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Willamette Valley Air Rifle Group... any interest?

Discussion in 'Air Rifle & Pistol Discussion' started by childishthing, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. childishthing

    childishthing Salem, OR Member

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    I'm in the process of organizing an online group for air gun enthusiasts in the Willamette Valley (Portland, Salem, Eugene, etc.). Spring gun, PCP, budget, you name it. (not airsoft, lol)

    A little about me; I'm a US Air Force Veteran, a lifetime shooter, and I'm originally from Montana. I've lived in Oregon almost 2 years now and I work for BMW.

    The group will be a place to ask questions, get advice, show off your rifles, post videos, and we could have low-key shooting days/events. Please let me know if there is an interest, I'd really like to see at least 10 very interested people. I'm ready to start getting organized now, so let me know by commenting below or liking this post. Thank you. :thumbup:
     
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  2. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I might be interested - but likely as a drop in once in a while type of member. I've got a lot of things dividing my time, but I would be interested in seeing a forum that is a bit more dedicated to airguns in this area. Not sure that I'd make the events, but I wouldn't mind stopping by online from time to time. If you get this going, feel free to PM me and let me know when it's up and running. I'm a bit newer to airguns, at least to something more than the baby springers of my youth, so I wouldn't mind seeing what others are doing.
     
  3. OcelotZ3

    OcelotZ3 Corvallis Active Member

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    I'm similar, I'm into a lot of things so being able to "make" every event would probably be difficult.

    I have 3 10m target rifles & 1 cheapie and might be purchasing another target rifle soon...
     
  4. tkerrigan

    tkerrigan Jefferson, OR Member

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    Hi, I live between Jefferson and I-5 and have a few airguns, mostly PCP. I'm fortunate enough to have room to shoot. I'm retired, so could probably participate quite a bit. Regards, Tom
     
  5. childishthing

    childishthing Salem, OR Member

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    I'm really just trying to facilitate a more active forum to exchange information and talk shop amongst local shooters. Occasional meet-ups will be nice when possible, but like many others, I too work 5-6 days a week and shooting is not my only hobby.

    I just launched the "group" on Facebook per the recommendation of many. Hopefully this medium will allow most people the ability to drop in at their convenience, and keeps it even simpler for me to manage. Link to the group is below. Thank you for your interest.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/223278587852088/
     
  6. Papa Jon

    Papa Jon outer N.E. Portland Member

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    I am a newbie with air guns but wouldn't mind having a place to learn more and maybe meetup for a some shooting once in awhile. I will check out the facebook page
     
  7. childishthing

    childishthing Salem, OR Member

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    Got a couple people added, thanks! If you come from here, post your screen name from NWFA :)
     
  8. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Unfortunately, I, like many others, do not use FB. I will have to wait until it's available on perhaps another source. I know that's likely not possible when just starting out, but maybe it will grow to that at some point.
     
  9. safrole

    safrole tigard Member

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    i might be interested send me a pm and we can talk
     
  10. BoringCruffler

    BoringCruffler Boring, OR Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Following Etrain; no FB here... I consider myself a newbie to 'serious' airguns though I spent my first fifteen years striving for them, and several years after 'playing' with them. What're you thinking of as a geographic centre? I'd be up for monthly or so if not too much driving.

    Thanks
     
  11. safrole

    safrole tigard Member

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    I just got a hatsan 125 sniper and I got a chronograph on order. I got it for hunting basically but I would like to tune it for maximum performance if possible
     
  12. Artpro

    Artpro Salem, OR. Artpro Bronze Supporter

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    I need advise. I'm a wanna-be airgunner living in Salem. I'm leaning towards the Benjamin Marauder in 22 or 25 cal, since I also want to use it for varmints.?.? Being retired, I have ample time on my hands, and want to be able to shoot locally. I've been shooting mostly long range rifles and hand cannons, but have to drive a long ways to do so.
    I visit FB, only to follow my son and grandson in their IDPA shooting forays. I don't want to have to tell some people that I don't want to be their "friend".
     
  13. tkerrigan

    tkerrigan Jefferson, OR Member

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    Come on over, you can shoot some of mine and see what you like. PM sent Regards, Tom

     
  14. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    Can't do it for 2 reasons;
    1) Too far to drive
    2) Guns gotta go BOOM not pfft
     
  15. Hydrobob

    Hydrobob Willamette Valley New Member

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    Possibly interested. Have recently renewed my interest in air rifles and been shooting fair amount. Time would be my issue but would like to meet and discuss possibilities, etc.
     
  16. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm still not on FB, but I'm wondering, did this group ever take off? Is anyone actively participating? Update?
     
  17. tkerrigan

    tkerrigan Jefferson, OR Member

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    Artpro and I get together now and then, you are certainly welcome to come over and shoot, I live between Jefferson and the freeway, easy to find. Give me a pm if you want to come over, I'm retired and have lots of time.
    Regards, Tom
     
  18. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I was more curious about a discussion group at this point. Unlike you, free time unfortunately is something I don't have much of. Plus your location is about 90 minutes from me, a bit far to fit in some shooting - but thanks for the offer though :)
     
  19. Qjay

    Qjay Vancouver, not BC, Washington, not DC Active Member

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    I'm definitely interested, and much like etrain, I am limited on my free time, but setting up an occasional Sunday event, maybe even a bimonthly thing, would be great. My wife and I would definitely make an appearance.
     
  20. Tomas204

    Tomas204 Oregon City Member

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    It sounds good to me, I know there is one on FB but it is all over the US