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
The brutally hot Southern Maryland weather took a vacation for this match and we had a really pleasant morning to shoot. AR-15 type rifles seemed to be the order of the day in both service and match rifle categories with one exception, a M1A that Lee was wielding.
The iron sighted service rifles carried the day again this match with the highest scores and Mark once again was Match Winner with his 454-7X. Yours truly fell upon his sword in the slow prone stage and blew a chance to win a match at last, but at least had the highest optical sight score. See the August Match Report for all the details.
Our next high power rifle match will be the High Power Sporting Rifle match September 22rd. Details on the match will be forthcoming. 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.
Again I thank the competitors for supporting the program and helping so much with set up and tear down of the range, special thanks to Mark for running the second relay and a hearty welcome back into the club to John C. If any new members are reading this and want more info on our high power rifle matches, please contact me by email at: email@example.com
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