The League has been established to provide
club members a venue for NRA sanctioned high power rifle competition at a
reduced range of 100 yards. To accomplish this, reduced size targets
representing 200, 300, and 600 yard shooting are utilized. The actual course
fired is the National Match Course (NRA HPC), modified. This course can be used
to establish NRA classification as well as to qualify for purchasing an M-1 Garand
through the CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program). A total of eight matches are
fired starting in April and ending in October. Generally, one match is fired
each month, on the third weekend. Modifications to this schedule are frequently
made each year to accommodate local scheduling conflicts at the Club.
Participation in the League is open to all members for an annual fee of $27.00,
if scores are to be submitted to the NRA, or $20.00 for local League
competition. The fee covers all targets and Awards at the end of the year.
Any centerfire rifle, in safe
operating condition, may be used. However, since this is a military style match
that requires reloading with a clip or magazine in four of the six stages of
fire, a rifle that can be clip or magazine fed (including at least one extra
magazine or clip) is a practical necessity. Safety glasses and hearing
protection are required, as well as an NRA approved OBI (Open Bolt Indicator
available at the Club for a $1.00 fee). Optical or laser sights are not
allowed. A ground cloth is a necessity, and other items such as binoculars or a
spotting scope, shooting glove and jacket, rifle sling, etc., are desirable but
Location, Time and Conduct
The 100yard restricted use range is where all
shoots are conducted. First line to fire starts at on Saturday and on Sunday. Firing point
assignments are made on a first come, first serve basis, with priority given to
shooters who are shooting the current monthís match. Make-up shoots are
allowed, as well as a maximum of two shoot ahead shoots
per season. No more than two shoots can be fired on a given day or more than a
total of four shoots on a weekend. Practice shoots are allowed but must be declared to the Range Officer in
advance, and can not be fired until all other shooters have been accommodated
on the line. Any shoot not declared as practice will be scored as a regular
shoot. A score must be
submitted for every shoot fired, even if a shooter does not complete the match
for any reason. If no score is submitted, a DNF (did not finish) will be
assigned, and a score of zero recorded. Two lines are routinely run each day,
which will accommodate thirty-two shooters. If a minimum of three shooters wish
to shoot on a third line, and a Range Officer is available and willing to run
the line, a third line will be run. Each line takes approximately 1-1/2 hours.
Actual match scheduling is
provided on the League sign-up sheet sent out each year, a copy of which is
posted on the Club bulletin board.
NRA High Power rules will
govern conduct of the match. A challenge fee of $1.00 will be charged.
For those who elect to
have scores submitted to the NRA, this will be done at the conclusion of the
For purposes of League trophies, classification
will be determined by taking the total number of shooters who have completed a
minimum of five shoots the previous season, and dividing that number into four
groups, in descending score order, representing Master, Expert, Sharpshooter
and Marksman classes. A new shooter will automatically be placed in the Master
class for the first year of competition. At the end of the season, trophies
will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
Master, and 1st place for each other classification.
Course of Fire
Stage††† # Shots†† Time† †† †††††††† Slow/Rapid††††† Target††††††††††††† Position
A†††††††† †††† 2†††††††††
2 min††††††††† Slow†††††††††††††††† SR-1††††††††††††††† Any; optional practice
10††††††† 70 sec†††††††††† Rapid†††††††††††††† same††††††††††††††† Prone, from standing
20†††† †† 20 min†††††††††† Slow††††††††††††††† MR-31†††††††††††† Prone, single load
1. Mandatory reloading during rapid-fire
stages is required as per NRA rules.
2. Rifle safety must be on before loading and
assuming firing position. Only M-1 Garand shooters may close their bolt prior
to attaining final position before shooting. All others may not close the bolt
until in the firing position.
1.OBIís must be in place
before the line is declared safe.
2.Spotting for or coaching a
shooter is not allowed.
3.Any activity behind the line,
including talking, should be subdued so as to not disturb the people on the
4.Targets will be scored by
the shooter, and turned in to the Range Officer.
5.Brass should not be policed
except when the line has been declared safe.