Butch’s NMLRS

MATCH DIRECTOR: Wes Rolan

Cost: $250 *No Refunds*
Dates: September 30th – October 1st
Location: Blue Steel Ranch in Logan, New Mexico
Round Count: 220 (Approximately)
Rifle Calibers will be 300 Mag and under
Muzzle Velocity will be at 3200 FPS or under

Limit 100 shooters

Registration will begin June 30, 2017 at 5PM PST and is first-come, first served.

This is the last match to qualify for the NRL Championship!

Welcome to the high desert of central New Mexico and the Blue Steel Ranch for the 2017 NMRLS precision rifle match! We are planning a field-style match, which will consist of 100% field-shooting positions utilizing natural terrain features to engage targets located across canyons and hidden in trees and bushes. Target identification will be an important part of this match and we will be providing a map and/or picture of each shooting position as well as target ranges to each competitor, but locating and engaging the targets is the name of the game! We suggest bringing a pair of low powered (8X -10X) binoculars to locate targets once you’re in the shooting position. The plan will be to allow the shooter a brief amount of time to locate targets immediately before his/her time starts, then begin the stage to successfully engage between 9-12 targets per stage with a 2-minute par time.

We’re planning on 10 stages per day, so 220 rounds should get you through the match. The course of fire is laid out around a natural sandstone rim overlooking broken country and shooters will be required to walk up to 2 miles per day. Shooting positions will be spaced between 20-300 yds apart and require some walking over uneven terrain with limited access for vehicles. No strenuous hiking will be required, but this will be a ‘hike-and-shoot’ match intended to simulate a day out hunting!

We plan to run squads of 10 shooters and ask that we split one squad into 2 vehicles for travel around the range. Water will be provided at each shooting position and sandwiches and chips will be provided for lunch. More details will follow and more information about the range location can be found on the Blue Steel Ranch Website. Cell service is spotty for Verizon customers but has been improving in the area. The closest town is Logan, NM and hotel vacancies are limited, but Budget Inn Express has agreed to provide rooms for $65 per night. *Reference the NMLRS event when calling (575)487-2929 to receive your discount!

All squading will be done after you sign in and you will be able to pick who you shoot with until the squad is full then move on to the next available squad that has an opening. Make sure you bring some bino’s with you for finding targets and a range finder if you want but a rangefinder is not necessary as we will have the ranges for you at each stage and the ranges have been confirmed with 2 different sets of PLRF 15’s along with that there will be a little walking from stage to stage and all stages will have bottled water and some trail mix to keep you going but I would suggest bringing some snacks in your pack just in case and your vehicle won’t be to far away.

Camping is available at Ute Lake State Park

Once all rooms are filled in Logan, Tucumcari would be the next best option to stay.

Weather for Logan, NM should be lows in the mid 50’s and highs looking etween 70’s and upwards of 90’s, but now telling with NM weather it might even snow, just be prepared.

Events

Friday, September 29th

  • Check-in, inspection, and zero 1:00pm – 5:00pm

    *Must go through inspection before you will be allowed to shoot

  • Shooters Meeting 5:00PM in front of the Range

    *Go over safety brief and format of the match

Saturday, September 30th

  • Shooters’ Meeting 7:00am
  • Competition Day 1 (12 Stages) 8:00am
  • BBQ Dinner provided by NMLRS at Logan Community Center 5:00pm

Sunday, October 1st

  • Competition Day 2 (8 Stages)
  • Dinner & Awards Ceremony at Logan Community Center following the match

Tucumcari, NM Weather

Special Statement

Issued:
8:37 AM MDT on September 25, 2017
Expires:
9:15 AM MDT on September 25, 2017
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday 09/25 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 73F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 09/26 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 64F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday 09/27 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 62F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Food

The Annex Bar-B-Q and Grill – Logan
  • 101 N Hwy 54 Logan, NM 88426
  • American Traditional
  • Open 11:00AM – 9:00PM Tue-Sun
  • Prices $11-30
  • Credit cards accepted, full bar, 4/5 stars on Yelp
Pow Wow Restaurant & Lounge – Tucumcari
  • 801 W Rt 66 Blvd. Tucumcari, NM 88401
  • American
  • Open till 10
  • Prices $11-$30
  • Credit cards accepted, pool tables, smoking allowed
K-Bob’s Steakhouse -Tucumcari
  • 200 E. Estrella Ave. Tucumcari, NM 88401
  • Steakhouse
  • Open 11:00AM – 9:00PM Sun-Thu, 11:00AM – 10PM Fri/Sat
  • Prices $11-$30
  • Credit cards accepted, full bar

Lodging

Budget Inn Express, Logan NM
  • 501 South Hwy 54, Logan, NM 88426
  • 10mi from range
  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Reference the NMLRS when calling to receive a discount
La Quinta Inn & Suites Tucumcari
  • 2516 South Adams St, Tucumcari, NM 88401
  • 37mi from range
  • Indoor pool & gym, Free breakfast, Free wifi
  • 100% non-smoking
Best Western Discovery Inn, Tucumcari
  • 200 E Estrella Avenue Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401
  • 38 mi from range
  • HBO and Internet access, 24-hr fitness center, outdoor heated pool
  • Free breakfast & coffee
Yucca Motel, Logan
  • 501 S US-54, Logan NM 88426
  • (575) 487-2272

Nearest Rifle Supplies

Baits & Bullets
  • 301 N Highway 54, Logan, NM 88426
  • 14mi from range
B’s Sports
  • 912 E Rte 66 Blvd. Tucumcari, NM 88401
  • 33mi from range
Dickerson’s Sports Gun Repair
  • 2110 S 4th St, Tucumcari, NM 88401
  • 37mi from range
High Plains Marine Bait & Bullets – Logan
  • 301 N Highway 54, Logan, NM 88426
  • 14mi from range

*All information provided as a service, we strongly advise that all potential competitors do their own travel planning and research to find what works best for them individually!