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    Hi All, been a shooter for a while with mostly pistols. Did some white tail hunting many years ago. Just got interested in precision long distance shooting and picked up a Tikka CTR 6.5 20" that hopefully will be here this next week. Still looking for scope & rings.

    I'm in the Seattle area and still researching options for 200 yard ranges and then will work up to longer distance. Figure it'll take a bit to start up my skills.

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    Check out the Kenmore Ranges. Technically, they are known as "Wildlife Committee of Washington". To shoot at 200 or 300 yards, you'll have to join and shoot on the members only range. I've been a member for a long time and cringe over the idea of shooting with all the black rifle cowboys on the public side....

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    • #3
      Originally posted by j741 View Post
      Hi All, been a shooter for a while with mostly pistols. Did some white tail hunting many years ago. Just got interested in precision long distance shooting and picked up a Tikka CTR 6.5 20" that hopefully will be here this next week. Still looking for scope & rings.

      I'm in the Seattle area and still researching options for 200 yard ranges and then will work up to longer distance. Figure it'll take a bit to start up my skills.

      Welcome aboard. There are alot of members "up there' your way and they have lots of places to shoot if ya get to know them. Big group on Facebook too. Due to the antics in Seattle and Portland we like to just say PNW if ya know what I mean.
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      • #4
        Cascade Pistol and rifle in Ravensdale has a 600 yard range - problem is they have ~ 500 people on backlog as its capped at 1000 members (but get your name in, rumor has it they may expand). They have 2 200 yard ranges and a 600 yard range (you need to qualify to use the 600).

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        • #5
          If you are in Seattle, then Seattle Police Athletic Association (SPAA) is likely the closest. Better set up for pistol than rifle, but they do have a 100Y rifle range, with 2 spots for 200 Y.

          Not ideal, and they only do new member orientation once per month, but very close to the city.

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          • #6
            Thanks for the welcomes and the advice. I'll follow up on some of the range recommendations.

            1J04 - Didn't realize there was a facebook group. What is the group name? Is it private? Require any referral or approval for entry?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by j741 View Post
              Thanks for the welcomes and the advice. I'll follow up on some of the range recommendations.

              1J04 - Didn't realize there was a facebook group. What is the group name? Is it private? Require any referral or approval for entry?

              A bunch of the PNW guys years ago did their own thing and started up a FB Group, I don't FB or go to Ranges. I'm in the sticks and just shoot off Porches and up in the Hills. It's something like Puget Sound something, can't remember, but you may find some info in the link I provided, or you can just ask some of the guys in one of the "Local Matches" threads. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. Enjoy your time here. A lot of good people and a knowledge base 2nd to none. Again, welcome aboard and cruise around the site. The "Sticky's" are great sources of info as well and should be mandatory reading in each Topic Section.
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              • #8
                Also a newbie in the Seattle area (Everett to be more specific) so these links are great. Kenmore isn't a bad place to go either. I've been shooting trap there for years. If anyone can remember the FB group name that would be appreciated as well. Thanks!

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                • #9
                  Facebook group is called Northwest Precision Rifle Shooters. UNSC Monthly match is a great way to try out the competition scene and hone your shooting skills. Welcome aboard!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sheldon N View Post
                    Facebook group is called Northwest Precision Rifle Shooters. UNSC Monthly match is a great way to try out the competition scene and hone your shooting skills. Welcome aboard!
                    Thanks for putting that up Sheldon. I couldn't remember to save my hide.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sheldon N View Post
                      Facebook group is called Northwest Precision Rifle Shooters. UNSC Monthly match is a great way to try out the competition scene and hone your shooting skills. Welcome aboard!

                      Thanks! I'll check that out as well as look into up coming matches.

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                      • #12
                        ok,heres a newb question - how do I become a full member?

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                        • #13
                          There are 3 ranges that go to 200-600 down near Spanaway --Tacoma Sportsmen's Shooter's Club, Paul Bunyan and Ft. Lewis Range 15 (go in the back and you don't have to pass through post to reach the range complex --note NO OTHER rifle ranges there are for public use!). TSSC goes to 200 I think, Paul Bunyan goes past 200m (250-ish?) but opens to 600 for competitions. It's where many of the "for score" shoots are held. Range 15 is a 300m (or 300y?) range just before N. Gate, Ft. Lewis off Range Road. TSSC is a club, Paul Bunyan is a club and R15 is open to public and has discounts if you are military or a vet. First come, first serve and it used to get REALLY busy on weekends. I think it's open on Friday now and there weren't many people there when I drove by last week.

                          There is a shoot sponsored by someone further up where you are I think and they shoot steel past 1700m. But .50's still fuck up steel at that range, not even sure if they allow .338LM because some of the closer targets are at 600m. Most of those guys have wildcats or hot .30's, some 6.5's. Nothing beats shooting from one peak to another though, it puts a whole new spin on wind values. The prizes are usually pretty nice too and in the $600-ish range. There is a cost to participate and it lasts 2-3 days when they do it. This may be the FB club, don't know.

                          Tons of BLM land here, so I just go find an old clear cut somewhere and walk out a range and set it up. Be careful though, lots of hikers and dickheads that think they own it. Some dickhead shot a picture of a guy shooting a pistol in a clearcut and posted it online asking who it was --I couldn't figure out why. You have to go deep to get away from people sometimes though, just be careful. There are "spots" where people go shooting on BLM land, but I'd stay away from those unless you like wearing rifle plates and have a serious CLS kit --Bubba and the gang, you get it, if not then it's the place for you. I call one "ricochet range" because it's surrounded by stone and basically a 360 free fire.

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