New match, the Rocky Mountain Steel Quest

Posted By: Zak Smith on December 15, 2013

We are adding a new match for 2014! We are calling it the Rocky Mountain Steel Quest.

Its format will be identical to the Steel Safari but be located at our Douglas WY venue. This venue is comprised of two adjoining ranches with over 17,000 acres available (including a mountain). As many of you know the terrain there is much different than the terrain down at Blue Steel. We have longer distances available and there are more mountains, for a start.

It will be only two days, Saturday-Sunday, with check-in on Friday. This should make it more low-impact for those that have to travel, and Douglas is only about 225 miles from Denver instead of 375 (Logan). Lodging is available about 10 minutes away in Douglas.

There will be two divisions. We’ll have the regular open rifle division just like Steel Safari. The second division, scored separately, will be for semi-automatic .223/5.56 caliber rifles (“carbines”). The details on carbine scoring are TBD at this time, but they will be able to use multiple rounds to engage targets.

The dates for RMSQ will be April 12-13, 2014. The fee is not set yet but it will be cheaper than the SS, in part because it’s a first-year match and in part because it’s just a 2-day event.

Ever since we saw the Douglas properties we started talked about a “Winter Steel Safari.” Consider this a test run of a match in a season other than summer. In April we could have weather in the 60’s or it could be 30 with some snow. We consider that to be part of the adventure. We’ll start another thread about it soon.