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.
October 2016 Match Report
SLSC NRA Approved High Power Rifle Match
The day did not look promising as we prepared the range for the match. The early dreary weather must have discouraged some of the less hardy, but three of the regulars showed up ready to do battle. The weather may have been cool, but the shooting was anything but. All three shooters used service rifles and Mark S prevailed when the smoke cleared. He was in last place after the first three stages, but held hard and shot an outstanding slow prone stage to win the match with a 470-11X. This was a NRA Master classification score, and should be enough to bump him up from Sharpshooter classification to Expert. We will see what the mail from the NRA brings him in the next few weeks.
Paul and Jake shot quite well too, all three shooters turned in excellent score cards. Check out the October Match Report for full details. Special thanks to Steve H who came in early to help set up the range with us but elected not to shoot. With all the wind on Saturday morning it was not too bad a decision.
Our next and the final high power match of the season will be a vintage military rifle match on November 19th. Details will be forthcoming in a couple of weeks. I encourage you to come join us shooting high power rifle. There is always room on the firing line and you just may find you actually enjoy this type of shooting. The pace may be slower, but the competition is intense, and the round count is much lower than some of the other disciplines, so it is cheaper to shoot. You can earn and improve a NRA classification in two of the high power disciplines we offer: NRA High Power Rifle and NRA High Power Sporting Rifle. This card proves you are a genuine high power rifle shooter. Well, okay, you really need to try the game “across the course” at 200, 300 and 600 yards to be genuine, but this 100 yard game is a pretty good measure of what you should be capable of.
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