Friday and Saturday
25 and 26 April 2008
If you want to attend the Clinic, fill out the
Registration Form and the Goals Worksheet and send
them to Eugene with your check.
Status update February 12, 2008:
"I can take four more guys for coaching on each day and a good twenty more for
I note that Joe filled the Boomershoot on the 27th of April. I already have
four or five shooters ready for the Clinic so sign up quick. I am long in
getting the bulletin out because I have been debating how to run the Clinic this
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. The
Clinic shooters will get a data book and the Field Fire shooters some dope
sheets for recording zeros. I will focus my attention on coaching and advising
the Clinic shooters so I am reserving the 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 $70.00 per day. Cost for ‘Field
Fire’ shooting will be $35.00 per day.
CLINIC TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
As with any type of training I run, no matter the audience, the intent
remains one of learning and accomplishing individual 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 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.
The Clinic is totally oriented towards achieving individual goals. This is
accomplished through one to 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. People who have problems
identifying goals for themselves are free to write me and we will work together
to identify some reasonable goals for you to achieve at the Clinic and
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 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
0900 – 1000: Safety briefing and short class. The class will
cover equipment inspection, the data book and or data hand outs, calling shots,
wind doping, shooter / observer dialogue, and position development.
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
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
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
If you want to shoot – you need to pay. Certainly, you can
sneak on to the line and get over. Or you can hand the rifle to a person you
said was only watching and let them shoot. I probably won’t notice either but
you are still ripping me off. Few here would take the five or ten man days it
takes to prepare for the Clinic, load everything needed, spend eight hours
driving to get to the site, set in fifteen steel targets up a decent hillside,
put in wind flags, set in the firing line, and take the risk that the whole
thing may weather out – thus creating the “return all entry fees” effect. So, if
you want to shoot – you need to pay.
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 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
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. [Note
from Joe: Tracers have caused fires in the past. Tracers will only be
allowed if there has been sufficient rain in the last 24 hours. Ask me the day
of the shoot if you want to use tracers.]
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 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
If you want to attend the Clinic, fill out the
Registration Form and the
Goals Worksheet and send it to me with your check. Sorry, I do not take
Thank you again and let’s have a great time in April!
February 12, 2008