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Boomershoot 2006

April 30th

Precision Rifle Clinic: April 28th and 29th

Interested in the newest and most extreme in extreme sports? 
Have a real blast with guns and explosives!

Q: Why does the average Boomershoot participant attend the shoot?"

A: As with some other things that are beyond what our ape-like evolution prepared us for, explosions are, at some level, very odd and curious things. Our brains are programmed to pay special attention to strange and unusual things -- 'magic' things. Explosions invoke that curiosity of magic in our brains. A gun with its 'action at a distance' capability is a magic tool. But at long distances there typically isn't the immediate confirmation that something really happened 'out there'. I change that. By creating a sort of Walt Disney-like world where 'magic' happens, I give the shooter an escape from reality. This is a Magic Kingdom for long range shooters. For one day I give them the keys to the Kingdom where they get to perform their own magic.

Joe Huffman
Event Creator, Organizer, and Director
March 26, 2002

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Post Event Material


Spokesman Review Article (it was on the FRONT page!)


Spokesman Review Blog Posting and Video


Boomershoot 2006 clean up (14 MByte video)


Post-Boomershoot thoughts from Ms. Cyborg


Precision Rifle Clinic After Action Review


Post Event Survey Results (.XLS spreadsheet)


Boomershoot 2006 History Video

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bulletHow to Enter the Main Event (does not include the precision rifle clinic)
bulletGeneral Information
bulletBoomershoot dinner on Saturday April 29th
bulletMinimum safety rules
bulletSubscribe to the Boomershoot announcement email list
bulletSubscribe to the Boomershooters discussion email list
bulletCurrent status

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Minimum Gun Safety Rules


Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.


Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.


Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

These are the bare minimum rules which you must follow while at the event.  You MUST have them (or the equivalent thereof) memorized.  Please read the additional rules and clarifications.  These and other rules will be explained at the shooters meeting before you take your gun out of its case.

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Current Status

See also Joe Huffman's Boomershoot Blog entries.

April 20, 2006

There is a dinner scheduled for both participants and spectators:

Please join us on Boomershoot Eve, Saturday, April 29, to meet the producers of Boomershoot, along with shooters and spectators from throughout the world. The event includes a Boomershoot social hour, dinner, and guest speaker.*

If you'd like to attend, please email your name and number of attendees to Stephanie by April 23:

Thank you.

*Speaker to be announced soon...

Date: Saturday, April 29

Time: Social hour from 6-7pm; dinner starts at 7pm (presentation during dinner)

Where: Ponderosa Restaurant (banquet room), 220 Michigan Ave., Orofino, ID

Cost per person: $22, includes tax & gratuity -- pay at the restaurant

All meals include: Filet of salmon, rice pilaf, side salad w/ ranch dressing, dinner rolls, carrot cake, and drink (soft drink, coffee, hot tea, or ice tea)

Cash bar available.

Dress: Very casual.

April 17, 2006

Six positions available. 

This morning I sent email about the event to local media in from Seattle to Spokane to Grangeville.  I expect one or more will write about the event and some may attend.

April 16, 2006

Due to cancellations and in one case leaving for the army early there are still eight positions available.

March 29, 2006

I checked with Cingular, Inland Cellular, Qwest, T-Mobile, and Verizon.  Only Inland Cellular and Verizon have coverage at the site.  Inland Cellular is analog only.  Last year I had coverage with my AT&T phone.  I switched over to Cingular and now have nothing.  I will get a cell phone just for the event and give the number out to all attendees.

March 26, 2006

54 positions have been filled with 92 people there are six positions remaining.  I expect it will fill up within a week to 10 days.

March 16, 2006

46 positions have been filled.  There are 14 positions remaining.  But I also know of several entries that are "in the mail".  If I have not acknowledged your entry yet and you sent it before March 10th please let me know.  I think I am all caught up now but it's possible I have an entry laying around someplace that I didn't find on my first pass through the stack of papers on my desk.

February 14, 2006

36 positions have been filled.  There are 24 positions remaining.

On Saturday I made some new targets and shot at them from 630 yards with a .223.  I made a number of errors and didn't realize until after I got home that because of the cold (30F) and the exceptionally high air pressure (30.5" of Hg) the target velocity was probably under 1200 fps.  This velocity is below what I would have expected the targets to detonate and that in fact is exactly what happened.  I had nearly a dozen solid hits without them detonating. I fired one round of CCI Stinger (high velocity .22LR) from about 15 yards away (probably about 1500 fps target velocity) and the same target with three .223 holes detonated.  I really want to test the .223 with a target velocity of 1400 to 1500 fps.

February 7, 2006

34 positions have been filled.  There are 26 positions remaining.

January 25, 2006

31 positions have been filled.  There are 29 positions remaining.

January 22, 2006

30 positions have been filled.  There are 30 positions remaining.

January 7, 2006

The Precision Rifle Clinic is full.  Contact Gene if you want to be put on the waiting list.

28 positions have been filled.  There are 32 positions remaining. 

January 4, 2006

27 positions have been filled.  There are 33 positions remaining.

Advertising has begun.  Slots should fill up much faster now.

January 3, 2006

26 positions have been filled.  There are 34 positions remaining.

December 23, 2005

Due to the further implementation of a police state in the UK I'm offering British subjects free entry to Boomershoot 2006.  Notify me a month early and I will supply the rifle and ammo. Show up a couple days early and learn how to make reactive targets.  See also this blog posting.

December 10, 2005

Due to the proposed ban on all handguns in Canada Boomershoot 2006 will be half price to Canadian residents.  Enter at the normal price and get a rebate of half the entry fee when you arrive and show proof of Canadian residency.  See also this blog posting.

November 30, 2005

The online entry has been a big hit.  Some women have purchased gift entries for their husbands and numerous other entries have resulted in a big rush.  I have a total of 19 slots filled now.  In 2003 that many positions weren't taken until February 7th.  In 2002 it wasn't until February 28th.  Get your entries in soon unless you just want to be just be a spectator.

Unless it was a snail mail sent in the last week everyone should have received their confirmation email by now.  If not let me know.  I was really slow in getting some of the confirmations out and there's a remote possibility I lost one or two.

November 20, 2005

Eugene Econ has posted the information on the 2006 Precision Rifle Clinic.  He has received several queries prior to opening the registration and expects this clinic to fill up more quickly than usual.

Online entry has been implemented via PayPal.

June 30, 2005

The dates have been set: the Precision Rifle Clinic is Friday and Saturday, April 28th and 29th.  The Boomershoot is Sunday, April 30th.

May 8, 2005

Eugene Econ has said he intends to return in 2006 for two days again.   Details will be posted when they become available. 

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How to Enter The Main Event

The Boomershoot price and entry is completely separate from the Precision Rifle Clinic.  Sign up for both to make the most of your weekend.  The Precision Rifle Clinic registration is done directly with Eugene Econ.

There are about 60 shooting positions available.  Each position costs $100.00 ($95.00 if you are Lewiston Pistol Club member).  There are significant discounts for early entries (prior to January 2006).  The prices include Idaho sales tax. If you want to share a position with another shooter there is an additional, but reduced charge for them.  No more than three shooters may share one position. 

Canadian entrants get a rebate of one half their entry fee upon showing proof of Canadian residency at the day of the shoot.

Online entry:

Each person attending must send an email including and agreeing to the following rules:

Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

At least one person must include a telephone number.

Pay via PayPal:

One person in one slot.  $100.00
Two people sharing one slot.  $150.00
Three people sharing one slot.  $195.00

Snail mail entry:

See the printable entry form for detailed pricing.  If you wish to give someone a gift of a position at the event send the check made out to "FlashTek" for the proper amount and mail it to the address below.  On the check or on a short note say, "Gift for John Doe" or whoever.  Print out the gift entry form and have them send it in at their earliest convenience.  Their position will be held for them, but they must send in the form two weeks prior to the event so they will get all the additional necessary information.

Send your entries to the following address:

LPC Boomershoot
P.O. Box 3745
Moscow, Idaho 83843-1916

NOTE: The '1916' on the zip code is essential!  It goes to the wrong post office without it.

The entry form has the Minimum Gun Safety Rules which you must have memorized.  Or, if you prefer, Jeff Cooper's four rules of safe gun handling.  Memorize them.  You will be asked to repeat them (take your pick, either the NRA or Jeff Cooper version) when you show up.  Think of this as an I.Q. test.  You don't want to look stupid and go home without shooting.  Pass the test.  You will be expected to follow the rules at all times.  If you don't follow them you will become a non-shooter for the remainder of the day.  Refunds for safety violations will be very unlikely.

You will get an email response confirming your entry.  If you don't get it then send me an email to find out if it has been lost or I have just been lazy in picking up my mail and/or getting the confirmation out.  If you want to reserve a slot then find a partner to share it with you later that is fine.  Send in your entry form with your money then when your partner is ready to send in their entry they should just put a short note on it saying they are sharing a slot with you and send it with the additional money due.

All entries must be received by April 25th.   Make the check out to FlashTek.  You MUST have web access and an email address.  Also, I need phone numbers so that I can contact you at the last minute in case some extraordinary situation comes up.

See General Information for more details on what to bring and expect on site.

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Email: Joe Huffman
Last updated: April 24, 2007