High Power Rifle

The High Power Season for 2017 is over now.

Our last match of the year was held on Sunday the 29th and we only had 5 shooters show up, pretty much the reason for calling off High Power for the winter.
We held a bring any gun you want and shoot from any position for a quick 30 shot 3 ever smaller reduced target accuracy match.
We had a full on hard core F-Class shooter down to a 22LR shooting off the bench with the others shooting prone sling.
Match Winner was Nick Bousliman with a perfect score of 300-30X with his 1000 yard F-Class setup m- 6.5 Creedmoor.
First Place went to Tim Kulow with a score of 297-10X shooting a T2K sling and scoped - 6XC.
Second Place went to Bernie Sakowicz with a score of 292-12X shooting his NM AR15.
Third Place went to Bruce Hunt with a score of 288-12X shooting a 22LR off the bench. Who needs all that expensive stuff ... right ?
Bob Lindgren shot a 278-4X with an AR off the bench.


Look for High Power to start up again next year in April.   The match schedule will be posted to the  calendar during March or early April.

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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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