High Power Rifle


High Power Rifle where shooters use either a match rifle or service rifle to compete at ranges of 200, 300, and 600 yards in the standing, sitting, and prone positions.


Modern Highpower Rifle competitions have their roots with President Theodore Roosevelt and the foundation of the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice in 1903. Camp Perry hosted the National Matches for the first time in 1907, where there are still held by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) to this day.  Additionally, the NRA started hosting their National Matches at Camp Atterbury.


Highpower Rifle requires specialized equipment similar to Smallbore and  Service Rifle. 

Either Match rifle or Service rifles may be used in most competitions.

If a rifle does not meet the requirements of a service rifle as defined by either CMP or NRA then it may be entered as a match rifle.  Match Rifles compete in their own class.

Other than the rifle the basic equipment needed is as follows:

1.      Empty Chamber Indicator (ECI)

2.      Eye and ear protection

3.      Ammunition (88 or 58 rounds depending on match format)

4.      Sling

5.      Spotting scope and stand

6.      Shooting glove

7.      Shooting coat

8.      Magazines

9.      Loading block

10.   Mat

11.   Scorebook

12.   Shooting stool or cart

The Basics

Firing is done standing, sitting, and prone.  Shooters may use a sling in the sitting and prone position. 

Traditionally all shooters will have pit duty pulling targets, but many ranges are moving to electronic targets. 

Competitors are grouped by category, Marksman, Sharpshooter, Expert, Master, and Highmaster, based on their score converted to a percentage.

Courses of Fire

Most courses of fire involved starting at 200 yards in the standing position for slow fire, then 200 yards in the sitting position for rapid fire, then 300 yards prone rapid fire, and finally 600 yards prone slow fire. 

Match programs will have full details.

How To Get Started

Step 1: Join TSRA

Step 2: Contact TSRA Directors below

Erik Cortina
High Power Rifle Director

Justin Burns
High Power Rifle Director