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 hot weather abated and we had a very pleasant day for shooting. Seven shooters showed up to take advantage of the weather and inhale the aroma of the burned gunpowder.
Matt W, a Navy shooting shipmate of John C, came down from the Naval Academy to join the fun and gave us an excellent demonstration of how to effectively wield the service rifle taking top honors with his excellent 475-11x. Matt will be coaching the Midshipmen’s service rifle and service pistol teams starting this fall. Mark S once again ruled the iron sighted category.
Everyone shot the popular AR’s with the exception of Nate S who shot a Bren L1A1 in 7.62 x 51. He had some difficulty getting his sights right but when he joins us again we will expect to see if the Bren shoots as well as is advertised.
Cody M shot this course of fire for the first time and made a very satisfactory debut. Cody shoots air rifle with the Calvert High JNROTC program so is no stranger to marksmanship competition. See the match report for all the details.
Our next high power rifle match will be the NRA Approved High Power Sporting Rifle match on September 28th. Nearly everyone has a rifle that can be used in this match, the target is large and you are in position with the rifle when the order to FIRE is given. It is a great introduction to HP rifle competition for the newer shooter but still a challenge for the more skilled. More info will be forthcoming as the match date nears. We hope to see some new faces join us.
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