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Old 04-10-2009, 12:59 PM   #1
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Shooting locations

Anyone knows a good place to shoot in the sticks close to Seattle? I hear about Reiter Pit, how's that?
 
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:06 PM   #2
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do you have a rim fire firearm and free time on sunday morning :D?
 
Old 04-10-2009, 01:06 PM   #3
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Reiter Pit is an ORV park. Well not an official ORV park, but it is offroad riding area that has bikes, quads, 4x4s etc running all over the place. Not good for shooting.

Sultan Basin is on the way to Reiter, and there are places to shoot up there. Or any number of forest service/fire roads off Hwy 2 beyond Index.

There's also a bunch of places east of North Bend off I-90 as well.
 
Old 04-10-2009, 03:05 PM   #4
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Pete, Correct me if I'm wrong, but I read somewhere, where everything off of Sultan Basin is now designated a no shooting zone?
 
Old 04-10-2009, 03:13 PM   #5
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Pete, Correct me if I'm wrong, but I read somewhere, where everything off of Sultan Basin is now designated a no shooting zone?
can I correct you if you are wrong?


cee joo sunday
 
Old 04-10-2009, 03:39 PM   #6
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Reiter Pit is an ORV park. Well not an official ORV park, but it is offroad riding area that has bikes, quads, 4x4s etc running all over the place. Not good for shooting.

Sultan Basin is on the way to Reiter, and there are places to shoot up there. Or any number of forest service/fire roads off Hwy 2 beyond Index.

There's also a bunch of places east of North Bend off I-90 as well.
I've seen many bullet holes on the gates up there and have heard many shot, but I think it's illegal. The last thing this Asian guy needs is to get into trouble with the law in a rural area.
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do you have a rim fire firearm and free time on sunday morning :D?
I have time on Sunday actually, I'm not sure what rimfire is but I have an M4 with PCM ammo... Yeah I'm new to the world of recreational shooting.
 
Old 04-10-2009, 03:46 PM   #7
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I've seen many bullet holes on the gates up there and have heard many shot, but I think it's illegal. The last thing this Asian guy needs is to get into trouble with the law in a rural area.

I have time on Sunday actually, I'm not sure what rimfire is but I have an M4 with PCM ammo... Yeah I'm new to the world of recreational shooting.
that's not rimfire.

next time I go, I'll let you know. it's marked in MANY places up there, but there's at least one spot that's nice, open, and not marked, and the area is literally littered with targets and shells.
 
Old 04-10-2009, 04:29 PM   #8
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Pete, Correct me if I'm wrong, but I read somewhere, where everything off of Sultan Basin is now designated a no shooting zone?
I honestly don't know for sure... last time I was up there was fall of 07 and I don't recall any signs, but I was just riding and not shooting so I wasn't really looking, either?
 
Old 04-10-2009, 10:24 PM   #9
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Most of rural King County is off limits to "firearm discharge". Hunting in rural areas (during hunting season) is the only exception (you better have a license, the right equipment, etc). Because of this people are careful about disclosing legal locations for recreational shooting. The King County council will place any shooting area off limits as soon as they hear about it

King County has a public policy of attempting to eliminate all shooting sports. They face some limitations because of state gun range laws, but other than that, the County is VERY HOSTILE to shooting sports and firearm ownership in general.
 
Old 04-10-2009, 11:48 PM   #10
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There is very few public land areas you can shoot

So if you know some farmers then well there ya go
 
Old 04-11-2009, 11:31 PM   #11
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Most of rural King County is off limits to "firearm discharge". Hunting in rural areas (during hunting season) is the only exception (you better have a license, the right equipment, etc). Because of this people are careful about disclosing legal locations for recreational shooting. The King County council will place any shooting area off limits as soon as they hear about it

King County has a public policy of attempting to eliminate all shooting sports. They face some limitations because of state gun range laws, but other than that, the County is VERY HOSTILE to shooting sports and firearm ownership in general.
Care to PM me some areas then? It wouldn't be open to the public to see. :)
 
Old 04-13-2009, 10:27 AM   #12
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Sultan was closed to shooting recently.
 
Old 04-13-2009, 10:50 AM   #13
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Sultan was closed to shooting recently.
how recently?
 
Old 04-13-2009, 10:15 PM   #14
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how recently?
How about Goldbar area, just a bit east of Sultan? It is not as dense and there are many turn offs along Hwy2.
 
Old 04-14-2009, 01:28 PM   #15
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how recently?
It's been posted since '05 at least. Nothing off the paved part was allowed, and only after you crossed the last bridge on the gravel part of the road. Even then, you had to be 100yds from any road. This exempts pretty much all of the "spots" on Sultan Basin Rd. That is a county law, not just for Sultan.
I heard recently (last year or so) that they banned all shooting off Sultan Basin Rd, 100yds away or not.

Sno county maintains a "no shooting areas" map. Contains all no-shoot areas, whether county or local ordinances. Usually you can d'load it in PDF, but it doesn't appear to be on their site right now.

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Old 04-14-2009, 01:37 PM   #16
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Found it:

http://www.co.snohomish.wa.us/docume...oshoot1117.pdf

It has the changes to Sultan made a couple years ago listed.
 
Old 04-14-2009, 01:43 PM   #17
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according to that map, we were in the clear on sunday.

...and we'll just leave it at that....


thanks for the map. that's actually going to be very useful :D

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Old 04-14-2009, 02:04 PM   #18
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according to that map, we were in the clear on sunday.

...and we'll just leave it at that....


thanks for the map. that's actually going to be very useful :D
It's from '05. So IF there were any changes made since then, it won't be much use.
 
Old 04-14-2009, 09:40 PM   #19
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This is where the new map is supposed to be located:

Snohomish County : Maps : Maps and GIS Data

But when I click on the "no shooting areas" map link, the FTP directory comes up blank.

I think we need to contact SNOHO county and see what's going on?


Oh, and check this out:

http://www.co.snohomish.wa.us/docume...043036_Ord.pdf

It verbally says what all are no shooting zones... I'll be damned if I can translate that into a map. Ugh.

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Old 04-16-2009, 01:57 AM   #20
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There used to be a good spot right outside of Granite Falls, but i'm not sure if it's still open or not. If they ever get around to fixing the Index Rd going into the hills there are a couple of great spots up at the top, but the roads been washed out for 4 years now.
 
Old 04-17-2009, 06:59 PM   #21
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wow... nobody is gonna tell tis guy what the diff between rimfire and centerfire is??cmon guys help a brother out..

copied from internet but good description

rimfire ammo fires by a firing pin strike to the RIM of the case...rim is hollow and there si priming compound inside the rim. BE3scasue of this need for a thin hollow rim, rimfies don't run at real high pressure.

Center fire fires by a strike to a replaceable seperate primer that is in the center of the case's head. Becasue of the seperate primer and solid head of the case, centerfires can be made to run at high pressure.
 
Old 04-21-2009, 02:05 PM   #22
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I like shooting at Cascade Rifle & Pistol. The range fees are a lot less than the tax from the popo for shooting illegally.
 
Old 04-21-2009, 02:08 PM   #23
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wow... nobody is gonna tell tis guy what the diff between rimfire and centerfire is??cmon guys help a brother out..

copied from internet but good description

rimfire ammo fires by a firing pin strike to the RIM of the case...rim is hollow and there si priming compound inside the rim. BE3scasue of this need for a thin hollow rim, rimfies don't run at real high pressure.

Center fire fires by a strike to a replaceable seperate primer that is in the center of the case's head. Becasue of the seperate primer and solid head of the case, centerfires can be made to run at high pressure.
some visualization for ya

Center-fire & Rim-fire Ammunition
 
Old 04-21-2009, 08:01 PM   #24
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some visualization for ya

Center-fire & Rim-fire Ammunition
it wasnt for me, for a guy above...thanks though
 
Old 08-13-2009, 02:28 PM   #25
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Looking for an outdoor place that is safe and legal to shoot at in the Kitsap area. Any ideas? I was wondering if they have any in the Tahuya area.
 
Old 11-12-2009, 10:18 PM   #26
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Spada Lake? anyone ever pull over to the side of the road and shoot there, it's way out, not many people.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 09:29 AM   #27
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Spada Lake? anyone ever pull over to the side of the road and shoot there, it's way out, not many people.
Spada Lake = Sultan Basin. Pretty sure that's all off limits now, as posted above.

Keep on truckin up Hwy 2 past Index and pick a fire road and head in a ways, plenty of places there.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 10:07 PM   #28
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There were signs posted on the main roads but when you got out far enough to where it turned into gravel roads nothing was posted, although I probably shouldn't have been shooting there even though there are shells everywhere.
 
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