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
Six shooters showed up to enjoy a test of riflery skill and a good time was had by all, don’t let the scores fired mislead you. When the smoke cleared Joshua S. took Match Winner honors with a score that was just one point below what was needed to be a Sharpshooter score. That also was the highest optical sight score, but Cody M. gave him a good run. The high metallic sight score was shot by Ryan M., Cody’s father, with the ever popular AR-15.
Our next match will be a High Power Sporting Rifle match on June 26th. This is a great introduction to HP rifle competition and I highly recommend it for both first timers and experienced marksmen. More details will be sent out as the date approaches.
Many thanks to the shooters who faithfully show up for these matches. They help set up and breakdown the range as well as compete and it makes me feel my efforts organizing the matches are appreciated . And a special shout out to Mark Swierczek, who attends more of these matches than anyone except me either shooting or calling the line so I can shoot.
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