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NRA Approved High Power Sporting Rifle Matches

The High Power Sporting Rifle match is a great introduction to NRA high power rifle competition. This course of fire is shot with any center fire rifle weighing less than 9.5 pounds and having a magazine capacity of 4 rounds or more. The 9.5 pound limit is with an empty magazine, and without a sling. The sling may be used in all positions except standing. Metallic and optical sights are both allowed. You will be in position and the rifle loaded when the command to FIRE is given in all stages of the match.

Shooting garments such as heavily padded shooting coats and gloves are not allowed to be used in sporting rifle matches. Garments, that are appropriate for the prevailing weather conditions only, are allowed. Knee, elbow and shoulder pads and pads on rifle butt stocks are allowed.

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 in this discipline.

  • Two certificates will be awarded, one for High Optical Sights and one for High Metallic Sights.

  • No High Overall award will be awarded since almost invariably the High Optical Sight shooter is the High Overall.


Latest Match Report

SLSC High Power Sporting Rifle Match
23 April 2022
Match Report

We had a beautiful morning to shoot and nine of us, six of the usual suspects and three new faces, showed up to wreak havoc on the hapless targets. When the smoke and paper tatters cleared some pretty good scores turned up. Cody shot what I believe was a personal high for him in this event, a 295-1x which is an excellent Expert class score for a Sharpshooter, soon to be Expert, if he keeps shooting at this level. It was not quite enough to win the match though. That was the Optical sight picture. In the Metallic sight division Mark, as is usually the case, came through again ensuring another free entry fee next month since I’ll be giving him another certificate redeemable for that as a prize.

 The new entrants seemed to enjoy the experience and we hope to see them at the next high power match in May. We actually had enough Marksmen shooting to justify a class award which went to Alston for his 264-1x which was a decent score for a first time shooter at this game. I think they will agree this HP Sporting Rifle match is a good introduction to competitive riflery.

 Our next match will be an NRA Approved High Power Rifle National Match Course on Saturday, 28 May.  I’ll be sending out more info on that match in the near future. If you have any questions about it before then, e-mail me and I’ll answer them. Don’t be shy, grab a rifle and try these high power rifle matches some time. You may even enjoy it.

 My thanks to the faithful few competitors who support the program, setting up for the match and putting the range back in order after the smoke cleared. Special thanks to Mark Swierczek who ran the sparse second relay which enabled me to shoot. I had a good shooting day. 

 Dick Chadwick, Match Director

              

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Match Description

  • This is a 32 round course of fire with up to 5 sighting rounds allowed prior to firing for record.  NRA rules will be followed.  Metallic or optical sights are allowed.  You will be firing from the prone, standing and sitting or kneeling positions.
  • See the match program which contains detailed match, equipment and match entry fee information.
  • More information on getting started in High Power competition can be found on the NRA website.

Who

  • Open to all SLSC member.  Non-members need a member sponsor to participate.

Where

Schedule

  • 4th Saturday of the Month; March, May and September.
  • Match starts at 9AM.  Check in 8-8:30AM.

Cost

  • Everyone but Juniors - $10 (Includes NRA fee)
  • Juniors (under 21) free

Equipment Needed:

  • Center fire rifle as described above (required)
  • 32 rounds ammunition, plus 5 sighting rounds (required)
  • Spotting scope (optional, but very helpful)
  • Shooting mat (optional)

Course of Fire Details

  • Sporting Rifle Course consists of:
    • Prone slow fire: 8 rounds in 8 minutes
    • Prone rapid fire: 8 rounds fired in two 4 round strings, 30 seconds per string
    • Sitting/kneeling rapid fire: 8 rounds fired in two 4 round strings, 30 seconds per string
    • Standing slow fire: 8 rounds in 8 minutes
    • The SR-1 target is used for all stages of the Sporting Rifle course of fire. The course of fire is shot at 100 yards.

Scoring

  • General scoring is as follows, with details in the rules link below:
    • Each string of 8 shots will be on a separate target.
    • Point value of the ring for each shot will be totaled (maximum of 80 points per target).
    • Number of X's will be noted.
    • Holes touching a higher value ring are given the higher value.
    • Firing fewer than required number of shots will be scored as misses.
    • Firing more than the required number of shots and more than 8 hits are on the target, with no cross firing evident,  the 8 hits of lowest value will be recorded for that string.

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