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
The rain did not deter five determined riflemen from showing up at the rifle range for the last NRA approved high power rifle match of the year. The rain did not turn out to be as heavy as predicted so the match started on time and it turned out to be a very competitive event.
The ever popular AR-15’s were used by all competitors,
several of which were built by the shooters wielding them. The high score was
shot by yours truly with a 460-3x with my little AR-15 carbine. I was followed
closely by John with his scoped service rifle a fine 459-7x and Mark once again
spoke for the iron sighted fans with his 456-7X. Paul had some target
recognition issues which prevented the usual good showing he presents,
especially when he is shooting his AR-15 “space gun” as he was today. Please see the match report for the score breakdowns.
Our next high power rifle match will be the popular Vintage Military Rifle match November 17th. Details on the match will be forthcoming. So get those old iron sighted military rifles oiled up and sighted in and lets wrap up the high power shooting season on a high note.
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