2023 MASON VALLEY STEEL HUNTER BY ABEL CO USA – Individual Competitors

//2023 MASON VALLEY STEEL HUNTER BY ABEL CO USA – Individual Competitors

2023 MASON VALLEY STEEL HUNTER BY ABEL CO USA – Individual Competitors

$175.00$275.00

Purchase this product if you’d like to compete as an Individual in any of the existing divisions. If you’d like to compete with another competitor as a Team, instead purchase this product:

https://nrlhunter.org/product/2023-mason-valley-steel-hunter-team-competitors/

MDs: Serge Ducourneau and Jeff Shaffer

DATE: March 3-5, 2023

LOCATION: Julian, California (SoCal)

Welcome to the 2023 NRL Hunter Season. The 2023 Mason Valley Steel Hunter Presented by Abel Company is situated just east of the Gold Rush mountain town of Julian, California, 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, similar to the habitat of Southern Mule Deer, Coyotes, Rabbits, Squirrels and more. The environment includes low scrub in a very dry climate (field conditions are completely different than last year, as it is now 2 years after the fire). Field Elevation is 2400 ft ASL.

This match will provide an excellent opportunity to enjoy the weather of sunny Southern California while working through rocky terrain of the high desert.

With an estimated 20 hunting simulated stages, the round count will be 80-160, depending on first round impacts vs second round impacts, but bring extra for getting velocity/PF for your tiebreaker, and zero’ing your rifle. The average target distance will be approximately 455 yards, but expect anywhere from approximately <100-1400 yards.

Hunters are expected to hike to all shooting locations that are not accessible to vehicles. 

Water will be provided at each stage with bag lunch on Saturday and Taco dinner on Sunday during the awards.

Friday check-in and zero will have a 100 yard zero area however, no extended ranges to proof dope, so please come prepared.

Abel Company will be demoing new light weight Titanium suppressors!

 

Complimentary Young Gun Slots:

5 complimentary Young Gun slots are available on a first come first serve basis on any paid adult match fee. Please email brittney@nrlhunter.org with Subject Line: “2023 Mason Valley Steel Hunter – 1 Young Gun Slot”, and in the description please provide the following: 1. the Order # of the paid adult slot, 2. Name of the Parent/Guardian responsible for the Young Gun, 3. the Name of the Young Gun, 4. Rifle Division of the Young Gun: Factory, Open Light, or Open Heavy.

Refunds:

There are no refunds, however, transfers will be accepted upon MD approval. The slot owner must email the new hunter’s name and email address, and wait for approval.

Social:

If you’d like to tag us on social media, we welcome you to use the hashtags #MasonValleySteelHunter #NRLHunter #EveryEthicalEdge.

We’re looking forward to hosting you and helping you gain every ethical edge!

 

DIVISIONS

FACTORY – any factory configuration with no modifications from SKU, weighing 12 lbs. or less (with scope, bipod, and all dedicated support equipment), chambered in 6mm/.243 or greater, with a cartridge overall length of 2.700″ or greater (per SAAMI-ANSI Max cartridge length standards), with a maximum muzzle velocity of 3275, and be from the pre-approved Factory manufacturers list

OPEN LIGHT – any configuration weighing 12 lbs. or less (with scope, bipod, and all dedicated support equipment), velocity max of 3275 fps, with minimum PF of 380,000

OPEN HEAVY – any configuration weighing 16 lbs. or less (with scope, bipod, and all dedicated support equipment), velocity max of 3275 fps, with minimum PF of 380,000

SKILLS – is for anyone that wishes to compete at a NRL HUNTER match purely for the experience. There will be a discounted match entrance fee. Skills Division hunters may use any rifle weight or caliber that they choose that does not exceed .30 caliber or 3275fps. Skills Division hunters do not need to meet the minimum Power Factor (PF) requirements. Skills Division hunters may be coached on the clock after they have had the opportunity to try the stage on their own. Skills Division hunters will not be competing for points nor the opportunity for awards, nor prizes.