Hey folks! Holy crap it's been a long time since I've been around here. Used to be fairly active, but then got busy with life and whatnot. For a few years now I've been living in the middle of nowhere, and the controversiality of OC has been more or less off my radar. Not many people around to begin with, and most wouldn't particularly care; and even if they did, there wouldn't be anyone to respond to a MWAG call!
But I'm back in Seattle now for the foreseeable future (new job!). I've also got a few friends coming in from various parts for the Penny Arcade Expo, and I thought it might be nice to introduce some of them to the shooting arts. I could take them to an indoor range like Wade's, but I feel it would be more comfortable and relaxing for them if we could find a quiet, relatively out-of-the-way place. Not to mention, that way I could also introduce them to my Mosin-Nagant.
Any pointers? There's one place in the hills above Concrete where I used to shoot quite a bit, back when I lived in the upper Skagit valley, but that would be something like a two hour drive each way, so I'd prefer something nearer. We're hoping to be able to do this this Thursday, weather permitting, of course!
Anyway, hope to see more of you all in the near future. I'm seeing a few dismaying accounts on the board index; looks like there's still a lot to do!
Last edited by ManInBlack; 08-22-2011 at 08:55 PM.
Alrighty, I'll give that a try. With my unerring holistic navigation methods it should be no problem.
Thanks for the tip, MIB!
I typically go up Snoqualmie to Tinkham Rd (Exit 42). You need to make sure you go up far enough to be out of the No Shooting Safety Corridor (you will know you’re out of it when you pass a sign that says ‘Leaving No Shooting Safety Corridor’, plus there will begin to be a bunch of shooting pits).
Address: NFD 5510 Rd, Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Valley, WA
Be Safe, have a good backstop.
Last edited by slapmonkay; 08-23-2011 at 12:51 PM. Reason: Exit 42 not 52
Last edited by amlevin; 08-23-2011 at 11:14 AM.
"If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying I either won't need anymore or more won't help"
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If you go a bit further up the road instead of hanging a left and across the stream, you'll run into my favorite shooting place (look for the upside down "Y" on google maps). I believe that pit is good for about 50 yards before you need to start aiming up the hill (still has a substantial backstop IMO). It's a bit trashy at times, so do your part to clean up.
Head up Hansen Creek a couple of miles to a large gravel pit and set up.
And clean up your mess afterward! <grins>
run-in with a delusional jerk who told us (actually, profanely screamed) that the area was closed to shooting - which it wasn't at the time, but will be soon from what I've heard.
Following that encounter I joined Snoqualmie Valley Rifle Club - low annual dues, nice pistol and rifle ranges, no obnoxious SOs, and generally pleasant folks. If you're in the Seattle area and willing to drive nearly to Snoqualmie Pass to shoot, you can save half the drive and shoot on a real range. (Unfortunately, at some point SVRC will have to move, and they're actively pursuing a new location. It leases the land from Weyerhaueser, which from my understanding has refused to enter into another long-term lease; it's month-to-month now.)
Join a gang or the SPD and anywhere IN the city is fine...
If you voted for Obama to prove you are not a racist...
what will you do now to prove you are not stupid?
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The Green Water area up Forest Road 70 is pretty nice. It is about an hour or so drive though.
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