• RTC Blood Stripe Challenge

    Warhorse Development and the Recon Sniper Foundation are proud to present:


    The Blood Stripe Challenge (Rifleman's Team Challenge)


    May 11-12, 2019 (Check-in and check zero starts May 10 at 1300-1800)




    The Blood Stripe that is on the Marine NCO and Officer's dress blue uniform hails from the Battle of Chapultepec in 1847 (The Halls of Montezuma).  This simple line of red that runs down the outer seam of the Marines trousers represents the 90% casualty rate of the NCO and Officer corps during this engagement.


    Marines fight and Marines die.  Sometimes when we come home we are lost.  Or maybe we just need a hand finding our way back to being a productive Marine.  The Commandant of the Marine Corps General Jame Amos said, "There’s no such thing as a former Marine. You’re a Marine, just in a different uniform and you’re in a different phase of your life."  We are forever in service to our country, to our family, to our Corps.


    The Recon Sniper Foundation was started to help our brothers and sisters to finding their way back to being productive Marines again while keeping the memory of fallen recon men and snipers alive.  Every competitor that wears a team Recon Sniper Foundation jersey, doesn't wear it for themselves, they wear for that young Marine so far, far away who will never come home.



    Teams will be restricted per caliber and speed in accordance with RTC rules and regulations.

    Teams will be restricted by stage on what equipment may be utilized for that individual course of fire. Example: Teams may not use any mechanical support (tripods, bipods, shooting sticks, etc) to engage targets A, B, C, and D.


    Teams must start the match day carry all equipment with them that they will use, there will be no going back to the vehicles. Any gear left behind will be considered a prize and added to the table (joking, keep track of your stuff). Teams will start the stage with all equipment to be utilized in the stage in hand. If it is not with the shooters at the start of the stage, it can NOT be retrieved and utilized after time has been started.


    If a team blatantly violates the equipment rules as determined by the RO and MD the violated stage score will be cut by 50%.


    Course of Fire:

    The course of fire will consist of targets anywhere from 200 to 1800 yards. The course will be traversed on foot. (Contact the Match Director if special consideration is needed.) 9 stages on Saturday and 8 stages on Sunday. Some of theses stages will have a physical challenge aspect to them.


    Stages will consist of natural terrain and built obstacles that will have to be considered and attacked on the clock. The majority of stages will be blind and there will be a heavy emphasis on legacy skills such as mil reticle ranging. No stage will have given yardage. Time limits will be homogenous throughout the course and will be addressed at the match brief.


    If a team is seen to be blatantly violating the given course of fire or going against the Match Director’s intent as seen and explained to the RO by the MD that team’s stage score will be cut by 90%.


    There will be allowed 1 mulligan. The team must call for it immediately. Each team member must pay the RO $20, so it’s $40 for your mulligan. The team will have 1 minute, which starts upon RO’s receipt of the money, to reassess, reload, and reset. That 1 minute is then docked from the stage time and time begins for the team to reengage the stage. (Proceeds will go to the Recon Sniper Foundation.)


    Safety Considerations:

    Firearm Safety rules will be followed and enforced. All weapons will be cleared before moving from the firing line. All weapons will be carried mag out bolt back. If there is a blowing dirt condition that will be addressed at that time. ECI’s are welcome.



    Valier: 15 minutes away

    Lake Frances Inn - 406-279-3476 https://sites.google.com/site/lakefrancesinn/

    Stone School Inn - 406-279-3796 http://stoneschoolinn.com/

    Lake Frances Campground – 406-289-0744 http://www.townofvalier.com/parks-and-recreation

    Conrad: 30 minutes away

    Super 8 -406-278-6519 https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/conrad-montana/super-8-conrad/overview?CID=LC:SE::GGL:RIO:National:03279&iata=00065402 

    Shelby: 30 minutes away

    Comfort Inn - 406-434-2212 (also has campground) https://www.comfortinnshelby.com/en-us

    Best Western - 406-424-4560 (also has campground) https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotels-in-shelby/best-western-shelby-inn-suites/propertyCode.27080.html


    Dry Camping at the farm is available.


    Prizes will be done as follows:

    1st place – 1st choice

    Last place- 2nd choice

    2nd place – 3rd choice

    2nd to last – 4th choice and so on. If there is an issue with this place feel free to contact the Match Director. Also, if there is snowballing that will be addressed in front of your peers.

    • There will be trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and Top Mil/ LE


    Saturday evening there will be a dinner for all shooters at TBD. Sunday while the scores are being tabulated there will be sandwiches available. (Meals are included in the Match fees.)


    Side Match:

    There will be a side match on Saturday after the course of fire has been completed. $20 for 5 shots at a target TBD yards away. A first round impact will gain the shooter 5 raffle tickets, 2nd round impact 4 tickets, 3rd round impact 3, and so on. After the shooting is done we will draw for a certificate from Vortex Optics. The shooter that has the most hits on target will get 25% of the proceeds. If there is a tie there will be a sudden death match on the same target from a tripod in any position but prone or haji prone.

    All the proceeds from the side match will go to the Recon Sniper Foundation.




      NOTE:  Please select LOCAL PICKUP to avoid being charged for shipping for the match.  Let us know if you have any questions!


      NOTE:  There will be no refunds if you cancel your entry into this match.  If you sell/trade/give your slot to somebody else, please contact us and let us know so that we can get the match info and updates to them in a timely fashion.  Thanks!


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