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2021 MDT Steel Challenge




Cost:$289 (no refunds, no transfers) –

Includes Food, refreshments all weekend, shooters bags, and match T shirt.

Food includes lunch on Saturday (on the go). Snacks on Sunday for lunch (granola, jerky etc). Sunday banquet dinner.

Water will be provided at all stages.

Dates: May 28-30, 2021
Location: Rock Lake Rifle Range, St. John, WA

Round count will be +-220 for the shoot.

JC Steel Targets, Inc. is proud to have its 9th annual MDT Steel Challenge presented by JC Steel Targets!

The match, as always, will be a pretty up-tempo match with lots of shooting, and will be both physically and mentally demanding. Premium AR500 targets will be the target of choice. Most stages will have some sort of stress involved, either timed or varying target sizes. There will be many different barricades and natural terrain to navigate though while shooting the match as well. Come prepared! We strive to have minimal down time.

Shooters can expect ranges of 1 yard to 1400 yards. Many targets will be in the 200-800 range. We will be utilizing AR Platform rifles when shooting from the MDT helicopter- Yes, there will be a helicopter. More details to follow, it’s a once in a lifetime adventure, I recommend to everyone!!

Calibers will be 300 mag and under for rifle.
Round count will be +-220 rifle.

Muzzle velocity at 3200 FPS or under. We will check randomly!

You can shoot either your bolt rifle, or your semi-auto. Only allowed to carry one rifle during the match and you will only be able to use the same rifle unless there’s complete weapon failure.

You will be required to carry all your gear with you all day and there will be some hiking so pack accordingly.

Chamber Flags are required during the match and all range activities. No exceptions. Ear and Eye protection recommended.


Friday, May 28th

10AM – 6PM: Zero range open, side matches, registration to get shooters bags and match booklets

Saturday, May 29th

8AM Shooting starts

Sunday, May 30th

8AM Shooting starts, then banquet dinner and awards


You can bring a tent if you would like-BUT it is the Northwest and it might be mild weather. So take your chances there. Last year we had many campers.

Campers and RV’s are fine as well. We had lots of these last year from super-duper 5th wheels to pop out tent trailers—we do not have hook ups, so it will be dry RV-ing only. After you get here on the ranch we can provide needed transportation to and from the shooting areas.


Spokane International Airport
Pullman regional Airport


St. John, WA

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Cow Creek Mercantile
  • 26 miles from venue
  • Open from 9am-8pm
  • Pizza and American traditional
Harvester Restaurant
  • 65 miles from venue
  • Open from 7am-10pm
  • American traditional, Salad, Breakfast, and Brunch
Memories Diner
  • 26.3 miles from venue
  • Open 11am-830pm
  • American traditional
Jake’s Cafe
  • 27 miles from venue
  • Open 5am -11pm
  • American traditional



Best Western Plus Broncos Inn
  • 26 miles from venue
  • 4.5/5 stars on Trip Advisor
  • Free breakfast, internet, and cable television
Top Hat Motel
  • 26 miles from venue
  • 4/5 stars on Trip Advisor
  • Free wi-fi and satellite TV


Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport
  • 56 miles from venue
  • Free wi-fi

Nearest Rifle Supplies

  • Othello, Washington (57 miles away from Ritzville)
  • Guns, Ammo, Sights, Cleaning
Peters & Hosea, Gunmakers
  • Odessa, Washington (30 miles from Ritzville)
Agency Firearms
  • 1055 W Broadway Ave, Moses Lake, WA (48 miles away from Ritzville)

*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!