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. 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. 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. High Power matches now allow both optical sights as well as traditional iron sights. Nonetheless, good eyesight is still a must, as is training and overall fitness.
Recently we have instituted 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.
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.
Latest Match Report
SLSC NRA Approved High Power Rifle NMC
Match Report and Results Bulletin
28 October 2023
The weather was just perfect for the high power rifle match on Saturday. Turnout was low again but those of us who were there participated in or witnessed a spirited competition. This was the last NRA sanctioned match of the year. Next months match is the popular vintage military rifle match.
Greg and Mark had a really close competition and Greg finally got the upper hand in his best performance to date with his scoped AR-15 ending up as Match Winner. He shot well in every stage, especially in the grueling prone slow fire stage with that 190-2x. Greg just received a Marksman classification card from the NRA in July but I expect to see him receive a Sharpshooter card sometime before next season depending upon how quickly the NRA processes this season’s scores. His score Saturday fell into the Expert range. Mark stuck with his trusty iron sighted AR-15 and shot a 456-2x to win High Matallic Sights honors which surprised no one.
Dave and Beau were both first timers shooting this discipline and they both seemed to have a good time. I expect to see considerable improvement as they shoot more matches, get used to the match procedures and get their rifles tuned up and dialed in. Shooting these rifle competitions will make a better marksman out of you if you stick with it.
See all the details in the match report linked below.
Our next match will be a Vintage Military Rifle match on November 18th.. More details will be sent out as the date approaches. You have plenty of time to get to the range and get your chosen vintage rifle dialed in at 100 yards
My thanks to the faithful few shooters who showed up for their support and help in putting on the match.Dick Chadwick, Match Director
SLSC High Power Match Records
- Open to the public. Contact the match director if you have not shot an HPR match at SLSC previously.
Course of Fire Details
- NRA High Power Rules - Revised February 2020