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.