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 only way we could have had a more perfect Fall day to shoot our October match would have been to wait until Sunday. But we didn’t and since we had three of the usual suspects show up and one newcomer to our high power program we shot on Saturday. Mark shot extremely well with his iron sighted AR-15 and took Match Winner honors with a Master class score of 472-8x. This was just 4 x’s less than Steve Possehl’s 472-12x iron sighted service rifle range record score shot back in 2015. Jeff Heisler took the high scope sighted category with a 424-3x missing a Sharpshooter level score by just one point.
Our next match will be a High Power Vintage Military Rifle match on November19 th. You have plenty of time to get your old war horse out of the gun safe, oiled up and sighted in ready for competition. Our new loading procedure for the rapid fire stage of that match is much more M1 Garand friendly and will make the match a bit more enjoyable for those of you who are Garand fans.
As always, my thanks to the shooters who showed up for their support and help in putting on the match. I hope to see more than four of you at the VMR, our final high power match for 2022.
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 February 2020