Greetings from eastern WA

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by archerross, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. archerross

    archerross Member

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    Hello all,

    I've been haunting this and other forums for some time and finally decided to intro myself.

    I am 35 y/o and currently working on an advanced degree at WSU in Pullman, WA. I've been reloading, shooting, and hunting since I was a kid in western PA and honed my spot and stalk skills on elk and big mulies while living in MT for a dozen years.

    I am obsessed with accuracy and finally took the big plunge into a custom rifle setup for long distance hunting and shooting. In March, my custom 6.5-284 LRH (long range hunter) built on a Ruger M77 Mark II action was completed. It sports a 26 inch #4 contour Brux 1:8.5 barrel, H.S. precision stock, custom muzzle brake, Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14 Rapid Z-800 scope, and Harris bipod. Comes in at about 11.5 lbs. Looks like I need to up date the picture. :D

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    142 gr SMK with H4831sc and Fed210M primers in Lapua brass is my goto load for long distance targets (out to 800 yds so far), strong 1/2 moa accuracy. I am working a hunting load with the 130 gr Scirocco's and H1000, but haven't quite dialed that one in ...yet (strong 3/4-1 moa accuracy). I am also looking at the 140 gr Accubond as a potential hunting bullet. I can't wait to get a crack at some long range critters this fall in eastern WA and MT (drew elk-deer tag).

    My current biggest frustration is the lack of publically available places to shoot long distance within 2.5 hrs of Pullman. If anyone knows of a place, I'd appreciate knowing the secret location. :rolleyes:

    Best
     
  2. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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    There is a 1000 yard range at Rattlesnake Mountain, just outside Richland, WA. which is right at your self described 2.5 hour drive:

    TRI-CITIES SHOOTING ASSOCIATION (TCSA)

    There is a long range shoot every April east of Pullman at Boomershoot:

    Boomershoot!

    Contact the owner of that site, Joe Huffman, and he can probably give you some more ideas of places closer to you.

    Welcome to the forum!!

    Bill