FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

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 Phone Number, Email, Address?

541-417-0243

96747 Highway 140 East, Lakeview OR 97630

For general inquiries please email

info@thunderranchinc.com

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.

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 frangible ammunition for ALL COURSES EXCEPT for Long Range AR, Mid-Range Rifle, Counter Sniper, High Angle Rifle and the Vegas Range Courses

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/


NOTE: Only order the ammunition needed for the course you are attending. Do not order additional ammunition for personal use outside of Thunder Ranch. This creates a logistics nightmare for both Thunder Ranch and for Sinterfire. Thank you for your understanding.

How soon should I order my ammunition?

With Ammo shortages we suggest to order as soon as possible. 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 – Frangible LEAD FREE

Eyes (one set of clear)

Ears

Knees

Elbows

Hat with brim

Magazine pouch

Range 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

Ammunition – Frangible LEAD FREE

Eyes (one set of clear)

Ears

Knees

Elbows

Handheld tactical-style flashlight (button on the tailcap)

Hat with brim

Magazine pouch

Range 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.

NO GREEN TIPS, MAGNUMS, TRACERS.

NO STEEL CORE, .338s, OR ZIP GUNS


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?

If you would like us to add you to a class waitlist please email us at info@thunderranchinc.com

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

Hunter’s Hot Springs Hotel


RV Parks: These are 20 minutes from the Ranch

Junipers RV park

Wild Goose Meadows RV park


*Please Note: The bridge on to our property will not accommodate larger vehicles so please read more about that in this FAQ area.


Where should I eat while in town?

Lots of choices, our favorites are Mario’s, Jerry’s, Snack Shack, and Green Mountain Bakery/Pizza.


With Covid we highly suggest calling around to see what is open and if their hours have changed.

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 at all.


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 at info@thunderranchinc.com

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 info@thunderranchinc.com

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.

Do you charge sales tax on your website?

We are located in Lakeview Oregon and fulfill product orders out of Las Vegas, NV - residents of NV are responsible for their own tax on retail purchases only.

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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