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
Once again we were blessed with fine shooting weather for our NRA Approved high power rifle match. Attendance was down a bit due to the holiday weekend but we still had eight of the faithful show up for the festivities. Mark once again showed us how to excel with good old fashioned reliable rugged iron sights shooting a fine 444-4x missing the cutoff for an Expert score by only one point. We had enough Marksmen shooting the metallic sighted service rifles to justify a class award which went to Ray Z shooting his M1A. Due to my slightly advanced age I am considered to be a “Grand Senior” by the NRA but I didn’t feel that grand after shooting the NMC course of fire on a hot morning even though my score turned out to be the highest for the day. My back is still aching as I type up this report this morning. See the match report for all the score details.
Many thanks to Bruce H who helped us run the match from set up to tear down and to Mark who ran the second relay which gave me the chance to shoot.Our next high power rifle match will be the NRA Approved High Power Sporting Rifle match on June 22nd. 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