Originally Posted by TimRB
If you are a high power rifle shooter, or would like to try it, Carmel Gun Club may be for you.
We hold our events at the Monterey County Swiss Rifle Club range in Gonzales. 200 and 300 yards with pit targets. We also do Swiss shooting, which is going on right now--300m, all prone. Break out your K31!
There are some very friendly and helpful people in this club. I haven't joined yet, but did observe a couple of their Service Rifle matches at the Swiss Rifle Club in Gonzales, which were smoothly run and looked like a lot of fun.
Originally Posted by watsonville
anyone know anything about the laguna seca shooting foundation how is it worth trying to join? thanks in advance
LSSSA is another great club, with a competition of one kind or another happening almost every week. They shoot mostly at Laguna Seca, but also have access to a private range in Soledad (not far from the Swiss Rifle Club mentioned above) where they hold IDPA, Steel Challenge, and skeet/trap events.
Nice thing about joining LSSSA is that with your yearly membership fee + 1 work day/year at the range, you get a discount on your range fees, where you pay for the first hour and you can stay and shoot the whole day if you want.
Originally Posted by goober
As most folks already know, the Panoche & Tumey Hills BLM
areas allow shooting and are great for camping and such. They are closed to vehicles during fire season from mid-April to mid-October.
Griswold Hills is another BLM shooting spot near Panoche and Tumey:
I don't believe it ever closes during the year. You park in 1 spot and then hike about 100 yards to a couple of different shooting spots. No long range there, you're limited to ~100 yards, maybe 200 if you get creative.
Another thing about Griswold is that the abandoned mining town of New Idria is only a few miles up the road, which makes for a nice side trip.