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
We had really nice weather to shoot in without the fog of the past couple of days. Four of the usual suspects showed up
Our final match of the abbreviated season will be held on November 21. It will be the always popular vintage military rifle match. So start practicing, get those sights adjusted right and come out to the range and join the fun. And you Garand shooters, practice loading the rifle with 2 rounds as you will have to when you start the rapid fire stage (you shoot 2 rounds then reload with 8 for that stage). Just be VERY careful if you do practice this: use dummy cartridges if you have or can make them up and make sure the rifle is pointed in a safe direction and the safety is on.
Dick Chadwick, Match Director
HIGH POWER RECORDS
- Open to all SLSC member. Non-members need a member sponsor to participate.
Course of Fire Details
- NRA High Power Rules - Revised January 2015