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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bitbite, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. bitbite

    bitbite Ashland, OR New Member

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    Hi, all. I just moved to Oregon from California in January. The question that's foremost on my mind is where can I go to find an open piece of land to legally shoot without going to a range? I'm in Ashland.

    Thanks!
     
  2. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum and welcome to Oregon. You've made the first step in the right direction ;)

    I'm up in northern Oregon, just outside of Portland, so I can't help you with a shooting location. Best to get the input from some locals down south to make sure you're getting yourself to a safe and legal spot. Enjoy!
     
  3. bitbite

    bitbite Ashland, OR New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome. I went to college here back in 1989-90 and have been dying to get back ever since . . . and dying to get out of CA. The gun stores here give me a feeling that a kid in a candy shop would have! Magazines that hold more than 10 rounds? Who would have thought such a place existed?!?! :)
     
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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    We're far from gun owner nirvana, but we're certainly better than CA - I think you'll like it here.
     
  5. bitbite

    bitbite Ashland, OR New Member

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    No, not quite nirvana, I've found that out already (maybe more on that later), but definately still better than CA. Of course, not many places aren't better than CA. :p
     
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    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum Bitbite!

    No clue where to shoot in Ashland…someone from down there should be able to help.
    will
     
  7. bitbite

    bitbite Ashland, OR New Member

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    Thanks, will. I'm just wanting to drive somewhere remote and shoot. From what I saw on another site that seems to be pretty much anywhere except where it's posted not to shoot. Just wanted to make sure.
     
  8. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    In the Portland area, I usually drive 45 mins toward the coast or 45 mins into the mountains.
    There's plenty of old logging roads and gravel pits.
    As always, check what's beyond the target, check you're six and have a blast!
    Will