View Full Version : Where to shoot 300m+

02-16-2012, 2:26 PM
I am in the process of saving up money for a .308 in the coming months, and I want to know if there is anywhere that I can shoot within 2 hours (3 at most) from San Francisco that has a 300 meters or longer range for me to practice at. I've looked online, and competitions seem to be the only way to go besides BLM land. I really want to start shooting at steel plates, so anybody who knows please let me know.

After Google mapping for a little while, I found this ridge in the Hollister BLM between Panoche Hills and Tumey Hills that has that kind of range (coordinates: +36 35' 1.91", -120 41' 37.09"). Any advice?

02-16-2012, 2:28 PM
Circle S ranch has a 300 yard target stand.


02-16-2012, 2:34 PM
I've shot 350 yards at panoche. Could easily do more.

02-16-2012, 3:15 PM
Sac Valley.

02-16-2012, 3:24 PM
Sac Valley might be a tab bit far for the op to shoot only 300 yards.

02-16-2012, 3:34 PM
Circle S ranch has a 300 yard target stand.


Yeah Circle S just outside of Petaluma would be the one I'd go for. Less than an hour from SF.

02-16-2012, 3:41 PM
Circle S is about 90 mins and Sac Valley about 2 1/2hrs. All the local ranges have 200yd ranges so you may have to settle.

02-16-2012, 4:43 PM
Okay thanks guys! I have never heard of Circle S before. That sounds perfect for me right now.

You guys mentioned Sac valley, too. I know that's not going to be my regular spot, but I would make a monthly/bi-monthly trip out there if they have ranges out there that go past 300.

If you guys know of any ranges that have 500+ yards in Sacramento, I would really like to know.

Once again, much thanks guys.

02-16-2012, 5:03 PM
North Cow Mountain (http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ukiah/cowmtn.html) (BLM) outside Ukiah has a 400 yard gong to shoot at. I always have a good time shooting there. Would probably take you about 2.5 hours to get there though.
Circle S is good for punching paper, but I like more variety in shooting. They don't allow rapid fire (one shot every 2 seconds) so shooting the semi shotgun is no fun and their handgun range is 15 yards. Not much fun for anything besides rifle, IMO.

02-16-2012, 5:07 PM
Sac Valley goes out to 1k but you have to be a member of a club.