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    For the most part I've only trained in and practiced handgun. This weekend I picked up a .22 CZ 452 and I LOVE IT! I was amazed that I could use iron sights to shoot a decent group at 100 yards. Now I'm super interested in learning about rifle at longer distances and what it's all about.

    So my questions: Are there any 200-800 yard rifle ranges in northern WA? What's the best way to learn more about shooting longer distances? Any matches I can watch locally?

    Thanks guys.

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    Renton fish and game???
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    hay poo! you should add washington to your location as well, its ups our ocdo count for the state.
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    Ughh....I have a similar problem. Thank God I have some old ammo sitting around in my rounds box. Mainly Federal and Western. I need to find a range around here where I can unload some rounds from my 190.

    The Fort Borst Park range demands way too much. I don't know of any ranges around here that don't cost a day's pay just to unload some rounds. This is probably why we don't have a rifle team in Lewis. :X

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    Brandnew wrote:
    For the most part I've only trained in and practiced handgun. This weekend I picked up a .22 CZ 452 and I LOVE IT! I was amazed that I could use iron sights to shoot a decent group at 100 yards. Now I'm super interested in learning about rifle at longer distances and what it's all about.

    So my questions: Are there any 200-800 yard rifle ranges in northern WA? What's the best way to learn more about shooting longer distances? Any matches I can watch locally?

    Thanks guys.
    The CZ 452 is a really good high quality rifle. I shoot competetively with.22 and black Powder cartridge rifles. The .22 matches are 200 yards and the black powder cartridge matches are 500 meters.

    your .22 is competitive with my anschutz as far as accuracy, depending upon the sights. We have guys shooting 1 1/2" groups at 200 yds with the CZ 452.

    The black powder (BPCR) matches are shot with iron sights out to 1000 yards at some locations ie, Missoula Mt, Bend Or,, Butte Mt. And if you go to Lusk Wy, you can shoot in Kenny Wasserburgers 1 mile match. that is right 1 mile with iron sights.

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    Thanks for the reply trigger dr, and location added (Seattle).

    I'm amazed to hear that it's possible to use iron sights to shoot those distances. I've got to see this myself sometime!

    I have been to Renton fish and game but didn't realize they have a 200yd rifle range. Maybe I will head back and give it a try.

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    How far are we talking here?

    A good way to learn long distance shooting is to do an Appleseed event.
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    range 15 at Ft Lewis is 300 yards. http://www.fortlewismwr.com/shooting...142%201204.pdf

    there's one in Eatonville that is 550 yards. http://www.uppernisquallysportsmanclub.com/

    i shoot at Range 15 every now and then. it's a good range. my only complaint is the short times for a hot range. if you're focusing on precision, sometimes you can only get in 10 shots before they call a cold range.

    it's fun to put some clay pigeons at 300 yards and plink 'em with my long range rifle. i haven't tried the one on Eatonville yet.

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    There is a 600 yardrange,at Eatonville at the Upper Nisqually Sportsman Club.

    http://www.uppernisquallysportsmancl...e&pageid=1

    There is another 600 yarder down at Pe Ell.

    http://www.plsportsmensclub.com/

    Shooting a mile might sound like fun, but I have found very few can actually do it for real. Hell, 600 yards is harder than most people ever accomplish. Just hitting a 55 gallon drum is more than most can do.

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    Trigger Dr wrote:
    We have guys shooting 1 1/2" groups at 200 yds with the CZ 452.

    if you go to Lusk Wy, you can shoot in Kenny Wasserburgers 1 mile match. that is right 1 mile with iron sights.
    I suck

    and how can you even SEE a 55-gallon drum at 1 mile with iron sights?

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    antispam540 wrote:
    Trigger Dr wrote:
    We have guys shooting 1 1/2" groups at 200 yds with the CZ 452.

    if you go to Lusk Wy, you can shoot in Kenny Wasserburgers 1 mile match. that is right 1 mile with iron sights.
    I suck

    and how can you even SEE a 55-gallon drum at 1 mile with iron sights?
    thats cause your not using the Heller Kitty Rifle...
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    That could be my problem.

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    antispam540 wrote:
    I suck

    and how can you even SEE a 55-gallon drum at 1 mile with iron sights?
    Your drum is smarter than the average shooter.When youlook away it runs and hides.:?

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    Ahahahahahahaha! :celebrate

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    That is funny but back on topic.



    If you want to look at shooting your .22 try Tacoma Sportman's Club off Canyon Road. I believe they have .22 Silloutte shoots with ranges of 50 - 100 yards.



    Long distance is relative....



    1 mile with iron sights - hmm not likely. Have you seen snipers try to hit targets at 600 - 1000 yards? It's tough enough. Your talking about 1760 yards for 1 mile with open iron sights???? I would say you can't even see your target at those distances.

    Just a bit over the top. Well.... I guess if the range is 1 mile that's one thing... hitting anything you are aiming at at 1 mile is another.

    From their website on the size of their targets at 900-1000 yards.
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    This is a link to the Wasserberger mile match. You can go to Shilohrifle.com click on forums, Shooter toShooterand search for the Wasserberger match. with a little effort you will find pictures and scores.





    Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:10 am Post subject: Wasserburger Mile Match May, 2010



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    Here is the flyer for the 2010 creedmoor and mile[/b] matches.

    http://www.wyomingbpcr.net/BPCRShootFlyers/2010wasserburgermatch.pdf



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    I'm looking at the site for Evergreen Sportsmen's Club and from the way they do business it looks incredible. Does anybody go up there to unload a box every now and then? I might go up there soon.

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    I can't find any reviews of the Evergreen Sportsmen's Club.

    What are they doing that has caught your attention? In staying with the OP - Long Range rifle? They only have a 100 yard rifle range.

    http://shootesc.com/

    Looks like you can certainly hook up your RV there. Lots to do with shotgun fields.
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    oldkim wrote:
    I can't find any reviews of the Evergreen Sportsmen's Club.
    Neither can I. It must be overlooked a whole lot.

    oldkim wrote:
    What are they doing that has caught your attention?
    Existing.

    Really that's it. They're the only range I've read about where they have well maintained ranges, they don't limit therifle type and they don't charge half a day's pay or more to be a member. Non-members don't get financially raped either.It looks to me like Thurston knows how to do business. At least I'm convinced.

    Read: http://shootesc.com/facilities.html

    That's awesome. They're safety minded, 100yd ranges(good starting point), chronograph, spotting scope, sold! Oh and Feb-Mar they have a .22 silhouette match on some Saturday mornings. Members pay $5 while non-members pay $10. That sounds a lot more competitive than the rifle club next door. I'll pay the extra $5 and fuel to go up there and shoot because there's no annoying prerequisites for me to use the range.

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    Evergreen is mostly aimed at clay bird shooters. I've shot trap, skeet, and sporting claysat Evergreen. They do havepistol, rifle and black powder ranges but they are not their primary business. The do have camping and RV spaces though. I will be there tomorrow for a course so that the wife and I can get ourOregon Concealed Pistol License.

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    Hey Bear 45-70, the forum has been a bit quite lately..what say we start our old ******* match again just to liven things up a bit?:celebrate Glad you are posting again. you have been missed.

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    Bear 45/70 wrote:
    Evergreen is mostly aimed at clay bird shooters. I've shot trap, skeet, and sporting claysat Evergreen. They do havepistol, rifle and black powder ranges but they are not their primary business.
    Damn, I knew there was something good. Their ranges are overlooked because it's not their realmoney-maker. Clay shooting sounds really fun too.

    Looking at their prices it's really surprising. Ayear membership is half of what it is here and I can't find anything about there being anything more than a fee, yet it's pro rated.I'll keep reading though. Sounds like they have something special every Saturday or two this season. I just might go there this Saturday and check it out. I have a little bit of inexpensive ammo. Like $10 of Fed and Western T-22 that's been sitting around before I could walk. Since I've never fired my 190, it's kind of a spiritual thing to me. It, confounds me really. I prefer long guns over a pistol and I have yet to fire my .22. I guess I really am backwards.:?

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    antispam540 wrote:
    I suck

    and how can you even SEE a 55-gallon drum at 1 mile with iron sights?
    Try filling it with diesel and setting it on fire:what: The drum will be at the bottom of the smoke plume:celebrate. Diesel too expensive? Just put a tire on top and set IT on fire. Just be sure to put it out and clean up when done.
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    I'm a member at Interlake Sportng Association. Our rifle range has 25, 100, and 200 yard ranges. It's an outdoor range, and it's $200 a year for unlimited shooting, and you can bring guests for free.

    It's in the Kirkland / Redmond area. I'll be happy to show you around on a Sunday or Monday.

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    Trigger Dr wrote:
    Hey Bear 45-70, the forum has been a bit quite lately..what say we start our old ******* match again just to liven things up a bit?:celebrate Glad you are posting again. you have been missed.
    I've heard stories at the 12/18 meet, of a guy from the forum that you ain't supposed to mess with.

    Word is, he would kick your ass on the board, then come to your house and kick your ass too.

    But he stopped posting cuz of all the bs.

    Is Bear 45/70 the guy they were talking about???? :shock:


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    Poo,

    I don't think so. Bear could be a bit abrasive in writing, and I certainly tangled with him more than once.

    BUT those who met him in person (I never had the chance) speak highly of him. You might just want to slow down a bit and form your own impression instead of rushing ahead with the rumors.

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