January 11, 2005

There's Still Time

Joe Huffman of The View From North Central Idaho runs this thing called the Boomer Shoot. Basically you shoot at things from 400 to 800 yards or so & if you hit them they blow up. It's being held this year on April 29th, 30th & May 1rst. The firts two days are shooting clinics & the last is the main event where you get to make thing go boom.

Mr. Huffman made an offer that if a blogger links his site (the Boomer Shoot one) & it gets over 100 hits then that blogger gets to shoot in the main event sans the registration fee. I probably won't make it up there much to my regret. I'd love to see what a Garand could do under those conditions. But alas I don't think time will permit me to head that way.

That should not stop you though; there are about 42 positions on the firing line left as I write this. The fee is $100 per spot for the main event (that does not include the precision rifle clinics). Not a bad deal if ya ask me. Check into it & if you're able then attend.

Posted by Publicola at January 11, 2005 04:01 PM

So far there is only one hit from here--my test case, but I'll keep you posted.

Thank you!

And if you get the 100 unique IP hits I'll give you a slot next year or you can give it away or auction it off or whatever. For several years I would sell out in February or March for a April or May event. Last year I didn't after I expanded the shooting area some (and I managed to schedule it on Mother's Day). And this year I expanded it even more. But I'm doing a lot more advertising this year so it may still sell out. If so, your slot (assuming you get the hits before I sell out) may be worth more than $100.

Oh, and we get people from all over the country attending. So far we have people from Alaska, Idaho, Maryland, Montanna, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington signed up for Boomershoot 2005. Spectators have driven 400 miles to attend. So don't think "I live too far away." Nice rooms are cheap and with a wireless internet connection if you make your reservations soon.

Thanks again.

Posted by: Joe Huffman at January 11, 2005 08:30 PM

I'm going, and my crotchety father (who hates glass of any kind) is going to allow me to scope his Garand.

As I am left handed, and the scope is offset to the left, this may present a bit of a problem.

I'm going to practice with the thing, as well as the primary shooter, and see how it goes.

If you've got any inside "Garand freak" notes on scope mounting, any help would be appreciated.

Thanks and you should go,


Posted by: Benjamin at January 12, 2005 01:58 AM
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