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Offline bob 210

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Need help from OR Instructors
« on: August 30, 2010, 02:21:11 PM »
Howdy folks, I'm working on an exciting project to set up an Appleseed for Backwoods Home Magazine. They are located in Gold Beach, OR and we are looking for a range within an hours drive. I have contacted the range manager for the private range located at Libby Pond there in Gold Beach, but I need someone to visit the range and see if it will work for an Appleseed. It sounds like it will be big enough, but we need to make sure about berms and safety issue. Please let me know if you are available. Also, if you know of another range nearby, let me know.Thanks
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Re: Need help from OR Instructors
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2010, 03:16:15 PM »
Gosh, that is almost Northern California, beautiful country for sure. There aren't enough Oregon instructors yet, but we are working on building a core crew, one range at a time.

If the range is at least 25 meters, and safe for center fire rifles and .22 LR I am sure a crew can be built for an Appleseed.  RL is moving towards central Oregon soon, and having watched him travel in the Northwest he is a potential SB.  I would look at the range myself, but am visiting a doctor today and will wait on his evaluation before committing myself soon.

I do know that the RWVA would send a SB if everything else works, but we have to look at the range and get an agreement with the range for an Appleseed.
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Re: Need help from OR Instructors
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2010, 05:38:46 PM »
No worries about the shoot Earl, we will find a way to staff it, we just need a someone to visit and look the range over.
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Re: Need help from OR Instructors
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2010, 01:31:35 PM »
Can anybody help?
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Re: Need help from OR Instructors
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2010, 01:58:39 PM »
Sorry
I am in Joliet Il picking up the load to get me home for the shoot this weekend , then going back on the road after that.

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Re: Need help from OR Instructors
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2010, 04:31:33 PM »
If I can't get somebody from Appleseed to go recon this range, we may miss out on a great opportunity to host a Backwoods Home Magazine Appleseed event. The range we are looking to use has been out of use for a couple of years and the club house burned down. We need to see if it is still usable for an event.....what condition the berms are in, if any brush needs clearing, what the dimensions of the firing line are, etc. I really need some help from somebody local. Can anybody lend a hand?
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Re: Need help from OR Instructors
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010, 08:25:26 PM »
Bob,

I can't help with BOTG. But with the help of google maps. Here is an overview of the range. Assuming this is the one. It's at Libby Pond in Gold Beach Oregon.

Looks like an old trap range.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=gold+beach+oregon+libby+pond&sll=42.407333,-124.421774&sspn=0.003723,0.006791&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Libby+Creek+Pond&ll=42.485727,-124.332506&spn=0.001859,0.003396&t=h&z=18

At what looks to be the brush line at back of trap range behind trap houses  the line measures 50 yards. From that point to back of the trap shooters stations  is 35 yards.

Since it is a trap range, there are no berms, But checking the topo map, there is a 400 to 600 hill immediately down range.


http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=gold+beach+oregon+libby+pond&sll=42.407333,-124.421774&sspn=0.003723,0.006791&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Libby+Creek+Pond&t=p&ll=42.485727,-124.332506&spn=0.013988,0.042014&z=15

The only problem is that this picture is from June 2005. Note that the club house is still standing.

Note also road behind range and on top of hill.

Hope that this helps.

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Re: Need help from OR Instructors
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2010, 03:29:57 PM »
Thanks Xeyed, I had already checked all that and the Google Earth images due run old. I really need someone to go by and see if the range is usable. If not, we will not get this BWH event set up. They were really requiring the range to be within 1 hour drive from Gold Beach. I really need some help here folks......
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Re: Need help from OR Instructors
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2010, 10:53:07 PM »
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Re: Need help from OR Instructors
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2010, 03:07:19 AM »
I plan to be onsite tomorrow.
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Re: Need help from OR Instructors
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2010, 12:32:43 PM »
I plan to be onsite tomorrow.
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Re: Need help from OR Instructors
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2010, 01:35:25 PM »
I plan to be onsite tomorrow.
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Re: Need help from OR Instructors
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2010, 05:24:11 PM »
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