I promised you more prizes for the Honored American Veterans Afield fundraiser, and here is the first addition:
Thanks to the generosity of Joe Huffman, I will be able to give away "one free Boomershoot entry including Friday and Saturday High Intensity events, Saturday dinner, and Sunday long range event. Applicable only to new entries for Boomershoot 2013 or Boomershoot 2014."
How awesome is that?
For those unfamiliar with Boomershoot, the concept is pretty simple: explosive targets at long range. We all know that shooting stuff is fun, but shooting stuff that explodes? Well, that just goes back to the visceral satisfaction perhaps best expressed by, "Jamie want big boom." The "High Intensity" events involve shooting the same explosive targets from distances that have been described as "entertainingly close" (eye protection is required), and the long range event is the core shooting event.
Additionally, if you are like me and the longest range you have ever engaged a target at is 100 yards or so (targets at Boomershoot range from 375 to 700 yards), there is also a precision rifle training clinic you can attend, though you will need to work out the specifics of and payment for that with Joe.
You will need to provide your own rifle and ammunition (both hopefully capable of whacking 8" square targets at range), transportation, accommodation, and so forth, but free explody things. What else do you want?
Oh, and there are other prizes still in the works or already added to the list, but I figure they are worth separate posts of their own… helps drive up interest and all that.
And speaking of interest, I would like to thank Borepatch, Evyl Robot, Jake, Jay G., and Jennifer for posting about and linking to the fundraiser (if I missed you, please let me know). We all know the economy is rough these days, and how many worthy organizations out there deserve our money and outright need it to work to protect our rights, so I get the feeling I am going to have to work pretty hard to meet my goal.