The Close-Range, Rapid-Fire Stage of Boomershoot

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The Close-Range, Rapid-Fire Stage of Boomershoot

Boomershoot targets come in two sizes, 3-inch cubes and 7-inch “pizza boxes.” At 25-30 yards, you could feel the gentle air pressure from the larger explosions quite well. So long as the safety rules are followed, one of them being “no solid objects between the explosive and the shooters,” the risk is minimal.

This is where red dots, iron sights, and low-power scopes may have an advantage over long-range optics. With 100 yard zero, aim offset has to be remembered up close.

SU16 in use at 2010 Boomershoot.
SU16 in use at 2010 Boomershoot.

During the ten minute shoot, some participants expend up to 500 rounds. The point of the “mad minute” is more fun than anything else, a marked contrast to the more deliberate and careful long-range effort on the following day.

For more info, see http://boomershoot.org

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