Portland to Bend

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by Juany, Jan 12, 2018.

Tags:
  1. Juany

    Juany
    Oregon
    Member

    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    17
    I’m driving from pdx to bend this afternoon via hwy 20. I was considering doing some shooting along the way. Is there a good outdoor spot that is not covered with snow and not too far off Hwy 20 that someone would be willing to share?

    Any good public ranges in/around Bend?
     
  2. Rcguy33

    Rcguy33
    Vancouver
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    18
    just outside redmond headed towards sisters on Mckenzi hwy, there is a pit we like to go to. Its secluded, has a mound to setup targets on and is against a hill. we love it. Its off Bar Rd. its gravel once you turn off the highway but not bad. there are 2 gates once you get past the ORV area. the first gate is locked now so we drive past it to the 2nd gate. its closed sometimes but never locked. just open it and weave your way through to get to the pit.

    bar rd 4.jpg bar rd 2.jpg bar rd 1.jpg
     
    v0lcom13sn0w and MasterChief1 like this.
  3. Juany

    Juany
    Oregon
    Member

    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    17
    This worked out great! Thanks for the information!
     
    Sgt Nambu likes this.
  4. Rcguy33

    Rcguy33
    Vancouver
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    18
    Did you find it? What did you think?
     
  5. Juany

    Juany
    Oregon
    Member

    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    17
    Great spot. I went past the ORV lot, past the first locked gate, and came to a green gate. Opened that gate and followed a dirt road to the top of the gravel pit. From there I hiked down into the pit. Great spot. I have a Glock 19 that I just put a green CT laser on. Worked great in the daylight.
     
    v0lcom13sn0w and Rcguy33 like this.
  6. Rcguy33

    Rcguy33
    Vancouver
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    18
    Im glad you found it. Its a good ways off the hwy but still easy to get to. We always drive in. Never tried from the top. The ariel pic is deceiving and cant see all the hills lol. Its nice and tucked into the hill.
     
  7. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w
    Keizer
    non-snowflake millennial constitutionalist/patriot Gold Supporter

    Messages:
    6,543
    Likes Received:
    17,489
    zimmerman butte right before sisters

    incase u wanna go on the way back
     
    Rcguy33 likes this.
  8. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w
    Keizer
    non-snowflake millennial constitutionalist/patriot Gold Supporter

    Messages:
    6,543
    Likes Received:
    17,489
    i know where this is!
     
    Rcguy33 likes this.
  9. Rcguy33

    Rcguy33
    Vancouver
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    18
    We stay at eagle crest a couple times a year and this is 10 min away. Ill have to check out the spot you mentioned this summer, and grab a drink at rio before heading back to the condo.
     
  10. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w
    Keizer
    non-snowflake millennial constitutionalist/patriot Gold Supporter

    Messages:
    6,543
    Likes Received:
    17,489
    zimmerman butte is west of sisters, a few min past tollgate rd. when the passing lane ends on the north side of the highway. its off of natl forest rd 500

    9328FCEA-3347-4F75-B306-C53BBEF516B8.png
    E529239C-3340-4FE8-8232-7FCE4ED9AF33.png
     
    Juany and Rcguy33 like this.
  11. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever
    Central Oregon
    Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

    Messages:
    1,610
    Likes Received:
    1,864
    Got to be careful at that gravel pit. I have been out there a few times, and there are idiots shooting across trails and with no backstop. Some fun trails, but I don't frequent the place because of shooters.
     

Share This Page