THUNDER RANCH

96747 Hwy 140 East Lakeview OR, 97630 Phone : 541-417-0243 [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

If your question isn’t answered below, please call or send us an email from the form on this page!

What is the address?
96747 Highway 140 East, Lakeview OR 97630
What is the email?
For general inquiries please email  [email protected]
How do I get there from Lakeview?
Leave town north, go past the Shell gas station another 3 miles and turn right on Hwy 140 East- toward Adel, Winnemucca, go 1.1 miles and look left for the covered bridge.
What about your Texas classes?
All of our Texas classes are held at Flagler Ranch. The ranch is a 3666 acre native and exotic game ranch. Flagler Ranch is located about 100 miles Northwest of San Antonio, between Mountain Home and Rocksprings. Flagler Ranch Website Address: Flagler Ranch 438 Flagler Ranch Road Mountain Home, TX 78058 Ranch Phone: 830-640-3523 Fax: 830-640-3183 Evenings Only: 830-640-3178 Note: Standard lead-based ammunition is acceptable for Texas classes. YOU DO NOT NEED LEAD-FREE/FRANGIBLE AMMO.
How much ammo do I need?
This depends on the course, read your course description.
Do I need lead free/frangible ammo?
YES! You need Lead Free or frangible ammunition for ALL COURSES EXCEPT for Long Range AR, Mid-Range Rifle, Counter Sniper, and High Angle Rifle.
Where should I buy ammo?
We use and recommend Sinterfire. They can be contacted via phone or website below. Phone: 814-885-6672 Website: http://sinterfire.com/trstore/
How soon should I order my ammunition?
Minimum of 1 month before your class. Please allow time for processing and delivery or inventory issues with your supplier.
Is there a gear list?
There sure is! Depending on the class type you’re enrolled in, please look through the appropriate list below. Rifle Course Check List Rifle with sling 4-6 Magazines or more Ammunition- LEAD FREE Eyes (one set of clear) Ears Knees Elbows Hat with brim Magazine pouch Small pack or bag Sunscreen Rain gear Solid footwear Note taking material Cleaning Gear Special Tools-torx, hex, etc. Manual for firearm, optic, etc. Handgun Course Check List Handgun Holster 4-6 Magazines or more Ammuntion – LEAD FREE Eyes (one set of clear) Ears Knees Elbows Handheld tactical-style flashlight (button on the tailcap) Hat with brim Magazine pouch Small pack or bag Sunscreen Rain gear Solid footwear Note taking material Cleaning Gear Special Tools-torx, hex, etc. Manual for firearm, optic, etc. Bolt Rifle Course Check List Rifle with sling 3-5 Magazines -if external Bipod recommended Ammunition Ears Eyes (one set of clear) Shooting Mat Hands free pack (for H.A.R.T.) Rear bags or rests Impact Data Book or plain notebook Elbows- optional Knees-optional Hat with brim Sunscreen Rain gear Solid footwear Note taking material Cleaning Gear Special Tools-torx, hex, etc. Manual for firearm, optic, etc. Course Prep Check List Order Ammunition Book Lodging
Can I ship my guns to Thunder Ranch?
Unfortunately no. All students are responsible for the transport/shipping/possession of their own firearms. Thunder Ranch cannot receive mailed/shipped firearms on the student’s behalf.
The course I am interested in is not listed or full. Is there a waitlist?
Yes, if the course you want is not offered or full please get on the waitlist at [email protected]
Do I need to bring a lunch?
Yes, bring a lunch every day.
What type of clothing do I need?
The range deck is at 5400 feet in the mountains. Be ready for any weather. Rain gear is always a must. The weather changes quickly day to day. Dress in layers.
What time do we start?
Day one starts at 0830, be at the bridge at 0805 sharp. Pro-Tip: Nobody ever got on Clint’s good side by showing up late to class.
Where should I stay?
If you’re visiting Thunder Ranch via air travel, here are links to the airports. Reno-Tahoe International Airport Jackson County Airport Authority Redmond Municipal Airport Local Lodging Info: Fremont Inn, Lakeview Oregon Lakeview Best Western
Where should I eat while in town?
Lots of choices, our favorites are Mario’s, Jerry’s, Snack Shack, and Green Mountain Bakery/Pizza.
How big of a vehicle can I bring?
Thanks for asking! The bridge has a 9-foot doorway, so HUGE travel trailers and RV’s are not going to fit. Pro-Tip: If you must travel with a large, tall, or oversized vehicle, there are local accommodations that can be made. Contact us for details.
What kind of rifle/pistol should I bring?
One that works, that you know to work, and a spare if you can.  You will need a sling as well. 4-6 magazines that you know to work as well.
What kind of scope should I bring? If applicable.
The one you own, if you need assistance or want recommendations on what we have seen and know to work contact [email protected]
Do I need a holster/sling?
Yes, very much.  A quality holster that retains the pistol securely when turned upside down. Along with a solid belt.
Should I have a zero on my rifle?
Yes. Zeros are a personal preference and some may be dictated by agency policy. A 100 yard zero will be adequate and is recommended for your course.
Will I have the opportunity to mount my scope or optic, zero my rifle, or function check a new rifle?
Yes. Staff can assist if needed in mounting and zeroing.   If the rifle is new, please ensure reliable function before you travel for your course.

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