High Power Rifle

High Power Match for Sunday 7/30/2017

Well how to explain this ... Our June match on a sunny day brought our just 4shooters.  Our first July match last weekend on a dark overcast day brought out 5 shooters.
And today, in a continuous light rain, we had 9 shooters ... go figure.  But the competition was great and I'm sure we all had a great time ... even in the rain.

I'll break out the 9 shooters into groups as we had 6 shoot from the bench and 3 shoot prone using slings.
And there were a number of rifle types and caliber types as well.  So finding a real winner from just the point scores doesn't tell the full story.

So here is the first group ... sling shooters -

Match Winner was Pete Wolf shooting a score of 441-18X with his match AR but he shot the first target with his M1.  Crazy but challenging fun.
First Place went to Rick Bianchi with a score of 419-8X shooting an AR.
Second Place went to Barbara Wolf with a score of 371-3X shooting an AR.

The second group ... off the bench -

Match Winner was Tim Kulow shooting a score of 450-42X with his long barreled varmint .223 rifle.
First Place went to Jason Hook shooting a score of 450-32X with his short barreled .17cal HMR ... yep, he shot that score with a .17 cal.
Second Place went to Bernie Sakowicz shooting a score of 450-24X with his scoped AR but he was shooting over the counter factory ammo.
Third Place went to Terry Liffick with a score of 446-13X but he was shooting a 22LR ... yep, a regular bolt action 22LR rifle.
Andrew Tayler shot a 438-11X with a bolt rifle ... unknown caliber.
Brian Busby shot a 433-12X with his AR.

Remarking again, when we say come out and shoot what youo have, what you want to ... I think you can see here that we mean it.  Bring what you have and enjoy.

It was a very relaxing paced match with only a bit of rain discomfort but a lot of good competition and fun.
AND... check out the scores ... the top 3 scores were separated by the X count.

If you liked this type of match and want to try it again, then make plans to be at the second match in October ... the last HP match of this year. 

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The August 27th match will be run by Pete Wolf and will be a full on NRA 80 shot XC match.
2 sighters for each position then 20 shots off hand / 2 sittings of 10 each for sitting rapid and prone rapid / 20 shots prone slow.
Be ready for a longer match and some serious competition ... for fun.
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Our September XC match will be for wood rifles ... a good practice match for the Western CMP Games coming to Ben Avery in October.
Yes, you may shoot other rifles ... but it will be run for wood rifle practice ... a GSVM match.
If the day and attendance for this match is god, we will run 2 - 30 shot CMP matches ... back to back.
This will be a good practice for those going to the Games and it will allow the use of 2 different rifles if your want.

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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.