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Looking for Practical Rifle

Discussion in 'Competitive Shooting' started by NoOne, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. NoOne

    NoOne Puget Sound Active Member

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    Is there any active practical rifle shooting in Northwest Washington? I'm hoping to find something out on the Olympic Penninsula, but anything within reasonable driving time of Kingston or Port Townsend, Sequim would be great!
     
  2. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Only one I know of is down by Portland.

    Bump for info.
     
  3. NoOne

    NoOne Puget Sound Active Member

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    Tri-county gun club near Sherwood (15 minutes south of portland) has a really good practical rifle group that also has precision/sniper matches occasionally. Great bunch of guys who all seem to disdain the attitude problems so often associated with IPSC matches. They fellows all seem to share theory, how they plan to shoot the stages and any prima-dona types don't last long there. If you are thinking about participating, it is lots of fun, and easy to find someone to "mentor" you along.
     
  4. NoOne

    NoOne Puget Sound Active Member

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    Douglas ridge rifle club also has 3 gun matches, they are about a half hour east of portland. Both Tri-county, and douglas ridge have web sites with lots of info.
     
  5. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I shoot Speed Steel and PR at TCGC. I don't really like the drive to DR.

    I wish there was something in SW WA.
     
  6. NoOne

    NoOne Puget Sound Active Member

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    Yep, the drive to Douglas ridge does take a while, but it is the only place I know of within 2 hours drive of Portland where you can shoot 800, 900, and 1000 yards. The people I have met there are pretty friendly. Even though I am not a member there, I was invited to shoot there when I met a couple of Douglas ridge members at Tri-county's Tuesday evening 600 yard shoot.
     
  7. RickB

    RickB Greater Seattle area Member

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    There's a monthly "tactical rifle" match at Custer. I think it's this weekend, but I don't know if it's Sat or Sun.
     
  8. NoOne

    NoOne Puget Sound Active Member

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    Can you give me any directions to Custer, or a contact person to find out about the tactical rifle matches? All the shooting is fun, I just would like to know which type of rifle to bring.
     
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    RickB Greater Seattle area Member

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    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    I watched a round of the practical rifle match a few weeks ago, quite impressive. Makes me want to purchase my own rifle specifically for the event.
     
  12. NoOne

    NoOne Puget Sound Active Member

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    Practical rifle event this saturday. If you are new to participating, be there at 08:30 for the briefing all new shooters have to attend.
     
  13. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I'll be there. I never miss a PR!!!!
     
  14. NoOne

    NoOne Puget Sound Active Member

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    At the match yesteday, the pin that holds the extractor into the bolt on my AR-15 broke so I didn't finish stage 4. My rifle wouldn't extract and left with me with double trouble jams after every shot. I had never heard of that being a part that needed replacement or checking before. I know you are supposed to check gas rings, springs, end of gas tube for wear,and general function things, but does anyone know why in the world the extractor pin would break in half? Or was it just Murphy's law at work?
     
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    NoOne Puget Sound Active Member

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    Fortunately I had a spare with all my parts at home...but I still wonder why this happened. In over 20 years, and 8 ar-15's this is a first for me.
     
  16. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I have an extra bolt carrier assembly in my car you coulda used it.
     
  17. NoOne

    NoOne Puget Sound Active Member

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    Thanks, so did I. I had a complete extra rifle, but I had already told the scorekeeper that I was done with the stage, so my score was already set. I just wanted to stop shooting before something blew up and hurt anyone as I didn't know what was causing the problem before I took it apart. Now I want to figure out if there was a reason causing that wierd part to fail, or if it is just one of those things that occasionally happens to mechanical devices.
     
  18. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Was it an Oly or RRA bolt assembly?
     
  19. NoOne

    NoOne Puget Sound Active Member

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    It was a standard (not hard chromed) bolt assembly on a Bushmaster rifle. The rifle probably has less than a thousand rounds on it.. I checked my other rifles, and everything looks fine. The extractor fits correctly and the rear face of the extractor groove doesn't protrude forward of the bolt face. I thought if the rear extractor groove was in front of the bolt face it might put pressure on the pin... But everything fits like it is supposed to. I also replaced the extractor spring, and the little fiber thingy inside the spring.
     
  20. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Albany Rifle and Pistol Club has multigun and practical rifle.