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Old 04-04-2013, 07:45 PM
markvs markvs is offline
 
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Default 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
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:59 PM
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Montana is east of Seattle. We have plenty of national forest.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:19 PM
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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.

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Mark
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:20 PM
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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" )
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:07 PM
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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" )
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.
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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.

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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 04-05-2013, 09:55 PM
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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.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:33 AM
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Thanks a bunch.
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