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Plantation Rifle Range

Discussion in 'Washington Reviews' started by Northwest Firearms, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Northwest Firearms

    Northwest Firearms Pacific Northwest Site Maintenance

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  2. netsecsys

    netsecsys near: Bellingham, WA Active Member

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    Nice range.
    Clean.
    Pleasant folks.
     
  3. Spadkarma

    Spadkarma South Lake Whatcom Member

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    Hot and cold running water
    Clean
     
  4. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Don't care for their "no ceasefire" operation. They set out targets at the beginning of the day and you shoot at what's there. The shooter has to guess as to how big his group is and exactly how far off the point of aim it was. You don't get to pull your target and save it for future reference. The range will sell you a little pad that you can use to record your hits for a record but it isn't the same as taking down your own target.

    Otherwise the range is great. Especially the warm, clean, not smelly, restrooms. Price is OK too.
     
  5. MStarmer

    MStarmer Arlington New Member

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    Shot there for the first time a few weeks ago. It was nice to have a place to shoot 200-300yrds (if you can see that far). I too was surprised at the use our targets and no cease fires. It's tough to see .22 cal holes at 200yrds and bought $20 worth of shoot-n-c's for the occasion that I was unable to use. I would however pay an addition $1 (or more) to at least have a couple of big shoot-n-c's to see the hits on the 200-300 mark.
     
  6. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    If you like to shoot regularly at the 200-300 yard distances consider joining the Kenmore Range (WCW Inc.) Shoot once a month and you'll save over regular pay as you go range fees. They have a one time "initiation fee" of $200 but it gets ammortized pretty quick if you shoot often. Attend a meeting and apply for "Special Use" so you can get a key for the gate and use the 100-300 yard range anytime during daylight hours. It's nice to go there at 9:00 in the morning and have a nice comfortable range session, sometimes all by yourself. The public doesn't arrive until Noon and can't use the Member's Only 200-300 yard range. I shoot there often enough that I figure my range fees to be about $2.50 per session.

    Plantation is great if you live farther North but Kenmore is also an option where you can retrieve you own targets.

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  7. FourTeeFive

    FourTeeFive PNW Washington State Active Member

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    Very nice range, both the pistol and rifle. I agree about the target issues with the rifle range, but prices are very reasonable as it is part of the Whatcom County Parks department. Nice to see our tax dollars going to good use.

    The pistol range is fine although I'm not a huge fan of indoor pistol ranges. They do have an outdoor area for .22's next to the pistol range.

    NOTE: The indoor pistol range requires the use of totally enclosed bullets (TMJ or BEB). They sell some at the range but they will check the ammo you bring.

    All in all a great place in a nice area.