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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 June 2018
Match Report

   Although the weather looked like it would surely rain we showed up at the range with the intention of shooting a rifle match and intended to do so unless we encountered lightning. It didn’t rain and by mid-morning was sunny and pleasant. Attendance was low since 6 of our regulars had other obligations this weekend, but we managed to muster 5 riflemen for a hotly contested match.

 Paul came away as match winner by 2 x’s over Dick who was able to shoot thanks to Rob for acting as Chief Range Officer on the one man second relay. It was close, but a couple bad shots made the difference in Paul’s favor.

 We only had one iron sights shooter, Lee with his .30 Carbine, so there was no award for high iron sights.

 Rob recently received his Sharpshooter classification card from the NRA, the first of our several Marksmen to advance to a higher classification. Congratulations are in order. Joshua’s 262-2x was an excellent score for a first time shooter in this event, only 6 points below the Sharpshooter classification threshold. See the Match Report for all the details.

  My thanks to the shooters who continue to support our high power match program, to Rob for running the second relay for me, and to all the shooters for their help in setting up and tearing down the range for the match.   

 Our next high power rifle match will be the popular Vintage Military Rifle match which will be held on July 28th.Get those old war horses out of the gun safe and tuned up and sighted in for a fun day at the range. We have some neat pewter rifle pins for the hats of the highest scoring shooters. More details will follow as the match day approaches. 

 Dick C, 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

  • SLSC members $10
  • Non-members $15
  • Juniors (under 21) $5

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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Sanners Lake Sportmen's Club
PO Box 1300, Lexington Park, MD 20653

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