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Old 04-04-2008, 10:37 PM
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Tri-Cities here. Just got qual'd as Range Officer at Rattlesnake. JohnnyK
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Old 04-05-2008, 01:00 PM
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Congrats on the range officer. I am here in the Tri-cities too. I am over at the TSMSA range over at Kahlotus Hwy.
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Old 04-05-2008, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by ss7mm View Post

I also shoot up in High Valley (L T Murray) and there's a few places where we shoot up in the hills on Chinook pass. A lot of times we just drive the hills looking for long range rocks that need busting.;) There's a ton of places like that, it's the places where target setup and access is easy that are hard to find sometimes.
I live not far from Central Washington in Boise, ID. The foothills north of town are grass covered and I have permission from a local rancher to roam his 36,000 acres. It is my favorite way to shoot. I roam the hills and valleys looking for game size rocks and vital area size rocks at all ranges and at all atitudes. I'm shooting up hill, down hill, across valleys etc. I can shoot at virtually any range I like, but I don't remember ever taking any shots longer than about 800 yards. It is a great experience and I am fortunate.

I had one of my sons come home this week after having been gone for two years and so today we went up and shot. He has never done this kind of shooting before. It was great to see him smile and laugh as he pulled the trigger on 600 yards shot and then after waiting for what seemed forever saw the powder come off of the rock he shot- even if the rock was four feet square. It was a great experience for us.

I''m glad to hear that others enjoy busting rocks the way I do.
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Old 04-05-2008, 06:21 PM
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I''m glad to hear that others enjoy busting rocks the way I do.
So many rocks, so little time.;);)
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Old 04-05-2008, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by johnnyk View Post
Tri-Cities here. Just got qual'd as Range Officer at Rattlesnake. JohnnyK
You da' man Johnny..Way to volunteer. So does that mean you can enter the 1000 yard line anytime you like. I thought I read that R/O's needed additional training for that.

I'd like to be able to do that. But, my work schedule and overtime probably wouldn't allow me to take the R/O class, as I live an hour and a half away.
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:46 AM
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Congrats on the R.O johnnyk, I want to start getting down there atleast once a month from my regular spots, once I get better at closer ranges and get a couple of new rifles built for that kind of shooting.

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Old 05-14-2008, 03:54 PM
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I just found the site for the rattlesnake range. I'll be there this weekend. I talked with one of the guys there and it sounds reasonable. They have gongs set up at the public range at 250, 350, and 450, as well as the 1,000 yard range. Between work and golf I should be able to do some shooting. I'll probably be there right at 9:00 on Saturday since it's going to be hot. If anyone else is going or thinking about it let me know. I'm going in the tri cities Thursday through Tuesday AM if anyone wants to grab a beer, I've also got tee times if anyone wants to join us golfing as well.

PM me and maybe we can shoot some targets or BS.

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