share it. They are pretty big on safety.
    If interested in trying either, feel free to contact me.

    Robert
     
  8. shoggoth80

    shoggoth80 Greater Seattle Area Member

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    I've thought about going to Tacoma Sportsmans....I didn't know the base had anything they opened up to civilians. It's been a long time since I lost my dependent benefits. Ha ha ha!
     
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    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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