National Match High Power Rifle
NRA-Approved National Match shooting events are held the first Sunday of every month. Start time is 7:30 a.m. Additional CMP Clinics and Practice Matches are held on 5th-Weekend Days throughout the year. Practice Matches are held on Public Shoot Days – the 4th Saturday of almost every month. Check the Calendar in advance or, for more information, contact the Match Supervisor.
Equipment: M1 Garand, M1A, AR-15, or Match Rifle with Service, Metallic (globe) or optical sights. No Fully-Automatic Firearms Allowed.
- At least 58 rounds (50 round course) or 88 rounds (80 round course) of ammunition; having 10-20 extra rounds is recommended.
- At least 2 CA-Legal magazines; 3 or 4 are recommended
- Spotting scope, preferably with stand tall enough for Offhand/Standing Position
- Eye and ear protection (MANDATORY!)
- Open Bolt Indicator (MANDATORY! -- Available free from Range-master)
- Sling; Shooting mat or ground clotth.
- Shooting coat or medium-weight jacket
- Shooting glove, shooting mitt, or heavy leather utility glove for the non-dominant hand (left hand for right-handed shooters)
- Shooting stool, carry pouch, etc. are helpful.
National Match (Across the Course) Course of Fire
50 or 80 shots for record (participant's choice) and 8 sighted (2 at each position): 200 yards: 2 sighters and 10 or 20 record shots (slow fire), standing; in 12 or 22 minutes, respectively.
- 200 yards: 2 sighters and 10 or 20 record shots (rapid-fire) sitting; with mandatory magazine change; 60 seconds/10-shot string.
- 300 yards; 2 sighters and 10 or 20 record shots (rapid-fire) prone; with mandatory magazine change; 70 seconds/10-shot string. 600 yards; 2 sighters and 20 record shots (slow fire), prone; 22 minutes. Mid Range Prone & F-Class Course of Fire
- All firing is from the 600-yard line – Prone Position 60 shots for record + unlimited sighters; fired as 3 x 20-shot (+ sighters) stages Conventional Prone or F-Class
Half the group shoots on one relay while the other relay marks targets for them, on an alternating basis. ALL participants are expected to arrive on time by 7:30 AM Events usually finish by 1:30 PM. ALL participants are expected to help with target installation, scoring in the pits, and target removal/repair as required.