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Old December 31, 2005, 02:22 AM   #1
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high power

i am wanting to know how a typical high power rifle match goes. sure can find the rules, and i have but that doesnt help me verry much. what is the object of the game so to speak. i know what gun i am going to use but i need to sharpen my skills with that rifle and learn the game.
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Old December 31, 2005, 05:14 AM   #2
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Object of the game is points.

There are matches on reduced ranges using reduced targets, but these don't make you work as hard. (referring to changing conditions)

For a full across the course match:

200 yard line standing (offhand) 2 sighters and 20 rounds for record in 22 minutes. Each shot is loaded one at a time and each shot is scored.

200 yards line sitting 2 sighters then 2 strings of 10 rounds with 2 fired, mag change then 8 fired in 60 seconds from standing to sitting. Each string is scored. Total 20 rounds for record.

300 yard line prone 2 sighters then 2 strings of 10 rounds with 2 fired, mag change then 8 fired in 70 seconds from standing to prone. Each string is scored. Total 20 rounds for record.

600 yard line prone slow fire. 2 sighters and 20 rounds for record in 22 minutes. Each shot is loaded one at a time and each shot is scored.

Rounds expended 88. 80 for record for a possible score of 800. As the range is moved back, the aiming black becomes larger. Bull at 600 looks the same as the bull at 200.

There can also be some variations to the above. A 50 shot match is possible. In these you will fire 2 sighters at all stages with 10 rounds offhand, 10 rounds sitting, 10 rounds prone rapid and 20 rounds prone slow for a total of 58 rounds, 50 for record. EIC matches on the other hand take away the sighters and is a 50 shot match. When shooting a EIC match the top shooters will earn points towards being a Distinguished Rifleman. 480's should get you something.

There are 5 levels of competitor, marksman, sharpshooter, expert, master and high master. You will compete in your class if there are enough except for match winner. Except the first time out where you will be unclassified and shooting with the High Masters.

Since you say you need to practice, check out www.long-range.com and down load their 100 yard reduced targets. This is a great way to practice if a 600 yard range is not avialible to you. I sharpen up my skills by practice and I only have 100 yard range nearby. Dry fire is also a option in fact dry fire for offhand is almost a must. A black tack at 15 feet looks about the right size for a bull, just be careful, and don't forget the safety rules.

www.highpowerforum.com has a great sticky on proper positions.

Oh I all most forgot....pit service. Guess who will get his turn in the pits? Somebody has to run the targets. Just part of the game unless you can get paid target pullers.
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Old December 31, 2005, 09:30 PM   #3
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well written tim r. , If you palne to shoot service rifle , unless it has changed since I shot high power , the times for rapid fire are 50 secounds for the 200 setting and 60 for the 300 prone .
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Old December 31, 2005, 11:54 PM   #4
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Hipshot, things might have changed. I've called the line enough times. Although most shooters seem to take less time than than your 50 seconds.
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Old January 1, 2006, 11:21 AM   #5
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It's 60 seconds for sitting and 70 seconds for prone rapid.

There are two categories: Service Rifle (AR-15/M1/M14) and Match rifle. The Service Rifle must have the original external profile and caliber, but internal modifications (bedding, match sights, barrel, float tube, etc) are permitted. The M1 may be chambered in either 30-06 or 308. A match rifle is any rifle that is not a service rifle. Either way you go, it's iron sights only. If you shoot a bolt gun, you'll shoot 5 and 5 in the rapids instead of 2 & 8.

You are not allowed to use the sling during the offhand stage.

Slowfire is scored after each shot by the guy in the pits, although some smaller ranges don't have pits, so that might not be the case all the time.

EiC matches are shot under Civilian Marksmaship Program rules (instead of the normal NRA Highpower Rules). Basically the rules are the same except the CMP has no Match Rifle category and there are no shooter classifications.

The John C Garand Match is a CMP match which you use a stock M1 rifle in 30-06 only. No NM parts or mods are permitted--only standard GI parts or commercially produced equivalents are allowed. Many clubs shoot an M1 match with rules that are somewhat relaxed, so check with the match director.

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