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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.

September 2016 Match Report

SLSC High Power Sporting Rifle Match
24 September 2016
Match Report

It looked like it was going to be a hot and humid shooting day, but became overcast with a slight breeze and was ideal for shooting. We could have used a few more shooters, but those in attendance had a spirited competition.

Paul S emerged on top of the leader board yet gain with a fine 307-7x with his scoped bolt gun. This was one of the three Master class scores fired with Jake’s 302-7x and Mark’s 300-7x being the other two. Both of the latter scores were fired with iron sighted rifles, an excellent accomplishment on its own. It was good to see Perrin back on the line after a long absence. Work on weekends will do that though. Full scores can be found in the September Match Report.

Our next match will be a NRA Approved High Power Rifle National Match Course on Saturday, 22 October. I’ll be sending out more info on that match in the near future. If you have any questions about it before then, e-mail me and I’ll answer them.

 My thanks to all of the competitors for supporting the program, setting up for the match and putting the range back in order after the smoke cleared. Special thanks to Mark S who ran the second relay and to Steve H who was waiting for me to show up to help set up, and was the next to last to leave after the match. Their help is always greatly appreciated.  

 Dick C, Match Director                                                  

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September Match Photos


The September line.


Seated on the platform


Prone position



More Info

Match Director

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.
  • Contact Dick for a copy of 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.

Rules

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PO Box 1300, Lexington Park, MD 20653

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