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Sign up for Boomershoot 2024.

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Welcome to Boomershoot! This is a long range, high-power, precision rifle shooting event with high explosive, reactive targets up to 700 yards away. Boomershoot is located in North Central Idaho near Orofino. Shooters and spectators have shown up to Boomershoot from faraway locations including India, Newfoundland, Toronto, England, Alaska, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington state.

Our next event will be in the spring of 2024. Sign up and pricing is found here.

Boomershoot merchandise is available here. This particular event is the 'baby' of Joe Huffman. His Boomershoot blog is here. Scroll below this photo for more:

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I don't know why everyone does not share my delight with explosives. If they don't, it has to be some abhorrent character defect.

--Ragnar Benson, from Ragnar's Guide to Home and Recreational Use of High Explosives, pg.110, 1988.

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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, March 26, 2002, when asked, "Why does the average Boomershoot participant attend the shoot?"

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Email: Joe Huffman
Last updated: June 18, 2024