The Rocky Mountain Steel Quest is a "hike-and-shoot" rifle match
similar to the Steel Safari. We have two divisions: one for long-range
rifle, and one for semi-automatic .223/5.56 caliber rifles
("carbines") only. The match tests the spectrum of skills involved in
getting to a shooting location, identifying targets, and engaging
long-range rifle targets with only one shot a piece. Some of these
skills include target recognition, ranging, wind doping, ballistic
data management, marksmanship under field conditions, non-standard
shooting positions, rudimentary trail skills.
OFFICIAL Targetry Systems - AA Targets
RIFLE DIVISION will be the regular rifle/open division intended mostly for bolt-action rifles (although the rules do not mandate a bolt action). In this division you get one shot per target only. You will have a "par time" per stage, with no scoring advantage if you finish early.
CARBINE DIVISION is for .223/5.56mm semi-automatic rifles. You will be able to use as many rounds as you need to engage targets (on most target), and scoring will have a time factor.
Scoring and prize tables for each division will be separate.
- 2 days of shooting
- 7-10 stages per day (nominal)
- 3 miles of hiking per day (approx) through rough desert terrain
- each stage will have 6-10 target opportunities
- only one shot to engage each target opportunity [RIFLE], unlimited [CARBINE]
- a time limit of about 5 minutes per stage (includes target ID, ranging, and shooting)
- scoring advantage for engaging targets faster [CARBINE]
- movement between stations during each field stage will not be timed;
- to carry gear used during the courses of fire
- target distances 100-1200 yards, most within 250-700 yards.
- Standard target sizes are 6" up to 14"
- fantastic geographic features for a hike-and-shoot match
- Saturday, Sunday: Field courses
- T-shirts will be available for a reasonable price prior to the event
Rifle: Any 243/6mm up to .338 Lapua Magnum. 3200fps limit.
Carbine: .223 Rem / 5.56 NATO ONLY. 3200fps limit.
Shooters can use any ancillary equipment as long as such equipment is carried during every stage. (See Rules for details.)
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