DOUGLAS RIFLE MATCH - AUGUST

August 14 at Douglas, WY

THE "LOCAL" MATCH


The Douglas Rifle Match (DRM) is a squad-style hike-and-shoot long-range rifle match held seasonally at the CD field shooting facility in Douglas WY. It is designed to test a rifleman's skills shooting small targets from approximately 150 to 900 yards in the natural terrain, with what he can carry throughout the course.

RATINGS
What do these ratings mean?
 
   Physical Difficulty: 4 (Moderate)
   Marksmanship Complexity: 7 (Hard)
DETAILS
  • One-day match on Sunday
  • Divisions for short-action (AR) Carbine and Rifle
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  • $80 if pre-registered online and pre-paid by mail
  • "Season Pass" available for $210 (3 DRMs)
  • Optional "SAC" Challenge Saturday afternoon (+$)
  • 60 targets / engagements
  • Approx 6 stages of 10 engagements
  • Movement over terrain (hiking) required
  • $100 for signup and pay day of - subject to availability
  • We Shoot Rain or Shine
PAYMENT COORDINATION

We are using CD's normal pre-registration and pre-payment system for these local matches. This means match slots are pre-allocated to those who have pre-registered and pre-paid. Last-minute on-site signup will be more expensive ($100 vs. $80) and will be on a slots-available basis only. In other words, if you do not pre-register, we might not have a slot if you show up the day of.

If your payment is not received by its due date, your pre-registration will expire. You may re-apply if time allows or show up at pay the "day of" price.

SEASON PASS

A "SEASON PASS" is available for all three 2016 DOUGLAS RIFLE MATCHES at a discounted rate.

SEASON PASS holders will pay $210, or a total of $70 per match, to shoot all three 2016 DRM matches.

TO GET SEASON PASS PRICING

1. REGISTER FOR ALL THREE MATCHES BEFORE JUNE 10th, 2016

2. YOUR PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY JUNE 17th, 2016

3. WHEN SUBMITTING PAYMENT, WRITE "SEASON PASS" AND YOUR THREE 4-DIGIT CONFIRMATION CODES ON THE CHECK.

SEND $210 TO COVER ALL THREE MATCHES.

NO REFUNDS IF YOU MISS A MATCH - THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ONCE PAID, PERIOD

MATCH NEWS

Last-minute AUGUST Burris Douglas "Local" Rifle Match Info

Posted By: Zak Smith on August 10, 2016


The pre-registration deadline has passed, but we will still be allowing on-site registrations at the August Burris Douglas Local Rifle Match coming up this weekend.

CHECK-IN AND ZERO-CHECK WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 4:00 PM UNTIL 6:00 PM SATURDAY.

Late check-in will be 7:00 to 7:30 AM Sunday morning.

There will be no SAC-LITE challenge this month.

LOCATION / PARKING

The match is held at our Douglas shooting facility. This is a private ranch, so please follow directions, take care of the property, and be respectful so we can continue to shoot here.

To get to the parking area for this match, plug the “virtual address” 598 Wagon Hound Rd. (Douglas) into Google Maps. On Google Maps, this is coincident with an intersection of a driveway with Wagon Hound Rd. Turn north at this intersection onto the driveway. Proceed to the top of the hill. You will find a parking area marked with yellow ribbon starting at the telephone pole at the top of the hill.

Park ONLY longitudinally (that is, parallel to the road) on the SOUTH side of the road (that’ll be your left). Pull off the road so traffic can pass but do not go more than 6 feet off the side of the road. Do NOT drive or turn around in the grass.

SHOOTERS MEETING

We will have a shooters meeting at 7:30 AM Sunday. It is mandatory.

 

AUGUST BURRIS DRM REGISTRATION STATUS

Posted By: Zak Smith on August 2, 2016


Pre-registration for the August Burris Douglas “Local” Rifle Match is closed. However, we are still accepting on-site signups up to 50 shooters and at this time, as far as we know, there are slots available.

Remember, for the Burris “Local” DRM series, you can pre-register up to 2 weeks before the match, and prepay, and this guarantees you a slot. There is on-site late signup available until we hit the max match capacity.

 

2016 "LOCAL" DOUGLAS RIFLE MATCHES (DRM)

Posted By: Zak Smith on January 31, 2016


We are pleased to announce a series of “LOCAL” matches at our Douglas location this summer. For several years, people have asked if we could run monthly or “local” matches at Douglas. When we asked on Facebook and elsewhere about a month ago, we had roughly 50 shooters respond, “Yes! If you run it we will come!”. There were some details to sort out, but now it’s all set.

We will hold three “Douglas Rifle Matches” (DRM) this summer. Matches are on Sundays, and the dates are June 19, July 24, and August 14.

The format of the match will be roughly similar to the NRAWC Sporting Rifle Match. In other words, there will be small squads. The targets will not be surprise; each squad will have a short amount of time to locate and range them. The stages will be spread out over a hiking course, but hiking will not be “on the clock.” We will have approx 60 targets/engagements. There will be an “Open” rifle division, and a short-action semi-auto (ie AR-15) division.

Austin Angus, of AA Targets, will be the Guest Match Director for the DRM matches this summer. Thanks for stepping up Austin!

On the day before (Saturday), we will have check-in, a zero-check range of some sort (with a few KD style targets). Late check-in will be available Sunday the morning of each match.

In addition, on Saturday there will be two other optional activities.

(1) “SAC-Lite Challenge.” Back in 2012 we ran a “Combat Biathlon” at Douglas. That kind of challenge is something we always wanted to try, and, other than the big Sniper Adventure Challenge match, we haven’t been able to run local events that incorporated a physical challenge. So each Saturday, instead of shooting the zero-check/KD range, for a nominal additional fee, you can compete in a rotating SAC-Lite Challenge. Examples might include a Combat Biathlon (Run), Mountain-Bike-and-Shoot, or other physical exertion fused with a shooting challenge. We will have details about the SAC-Lite challenge offered each month about 4 weeks before each event. If you have an idea you want us to try, please email us. Pre-registration for the SAC-Lite challenge is not required, however, we would appreciate an RSVP.

(2) Colorado Precision Rifle Train-Up. Brian Whalen will be running a field-shooting clinic on Saturday. This is an opportunity to get some expert instruction on the exact type of shooting we’ll have in the match, at an affordable price. Brian will have more details about this closer to the match dates.

We are using CD’s normal pre-registration and pre-payment system for these local matches. This means match slots are pre-allocated to those who have pre-registered and pre-paid. Last-minute on-site signup will be more expensive ($100 vs. $80) and will be on a slots-available basis only. In other words, if you do not pre-register, we might not have a slot if you show up the day of.

If your payment is not received by its due date, your pre-registration will expire. You may re-apply if time allows or show up at pay the “day of” price.

The way the timing will work for pre-registration and pre-payment will be that the online registration window will close about 15 days before the match date. This permits the usual CD payment window of 14 days so funds will arrive no later than the Friday preceding the match. If your funds don’t show up by then, you’ll pay the $100 “day of” price. For the Douglas Rifle Matches, please note that there are no refunds once you pay.

A “SEASON PASS” is available for all three 2016 DOUGLAS RIFLE MATCHES at a discounted rate. If you participate in the SEASON PASS, you will end up paying a total of $210 for the 3 matches, or only $70 per match. Please see the match web site for details on exactly how to buy a SEASON PASS.

For full details about registration, please consult the DRM web pages, as found on the main Competition Dynamics web site
JUNE MATCH
JULY MATCH
AUGUST MATCH
These pages will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Registration will open Feb 1st!

For these local matches to continue, we need at least a dozen shooters at each match. We will start with a cap of 36 and adjust it upward if we need to.

 
LOCATION OF MATCH SITE

The match is held at our Douglas shooting facility. This is a private ranch, so please follow directions, take care of the property, and be respectful so we can continue to shoot here.

To get to the parking area for this match, plug the “virtual address” 598 Wagon Hound Rd. (Douglas) into Google Maps. On Google Maps, this is coincident with an intersection of a driveway with Wagon Hound Rd. Turn north at this intersection onto the driveway. Proceed to the top of the hill. You will find a parking area marked with yellow ribbon starting at the telephone pole at the top of the hill.

Park ONLY longitudinally (that is, parallel to the road) on the SOUTH side of the road (that’ll be your left). Pull off the road so traffic can pass but do not go more than 6 feet off the side of the road. Do NOT drive or turn around in the grass.

MATCH SCHEDULE
SATURDAY
1500-1800
CHECK-IN
Zero-Check / Sight-In Range Open

SUNDAY
0700-0730
Final CHECK-IN

0745
Proceed to shooting stages

Check-in will be available from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM Saturday, and 7:00 to 7:30 AM Sunday morning.

A zero-check range will be available ONLY from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM Saturday. You will be able to set your own targets at 100 yards. We might have a couple steel targets at further distance for data confirmation, but no promises on what ranges they will be. There will be absolutely no shooting after 6:00 PM Saturday or before the match starts on Sunday, and there is no zero-checking once the match starts.

MATCH RULES
Safety
  1. Competitors shall practice good muzzle control and firearm safety at all times. Competitors that do not handle their weapons safely will be disqualified from competing further in the match with no refund of match fees.
    1. Do not ever allow the muzzle of your weapons to point at anyone.
    2. Do not load your weapons until directed to do so by a range officer.
    3. Do not put your finger on the trigger until your sights are aligned with your target.
    4. Obey all Range Officer commands immediately.
  2. While shooting a stage, the action may only be closed and the safety off when the rifle is aimed at the target array, and between the two left/right lateral limit flags.
  3. Rifles shall be loaded only upon the command of an RO. Rifles shall remain unloaded at all other times (no magazine present). Rifles may be carried between stages with the bolt forward (to prevent a lost bolt) provided it is unloaded and no magazine is in the rifle.
  4. Rifles shall only be carried muzzle up or muzzle down. Horizontal carry of the rifle is prohibited. Any time the rifle is set down on the ground, it must be pointed in a safe direction.
  5. When setting your rifle down, always have the action open and pick a safe muzzle direction such that nobody will be downrange of your muzzle. If you discover that people are downrange, or may be, wait until nobody is downrange and then pick up the rifle and choose a better direction. While on the field courses, the best direction to point rifles is generally at the target array for that station.
  6. Any unintentional discharge of weapon shall result in the disqualification of the competitor without refund of match fees.
  7. Safety glasses and ear protection are required to be worn at all times by competitors and spectators when in the vicinity of any weapons being fired.
  8. Violation of any safety rule will result in match disqualification (DQ).
Equipment
  1. The competitor may use only one rifle during the course of the entire match.
  2. Rifles must be equipped with a sling suitable for safely carrying the rifle muzzle up or muzzle down.
  3. All equipment used including, but not limited to spotting scopes, range finders, bags, bipods, tripods, slings, tripods, shooting sticks, gloves, or other shooting support devices, etc are permitted, but must be carried for the entire match (clothing and consumables excluded).
  4. All rifles must be equipped with a functioning safety.
  5. Any firearm or ammunition deemed by any RO or match staff to be "unsafe" for any reason may not be used in the match until a determination is made by the match director that it may continue
  6. Any firearm that can be demonstrated by any RO or match staff to have a hammer/striker that will fall without the trigger being pressed shall be deemed unsafe and may not be used in the match until repaired.
  7. Cartridge/bullet/ballistic requirements:
    1. Maximum bullet caliber = 7.62mm/.308", minimum caliber rifle division = 6 mm/.243", minimum caliber carbine .223"
    2. Maximum muzzle velocity = 3200 fps.
    3. Rounds that do not strike targets with sufficient energy to cause the target to react in a manner observable to the R.O. will be scored as misses.
    4. Armor piercing, steel jacketed, tracer and incendiary rounds prohibited.
    5. Competitors may be required to submit as many as 5 rounds of ammunition to match staff for testing at any time and cooperate in the testing of their ammunition when requested.
  8. Ammunition that must be "fired" to be unloaded once chambered is declared to be unsafe and may not be used in this match. All firearms must be able to be completely unloaded without firing a round.
  9. Since each competitor may serve as the Range Officer (RO) for the competitor following them, it is essential that they be competent and adequately equipped to spot bullets hits or misses on targets at long range. This requires that each competitor have good binoculars.
  10. Eye and ear protection is mandatory.
  11. Competitors shall practice good muzzle control and firearm safety at all times. Competitors that do not handle their weapons safely will be disqualified from competing further in the match with no refund of match fees.
Scoring
  1. Each target that is called a "hit" by the RO shall score one point.
  2. A "hit" is a bullet that the RO judges to have impacted on the correct steel target plate. The RO's judgment on hits or misses is final and not subject to appeal. However, if the RO has doubt about his call the benefit should go to the competitor. For example, if the RO observes the target move slightly upon a shot, but is unsure whether it was caused by an edge hit or a hanger strap hit, a hit should be awarded to the competitor.
  3. Targets not located and/or engaged, targets engaged after time has elapsed and targets missed shall score no points.
  4. The competitor with the most points after completing all courses of fire shall be the winner.
All information and rules subject to change. Be sure to check periodically for any changes. Steel Safari LLC reserves the right to penalize or disqualify competitors that cheat, fail to follow the rules or behave in an unsportsmanlike manner. Note: rules are subject to change up until the match date.

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