The Original Hike And Shoot Match.
The Steel Safari is the archetypal "hike-and-shoot" long-range rifle match. It tests a wide
spectrum of skills involved in getting to a shooting location, identifying targets, and
engaging long-range rifle targets with only one shot each. 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
OFFICIAL Media Sponsor - CONTINGENCY X
OFFICIAL CD Holster Sponsor - 303 Arms
OFFICIAL FOOTWEAR - LA SPORTIVA
Posted By: Zak Smith on June 6, 2016
Congratulations to all competitors in the 2016 STEEL SAFARI! The STEEL SAFARI is the longest running field-style practical long-range rifle shooting match (that we know of).
Succeeding at the STEEL SAFARI requires an exceptional level of commitment to the science and art of practical rifle shooting. Just showing up is a significant achievement. Attendance has been increasing year over year and this year was the largest match to date.
2016 STEEL SAFARI RESULTS PDF
Our goal is to create and run the best events. Please email us with feedback on how you think we can make our future events better.
Thanks to John Paul of JP Enterprises, the new owner of the Blue Steel Ranch.
Thanks to the staff: Jimmy Holdsworth, Stan Sanchez, and Paul Scott.
Also, thanks to our sponsors: US Optics, TBAC, AA Targets, Burris, Alexander Arms, Machinegun Tours, Contingency-X, JP Enterprises, Mile High Shooting, Hornady, XS Sights, 303 Arms, AttackPak, Bison Tactical, Kifaru, Lapua, La Sportiva, Sierra, Subway of Logan, The Tactical Medic, and Viking Tactics, Special thanks to Bill Alexander for bringing the 17’s and running that stage.
Posted By: Zak Smith on May 27, 2016
The Steel Safari is upon us! Here are final notes to competitors:
All competitors to bring the following items:
1. A reliable stopwatch. Link to cheap Casio stopwatch
2. A few permanent ink pens. Ultra-fine sharpies are recommended. Link to Ultra-fine sharpies
3. Binoculars for acting as RO.
Any competitors who are registered but have not had their entry acknowledged as “PAID” by 5/27/2016 need to bring payment to match check-in in the form of cash or a check.
Staff will be heading down Monday for final setup. Thus, we will have limited communication between now and match check-in on site. The best way to get a hold of the match director will be email or to leave a voicemail. We will check messages in the evening.
This year will be the biggest Steel Safari ever! Each year we’ve been letting in a few more competitors and the timing has more or less stayed on track. What this means, though, is that it’s even more critical to not waste time while on the course– that means no idle chit-chat before or after shooting a stage.
The front range will be open to competitors for zero check / sight-in Thursday from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Mandatory check-in/sign-in will be held during this time. All competitors must be checked-in by 5:00 PM. We will have a tech inspection during check-in. At 5:00 PM, there will be a mandatory shooters’ meeting at the front range.
For directions, please refer to this map, Map to BSR. Park only in the new parking lot located to the west of the main front range shooting area.
The range will be closed the week of the match, until 1:00 PM Thursday.
Posted By: Zak Smith on February 19, 2016
We are pleased to announce that La Sportiva is the OFFICIAL FOOTWEAR Sponsor of the 2016 COMPETITION DYNAMICS season!
La Sportiva, with US operations based in Boulder, Colorado, is a global manufacturer of premier outdoor gear and is best known for their world-class mountaineering, hiking, and trail-running footwear. Their Nepal EVO boot is probably the most-recognized modern mountaineering boot in the world and you’d be hard pressed to find a Crossfit Gym around the country in which there aren’t a few people wearing their Crosslites.
Speaking personally, I have been spending my own money on La Sportiva mountaineering boots and trail-running shoes since the late 2000’s. They are simply my “go-to” footwear for active endeavors.
La Sportiva will be sponsoring our prize tables throughout the 2016 season as well as offering a very special discount package for 2016 COMPETITION DYNAMICS Range Officers.