NRA High Power
Stl Bench Rest Rifle Club
NRA High Power - Across the Course
High Power Rifle Competition
For additional information please call the NRA High Power Rifle Dept. at (703) 267-1479
Courses of Fire
There are 4 stages of fire (matches) in the "Across the Course" event. These are:
Match 1) Slow Fire, standing - 20 rounds at 200 yards fired in 20 minutes (block time may be used, 2 "convertible" sighters).
Match 2) Rapid Fire, sitting or kneeling - 10 rounds at 200 yards in 60 seconds, two strings for a total of 20 shots for record.
Match 3) Rapid Fire, prone - 10 rounds at 300 yards in 70 seconds, two strings for a total of 20 shots for record.
Match 4) Slow Fire, prone - 20 shots at 600 yards, fired in 20 minutes (block time may be used, 2 "convertible" sighters).
Matches not using "block time" will have a 3 minute preparation period and a two minute sighter period. During the preparation period you may handle your firearm and dry-fire but you must not handle ammunition. During the sighter period you may fire two shots, single round loaded.
Long Range Competition
NRA rules provide for slow fire prone competition at ranges beyond 600 yards. The Palma
Match is one such event. It is conducted at distances of 800, 900, and 1000 yards. Some of these
matches permit the use of telescopic sights.
High power rifle shooting at the full regulation distances requires a range with firing lines at 200,
300 and 600 (or 500) yards.
Every official NRA stage or course of fire normally conducted at 200, 300, or 500 yards can be
run at 100 yards on the NRA official reduced targets. The SR-1 target simulates the 200 yard
target; the SR-21 is the 100 yard equivalent of the 300 yard target and the MR-31 gives the same
appearance at 100 yards as the normal 600 yard target does at the full distance.
Because of their small size, the reduced targets are well adapted to being hung on stationary
frames. Because of the short distances involved, it is practicable to walk down to the targets after
each string and remove them for scoring elsewhere or to score them on the frames. The use of
stationary target frames eliminates the complications that sometimes arise when the number of
shooters on the line is not equal to the number of target operators in the pits.
Reduced 300 and 600 yards targets are also available for firing at 200 yards. The NRA can
provide a list of target sources, including reduced targets.
High Power Sporting Rifle
The High Power Sporting Rifle Rules were introduced in 1985. This variation is fired with
hunting type rifles which may be equipped with telescopic sights. The course is fired at a single
distance - either 100 or 200 yards - and rapid fire strings are only 4 shots to accommodate the
typical hunting rifle.
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