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Friday and Saturday
23 and 24 April 2010

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Short version

If you want to attend the Clinic, fill out the Registration Form and the Goals Worksheet and send it to Gene with your check.

If you want to shoot Field Fire – just send in the registration form without goals and your check. Or write Gene at and reserve a spot – then pay at the site. Sorry, no credit cards.

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Complete Version

Hello All!

Here we go again. Last year we had a pretty full firing line for the Clinic so lets do it again for 2010. It is always great to see a bunch of people enjoying themselves for a day or two practicing their long distance shooting. It seems like the ‘Field Fire’ is popular so this year we will run it again along with Coaching for anyone who wants some one on one to perfect skills and gain confidence in shooting the ‘range’. Costs last year were up there for us so unfortunately, this year they are a bit higher. $50.00 per person per day for Field Fire, and $100.00 per person per day for coaching ($190.00 for both days coaching).

Coaching ($100.00 per person per day)

Coaching entails one on one with myself or one of the cadre I bring to the shoot. It isn’t necessary for shooters who know themselves and equipment as they are experienced enough to go to any type of range and with some practice learn the conditions. Coaching is great for those who are relatively new to long range shooting and who want to gain some confidence before being let loose at the Boomershoot itself. So, if you are new to the Boomershoot and long range shooting on small targets, you may want to consider at least one day of coaching prior to the Boomershoot itself. Coaching is based on your specific goals so I attach my normal goals sheet for those who desire coaching. By filling out this goals sheet and e-mailing it to me, I get a chance to take a look at your equipment, experience, and expectations from the Clinic and Boomershoot and offer advice before you spend money. These goals sheets also tend to direct those who want coaching towards things they can do to prepare for the Boomershoot. At the end of each day you will get one large and two small boomers to shoot.

Field Fire ($50.00 per person per day)

Field Fire is for those shooters who do not want coaching but want to spend a day or two setting up gear, shooting, and seeing old friends on the firing line. All I ask is that you check in with me prior to entering the firing line. For Field Fire shooters, I go live at about 1030 each day so you won’t shoot before my class is done for those who want Coaching. As usual, you are welcome to attend the class if you wish. Like last year, at the end of each day you will get one large and two small boomers to shoot.


Here is the schedule of events. No changes from last year. Everything is done at the shooting site. You will see me – don’t worry about it.

0800 – 0900 Sign in for those who want coaching. FF shooters can sign in any time. Both will get a safety briefing when they sign in.

0900 – 1030 Class and demonstration for those who want coaching.

1030 – 1145 Shooting.

1145 – 1300 Cease fire for lunch.

1300 – 1500 Shooting.

1500 – 1530 Place boomers.

1530 – 1600 Shoot boomers.

1600 – 1630 After Action Review for those who had Coaching.


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. A simple goals sheet is attached and please fill it out and e-mail it to me at or send it in with your registration form. If you want assistance in determining your goals, write me and title the message as Boomershoot Goals.

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 paramilitary 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. It is our job as coaches to see that (within reason) everyone who wants coaching achieves his or her individual goals.


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 with farmhouse 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.


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 muzzle awareness.

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 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 yards.


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.

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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 and 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!

Gene Econ
December, 2010

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Last updated: March 26, 2010