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Old 01-04-2004, 03:32 AM
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Oregon shooters?

I was wondering if there is anything going on in Oregon? Competitions, informal shoots that sort of thing. I am interested in learning more about long range shooting and would like to get involved with something close by. I am shooting a warbird that a friend put together, 700 action, 27" Lilja tube, McMillan HTG stock. More of an all around hunting rifle(10.25#).

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Old 01-04-2004, 05:06 PM
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Re: Oregon shooters?

Not exactly Oregon, but this event isn't too far, and it's been a hoot the last couple years:
www.boomershoot.com

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Old 01-06-2004, 06:25 PM
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Re: Oregon shooters?

I don't know how close you would be, but Ontario (OR) has the Snake River Sportsman club that shoots on the 1st Saturday of the month. I am pretty sure they shoot 1000yd matches, but I have not been there yet to verify. Also, the Parma, Idaho club has some LR tactical matches on occasion.
Go here for some SW Idaho/Eastern Oregon clubs: http://www.rsent.com/idclubs.htm


Try http://www.boomershoot.org/ [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 01-06-2004, 10:57 PM
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Re: Oregon shooters?

Where are you from in Oregon? In Ione which is about half hour drive from Hermiston, there is a 27" tv shoot every year at 1000 yards.
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Old 01-07-2004, 07:34 PM
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Re: Oregon shooters?

Thanks for the info guys. I live near Roseburg on I-5. A little too far to hit on a regular basis but maybe. So what is the deal with shooting 27" TV's? Or are they the prize? When do they hold that shoot?
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Old 01-14-2004, 02:19 PM
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Re: Oregon shooters?

I dont know the history of the shoot and why they shoot at 27" tv's. I would think you dont want the tv after its been hit. I know most of the regulations and what not, its pretty simple. It cost $20 for 1 shot. No sighters. It must be your varmint, deer, or elk rifle, no .50 cal. Turrets are allowed. A bench is provided. You need a spotter with a spotting scope to determine if you hit the tv glass or not. The winner receives $100. Last year, only 5 of about 95-100 hit the glass on the 1st shot. They then had a shootout. The guy who won hit the tv 3 of 5 shots and he was using a accurized .30-378 weatherby. The year before that, a 15 year old won shooting a .300 RUM. Thats what I'll be shooting this year.

Its more for charity is why it was started. Just a way for us farmers to enjoy a little competition from one another. Its getting to be big though. Last year there was about 95-100 shooters and some were from Alaska. I think there should be at least 1 sighter shot to compensate for any wind or something. The probability of hitting it on the 1st shot is very slim for us with no sighter. It's a lot of fun to attend. I have been a bystander the last 2 years as I have not had the right gun or equipment to have any chance of winning. Now that I have my .300 RUM and a very accurate load worked up with the 200g SMK, I might have a shot at getting close to hitting it.
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:33 PM
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Re: Oregon shooters?

head east you might get get shot by a swat team in the western part of the state for shooting a rifle. central oregon is almost as bad.. burns area east will be your best bet for finding anything.
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