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Outdoor shooting area in Tri-Cities

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by mjz52, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. mjz52

    mjz52 Tri-Cities Member

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    Since Ayers road in Finley is getting closed by KGH does anybody know of another shooting area to go to?
     
  2. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    Whats the KGH? Anything like the KGB?:D
     
  3. mjz52

    mjz52 Tri-Cities Member

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    Pretty much...Kennewick General Hospital. I have no idea why they own a bunch of land way the **** out in the middle of nowhere.
     
  4. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    What's wrong with Tri-Cities Shooting Association's Rattlesnake Mountain range?

    If I lived up there I'd be out there regularly, since the daily use fee is only $5.00, and it's open to the public.
    Or buy a membership even.
     
  5. mjz52

    mjz52 Tri-Cities Member

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    There's probably not anything wrong with it, I'll look into it. I'm just bummed because Ayers road was so convenient for me.
     
  6. therifleman

    therifleman kennewick Member

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    Ayers is closed to all public use and rattlesnake is 70 miles round trip and has a lousy long range shooting area. You cant put targets out passed 100. Looks like the farmers are going to experience a lot more problems with trespassers shooting on their property.
     
  7. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Not every day but Rattlesnake does have a 1,000 yard range where they hold 'events'. If there was a place at Finley to put a target out beyond 100 yards, I missed it on my one trip out there. Finley was the sort of *range* where the only safe way to set a target was to shoot it out there with a spud gun. ;)

    For anyone who has not looked into the Tri-Cities Shooting Association and Rattlesnake Mountian Shooting Facility, they have the high power rifle range, sporting clay course, primitive range, trap, plinking range, public range, cowboy & practical and pistol bays. Rattlesnake is 28 miles from Vista Field {or Hole in the Wall} in Kennewick.
     
  8. therifleman

    therifleman kennewick Member

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    Yes, one trip anywhere does not reveal all points available. We shoot out to 1000 yards there and can even ride the quads out to check targets.Granted, we do not go there on a week end when there are shooters who dont care if someone is down range.
     
  9. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    My single trip to Ayers was on a Thursday morning and surprisingly, at 9:00 a.m. there were already half a dozen shooters there. After what I experienced, I decided it was safer to shoot myself at home.

    Tomorrow is First Shots day at Rattlesnake! I'll be there as one of many range officers helping out.
     
  10. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    Are there a lot of spots in the Tri-Cities? I visit family up there at least once a month. Any free spots?
     
  11. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    I don't know of any free places but Rattlesnake by Benton Citiy charges $5. Hole in the Wall in Kennewick is an indoor range for handguns or rimfire rifle. They charge $10.
     
  12. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    Do you bring your own targets to rattlesnake? How does it work there? Does it get pretty crowded?
     
  13. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    First target is supplied free. Next one is $0.50. Open Friday - Sunday in summer. Drive into the Rose Iris Range at the entrance, leave gun in car and go talk to duty Range Officer. You have to sign in, pay, then get your stuff. They have a really nice plinking range for .22 at Rose Iris too.
     
  14. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    Interesting.. I'll have to try it out. Are there any good shops there selling used handguns? I know i'm pretty spoiled as I live up the street from Keith's Sporting Goods in Gresham, OR, which seems to be the place (price-wise) to purchase stuff around here.
     
  15. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    None that I've found :(
     
  16. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    Where can you get good priced hand-gun ammo there?
     
  17. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    I buy at either Wholesale Sports {formerly Sportsmans Warehouse}, Ranch and Home {both in Kennewick} or one of the Walmarts.
     
  18. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    I never find any handgun ammo at walmart. Do any gun shows make way to tri-cities?
     
  19. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Shows happen in Kennewick and Pasco a few times each year. Schedule is here
    http://www.sportsconnection.org/schedule.cfm
     
  20. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!