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Old 05-14-2008, 06:19 PM
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I hate to rain on your parade, but I wouldn't bet on being able to shoot on the upper range (where the 600-1000yd section is) this weekend - Washington state long-range championship will be going on Friday thru Sunday, 0900-1600 or so. Before and after the matches, traveling shooters may be camping on the range.

Of course, you're more than welcome to come shoot some F-Class any of the days... just bring at least 51rds of ammo to complete the individual course of fire on any given day. There will be long-range practice on Thursday and Monday. If everything works out, I should be there Thursday thru Sunday - not sure I have enough bullets to shoot Monday too! (Theres another LR Regional the next weekend in Portland I have to go to as well).

See ya there. Unfortunately I'll be trekking back to Wenatchee each day to take care of stuff at home (online college classes, keeping the wife from getting too pissy about me being off 'playing', that sort of thing) so if you see me, I'll probably be busy with the match!

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Old 05-14-2008, 11:06 PM
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That's too bad.........I thought I might get a chance to throw a few rounds 1,000 yards. Do you know if the range part with the gongs will be open? I'd like to at least get some out at the 250, 350, and 450 range.
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:45 PM
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To be honest, the only part I'm familiar with is the upper range where the 1000yd range is, and I've never seen gongs there at all - nor a place for them. Considering how... open the view is up there, I was surprised when you mentioned the gongs @ 1k. Maybe they have a different area open that goes out to 1k? I think they have a section for BP silhouette and such... maybe thats where the gongs are at.

I'm somewhat surprised they have the gongs still. Last year some twit set the hillside on fire shooting steel core surplus @ metal targets (presumably the gongs) and the fire burned clear up the hill to the LR portion.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:58 PM
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I've shot the lower public range. It's the one with the gongs. Unfortunatly the gongs are huge,like 30-40" which provides no challenge (at least they were last year). The lower public range has 100 yard and under paper shooting.
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:32 PM
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Ok, I've make it to Richland. I just got done eating dinner and about three beers after a long day of driving and golfing..........I'm actually going to have to work a little bit tomorrow........then going golfing in the afternoon. If anyone wants to get together shoot me a PM. I'll also probably be on the public range at rattlesnake at 0900 on Sat. just look for the two tall goofy looking guys shooting 223's and laughing.....that will be us.........and the best news is I just knocked over my rifle case in the parking lot.
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:28 PM
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If ya get a chance, you should be able to drive up the road to the upper range... the road comes up between the 600 and 800yd firing lines (we'll be at the 800/900/1000 depending on time of day) and then stays well off to the side so you should be out of the line of fire... I've seen other people drive up while we were firing and the ROs didn't seem unduly concerned.

Probably be mostly sling shooters and a few F-Class types. Just look for the biggest guy around, it'll probably be me ;)

See ya 'round,

Monte
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Old 05-18-2008, 11:08 AM
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What a blast! We didn't get a chance to head up to the 1,000 yard range but we shot the heck out of the gongs at the lower range. It was free too.
From talking with the RO's the gongs are 18". I didn't get a chance to bring my 270 but it was really fun with the 223. The only thing I didn't care for was the plinking range was next to us (with a tall berm between us) but as I was headed down range to pull paper on the 100 yard range (since I knocked over my case in the hotel parking lot) there were ricochets going over our heads.
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