Friday and Saturday
29 and 30 April 2011
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
reserve a spot – then pay at the site. Sorry, no credit
Once again we will provide Coaching for those who want coaching and Field
Fire for those who just want to set up their gear and shoot. I am keeping costs
the same as last year. $50.00 per person per day for Field Fire, and $100.00 per
person per day for coaching. At the end of each day, everyone who participates
in the clinic – both Field Fire and Coaching – will get one big and two small
boomer targets to shoot. Just a note to new shooters for the Boomershoot
weekend. Signing up for the Clinic / Field Fire on Friday and / or Saturday does
not automatically sign you up for the Boomershoot itself on Sunday. If you want
to shoot in the Boomershoot itself on Sunday, you must sign up with Joe Huffman.
(Friday and Saturday)
We have found that most Clinic attendees are repeat customers who do not
desire coaching so we provide two venues in order to accommodate the needs of
everyone who wants to shoot on Friday and Saturday. We offer individual Coaching
that follows a formal daily schedule and we offer Field Fire for those who want
to arrive on the shooting site any time during the day, set up their gear and
shoot / BS with fellow shooters at their discretion and leave at their
discretion. Obviously, Field Fire is less expensive ($50.00 / shooter / day)
than Coaching ($100.00 / shooter / day). At about 1530 daily, all shooters at
the Clinic ceasefire so we can place our individual explosive targets downrange
for shooting. The shooting area is cold by 1700 so Joe can set up his night
Coaching ($100.00 per person per day)
Coaching entails one on one with myself or one of the cadre I bring to the
shoot. If you are the type of shooter who is confident they can go to any range
and learn the conditions on their own, you don’t need coaching. If you are new
to long range shooting and want to gain some confidence in yourself and your
equipment before the Boomershoot itself, I recommend at least one day of
coaching before the Boomershoot. 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
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.
Our targets consist of about twenty steel IPSC and auto-poppers arrayed from
375 yards to 700 yards. In addition, we will bring a couple of racks to hang
water balloons and put them up at about 600 and 700 yards. At the end of each
day, each shooter who attends either Field Fire or Coaching gets one big and two
small boomer targets that we put up at 375 as a final event of each day. There
are plenty of targets on the range and those who want to bring iron-sighted
rifles shouldn’t have problems with target size to about 600 yards.
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 or Field Fire
shooters if they so desire to attend.
1030 – 1145 Practice on the range.
1145 – 1300 Cease fire for lunch.
1300 – 1500 Practice on the range.
1500 – 1530 Place boomers.
1530 – 1630 Shoot boomers.
1630 – 1700 After Action Review for those who had Coaching.
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 with a 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,
we must immediately ceasefire. Here are my regulations concerning the Clinic.
Firearms and Ammunition
Maintain full muzzle awareness at all times.
Load on the firing line.
Unload and make safe on command.
Finger goes on the trigger only after the barrel is pointed into the impact
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 position.
No .50 Caliber BMG rifles please.
If you want to shoot your .338 Lapua or Winchester, contact me at
email@example.com 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: 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.
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.
Back Up Optic: Another good idea.
100 rounds of Ammunition per Day: This is for those who want coaching
and is an average amount per day of coaching. Guys who shoot Field Fire go
through more or less depending on their desires. I have found 100 rounds to be
sufficient for the Boomershoot itself on Sunday but most shoot close to 200
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: You will find that a solid front and rear
support is a better idea than just a bipod. Also, understand that the 375 berm
is lower than the firing line by about 50 feet and the 700 yard target area is
about 75 feet above the firing line depending on your location. A means of
elevating or depressing the forend is strongly recommended so bring some small
sand bags and or an adjustable shooting rest for the forend of 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.
If you want to attend the Clinic for individual coaching, 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!
December 11, 2010