The Rifles of Boomershoot

Below I’ve posted up pictures of some of the interesting rifles seen at Boomershoot 2008

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I apologize for not having the info on these rifles (caliber, etc.) but there were just so damn many projectile weapons there that trying to remember all that would drive a person insane.

These, I believe, belong to blogger Triggerfinger and his friend.

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They attended Gene Eacon’s Long Distance Precision Rifle Clinic Friday and Saturday. As I understand it, neither of them had much LDPR experience prior to the LDPR class, and in fact, they just picked these rifles up on the Tuesday before leaving for Orofino. Not to be set back, Gene had them hitting 4 inch Boomers at 600 yards on Sunday.

Now, don’t go thinking that you need a deep-pocket funded boltie to get in on the action at Boomershoot

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Nor do you even need to have a bench or know how to shoot prone, as witnessed by the standing position tripods.

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And then there is the “Spray and Pray” method of hitting boomers. Not very effective, and usually not very fun.

I believe that these fellas, on the other hand, had plenty of fun.

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11 Responses to The Rifles of Boomershoot

  1. Rivrdog says:

    Your first of two “not a boltie” photos is a M1A, yes?

    If it’s a National Match M1A, it’s probably about twice the $$$ as a REM700R with custom bbl (assuming scopes cost the same on both guns).

    I’m intrigued with the Standing Position tripods. I’ve never seen this form of shooting before. Onne of them looks like it might even be hydraulically compensated for recoil! Or maybe those tubes are longitudinal weight runs.

    Sounds like a fun time was had by all. Can’t wait to work up the M14 and get it up there.

    Didja see much small caliber stuff? .243 and smaller?

    BTW, I have a plan for your early shoot…email me.

  2. Joe Huffman says:

    Yes, position 61 was occupied by Matthew@triggerfinger.org and friend.

  3. Ry Jones says:

    I used a 223 to claim 7 targets total at the tree line. The 223 doesn’t have enough power to detonate targets beyond that, though.

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  5. DeFens says:

    My buddy and I (position 36)shot his .204 Ruger and claimed about 30 or so boomers at the 380 yard line. Farther out, my 6.5 Grendel did fine out to 600 yards +.

  6. mark says:

    I was a little disappointed not to see my rifle in the “you don’t need a high dollar boltie” section. :) I was shooting a box stock .243 Savage with hunting loads. I was shooting prone off sandbags. I didn’t tap as many boomers as the folks with the fancy equipment, but I did get at least one at 500+ yards and few at the tree line. I am no expert marksman, and I know the equipment handicapped me – but I had a high “bang to buck” ratio and sure had fun anyway.

  7. With regards to Rivrdogs wonderings:

    The Tripod with the polished longitudinal weight runs
    is correct. I developed a system to control recoil and rise of the barrel of this Rem.700 .25-06 shooting a 115 Grain Berger VLD pill. On testing it seemed that crude weight out in front of rifle worked
    best so I developed a sliding weight system to be able to dial in the correct weight resistance and not have the barrel rise on ignition. This rifle is shot “Free Recoil” with no hands on, simply look through the scope and squeeze the trigger with two fingers and the rifle has a recoil of a .22 long rifle without movement and without loss of sight picture so you can see the bullet impact and I can self correct without a spotter out to the 650-700 yard line.
    My next step of development will be a rear micrometer adjustable windage and elevation control to put the cross hairs exactly where I want them.
    This whole system was built to reduce heartbeat impulse generated by human input for exacting accuracy on squirrels out to 600-1000 yards.
    It works.
    Bruce Da Squirrel Hunter

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  9. Does anyone have contact info for gene eacon?

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