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.

Please enjoy the website, and come visit us at one of our monthly meetings held at 1800 hours on every 3rd Monday of the month at The Timbers Restaurant and Lounge meeting room in Toledo.

  • 500 Meter Rifle Range
  • 25 Yard Pistol Range
  • 50 Yard Archery Range
  • Covered Shooting Shelters
  • Classroom Facility
  • Regularly Scheduled Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun Shoots

Please download and review the rules:

 

Reminder:
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.

PRESIDENT

John Way

(541) 272-7243
Email me

VICE PRESIDENT

Walt Heller

(541) 336-2907

SECRETARY, WEBMASTER

Rich Fix

Email me

TREASURER, MEMBERSHIP

Earl Agee

(541) 994-2437

MEMBER AT LARGE

Bill Henderson

(541) 609-1021

RANGE MANAGER, NEWSLETTER

Lurlyn Patrick

Email me

HUNTER SAFETY

Dave Boyce

(541) 336-2936

The June Newsletter has been completed:

The downloadable file prints out to 4 pages, including a calendar page.  You may visit the calendar page of the website for up-to-date listings.


“When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”

~George R.R. Martin

BIDDING ON HODGES ESTATE RIFLES
There are three guns in the Hodges estate that are available for bids.  The bidding process will be done through closed/sealed bids.  To bid on any one of the three rifles you must:

  1. Include the rifle number (1, 2 or 3), your name, address and phone number, and the amount you want to bid on the gun on an individual piece of paper.
  2. Put this individual piece of paper in a sealed envelope.  Put this envelope in another and address and mail the outside envelope to:
    John Way, President, BTRPC, 8509 SW Abalone St., South Beach, OR 97366.
  3. Only one bid will be accepted from each person for each individual gun.
  4. Upon receipt of your bid, the date and time will be indicated on the outside of the enclosed envelope.  Outside envelopes will be opened and destroyed.
  5. These closed bids will not be opened until the estate has been finalized.  Unfortunately, we can not give you a date at this point in time.  (However, the end is nearing for the closing of the estate.)
  6. If these instructions are not followed, the bid will be considered null and void, and destroyed.
  7. The winning bid will be determined by the date and time, and the dollar bid itself.
  8. The highest bidder will have 30 days to pay for the gun and pick it up once notified.
  9. If the highest bidder does not pay for the gun and pick it up within 30 days of notification, the second highest bidder will be notified.
  10. All funds are to be paid directly to Big Timber Rifle and Pistol Club.
  11. For further information about this bidding process and/or the rifles, contact John Way, 541-272-7243.

Descriptions of the Estate Rifles:

  • Gun #1:
    Make: Winchester
    Model: 95, caliber 405 Winchester
    Manufacture Year: 1910
  • Gun #2:
    Make: Winchester
    Model: 71, caliber 348
    Manufacture Year: 1950
  • Gun #3:
    Make: Winchester
    Model: 71, caliber 45-70 rebored 348 barrel
    Manufacture Year: 1953

Click Here for a downloadable set of bidding rules and description of the rifles.  Good Luck!.  (June 12, 2021)

RELOADING EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES FOR SALE
I haven't had time in several years to enjoy this hobby, and I could use the space in my shop as well, so I'm selling all of my reloading equipment and supplies.  There are equipment and supplies here to get someone started on reloading many different cartridges at a discount.  This is a, “Take it all while I'm in the mood to sell” deal… I could change my mind.

Equipment (partial list): RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme Press (old version), Vibratory Case Cleaner, 1010 Scale, Uniflow Powder Measure, APS Priming Tool, L.E. Wilson Case Trimmer, Dies and Shell Holders for 9MM Luger, .380 ACP, .357 MAG/.38 SPCL, .45 ACP, .44 MAG/.44 SPCL, 7mm REM MAG, .223/5.56 NATO, .300 AAC BLK, .243 WIN.

Supplies: 21 pounds of new, unopened powder (purchased between 2013-15), 13,000+ primers, 900 rifle bullets, 1000+ pistol bullets and several pounds of brass, some cleaned and sorted, some not.

I know we're in a retail ammunition and reloading supplies shortage.  I've seen asking prices for a pound of powder as high as $100, and for a box of 100 primers as high as $25.  I'm asking for a price that is less than what I paid for this equipment and supplies 6-8 years ago.  I am NOT interested in parting this out myself.  An enterprising person with more time on their hands has plenty of room to make some money on selling what they wouldn't want to keep and use for themselves.

$2,750 Cash only, no checks, no trades.  In Newport.
Contact: Rich Fix, (503) 297-0101 call or text before 8:00pm.


Reloading Equipment.

Powder and Primers.

Rifle Bullets.

Pistol Bullets.

Brass Cases.

6 OREGON SENATE REPUBLICANS JOIN DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY
TO ALLOW PASSAGE OF MOST DANGEROUS GUN CONTROL IN YEARS

Last week, on Thursday, March 25, 2021, 6 Oregon Senate Republicans, including our own Dick Anderson, failed to exercise the only power we have left against the Democratic majority in denying a quorom, and essentially joined up with them to pass the most dangerous gun control legislation Oregon has seen in years.  SB 554, which now heads to the House, will effectively make it so risky to carry a concealed weapon, by trained and vetted Concealed Handgun License holders no less, that you may not even know when you're breaking a law and committing a felony that could put you in jail for 5 years.  Read more in this Oregon Firearms Federation Alert.  (March 28, 2021)

THE BIDEN PLAN TO END GUN OWNERSHIP
You really should read the Joe Biden campaign website regarding the future of gun ownership in America should the Biden/Harris team get their way.  Remember those audacious gun control ballot measures and legislative bills we worked so hard to defeat in Oregon the past couple of years?  The “Biden Plan” is right up there with the worst of them.  (October 1, 2020)

DEFENSIVE GUN USES IN THE UNITED STATES
One popular falsehood that gun control advocates like to spread is to say that firearms just aren't used very often in self-defense by law-abiding citizens.  As the website linked below reports, “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost every major study on defensive gun use has found that Americans use their firearms defensively between 500,000 and 3 million times each year.  There‚Äôs good reason to believe that most defensive gun uses are never reported to law enforcement, much less picked up by local or national media outlets.”


SOURCE: Heritage Foundation Research.

The linked webpage of The Heritage Foundation provides an interactive map to recently reported defensive gun uses in the United States.  As we're currently in a political election season, now is a good time to bookmark this page in your browser for the next time someone asks you to give them an example of a law-abiding citizen using a firearm in self-defense.  (May 1, 2020)

THE TRUTH ABOUT ASSAULT WEAPONS
To go along with some of Mike's thoughts in the September newsletter, I thought I'd post this link to a webpage that should help you dispell one of the anti-gunners most common arguments. (September 2, 2019)



GUN RIGHTS BY STATE
Here is an interesting map that shows which states have the most “freedom” in different categories as determined by the CATO Institute… The category shown is gun rights.  Click here to be taken to the website where you can see other categories.  Oregon's Democratically controlled 2019 Legislative Session could have our once great state dropping all the way down to #50 on this map.


THE MYTH OF U.S. MASS SHOOTINGS


Want to read “old” news?

The link below takes you to a page where you may read previous articles published in the NEWS & NOTICES column, and/or download archived editions of our newsletter.

June 12
N.S.S.F. Rimfire Challenge
Public welcome, 9:00am start.
FREE .22 LR Ammo for Kids!
Pistol range closed all day.
Contact: John Way
June 17-19
Private Event
All ranges closed, all day.
Contact: Dave Boyce
June 26
Steel Gong Benchrest Match
Public welcome.
Rifle range closed all day.
Contact: Dave Boyce
July 3
Work Party
All ranges closed until 3pm.
Contact: John Way
July 10
N.S.S.F. Rimfire Challenge
Public welcome, 9:00am start.
FREE .22 LR Ammo for Kids!
Pistol range closed all day.
Contact: John Way
July 17
Military Rifle Match
Public welcome.
Rifle range closed all day.
Contact: Dave Boyce
July 17
CHL Class
Logical Response, LLC
Classroom 8am-1pm.
CHL Range Session
Logical Response, LLC
Pistol range 2-4pm.
Range is open and shared.
Contact: Chris Miller
July 29
Lincoln County Parole & Probation
Rifle range closed until 5pm.
Contact: John Way
August 7
Work Party
All ranges closed until 3pm.
Contact: John Way
August 14
N.S.S.F. Rimfire Challenge
Public welcome, 9:00am start.
FREE .22 LR Ammo for Kids!
Pistol range closed all day.
Contact: John Way
August 21
Varmint Silhouette Match
Public welcome.
Rifle range closed all day.
Contact: Dave Boyce
August 21
CHL Class
Logical Response, LLC
Classroom 8am-1pm.
CHL Range Session
Logical Response, LLC
Pistol range 2-4pm.
Range is open and shared.
Contact: Chris Miller
August 23-27
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Rifle range closed until 5:00pm.
Contact: John Way