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Went to Browns Camp Today

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by jmh119, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    A friend and I went to Browns Camp today to have a little fun. Got there and surprisingly there was only 4 other people shooting. Took me about 10 min. to figure out why...... it was freezing cold! I was so cold, it was all I could do to hit the targets we brought, let alone score well. We took 40 XDm, SP101, Ruger P95, Makarov and S&W 357. Had a lot of fun, but not sure I want to go back until it warms up a little! Really disapointing thing was the amt. of trash people had left behind. :( We did our part though and brought back more than we took.
    Anyway, have to go clean my toys now.
    Be safe!
    James
     
  2. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for doing the right thing up there!
     
  3. Bello425

    Bello425 Vancouver Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks for the info on Browns Camp, have to wait till it gets warmer. :(
     
  4. Gunner69

    Gunner69 Hillsboro Member

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    Glad they opened it back up there was alot of talk this summer abou tthem permenantly closing the pit due to all the trash that was being left.
     
  5. BlvdKing

    BlvdKing Almost Boring Member

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    All of us just need to make sure we do out part and call the other people on it
     
  6. Gunner69

    Gunner69 Hillsboro Member

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    Yeah I would like to think the members of this forum aren't the (edited to avoid the ban stick) who bring old CRT's, Appliances, Glass bottles, etc out there in the first place... and then leave all their trash laying around.
     
  7. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Why would anyone wanna go there anyways? Or are all the horror stories I've heard about that place just greatly exaggerated?
     
  8. ajf1

    ajf1 beaverton Member

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    that is too bad to here of the junk left there. we all do our part and hopefully it will catch on. I can only guess what the spring clean up will be like.
     
  9. optrixs

    optrixs SW Oregon Member

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    Hi:
    I live at the other end of the state Grant Pass area and shoot on a lot of BLM land. Is
    Browns Camp just a regular shooting place where the Good us :)).The Bad Trash leavers:( The Ugly Beer,Trash,Dope Smokers :(( Hang out to shoot?. Or is Browns
    Camp a very nice place with great views long distance shooting? That I must gather all of my rifles and make the trip to this shooting “Mecca Of The Great NW” :). Here is a nice web site that will help you find BLM land.

    http://www.geocommunicator.gov/blmMap/Map.jsp?MAP=LAND


    Thanks
    Scott Hannah
     
  10. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Hi Scott,
    thanks for the link. Honestly, I would not make the trip to shoot there if I were you. Had I experienced any of the horror stories that others relate, i would avoid it at all costs. Probably the next time I myself go there will be to help with an organized cleanup, if there is one. That being said, it is long enough to sight in your rifles.
    James
     
  11. Felix

    Felix NW OR Member

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    a lil off topic, but if u are into rock crawling (4x4) there are some pretty nice spots my buddy has shown me up there...But yea...you will find alot of jackass-y jackass's running around up there....Not all, but probably the majority, in the main areas anyways...
     
  12. TyPercy

    TyPercy Vancouver, WA Member

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    When I take my 10 year old up to Larch Mountain, we take the standard targets, but something else we take that is a lot of fun is ice. Yep, Ice. I make some decent sized blocks of ice and throw them in the cooler. They shatter like glass, maybe better. When all is said and done, no mess to clean up, no trash left behind. Try it, you might like it. :D
     
  13. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Sounds like fun! I will indeed have to try that!
     
  14. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

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    I saw that done a while back, and took to it myself. It does work great. with a .22 it lasts pretty long, bigger rifles not so much. The really nice thing is it is cheap to make also.
     
  15. TyPercy

    TyPercy Vancouver, WA Member

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    True that! I made a huge block by putting water in an ice chest and freezing it in our larger freezer. It was a blast with the .22 LR, but when my buddy took aim with his AK-47, it didn't last too long, but it was very cool to watch!
     
  16. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    I'm convinced! I will have to make up 5 or 6 of them to take with us the next time I take my daughter shooting. Maybe I'll try to get some video of it too. Hmm... that could be very cool, I have an old 8mm camcorder that i have not used in years. could set that up to try and get some video of the impact! :)
     
  17. bt97006

    bt97006 Aloha Member

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    Check out this link for more info.
    http://www.northwestfirearms.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14471
     
  18. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Thanks for the link! PM sent.
    James
     
  19. shibbershabber

    shibbershabber Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Ive never heard any horror stories about the place... I dont shoot there anyway, but I am curious.