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
Saturdays weather turned out nearly perfect after a couple dreary wet days and in spite of it being a long holiday weekend, five shooters showed up, ready to burn up some gun powder. Three generations of service rifles were on the line with the AR-15 emerging as the one to beat today. All of the shooters today elected to use iron sights. Mark edged out James with an almost Master class score of 467-8x. Three more points and it would have been in the Master classification. James was the high Marksman but will not be a Marksman long when the NRA Competitions Division finally up-grades his classification card to a more accurate level.
This was the first high power national match course for the three other Marksmen and much was learned by them all. I expect to see a considerable improvement in their scores when the next NMC is fired in August. The smaller scoring rings in the last two stages of the match are a shock at first, but you just have to hold a little harder, the X ring is still in the center of the black and that’s what you are still aiming for.
Our next match will be a High Power Sporting Rifle match on June 25 th. 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 shooters who showed up for their support and help in putting on the match.
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