2014 RMSQ-Day 2: cold and snowy

Posted By: Jeff Hamilton on April 20, 2014

The weather changed from high 60s F to mid 20s F overnight.  Day 2 of the 2014 RMSQ was not for the faint of heart.  Check it out:

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2014 RMSQ Rifle Stage Overview

Posted By: Jeff Hamilton on April 20, 2014

Before it started snowing last weekend Casey “volunteered” to have a video done of his stage.  This video is annotated and explains the skills involved in shooting a  CD rifle stage.



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Posted By: Zak Smith on April 14, 2014

Congrats to everyone who finished the 2014 Rocky Mountain Steel Quest.


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Magpul Dynamics' Director of Operations Cody Carroll to Assist with 2014 SAC

Posted By: Zak Smith on April 6, 2014

Magpul Dynamics’ Director of Operations Cody Carroll will assist CD this year with the course design and layout for the 2014 Sniper Adventure Challenge. Competition Dynamics, based in Fort Collins, Colorado, promotes extreme world-class long-range and practical shooting competitions and adventure races in the Western United States. The Sniper Adventure Challenge, which debuted in 2012, is a 24-40 hour adventure race in which teams of two solve land navigation problems without the aid of GPS to cover a route of 25-50 miles while completing mental, physical, and marksmanship challenges throughout the event. In addition to helping with the course design, Magpul Dynamics will also pre-run the course in its entirety with two seasoned teams one week prior to the event to allow for minor changes. You can also expect to see plenty of loot on the table from Magpul if you make it to the end.

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Last-minute RMSQ Notes

Posted By: Zak Smith on April 3, 2014

The Rocky Mountain Steel Quest (RMSQ) is coming up fast. Here are some last minute notes about the match:

Sign-in will be from 10 AM until 4 PM on Friday April 11th. Everyone needs to check in before 4 PM. The mandatory shooters meeting will be at 4:30 PM Friday. The location for sign-in and the sight-in range is right at

440 Wagon Hound Rd.
Douglas, WY

This is not a real address but if you plug it into Google Maps it will put a place marker right at the turn-off.

The best way to get there is to take Esterbrook Rd (94) south from Douglas. Do not take Cold Springs Rd, it will lead you on a wild goose chase.

During sign-in/sight-in Friday, no competitor may go west of the sign-in area (the 440 Wagon Hound location) on the road.

The match is “full” with a wait list, so if you cannot make it please let me know ASAP so we can offer another shooter the opportunity to get in.

This match is run in a similar format the Steel Safari, in which each shooter will act as the RO for the shooter behind him, and then vice versa. We will explain how this works at the shooters meeting.

Please bring a good set of binoculars for this “spotting” activity. Electronically-amplified earmuffs also help.

Make sure your load chronos at less than 3200 fps, especially you guys in the Carbine Division.

The round count for rifle division will be no more than 100 rounds (rifle) in the match itself. 100 rounds for Pistol will be sufficient if you are a decent pistol shooter (bring more if you are going to miss a lot). For carbine division, take the rifle round count (100) and multiply it by the number of extra engagements you think you’ll need to hit the targets.

Just like the Steel Safari, a significant part of the challenge at this match will be target identification and location under time constraints. You’ll have 5 minutes from showing up at the shoot position to locate, range, and engage 6 rifle/carbine targets. There will be some pistol-only stages and some stages will have rifle and pistol targets.

There will be a tech inspection for firearm safety during check-in.

The sight-in range will have “KD” steel out to approx 1000 yards, at uneven intervals.

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