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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
24 September 2022
Match Report

 We had a beautiful morning to shoot, cool, sunny and no wind to speak of, a perfect day for some good scores to be shot and a few were delivered. Mark once again delivered an excellent lesson on the proper firing of the iron sighted AR-15 and came away with Match Winner honors with son Jake on his heels with another iron sighted AR-15. Dick shot a decent score with a scoped AR, although it was below the 300 point level he should have shot since he carries a Master classification card for the 1st Optical Sights laurels.  Paul Stephens returned to shoot after a long absence but withdrew from the competition after firing the first stage. We also had two new to us shooters who had rifles that did not conform to the NRA specifications but we let them shoot  so their morning would not be wasted and hope they had a good enough experience to warrant a return in the future. They both shot decent scores for their first crack at this discipline. 

Our October match will be the challenging NRA Approved high power rifle national match course of fire. I am attaching a copy of the match program for your info.

My usual thanks to the faithful few who like to shoot these matches and eagerly help set up the range and put it back in order at the end of the competition. And a special thanks for the entire Swierczek family for their enduring support of our small program and to Mark for running the second relay so I could shoot.

 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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