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Rifle shooting in San Diego County

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by striker3, May 3, 2005.

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  1. striker3

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    I have been looking, unsuccessfully, for somewhere that allows rifle shooting out to 300m or so. Anyone have some good places? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I knew about them, but I am trying to find somewhere to just go shoot without a scheduled event. Back home in AZ I could just go out into the desert to practice, but around here, it is so built up, I do not know anywhere to go.

    I am introducing some friends to rifle shooting, but would like something better than the 50 yd indoor range at ironsights...
     
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    Local county office

    Hi Striker,
    You might try your local county office.
    here in L.A.county we use to go to the Land Management and Recreation office to get maps of approved outdoor shooting ranges...used to be you had them up in Angeles Crest Forest and you could go to designated areas and fire away to your heart's content.
    Kept me off the streets for years. :neener:
     
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    Just got this back from a friend in SD.

    I have munged his email address for this posting. If any of you would like to have it, email or PM me.

    Pops
     
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    South Bay is a good club. I used to be a member out there when I lived IN San Diego. Always a good bunch of people ready to help.
     
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    Orosco Ridge

    The place you want to go is Orosco Ridge, out past Ramona. Check out this webpage: http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland/recreation/shooting/index.shtml

    You'll need to get a "wilderness adventure pass" from the forest ranger's office in Ramona. You can get one for a day, or for the year ($30).
    The place is insanely crowded on the weekends. Also, this winter's wet weather really messed up the roads. Still, it's the best place to go if you don't own your own land.
     
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    Thank you, those were just what I was looking for.
     
  10. Ironworker

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    I've some friends and family there in San Diego. Those of them who shoot either go to an indoor range (Ironsights, I think it's called) or they drive out 50-60 miles to a place out on 8 called Ocotilo (Otilico, something like that) and there is a LOT of wide open BLM land out there in the desert. It's in Imperial county, not San Diego county.

    Use some mountains as a backdrop, or shoot down into some gullies. Look a little and there are a fair number of spots to get out 300yds or more. Probably not safe to do a lot of 1Kyd practice, just on general principles, but new shooters probably won't be trying to reach out anywhere near that. Beware the snotty BLM rangers though; a running camcorder is a good tool to keep them polite and honest.

    Also a nice (mostly) dark sky site for you astronomers.
     
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    Long range rifle shooting in San Diego

    The only two places that fit that bill that I know of are Orosco ridge in Ramona and Jacumba out 8 east take the Jacumba exit and go out passed the shell station the hang a left cant miss the sea of brass. I try to go out a few times a month so if you want to follow sometime shoot me an email and I will let you know if we are headed to either.
     
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    Shooting areas are being squeezed out

    Okay all you San Diego shooters, especially ones that already use Orosco Ridge.

    The Forest Service is using volunteers at the gate to inform people using the shooting area what the acceptable targets are (no trash dumping!) and to provide general information.

    There is another volunteer orientation on Saturday, June 18, 2005 at the Palomar Ranger District Office in Ramona (1634 Black Canyon Rd).

    There are only 10 of us so far, we need lots more help!

    Please join us.

    Contact Ranger Chris Nyce at cnyce@fs.fed.us for additional information.

    Or me, but I'm not an 'official' source of information. :p
     
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