High Power Rifle

High Power Match for Sunday 9/24/2017

We held our practice matches for the up coming CMP Games this weekend and had 11 shooters show up on a great warm fall day with no wind.

We shot 2 separate 30 shot matches which allowed the use of 2 rifles or just shoot one 2 times.
As usual, this match was designed for "wood rifles" or known as a GSVM match, but lots of shooters brought other rifles and competed.

MATCH 1:
Match Winner was Pete Wolf shooting an M1 with a score of                     282-7X.
First Place went to Ron Foos shooting an M1 with a score of                     279-5X.
Second Place went to Jason Hook shooting a scoped AR with a score of  277-1X.
Third Place went to Ryan Velasco ( a Junior shooter) with a score of         269-0X.

The rest of the scores were:  Kurt Nelson 268-2X / Bernie Sakowicz 261-1X / Tim Kulow 258-0X / Rick Bianchi 256-3X / Konrad Riensche 198-0X / Jay Velasco 177-1X / and Barbara Wolf 172-1X.

MATCH 2:
Match Winner was Jason Hook shooting an AR with a score of     288-10X.
First Place went to Pete Wolf shooting an M1 with a score of         282-8X.
Second Place went to Kurt Nelson shooting a M1 with a score of  273-4X.
Third Place went to Ron Foos shooting a 03A3 with a score of       272-3X.

The rest of the scores were:  Bernie Sakowicz 266-2X / Tim Kulow 262-1X / Rick Bianchi 255-1X / Barbara Wolf 247-0X / Ryan Velasco 232-4X / Konrad Rienche 208-1X and Jay Velasco 186-0X.

Because of the positive response and the Thank You comments, we will run this match again next High Power season.
Thank you all for coming out and making High Power shooting popular again.
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NOTE:  Our normal match on Sunday the 22nd of October will not happen due to it falling on the same weekend as the Creedmoor Cup running in PHX.
But ... since there are 5 Sundays in October, we will have a High Power match on the 29th.
That match is scheduled to be an Off the Bench or All Prone match.
All shots on reduces targets and they get smaller from string to string.
Check out the Club Calendar for match details and changes.

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Explanations of High Power shooting course of fire.


The following explanations are meant to be brief with your understanding that there are variations between ranges and match types.
The match course of fire will always be explained before that day’s match begins.



An NRA  Across the Course (shown as XC) course of fire:


The match starts of with a preparation period prior to a 15-minute, unlimited shot sight-in period.
During the sighting-in period, you may fire as many or as few sighting shots as you wish.
This helps everyone get on target and warm up for the match.

The sighting-in targets are then repaired or replaced for Stage 1 of the NRA National Match Course:

Standing slow fire (Off-Hand)
After a 3-minute preparation period, shooters will fire 10 rounds from the Standing / Off-Hand position, single load and single fire in a time limit of 10 minutes.
Targets will be scored, repaired or replaced for Stage 2 of the NRA National Match Course:

Sitting position Rapid-fire
After a 3-minute preparation period, shooters will fire 10 rounds from the Sitting position in 60 seconds.  This includes a magazine / clip reload; shooting 2 and 8 shots or 5 and 5 shots, depending on rifle type.
Targets will be scored, repaired or replaced for Stage 3 of the NRA National Match Course:

Prone position Rapid-fire
After a 3-minute preparation period, shooters will fire 10 rounds from the Prone position in 70 seconds.  This includes a magazine / clip reload; shooting 2 and 8 shots or 5 and 5
shots, depending of rifle type.
Targets will be scored, repaired or replaced for Stage 4 of the NRA National Match Course:

Prone Slow fire
After a 3-minute preparation period, shooters will fire 20 rounds from the Prone position, single load and single fire, in a time limit of 20-minutes.
Targets will be scored and totaled for an after match get-together for visiting and finding out the days winning scores.
A Match Winner will be named, along with a First through Third Place winner.

Note:
As stated above, this match explanation covers the majority of our NRA (XC) High Power matches.
The acceptation to this course of fire will an Official NRA Approved 80 shot (XC) match where scored are recorded and sent to the NRA for shooter classifications.

Only those Official NRA Approved matches, one to two a year, will the Stages be altered to more closely follow the NRA rulebook.

(There will still be a sight-in period before the march starts.)

After that, the 4 Stages will start with 2 sighter shots for each position and then the required number of record shots.

Standing (Off-Hand) will shoot 2 sighter shots and then 20 shots in 22-minutes.
Sitting Rapid-fire will shoot 2 sighter shots in 2-minutes and then 2 strings of 10 shots in 60-seconds each.
Prone Rapid-fire will shoot 2 sighter shots in 2-minutes and then 2 strings of 10 rounds in 70-seconds each.
Prone Slow-fire will shoot 2 sighter shots and the 20 shots in 22-minutes.

A Civilian Marksmanship Program (shown as CMP) course of fire:

The simplest way is to describe a CMP match is that it’s just like an NRA XC match,
 but the 4 Stages are run in the reverse direction.
Stages 1 through 4 are run 4 through 1 and that’s about it for our matches.
As stated before, all Stages and procedures will be explained before every match.

Prescott Sportsmen’s Club
High Power Shooting Discipline

High Power shooting sports, follow closely the skills taught by our military marksmanship training programs.

Shooters may use Vintage service rifles from early WWΙ all the way to the most modern rifles of today.  This includes modern NRA match rifles and the newer space / tube guns.  As long as the rifle is safe and you are safe, bring it and shoot it.

The 4 stages of a Nation Match Course are:
(1)    Off-Hand or Standing Slow-fire position
(2)    Sitting Rapid-fire position
(3)    Prone Rapid-fire position
(4)    Prone Slow-fire position.

The number of rounds fired in a match will be 30 to 80 shots plus sighters.
30, 40, and 50 shot matches cover all of the Clubs CMP and Fun / Practice events.
An 80 shot match will only be held when we shoot an official NRA Approved match.

All safety rules and match stage procedures will be covered in detail before any match begins.

If you are new to the sport or have any questions, always have them answered while in the preparation stages before the match starts.

See you at all of our High Power matches during the year - April through October.

Be sure to click on the Calendar for all our match dates and explanations of what that days match will be.
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