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markvs 04-04-2013 07:45 PM

Garand Shooting Locations east of Seattle?
 
Hello,

I live in the Sammamish area and I am perplexed as to where I can go and shoot rifles. For handguns I go to West Coast Armory in Factoria and on a rare occasion I go to the Issaquah Sportsman's Club.

After growing up in North Dakota I have a real hard time in NOT being able to go out target shooting, etc. whenever I feel like it.

Cheers,

Mark

Warlock 04-05-2013 01:59 PM

Montana is east of Seattle. We have plenty of national forest.

markvs 04-05-2013 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Warlock (Post 811720)
Montana is east of Seattle. We have plenty of national forest.

Good Point. If a person keeps going and going everything is east.

One of the drawbacks in living in a metropolitan area...... No place to shoot except for a few very pricey gun ranges.

All the national forest land in the Cascades (which is just 10 miles east from where I live) is all posted for NO SHOOTING.

Cheers,
Mark

Hilldweller 04-05-2013 03:20 PM

The Cascades start just east of you ! Been up to Leavenworth (considered moving there) and the local Sheriff up there laughed when we asked where we can shoot. "Just not in m direction!" Pretty much anywhere that's marked (I believe its) green on a forestry map.

Check out your local law enforcement and ask about good locations in the hills near you. They'll be happy to tell you where good spots are.

Remember - pick a good backstop, avoid steel core/AP/mixed metal bullet casings (attracts a magnet) so you don't spark a fire, and food/water. (that's "Garand food" :D)

markvs 04-05-2013 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Hilldweller (Post 811767)
The Cascades start just east of you ! Been up to Leavenworth (considered moving there) and the local Sheriff up there laughed when we asked where we can shoot. "Just not in m direction!" Pretty much anywhere that's marked (I believe its) green on a forestry map.

Check out your local law enforcement and ask about good locations in the hills near you. They'll be happy to tell you where good spots are.

Remember - pick a good backstop, avoid steel core/AP/mixed metal bullet casings (attracts a magnet) so you don't spark a fire, and food/water. (that's "Garand food" :D)

Washington is an interesting state that is essentially split into two parts by the Cascade range. The west side, aka the Wet Side, or the Liberal Side is NOT very friendly to gun owners like the east side of the mountains, aka the Dry Side, or the Conservative Side. It truly is a remarkable geographic line that splits the weather and politics.

Leavenworth is on the Dry Side.

Also..... douglas fir and cedar on one side versus pine on the other.

Thanks for the ammo heads-up.

Warlock 04-05-2013 09:55 PM

Ok, now for the helpful answer. My son went to school in Seattle for a couple of years, I know one of his friends is a shooter. I will ask my son to contact his friend to find the better ranges to go to. I will get back to you.

markvs 04-06-2013 12:33 AM

Thanks a bunch.

Hilldweller 04-06-2013 11:25 AM

Okay, I'll actually try and be helpful.....

Have you seen this? Just did a google search. Might help.

http://www.waguns.org/rangemap.html

markvs 04-06-2013 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Hilldweller (Post 812317)
Okay, I'll actually try and be helpful.....

Have you seen this? Just did a google search. Might help.

http://www.waguns.org/rangemap.html

No, I've never seen this despite all my various Internet searches.

This is just what I was looking for.

Thank you.

Mark

freeamerica 04-07-2013 11:58 PM

I put in a 10 year stint in the hell that I refer to as the Seattle area...

The closest option for you is probably the Snoqualmie Valley Rifle Club in Fall City. It is private, members only, but relatively easy to join. http://www.svrifle.com

The range in Kenmore is a really nice facility and is open to the public.

There are lots of other options for ranges if you are willing to drive a little bit - Snohomish, Bellingham (Plantation), Marysville, Covington...

The closest range that offers CMP matches is in Puyallup - Paul Bunyan Range.

And of course if you are willing to actually go East of the Cascades, there are lots of options. I'm a match director at Lewis Clark Wildlife Club in Lapwai, ID (about 30 min from Clarkston WA). We'd love to have a Wet-sider at a match.


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