High Power Rifle

High Power Match of May 27th, 2018.

Happy Memorial Day weekend to your all.  I hope you all stop to remember and thank all the Vets that have gone before and gave to this country,
and say Thanks to all the Vets that are here in this great area today.  Thank You to all Vets for your service.

What a perfect weekend day for our M1 old school match for Memorial Day.  Perfect temps, no wind, and sunny skies for all.

The old school M1 match soon turned into a shoot what you brought 50 shot XC match where you shoot what you "brung"...
 So to fix the scores, I've broken the rifles and targets into small groups, as there were a bunch of differences by rifle types and targets sizes.

Over all Match Winner was Matt McGinnis shooting his 6mm 40X Match rifle for a score of 484-11X on reduced targets.
First Place in Match rifle was Roy McGinnis shooting a 6mm 40X for a score of 469-10X on reduced targets.

Our 2 AR shooters were Bernie Sakowicz with a score of 458-7X on reduced targets.
And Barbara Wolf with a score of 323-4X on reduced targets.

The last rifle group were As Issue and tricked our wood rifles ... M1s and an M1A.

I believe 2 of the 5 wood rifle shooters shot on reduced targets, the other 3 shot on "happy targets" ... but I'm sure that ONLY influenced the score by 1 point ?? of so.

First Place went to Tim Kulow shooting an M1A with a score of 454-8X
Second Place went to Ron Foos shooting a M1 with a score of 449-5X
Third Place went to Pete Wolf shooting a .308 M1 with a score of 441-7X
Mike Kohrs says he shot his best match ever with an M1 and a score of 435-6X
George Gaskill shot his M1 with a score of 352-2X

Thank you to everyone for making this match a really good one, friendly, fun, and even relaxing.
Thank you to our PHX friends for making the trip up and showing us how it's done.
And thank you to Nick ... you know who you are ... for not turning in a score card. 
That way we all could move up the scoring range.  He was shooting F-class with his "special" rifle.  One hole on target ... perfect scores.
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Next H.P. match will be on the forth Sunday of June ... the 24th.

It's scheduled to be another 50 XC Fun / Practice match.
It was mentioned that some folks would like to shoot an 80 shot XC.
So ... bring enough ammo and your favorite rifle caliber for a 50 to an 80 shot match.
To be decided before we start of the match.
We aim to please and let everyone shoot what they like.
See you all on the morning of June 24th.

And a reminder ... come out the Sunday before the H.P. match and try your hand at Terry's Rim Fire Challenge match.
See Calendar for details.

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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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