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
26 August 2023
It was a hot and humid morning for shooting but at least there was negligible wind to deal with. Once again there was a disappointing number of shooters, in fact they were the same three who shot the HP NMC in May. They all had some difficulties though and their scores were not what they expected, but it was a nice competition anyways and beat the heck out of duties around the house.
Same order of finish as in May with James taking match winner honors, Mark shooting second place with iron sights and Greg bringing up the rear. See all the scores and details in the match report link below.
Our next match will be a High Power Sporting Rifle match on September 23rd.. 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.
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
Previous Match Reports
- 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