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    Brothers and Sisters, patriots and upholders of our rights and freedoms - A question:

    I've been a member for awhile but it's also been awhile since I logged in. Being, like many of you, a very busy husband and dad and career man, I'm looking to squeeze time in to take my boys out to do some plinking with my eldest's new .22 rifle. I've been to all the organized ranges south to Bellevue and north to Mt. Vernon. I'm not looking for that. What I'm looking for is a far removed place, free of liberal, gun grabbing bitchers (a tall order, I know), where I can safely plink cans against a dirt backstop or berm.... within a 30 miniute drive (or so) from Lynnwood. I realize there are probably threads on this, but I couldn't remember where they were. If you don't know of a place but can find the thread, I'd appreciate it if you could post the link here -- but again, I'm not looking for places like out around Issaquah or in Bellingham (please).

    Thanks all, and best wishes for a very happy and prosperous 2010!

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    "Near Lynnwood" is the part that will get you zero results. Maybe something out HWY 2 towards Gold Bar? That would be the closest I could think of. There are also some places out by Granite Falls but within 1/2 hour is a very tall order.

    I live in Lynnwood as well and do all my shooting in Rockport at the family owned rock quarry...which is nice because the equipment is available to us to move berms as we see fit. For all that luxury though I must drive 1hr 40min. That is, until I move closer in the next couple months.


    I just realized my post doesn't help you one bit. My apologies.

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    Ahhh, no worries. It just sucks not being able to just grab the rifles, packa lunchand go shoot somewhere with no hassles like when I was a kid. Though it can still be done in other parts I'm sure, I know it's asking a lot when looking for an experience like that withinhalf an hour's drive from Lynnwood. Thanks anyway...

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    What kinda 22 you get him?
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    From Lynnwood I would consider two things. One would be to drive out to the DNR Gravel Pit on the NE corner of Sultan. It's about 35 miles or so from Lynnwood. It's an open gravel pit with no improvements. Take your own targets but no TV's, Washing Machines, etc. According to the "Locals" that police the pit area, DNR rules prohibit such target material. If you shoot at cans be prepared to pick up the remains so the DNR doesn't shut it down like most other areas that turned into trash heaps. Indiscriminate shooting has also closed most other close-in areas that used to be fun.

    The second option would be to consider the cost of gas to drive to Sultan (round trip) and merely go to the Kenmore range located on 228th. 50 and 100 yard target distances. A controlled environment which might not be bad for a younger shooter to be exposed to. I took both of my Sons there when they were early teens and it was a good experience. Once they get the hang of shooting and the related safety practices, which are enforced at the Kenmore range, then it should be second nature when they go to more informal settings.
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    I've been wondering something similar... where to do some plinking with my rifle... since I returned to the US, ALL the places I used to go have been made off limits.

    Is there anything up the I-90 pass or that area? Gold Bar is around two hour drive (round trip) for me... so I can do it... but would like to at least find something closer to me on Mercer Island.
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    i go out to sultan basin all the time. its the kind of place your looking for. take hwy 2 to sultan. left on sultan basin road. left on 116th follow the road you will go through a yellow gate the road will bend right then left. and off to the left you'll see the shooting area. Don't shoot after dark the DNR has a real hard on for that. and don't treat it like a dump.

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    Or drive up here South of Bellingham 11 min. E. of exit 240 great places to shoot. Awsome backdrops.
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    gtparlette wrote:
    i go out to sultan basin all the time. its the kind of place your looking for. take hwy 2 to sultan. left on sultan basin road. left on 116th follow the road you will go through a yellow gate the road will bend right then left. and off to the left you'll see the shooting area. Don't shoot after dark the DNR has a real hard on for that. and don't treat it like a dump.
    How are the weekends out there? Is it crowded? Just curious.

    Avoid night shooting... got it.... no TVs, Computers and Washing Machines.... ok... pick up brass and pop cans.... okey dokey.
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    sudden valley gunner wrote:
    Or drive up here South of Bellingham 11 min. E. of exit 240 great places to shoot. Awsome backdrops.
    maybe when I'm visiting my friends on Whidbey... but for a casual weekend shoot... too far of a drive.
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    Washintonian_For_Liberty wrote:
    gtparlette wrote:
    i go out to sultan basin all the time. its the kind of place your looking for. take hwy 2 to sultan. left on sultan basin road. left on 116th follow the road you will go through a yellow gate the road will bend right then left. and off to the left you'll see the shooting area. Don't shoot after dark the DNR has a real hard on for that. and don't treat it like a dump.
    How are the weekends out there? Is it crowded? Just curious.

    Avoid night shooting... got it.... no TVs, Computers and Washing Machines.... ok... pick up brass and pop cans.... okey dokey.
    Weekends are alright there. It doesn't seem to get crowded there. I think there may have been 20 people on saturdayafter noon. not all of them were shooting.

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    gtparlette wrote:
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    gtparlette wrote:
    i go out to sultan basin all the time. its the kind of place your looking for. take hwy 2 to sultan. left on sultan basin road. left on 116th follow the road you will go through a yellow gate the road will bend right then left. and off to the left you'll see the shooting area. Don't shoot after dark the DNR has a real hard on for that. and don't treat it like a dump.
    How are the weekends out there? Is it crowded? Just curious.

    Avoid night shooting... got it.... no TVs, Computers and Washing Machines.... ok... pick up brass and pop cans.... okey dokey.
    Weekends are alright there. It doesn't seem to get crowded there. I think there may have been 20 people on saturdayafter noon. not all of them were shooting.
    Hmm so how to the non-shooters handle the plinking?
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    Washintonian_For_Liberty wrote:
    gtparlette wrote:
    Washintonian_For_Liberty wrote:
    gtparlette wrote:
    i go out to sultan basin all the time. its the kind of place your looking for. take hwy 2 to sultan. left on sultan basin road. left on 116th follow the road you will go through a yellow gate the road will bend right then left. and off to the left you'll see the shooting area. Don't shoot after dark the DNR has a real hard on for that. and don't treat it like a dump.
    How are the weekends out there? Is it crowded? Just curious.

    Avoid night shooting... got it.... no TVs, Computers and Washing Machines.... ok... pick up brass and pop cans.... okey dokey.
    Weekends are alright there. It doesn't seem to get crowded there. I think there may have been 20 people on saturdayafter noon. not all of them were shooting.
    Hmm so how to the non-shooters handle the plinking?
    The non-shooters are usually there with the shooters. The last time I was there a younger guy brought his "non-shooting" girl friend. Dressed like she was going to the mall in tight jeans, tank-top, and 4" heels. Looked good but the temp was in the high 40's, wind to 10 mph, and the entire pit consists of cobble stone sized rocks for a "floor". I doubt she was having a great time. I was just leaving so I don't know how long her boyfriend got to enjoy his shooting or if she just sat in the car and ran out his gas keeping warm.
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    amlevin wrote:
    The non-shooters are usually there with the shooters. The last time I was there a younger guy brought his "non-shooting" girl friend. Dressed like she was going to the mall in tight jeans, tank-top, and 4" heels. Looked good but the temp was in the high 40's, wind to 10 mph, and the entire pit consists of cobble stone sized rocks for a "floor". I doubt she was having a great time. I was just leaving so I don't know how long her boyfriend got to enjoy his shooting or if she just sat in the car and ran out his gas keeping warm.
    Lame. My gf will kick some clay, paper, tin arse with a big grin on her face! :P

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    I bought my Ruger 10/22 for my wife. She loves it.

    So I recently bought some stuff for it.

    Shameless gun pr0n alert!


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    killchain wrote:
    I bought my Ruger 10/22 for my wife. She loves it.

    So I recently bought some stuff for it.

    Shameless gun pr0n alert!

    I bought a Marlin, yes I shoulda bought a ruger. cant get any options for the marlin, the ruger has larger clips, speed loaders, stock and barrels mods. all kinds of neat things. The marlin is accurate though.
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    amzbrady wrote:
    killchain wrote:
    I bought my Ruger 10/22 for my wife. She loves it.

    So I recently bought some stuff for it.

    Shameless gun pr0n alert!

    I bought a Marlin, yes I shoulda bought a ruger. cant get any options for the marlin, the ruger has larger clips, speed loaders, stock and barrels mods. all kinds of neat things. The marlin is accurate though.
    I bought a 10/22 simply because my Dad grew up with one, and raved about it.

    Nothing wrong with a Marlin.

    Is it a Model 60? A friend of mine has one of those, great gun. Definitely more accurate than my Ruger. Marlins seem to be the better selection for people who want to stick with the classic "wood rifle" look.
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    I want to get the marlin with the scope for my kid. They have it at wal-mart everyonce in awhile for $200.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

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    I got my marlin at big 5 on sale, it's a 795. I bought it on a whim, last one they had at that price. That'll teach me. only 10 shot mag, and nobody puts out anything for it.

    I thought this was pretty cool, if you have 2 rugar 10/22's

    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...rid=2146251080
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    The one I was looking at is tube fed..
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    sudden valley gunner wrote:
    The one I was looking at is tube fed..
    Ya, you want the model 60, the tube holds 14 rounds.
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    amzbrady wrote:
    sudden valley gunner wrote:
    The one I was looking at is tube fed..
    Ya, you want the model 60, the tube holds 14 rounds.
    The model 60 is a good rifle. I recommend it or a Ruger 10/22 if you're gonna get a plinker.
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." -John Stuart Mill

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