Safety Issue


I’d like to discuss a recent incident at the 50 yd range. The above pictures show people removing one of the steel targets from the pistol range and putting it on the 50yd range then shooting it with rifles. There are several problems with this. First is the safety issue, it is very dangerous to shoot steel with rifles at less than a hundred yards. You can get shrapnel blown directly back at you. It is a major violation of the safety rules. Next is the rule about not moving targets, stands and gear between the ranges. All of the members signed to follow the rules of the range. We think at least one of the rifles was an AR10 or equivalent as it made some deep divots in the steel target. There are smaller divots consistent with AR15 rounds at that range. Don’t have a picture of how far out the target was but when I moved it back to the pistol range it was thirty yards out. Last is that we do not have a way to be sure that one of the people is a member. The gate was closed and a key was used to access the range. If there was not a member present then that is a violation of the rules too. When a member signs the waiver they take responsibility for all persons with them and for their safety. If you give your key to another person, the member are still responsible for their actions. We, the members of the board, would like to hear from the people in pictures. Please be safe out there as the alternative is that we staff the range and either raise dues or constrict hours of operation.
Jim Patrick, President

Big Timber Rifle and Pistol Club is located just outside of Siletz, Oregon just off of Highway 229. For you shotgun and archery lovers, we have that too!  BTRPC is a non-profit 501(c)(7), that is run by a handful of devoted firearms enthusiasts.  We are always looking for new members and dedicated men, women, and children to get involved in our happenings.

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As Members of Big Timber Rifle and Pistol Club…

… We oppose any legislation designed to deny individuals of good repute the ownership and use of firearms as outlined by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.

The Club’s primary purpose is to advance the art of marksmanship with emphasis on recreation.


  • 500 Meter Rifle Range
  • 25 Yard Pistol Range
  • 50 Yard Range
  • 50 Yard Archery Range
  • Covered Shooting Shelters
  • Classroom Facility with WI-FI Hotspot
  • Regularly Scheduled Rifle and Pistol Shoots
  • Shooting hours 9:00 am to 8:00 pm or sunset (whichever comes first)

When you sign the Waiver and Release of Liability each year with your membership application, for both new and renewal members, you sign indicating that you understand these rules, know what they mean and will abide by them. Your membership may be revoked for breaking these rules.

Updated pictures of the rifle range as of September 4, 2023. More work needs to be done to complete this project, however, the rifle range is open for use. Contact Jim Patrick for more information, 541-270-2767.

Special thanks to Jacob at Newport Pawn

for the generous donation

of turkeys and hams for the

2023 BTRPC Turkey Shoot.

Special thanks to Jacob at Newport Pawn for the generous donation of the turkeys and hams for the 2023 BTRPC Turkey Shoot.