The most popular form of organized rifle-only competitive shooting in the United States is NRA High Power Competition. High Power Competition encompasses primarily Service Rifle and Match Rifle. Apart from a sling, there are no mechanical crutches in High Power--your arms and body must support the full weight of the rifle as you engage the target from a variety of positions. The vast majority of High Power matches are iron sights only. These factors place a premium on good eyesight, training, and overall fitness.
Every NRA High Power Rifle match for which classification records are kept is a multiple or a combination of one or more strings of fire.
As of 30 July 2018
This year we are going to introduce a modest award program for our high power rifle matches.
Two types of awards will be given: metal pins (if they are available) in the shape of the high power rifles we generally compete with and certificates redeemable for an entry fee in our subsequent high power rifle matches.
Below you will find the policy we are planning on following. If we have enough classified shooters to justify a class award in the NRA Approved matches we may add such in the future.
The entry fee certificate will be the award for this discipline.
Three certificates will be awarded, one for High Overall, one for High Match Rifle and one for High Service Rifle.
Current Match Report
SLSC NRA Approved High Power Rifle Match
It was a beautiful day to shoot rifles and we had a better than average turnout with 10 competitors firing over our two relays.
The service rifles outshot the match rifles again this month with Jake’s Master class 471 -6X taking Match Winner honors with his M1A. It is of note that all three of the service rifle shooters had iron sights and two of them shot higher scores than the mostly scope sighted rifles in the Match Rifle category. The scopes will take some getting used to.
Paul won the Match Rifle category with a 447-7X shooting his AR-15 platform space gun with its high grade iron sights.
See the full May Match report for the breakdown of scores.
Many thanks to the competitors for their help in setting up the range and getting everything back in order after the match. And a special thanks to Mark S for running the second relay again, allowing me to shoot.
Our next high power rifle match will be the High Power Sporting Rifle match June 23rd. Details on the match will be forth coming . This match is a great introduction to high power shooting. Scoped and iron sights are both allowed and shooting coats, gloves and other apparel are not allowed. We have shooting mats and spotting scopes (although the scopes aren’t the best) you may use if you don’t have your own.
I urge you to give our high power matches a try. Good competition, good company and a good time to be had by all.
Dick C, Match Director
- Open to all SLSC member. Non-members need a member sponsor to participate.
Course of Fire Details
- NRA High Power Rules - Revised January 2015