High Power Rifle Across the Course Competition

by
posted on May 2, 2018
hpr_200with300target-1.jpg

Traditional NRA High Power Rifle competition, also known as “Across the Course” (XTC), requires that your arms and body support the full weight of the rifle while shooting targets from multiple positions.

Camp Perry High Power | 200 yards
High Power Rifle at 200 yards.


Typical High Power XTC competition includes standing and rapid fire sitting at 200 yards, both at a target with a seven-inch 10-ring (aiming black 13 inches) and rapid fire prone at 300 yards. Slow fire prone is shot at 600 yards.

Camp Perry High Power Rifle | 300 Yards
High Power Rifle at 300 yards.


The 300-yard target has the same ring dimensions as the 200-yard target (seven-inch 10-ring) but the aiming black has one more ring (19 inches). Spotters are placed in each shot hole and numbers of shots in each scoring ring are recorded on a chalkboard hung on the target face during scoring.

Camp Perry High Power Rifle | 600 Yards
High Power Rifle at 600 yards.


Close up, the 600-yard target seems big enough (12-inch 10-ring, aiming black 36 inches) but in shooting it often seems to shrink and become particularly elusive—especially when the wind blows and the mirage flows.

Camp Perry Pits at National Matches: NRA High Power Rifle 600-yard target.
High Power Rifle 600-yard target.


Learn more about NRA High Power Rifle competition.

Latest

2024 Paralympic Shooting Teamparis 2
2024 Paralympic Shooting Teamparis 2

Paris 2024: U.S. Paralympic Shooting Team Roster

Six talented rifle and pistol athletes will represent the red, white and blue at the upcoming Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

Winchester Celebrates 25 Years As Ammunition Provider To Kids & Clays Foundation

For 25 years, Winchester has stood strong as a source of ammo for Kids & Clays shooting tournaments that raise funds to support Ronald McDonald House.

Paris 2024 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team Preview

While the U.S. shooting team has a few prior medalists, the roster for the Paris 2024 Games also includes several shooters making their Olympic debut in France this month.

What’s In Your Range Bag, James Hall?

Learn what top men’s air pistol shooter James Hall keeps in his range bag.

U.S. Paralympic Shooting Team Secures Nine Medals At WSPS Arequipa Grand Prix

At the 2024 WSPS Arequipa Grand Prix, U.S. Paralympic shooters picked up nine medals, including three golds.

New: Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 2.0

Smith & Wesson is billing its revamped Bodyguard handgun chambered in .380 Auto as “the ultimate micro pistol.”

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Sports USA delivered to your inbox.