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 three new shooters join the usual suspects Saturday to shoot the NRA Approved match. That gave us eleven competitors which although not the turnout some of the club’s events attracts was better than average for our high power rifle program. The new shooters vowed to a man that they would be returning.
John C had an especially good day shooting a scoped AR-15 service rifle for a 462-1X , an Expert class score, to earn Match Winner honors and that score was also the high optical sights score. Paul S held off the Swierczek family riflemen who usually win the metallic sights for the high metallic sights score of 446-6X. Trevor G was the high junior with his Sharpshooter class score of 436-2X. A couple more scores like that and he will be getting his Sharpshooter card.Please see the Match Report for all the details.
My thanks to all the shooters for showing up on a beautiful shooting day and for their help setting up and tearing down the range. And special thanks to John and to Mark for running the second relay. Also special thanks to Ryan M, Cody’s father. They were the first to show up after I got to the range and they pitched right in getting the range set up working as hard as if they were members, not guests.
Our next high power rifle match will be the Vintage Military Rifle match on November 16th. More info will be forthcoming as the match date nears. If you are lucky enough to own some vintage military iron, especially M1’s, M1A’s or the like this match is a great opportunity to see how well you can shoot them. AR-15’s are NOT vintage enough for this match. Read the match program for more info. Contact me by e-mail if you would like a copy of same.Dick C
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