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Old 12-14-2011, 1:55 PM
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Default How far do I have to drive to freely shoot my 22?

I want to go to the outskirts of San Diego and go shoot my plinker, I have a steel self resetting target and some empty shotgun shells I want to shoot, also some paper targets, I'd rather spend $20 in gas than pay $20 to shoot for one hour at local ranges. AnyOne know any good places in the middle of no where?
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:19 AM
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I live up in the High Desert and you can shoot at a lot of places up here, just go up a dirt road and make sure no houses are around and you are shooting into a mountain. good to shoot.
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:40 PM
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I want to go to the outskirts of San Diego and go shoot my plinker, I have a steel self resetting target and some empty shotgun shells I want to shoot, also some paper targets, I'd rather spend $20 in gas than pay $20 to shoot for one hour at local ranges. AnyOne know any good places in the middle of no where?
How far are you willing to drive? There is an outdoor range just south of Temecula, Rainbow Valley Gun Club. I am a member there and they have a 25, 50 and 100yd rifle range, pistol range and skeet range. Cost is $125/year + NRA membership and no daily or hourly fee. Range is open 365 days a year, shooting between 9am and 6pm or sunset whichever comes first.

Downside is that last I heard new membership is on a waiting list, guess they are limited to the number of members they can have. Best to give them a call for details if you are interested.

As far as driving out to a remote area there are numerous city, county, state laws about discharging firearms that are not well known. Example: I live in the mountains on 4 acres with my closest neighbor 1000 feet away and I am not allowed to fire a BB gun or air rifle. Riverside county restriction. Stupid, but there it is.
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Old 12-15-2011, 2:59 PM
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This is why i am trying to buy a piece of desert land and shoot anytime...
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Have you tried Kern country? Also run a search for the BLM map on here, someone put together a great map that tells you where all the BLM land is,.
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There's an outdoor range on route 76 towards Barona casino. Memberships and mostly used for police training. I believe it's in Fallbrook. Another private club in Escondido. South Bay rod and gun in Chula Vista. Look up gun clubs, SD county.
Go to Cleveland forest and search BLM land, there are still places, but check with the rangers first.
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i need to find a place too......if you find one let me know
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Old 12-17-2011, 5:31 AM
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there was a blm spot i went to, just once...the place was littered with trash, beer bottles (which were also used as targets), and other crap used as shoot'em up targets...few picked up their brass (rimfire predominant)...i remember some yahoos gun clapping their .223 tacticals there...i spent 20 mins there and left...

so locally i do dulzura gun range; at least i know i won't get shot in the back...

and when i do my sierra fishing trips, i know some blm spots where i can layout some spinner targets and be the only one there shooting...and when i leave, i pick up my brass and bag my trash; I LEAVE NO TRACE.
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Sweet thanks guys, I actually found a birch wood Casey steel spinner at American shooting center for $40! I zeroed my scope and ready to kill me some zombies! I did do a search for BLM land and there's some on the outskirts of San Diego county, I might consider doing some shooting in the snow since I've never seen snow before!
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like i said High Desert.
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Careful there in San Diego County.
A lot of the BLM land close to San Diego county are off limits to target shooting.
Ok to hunt there and discharge a weapon in the persuit of game, but no target practice allowed.
You may have to drive down past or around Ocatillo Wells to find an open place to target shoot.
The desert around Niland or even around Glamis are open also.
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like i said High Desert.
Which region works for you?

The High Desert is often divided into the following regions:

The Los Angeles County portion: containing the Antelope Valley, part of the Palmdale-Lancaster Urbanized Area, and in the greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area.

The San Bernardino County portion: containing the Victor Valley, which is part of the Inland Empire area of Southern California, and along with the Antelope Valley, is considered to be part of the Greater Los Angeles Area. Other parts of the San Bernardino County portion include the Morongo Basin where Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms Marine Base are located, the northeastern reaches of the High Desert where the Fort Irwin Military Reservation and the Searles Valley are located, and the far eastern edge of the state where places like Needles and Earp are located along the Colorado River.

The Kern County portion: containing part of two valleys, with the southeastern part in the Antelope Valley, including Rosamond, California City, Boron, Edwards Air Force Base, and Mojave which are all a part of the Palmdale-Lancaster Urbanized area, and the northeastern part being in the Indian Wells Valley including the communities of Inyokern and Ridgecrest.

The Inyo County portion: north of Kern County and containing the northern end of the Indian Wells Valley, Panamint Valley, and Saline Valley are the most sparsely populated area of the High Desert with a single major community, Lone Pine in the southern Owens Valley.
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