High-Power Rifle

High-Power Rifle

Miami Rifle and Pistol Club is one of the very few clubs within a 4 hour drive of Cincinnati to have a 600 yard rifle range, with full target pits and firing berms at 200, 300, 500, and 600 yards, and we use it to our advantage. Almost every Sunday and some Saturdays between April and November has an event going on.

In no particular order, these matches include:

Across the course matches
Total of 88 rounds, fired according to NRA rules, with 2 sighters, followed by 20 shots for record in the following positions:

  • 200 yards, standing (offhand), slow fire (20 minutes for 20 single fire shots).
  • 200 yards, sitting, rapid fire (10 shots in 60 seconds x 2 strings).
  • 300 yards, prone, rapid fire (10 shots in 70 seconds x 2 strings).
  • 600 yards, prone, slow fire (20 minutes for 20 single fire shots).

Permitted rifles include any safe centerfire rifle chambered in .223 to.35 cal, with metallic sights, suitable for being shot at up to 600 yards.

These matches are always followed by a cookout in our picnic shelter. Bring your own lunch and your own drinks.

Navy Match / 600 yd squadded practice
These are actually 2 different events, but since they each can be shot in less than ½ day, they are usually run back to back, so you can shoot one, or the other, or both. Navy match consists of 2 strings, each of 2 sighters plus 20 shots (44 rounds total) offhand, slowfire, from 200 yards. The 600 yd event is 1 string of 2 sighters and 20 shots prone, slowfire, from 600 yards.

Sporter Match
– is for people with commercial hunting type rifles to try an NRA type rifle match, although many NRA shooters  shoot this with match rifles, and vintage service rifles  as well. Scopes are allowed. The match is fired entirely at 200 yards, and consists of 8 shots, slowfire prone; 2 strings of 4 shots, rapid fire, from the prone position; 2 strings of 4 shots rapid fire, in the sitting position; and ending up with 8 shots slow fire from the offhand position.

CMP/EIC Matches
– a total of 50 rounds: 10 slow fire offhand at 200 yards, 10 rapid fire sitting in 60 seconds at 200 yards, 10 rapid fire prone in 70 seconds at 300 yards, and 20 slow fire prone at 600 yards. No sighters are allowed, so you have to know your zeros! Permitted rifles include service rifles only, and iron sights only. Leg points will be awarded to the top 10% of shooters.

Mid range matches
are shot in 2 formats:

  • 3 strings of 2 sighters + 20 record shots at 600 yards.  Any sights permitted for the first 2 strings.
  • Iron sights only for the 3rd string.
  • 2 sighters plus 15 record shots for each of 300, 500, and 600 yards.
  • Both these events are slow fire only.
  • Both these events will conclude with a cookout.

A note about 500/600 yard shooting, you must either have a NRA classification card for these distances, not from a reduced distance match or you must earn a qualification from MRPC by shooting a Navy/600 match, shooting at the Wed. night league or by shooting an NRA Across the Course match.

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Wednesday High-Power Rifle League

The Wednesday night High-Power Rifle league is a great opportunity for new and seasoned shooters to come out and enjoy an informal match. See the calendar for match dates. This league is a member’s only league due to the limited number of targets and limited to two relays and each time stage.