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.
Current Match Report
SLSC NRA Approved High Power Rifle
It was a fine fall day with cool crisp autumn breezes blowing the leaves off the trees but not gusting hard enough to affect the trajectory of a rifle round at our monthly high power (HP) rifle match. Yours truly couldn’t make it due to unforeseen circumstances so Mark S stood in and managed to pull off a fun and safe match. Iron sights won the day once again with Jake S making the drive back from WV and shooting an excellent 464-4x with his M1A to take match winner honors. John C was back at Sanners after a short absence and took second place using his AR equipped with optical sights. Paul S rapidly worked the bolt of his Springfield during the rapid fire strings and won points for style in spite of a few saved rounds. And David Z needed both a front and rear sight adjustment to get his AR on paper during the sighting-in period but with the always-available help of fellow shooters was on target and in the black in no time. See the October match report for all the details.
The next match will be the always-enjoyable Vintage Military Rifle match on November 18th. This match is a great way to stretch the legs of those old military warhorses you’ve been babying on the bench at the monthly Woodstock match and see what they can do under more stringent shooting conditions. Details will be forthcoming as the match date nears.
Sorry I couldn’t be there. Many thanks to Mark for running the show and a hearty welcome back to John. And thanks to you faithful few who keep showing up to keep the program alive. I hope to be at the next match on November 18th but it will most likely be on crutches depending upon when my knee operation gets scheduled.
Dick C, Match Director
- Open to all SLSC member. Non-members need a member sponsor to participate.
Course of Fire Details
- NRA High Power Rules - Revised January 2015