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2021 High Power rifle match
An NRA approved match

The High Power matches will be held on the dates listed below.  The Match dates have been NRA approved. Please note the schedule and procedural changes.  A final revision will be listed on the web site and sent to all competitors soon.

The above are the major changes we have implemented this year.  There may be other minor changes like firing position – but we will work those out over the next couple of matches.  Block time will again be used for all SF stages for prep time, sighters (first stage only) and shots for record.

Match Details

Dates: 17 April, 22 May, 26 June, 24 July, 28 August, 18 September, 23 October.

  • All competitors (per PHA rules) will be required to attend the safety briefing prior to firing in the match.  If someone fails to be there at the time of the briefing, they will not be allowed to compete.

  • All competitors are expected to arrive early in order to assist in the set up of targets and get the range ready for the match.

  • Gate will open at 8:00 am.

  • Registration is from 0815 until safety briefing.

  • Safety Briefing at 8:45 am.

  • Match starts at 9:00 am. 

  • Times will apply to all matches, whether NRA or Vintage.

Note: PHA rules state that competitors for any club match must be present for the safety briefing.  Failure to arrive in time to attend the briefing (approximately 0845) will result in not being allowed to participate in the match.


Competition is open to the public.   


Required Equipment: Hearing protection; eye protection. 

Recommended Equipment:  It is desirable but not mandatory that each shooter consider Long sleeve shirt and long pants, hat, sunscreen, shooting mat or carpet (about 3′ x 6′), ammo for practice, food and drink.

Course of Fire

The course of fire will be 50 rounds fired at 200 yards using NRA-approved target to simulate National Match Course. Sighters may be fired during a sighting-in period prior to the first stage of the match if there is no more than 1 relay. The match will be an unsquaded, individual match, fired at stationary targets. Rifles must conform to all NRA rules (3.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, and 3.3) for High Power Marches for Service rifles, Match rifles, and all other rifles currently accepted by NRA Rules. The course of fire may be increased to 80 rounds (20 rounds for each stage) with no less than one (1) week notice published on the club website.

Stage 1:  10 rounds slow fire standing in 10 minutes (SR target).
Stage 2:  10 rounds rapid fire sitting in 60 seconds (SR target).
Stage 3:  10 rounds rapid fire prone in 70 seconds (SR-42 target).
Stage 4:  20 rounds slow fire prone in 20 minutes (MR-52 target).

NRA classification system will be used (Section 19).

Awards will be certificates given to the Match winner and winner of each classification having a minimum of four competitors. Additional awards may be given at the discretion of the Match Director based on the number of competitors and other factors.

Entry Fees

  • $15.00 members
  • $18.00 non-members
  • $10.00 juniors, all Juniors shoot their first match of the year free

Directions to club and amenities

Match Director
Contact Neil C. Evans, Jr. with any questions


0800:  Gate opens
0815:   Sign-in/registration/match fee collected/scorecards given out.
0840:  Target set-up will begin (or sooner if 10 competitors are present).
0841:   Continue receiving entries.
0900:  Safety briefing, the match begins.

Relay and target assignments will be made after sign-in and target setup is complete.

The maximum number of competitors on the line will be 10, with targets 1 and 12 assigned as hospital targets for every match.

For future PHA Vintage or NRA HP matches, relay #2 will score relay #1 and vice versa. Competitors will NOT score their own targets. All competitors are expected to assist in the setting up and breaking down of the target system unless there is a medical/physical problem.

If there are more than 10 competitors (but less than 20), relays will be divided into equal competitors on each relay (plus or minus one if necessary) to allow as much space for each shooter as possible.

Competitors will not claim a firing point and equipment will NOT be allowed on the line until sign-up is completed and relay/target assignments are made.

We are trying to make our match go as smooth as possible and make sure everyone has as much space as we can.

We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to a great year.

Neil and Wayne

NOTE: The official NRA Match Bulletin can be obtained by sending an email to Neil.

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