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Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by ZigZagZeke, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Estacada Rod & Gun Club opens their 100 yd range to the public for hunter sight in every year. It's a good place to take your deer rifle to make sure it's shooting on target. They're open every day until deer seasons starts. Call them for hours, but generally they open at 10 am on week days and 8 am on weekends.

    I took my Smith & Wesson 1500 in .30-06 out yesterday and sighted it in. It's always been extremely accurate, but in years gone by those tight groups would widen out as the barrel warmed up. So I had Allison & Carey free float the barrel and bed the action last Spring. Here are the results. The "Final" grouping is two groups of 3 shots. I wanted to be about an inch high at 100 yds so as to be real close to zero at 200 yds:
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  2. rangerlars

    rangerlars Oregon Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Public sight-in days: For hunting rifle or legal hunting handgun; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends; continues weekdays through Oct. 5; Estacada Rod & Gun Club, 23400 S.E. Eagle Creek Road, Estacada. Cost: $5 per gun (includes target); ear protection required and available on site. Contact: 503-241-4214.

    Good option for duration of Clackamas River fire closure
     
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  3. rangerlars

    rangerlars Oregon Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Estacada
    Douglas Ridge Rifle Club
    Sept. 13, 14, 20, 21 and Oct. 11, 12
    Sight-in 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., shooting ends at 4 p.m.
    $5 per gun, bring your own ammo.
     
  4. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    Does Douglas Ridge have a chrono for use/rent on sight in days as well?
     
  5. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    DRRC doesn't own a chronograph.
    Usually a member brings one from home when manning the site-in shack at the far right side of the line.
    You can rent mine, with a $150 deposit.
     
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  6. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I have seen a chrono in use at ER&G too. Don't know if it's privately owned or what, but other folks were using it.
     
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