Izaak Walton League
Linn County Chapter
Izaak Walton League
Linn County Chapter


Small Arms Firing School

Introduction to NRA/CMP High Power Rifle Competition

When: 8:00am June 8th, 2019

Where: Linn County Izaak Walton League Chapter House

This ½ day course is an introduction to NRA/CMP High Power rifle competition. It’s for anyone who wants to learn more about High Power competition, or simply wants to enhance his or her rifle marksmanship skills. We’ll provide participants with the knowledge and confidence necessary to get started in competitive High Power shooting. The course consists of instruction in the classroom and on the rifle range.

The classroom instruction will cover topics such as:

  • Safety
  • Definition of High Power Service Rifle
  • Definition of High Power F-Class
  • Course of fire for Service Rifle and F-Class
  • Marksmanship basics
  • Shooting from position (standing, sitting, and prone)
  • Necessary equipment
  • Match protocol

On-range instruction will include:

  • Sling usage
  • Shooting position practice
  • Abbreviated practice match

Participants need to bring the following:

  • Safety glasses, and ear protection
  • Rifle
    • (Service Rifle: AR15, M1, or M1A), with two magazines (or clips)
    • (F-Class: Bolt-action rifle, or AR15)
  • Ammunition – 50 rounds (No armor-piercing or tracer rounds)
  • Sweat shirt (recommended for Service Rifle shooters and F-Class shooters if using a sling)
  • A sling is highly recommended for Service Rifle. The USGI cotton 2-point web sling from Ammogarand (available on Amazon) is inexpensive and works great.
  • A spotting scope is optional (but very helpful).