2022 Mason Valley Steel Hunter

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2022 Mason Valley Steel Hunter

MD: Serge Ducourneau

Location: San Diego, California

Dates: March 4-6, 2022

Cost: $175-$275 per person

Dates: March 4-6, 2022

Range Location: 12898-12438 County Hwy S2 Julian Ca 92036 (More detailed directions for Registered contestants)

Welcome to the Mason Valley Steel Hunter, situated just east of the Gold Rush mountain town of Julian and adjacent to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in San Diego County. The Mason Valley Ranch is 8500 acres of typical southern California high desert terrain. Low scrub in a very dry climate. Field Elevation is 2400 ft ASL. Weather in March is usually highs in the 70s/80s and lows in the 40s/50s with an extremely low chance of rain.

This match will provide an excellent opportunity to enjoy the weather of sunny Southern California while working through rocky terrain of the high desert. Target engagements will range from roughly 100 to 1400. Competitors will be expected to hike to all shooting locations that are not accessible to vehicles.

Water will be provided at each stage. Also included, is a bag lunch on Saturday, and Taco dinner on Sunday, during the awards ceremony.

20 Stages total. 12 Saturday and 8 on Sunday.

Friday check in and zero will have a 100 yard zero area and steel out to 800 for verifying data.  There will be a fun side stage during this time presented by NRL Hunter series Title Sponsor SIG SAUER.

No refunds will be available but if you need to sell your slot just keep us in the loop and we can adjust as needed.

**For free Young Gun entries with your Adult entry, please email prforce@nationalrifleleague.org with your Order #, and the Young Gun(s) name(s).

**Suppressor rental** – Abel Company USA will be offering a limited number of suppressors for competitors to use during the entirety of the match with the option to purchase after (all laws apply). This will be a first come first serve basis. Please mark down that you would like to use one in the registration, and you will be contacted by the Match Director to arrange usage.

Tent camping is $25/night

RV camping is $45/night


No open flames other than Propane

Porta potties will be in the camping area


Payment – Cash upon arrival

Camping on the premises will be dry camping (no RV hookups or electricity so plan accordingly if you are camping). Please contact Match director separately for camping arrangements. Serge Ducourneau ( s.ducourneau28@gmail.com )



  • Check-in at the Runway – 2pm to 7pm
  • ROs shoot entire match Friday starting at 7am.


  • Safety Brief – 7:30am
  • Move to stages – 8am
  • Go Live – 8:30
  • Line Cold – when last competitor has completed their 12th stage


  • Arrive and move as a squad to stages – 7:30am
  • Go live 8:30am
  • Awards *tentatively* – 3pm at the Barns






  • Tent camping is $25/night. RV camping is $45/night.
  • Julian has a few hotels and BnBs. Shelter Valley has a few AirBNBs
  • StageCoach Trails RV Resort. Camping on site for additional fee paid up front at the time of arrival (both tent and dry RV)


San Diego International, Orange County

Rifle Supplies

Precision Arms in Escondido is the closest precision rifle store. 250 W Crest St C, Escondido, CA 92025 only open Wednesday through Saturday

*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!