Friday and Saturday
24 and 25 April 2009
I have a number of people who I have already registered for the Field Fire
portion of the 2K9 Boomershoot Clinic so here is the bulletin. I was waiting to
see what the gas prices would be like before posting this as my biggest expense
is the gasoline I eat up for a Clinic.
I am offering two types of entry again. The first is for shooters who want
individual coaching throughout the day or days (Clinic shooters). The second is
for those who just want to shoot and don’t desire coaching (Field Fire). Both
the Clinic and Field Fire shooters will get the class in the morning and both
will get one large and two small Boomers at the end of each day to shoot. This
appears to be a good method of accommodating everyone who wants to shoot and it
allows me and my coaches the ability to focus in on those who want coaching.
Like last year, please allow me to reserve left half of the raised berm plus
about twenty five yards of the flat area to the left of the berm for those who
want coaching. I need to keep the shooters who want coaching within easy reach
of me and my staff so the Field Fire shooters will have to find places to our
right or left. We have never run out of room so don’t worry about finding a
Cost for those who want coaching will be $85.00 per person, per day. Cost for
‘Field Fire’ shooting will be $45.00 per day.
CLINIC TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
Yes, I am still focusing my training on the individual goals of those who
want coaching so if you choose to take the coaching we offer, please do tell me
what your goals are for the Clinic and or Boomershoot. I already assume you are
here to have fun so if you want coaching, give us some of your own goals that
are focused on your performance. If you want assistance in determining your
goals, write me at email@example.com and title the message as Boomershoot
For those who are choosing to be coached, I believe that shooting is best
learned through coaching and under conditions that do not place unnecessary
stress on the shooter. Our shooters come from all walks of life and the success
of the Clinic and Boomershoot is that we can leave the stresses of daily life
behind and enjoy a weekend of shooting, learning, and conversation. So if you
think that the Clinic is some sort of para-military shooting event, a
competitive event, or a force fed training event – think again. It isn’t and
that is the key to its success. You will get from the Clinic what you determine
to be of value to you – written out as your own individual or two man team
goals. It is our job as coaches to advise and assist you in your own attainment
of your own goals.
The Clinic is totally oriented towards achieving individual goals. This is
accomplished through one on one interaction between the shooter / observer and
me or my cadre. The hardest part for you shooters / observers will be
identifying your goals for the Clinic! Without knowing your goals, we will have
a hard time focusing our time and resources on your success. If you want our
coaching, you got to have some goals. That is my only requirement aside from
weapons handling issues. Got to have goals, so once again part of the Clinic
Registration Form includes your personal goals for the Clinic. Remember, the
Clinic is not a competitive event or a shooting academy. It is oriented on
individual goals and our job is to see that (within reason) everyone who wants
coaching achieves his or her individual goals.
Why change something that works! Here is our schedule for both Clinic days.
We meet on the firing line each day as normal. Those who haven’t been to the
Boomershoot or Clinic – you will see us very easily from the road. Just follow
Joe’s directions to the shooting site.
0830: Sign in for everyone who wants Coaching and identify
teams. I go with two man teams but won’t argue with anyone if they want to buddy
up with more at a firing position. For those who desire Field Fire – show up any
time you want but please find me and tell me you are here.
0900 – 1000: Safety briefing and short class. The class will
cover your goals and how to attain them. We will offer any technical information
you may ask for and will show you one way of working as a two man team engaging
targets at unknown distances so you can see an effective way of both learning
about this type of shooting and how to troubleshoot performance.
1000 – 1130: Shooting Steel.
1130 – 1300: Cease fire and break for lunch.
1300 – 1500: Shooting Steel.
1500 – 1545: Place one large and two small boomers per shooter
where ever you want them as long as they are in an impact area (everyone).
1545 – 1600: Shoot your boomers!
1600 – 1630: Clean up.
1700: On site AAR.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Look at the Web Site: If anyone is new to the
Clinic and Boomershoot, look at
the pictures of the firing area that Joe Huffman has in his web pages. There
is a farm road running along the left flank and a farm house across this road.
Bullets must stay in the impact area on the side of the hill and when the order
to cease fire is given, it must be obeyed immediately. Here are my regulations
concerning the Clinic.
REGULATIONS CONCERNING FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION
Maintain full muzzle awareness at all times.
Load on the firing line.
Unload and make safe on command.
Finger goes on trigger only after barrel is pointed into the impact area.
You may remove your rifle from the firing line to clean and maintain at any time
you wish. Take it on yourself to clear and remove the rifle while maintaining
If you insist on carrying a pistol, secure it to your body in a manner that
prohibits it from pointing at anyone while you are in any position.
No .50 Caliber BMG rifles please.
If you want to shoot your .338 Lapua or Winchester, contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org for specific rules.
Any rifle that is .30 Caliber or under is authorized. Best effects on Boomers
seem to come from 6 and 6.5 mm cartridges.
No ‘Solids’, AP, or API bullets please.
Tracers are authorized only if Joe Huffman so authorizes their use.
Black Powder rifles of any caliber are authorized.
Pistols are authorized. Just remember that our first bank of steel is at 375
RECOMMENDED PACKING LIST
Clothing for Hot through Cold and Wet Conditions: It is hard
to say what the weather will be like at the end of April. We have had strong ice
pellet storms, sleet and snow, fine sunny weather, and a mixture of the above
all in one day. Pack accordingly. Here are some reminders.
Rifle and Back-Up Rifle: It would be a pity to show up with one
rifle and have mechanical problems that preclude your enjoying the Clinic. Bring
a back up rifle.
AR or AK: After we have shot at our boomer targets, we sweep
the impact area and finish off any that have not been detonated. An AR-15 or AK
with a magazine or two of blasting ammo will let you have a whole lot of fun at
the end of each day.
Back Up Optic: Another good idea.
100 rounds of Ammunition per Clinic Day
Spotting Scope: An absolute must if you are to learn how to
dope wind and read bullet trace. If you have signed up as part of a two man
team, make sure your team has at least one spotting scope of very good quality.
A Solid Rest for Your Rifle
Ear Protection: Required. I recommend some electronic ear muffs
as we will be talking while others are shooting.
Food and Water for Lunch: Normally a gentleman and his wife set
up a fast food trailer on site and serve food hamburgers and some seriously
greasy onion rings. Keeps the firing line warm and provides interesting scents
on the firing line.
If you want to attend the Clinic, fill out the
Registration Form and the Goals Worksheet and
send it to me with your check.
If you want to shoot Field Fire – just send in the registration form, without
goals, with your your check. Or write me at my e-mail address and reserve a spot
– then pay me at the site. Sorry, I do not take credit card.
Thank you again and let’s have a great time in April!
September 04, 2008