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Old 04-08-2013, 11:06 AM
markvs markvs is offline
 
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Thanks.

Yes, Snoqualmie if very close to where I live so I will check it out.

"We'd love to have a Wet-sider at a match." I'd love to get over there...... and would you believe it's raining here?
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:29 PM
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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.

I don't think it has to do with liberals and conservatives. I think it has more to do with the fact that just about every location on the West side that you could at one time shoot outdoors (national forest, logging sites, etc) has been trashed. People take televisions and other random appliances out to the woods to shoot, then leave garbage and spent casings everywhere.
The areas that I hunt are mainly logging sites that post signs prohibiting shooting, but they will allow hunters to use the land. A manager told me that his employees have been in the line of fire too many times.
That tells me it's not about the guns, it's about the individuals who are using them.

There are always those who screw it up for the rest of us, and there seem to be a lot of them.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:49 PM
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I don't think it has to do with liberals and conservatives. I think it has more to do with the fact that just about every location on the West side that you could at one time shoot outdoors (national forest, logging sites, etc) has been trashed. People take televisions and other random appliances out to the woods to shoot, then leave garbage and spent casings everywhere.
The areas that I hunt are mainly logging sites that post signs prohibiting shooting, but they will allow hunters to use the land. A manager told me that his employees have been in the line of fire too many times.
That tells me it's not about the guns, it's about the individuals who are using them.

There are always those who screw it up for the rest of us, and there seem to be a lot of them.
Hi,
The wet side/dry side, liberal/conservative side statements are only meant as humor and are of course generalizations.

You are correct about a few people ruining it for all. I believe that is what happened at the Tinkham site. I can't recall if it is National Forest that it is on, but it was closed partially due to the rampant littering and disregard for safety.

Cheers,

Mark
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:56 PM
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you can also go to the top of this page....hit Clubs...then Find A CMP Affiliated Club

type in your state and give list of gun clubs.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:18 AM
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I tried out the Tacoma Sportsman Club, south of Puyallup on Meridian, yesterday.

It's a great location for shooting rifles with "target stations" at 25, 50, 100 and 200 yards.

Cost was $10 to use both the rifle and the handgun ranges which is very reasonable.
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:19 PM
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You might also checkout Black Diamond Gun Club, http://www.blackdiamondgunclub.org/.
They are a CMP member club and have trap, handgun (25 yrd), and rifle (100 yrd & 200 yrd). They do CMP shots during the summer.

Kevin
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:21 PM
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The Tri-Cities Shooting Association is another range that is open to guests ($10) and has vintage matches, etc. A reasonable drive for events (east to Vantage and south towards Benton City) but not practical for your regular weekend range. 100 yard handgun/rifle range is open W/F/Sa/Su 9-3. No steel core or "AP" ammo there either.
https://www.tcsa.info/
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:26 PM
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You can't live near Seattle, it says CA on where you live?

Not far out of Tacoma was a nice 200 yard range my brother and I went to - civilization is slowly growing up around it though.

The problem with living near a major city is either paying to shoot in-doors, driving a long distance or not shooting (well you can still shoot, but the neighbors get all excited)
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:09 PM
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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.
Renton Fish & Game (RFGC.org) also has service rifle matches, and is closer to Issaquah than Puyallup. For general garand shooting, make sure to bring a s.l.e.d. as they have an odd rule of 1 round loaded at a time.
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:00 AM
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Sboqualmie Valley Rifle Club, between Fall City and Snoqualmie is affiliated with the CMP and has a match the fourth sunday of the month. They have a monthly meeting in Preston on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM
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