Q: What is “Highpower” rifle?

A: The term “Highpower” does not refer to rifles that are unusually powerful but was originally used to distinguish between smallbore (.22 rimfire) and centerfire events. Today, Highpower events are modeled after a course of fire once given to U.S. soldiers. This includes firing from the offhand (standing) and sitting positions at 200 yards and the prone positions at 300 and 600 yards.

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Q: What equipment do I need?

A: Your rifle should be a standard issue U.S. service rifle, such as an M1 Garand, M14 (M1A civilian), or AR-15. Rifles must be safe to fire and must be able to cycle 5 or 8 rounds without malfunctioning. Modified bolt action target rifles with iron peep sights are also widely used.

Hearing and eye protection is mandatory. You will also need a sling, a shooting mat, a shooting jacket, a shooting glove, a stool, a spotting scope, a score book and a cart to carry your equipment across the range. Have at least 4 magazines or clips for your rifle. Bring sunblock and adequate food and water as you will be on the range for most of the day.

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