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Oregon, where to shoot?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Oddball, Jul 22, 2003.

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  1. Oddball

    Oddball Member

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    Well, I've got my M1a, and I've got my crate o' ammo, but now I need somehwere to shoot!

    I've looked at some of the local ranges (tri-county, etc) but what I'm really looking for is somewhere outdoors/unsupervised.

    I live in the Beaverton/Hillsboro area west of Portland, anyone know of any good places on the Westside? Maybe along HWY 26? I read through some previous posts and found the directions to the "Dump" but it's a little way's out there for me. Sounds like fun though, I might have to make a trip out there!

    My handy-dandy (and somewhat dated) BLM maps show there's some National Forest land Between Vernonia and Scappose, but I haven't been up there to scout it out.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Glockster35

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    Oddball,

    I am originally from the St. Helens area, which is West of Scappoose. There are a lot of places West of St. Helens, and if you head up into the hills by Vernonia you should find something.

    I don't know off hand where any are because it has been 15 years since I lived there, and 10 since I shot anything there.

    Good luck and post if you find anything. Maybe we can get together when I come back to the states.
     
  3. loudernhel

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    Oddball,

    There's a rock quarry off Salmonberry road off 26 that you can shoot at. You can maybe stretch it out to a hundred yards.

    Was just out there this last weekend and met a couple of nice fellows with some class 3 toys.

    Regards,
    David
     
  4. Stickjockey

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    On the East Side, we've got "The Dump" just east of Damascus(?). Do a search; the directions are around here somewhere.
     
  5. Lars

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    A group of us head out to the dump every once in awhile. I think that Carlos is there most weekends. Do a search for my name or Carlos for directions.

    Lars
     
  6. itgoesboom

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    I live out in Beaverton too, and right now, i typically head to the dump as well. I will be out there this saturday if anyone else is going to be around.

    Will be bringing my SKS and my new 22/45.

    I.G.B.
     
  7. Bill Adair

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    OB,

    We drive west on 26 about thirty minutes from Cedar Mill, to the first state forest sign on the right (forget the name). Follow that gravel road north for a couple miles, and there are a few spots where people shoot handguns and small bore rifles.

    There may be places farther up the road where you can shoot at longer ranges, but take a target stand along, because there is nothing to attach targets to except downed trees and brush.

    My son-in-law and daughter live near Cedar Mill, so we visit pretty often.

    Bill
     
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