High Power / CMP

HP Discipline Directors:  Brian Eldredge & Shane Parker nragchp@gmail.com

CMP Discipline Director:  Jeff Collins jcollins@idoc.idaho.gov

NRA High Power Rifle is one of the oldest and largest contested rifle competitions.  Shooters of all types and abilities from all over the world are challenged by this discipline. Our outdoor course is available for members to participate in this fun and challenging sport.  Organized practices, approved NRA Matches and Special Clinics are all part of our regular season.

Dates and Starting Times:

Our regular season begins early in April and lasts until late September.

Practice Matches – 5:30PM Wednesdays

NRA Matches – 8:00AM Saturdays and Sundays

NRA Approved 800-point Matches are held on the last Sunday of each month, during our season.


NRAGC Outdoor Range (map)

Course of Fire:

800 Aggregate Match

The all-outdoor course of fire includes 4 separate timed 20 shot, 200-point phases that, together give an aggregate possible score of 800 points and is shot from 200, 300 and 600 yards.  The circular ringed bullseye style targets vary in size and have anywhere from 13 to 36 inches of aiming black, depending on overall yardage from the firing line.  The first phase is the unsupported 200-yard”offhand” or “standing slow-fire” (22 minutes, individually loaded, fired & scored), followed by the 200-yard supported “sitting rapid fire” (2 60-second phases of 10 shots, each with a magazine change), the 300-yard supported “prone rapid-fire” (2 70 second phases of 10 shots, each with a magazine change) and the 600- yard supported “prone slow-fire” (22 minutes, individually loaded, fired & scored).  Before each phase, every shooter is also allowed 2 “sighters”, or practice shots, which may be taken from any position.  Every round afterwards at each phase is then counted for score, the maximum being for 10-points each and on down to 5-points.  Misses count as 0 and any X’s count as 10-points and are used for tiebreakers and bragging rights.

CMP Excellence in Competition Match CMP Program 2019 NR&GC

Distances, targets, and the course of fire are the same as above with the following exceptions. This is a 50 point match: 10 Rounds are shot at 200 yards slow-fire, 200 rapid-fire, and 300 rapid-fire (total of 30); 20 rounds are shot at 600 slow-fire. No sighting shots or alibis strings are allowed. Competitors must start from a standing position then get into sitting or prone for those respective rapid-fire stages in the allotted time.

CMP Combat Matches

January 26th Frozen Chosin Garand Match Garand Match 2019

June 1st Vietnam Match Vietnam MATCH 2019

August 3rd Lord Roberts Match Lord Roberts 2019

August 3rd Bob Tuley Match Bob Tuley 2019

September 7th Bolt Action Battle Rifle Match BOLT ACTION BATTLE RIFLE MATCH 2019

For more information, refer to the NRA Highpower Rulebook

Snake River Sportsmen sponsor a High Power Rifle Club Clinic every spring at the SRS Vale, Oregon Range. (map)

The 2019 clinic will be held Saturday, May 11th. This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of high power equipment and competition. Coaching will be offered as needed through the course of fire at 200, 300, and 600 yards. Even if you are an experienced shooter in this discipline you can benefit from refreshing your fundamentals and developing better habits.