How did I do First High Power shoot


June 10, 2003, 09:02 PM
It was limited only 4 strings as it was only a to get us aquaintied with shooting these matches. I shot and AR-15 that I never touched before the shoot. It had a Nice light trigger that I wasn't used to. I was also shooting Wolf 62gr ammo ACK. I also wasn't allowed to adjust the sites ACK for me or for range they were set at 200yrds.

This is what I shot
200 offhand M,5,M,M,X,10,8,8,M,9
200 Rapid Sitting 10,9,9,9,7,7,7,6,6,M
300 Rapid Prone 10,6,M,8,7,9,7,8,9,10
300 Slow Prone X, 10,9,9,9,9,8,8,M,M

Total score 266-X2 out of 400. I think I would have broken 300 if I didn't blow the 200 off hand. Do you guys think I did ok for my first time shooting more then 100 yrds. Also first time with Iron sights on a long gun. I was also shooting without a jacket or a glove.

Do you guys think I have a chance to be decent at this sport? I know I will never be able to win a championship either state or National but do you think if I try I could be competitive on a regional level?

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June 10, 2003, 10:09 PM
Having your own rifle, glove and jacket would help bump your score.
Being able to dryfire at home (check the chamber three times!) can help with offhand. I dryfired a couple of times a week all winter and saw improved offhand scores in the spring. I should have practiced the other positions too.

I've seen worse scores shot and some were shot by me. If you want to shoot HP and improve you can.
Highpower Rifle by G. David Tubb and The Competitive AR 15 by Glen Zediker are worth reading.
The latter book helped me figure out a better sitting position.

Jon Coppenbarger
June 11, 2003, 01:52 AM
your answer is :
#1 yes you will get better
#2 no I do think everyone has the chance to win at any level with the right practice
#3 yes you can do great at the regional

my first match many years ago you beat my score and I got 80 shots so I believe you did real good for your first time.

I'am very pleased you got out and shot and got to experience what some of us do on a regular basis.
remember its a sport and enjoy it and have fun.
you will like the people you shoot with as they will be a great group of guys and gals.

get out as often as you can and always have fun no matter how you do that day.

don't worry about equipment right away and when you start to look at some things a few of us here will guide you to what you need and how to attain it at the lowest cost.

good luck and keep at it. jon

June 11, 2003, 04:47 AM
Congratulations! You have just gotten through the most difficult part of shooting Highpower Rifle. Firing your first match. You'd be surprised how many folk want to, but are just afraid to take that first step.

That you will improve with time and practice is a given. I don't think you'll have any trouble finding folk to give you good advice and help getting better.

The main question you need to ask yourself is...did you have fun?

Steve Smith
June 11, 2003, 09:55 AM
Mr. Rat is 100% correct. I'm not even going to LOOK at your scores. You have done what a lot of folks are afraid to do, and now I'm sure you're hooked.

I think everyone has it in them to at least make it to Expert, and most can make it to Master (come on NRA, just put a stamp on the envelope and send me the card!) All you need is a little better gear, and a lot of practice. Welcome to Highpower!

Jon Coppenbarger
June 11, 2003, 02:16 PM
steve oh was that the letter with your card in it I thought it was just a give me money letter from the nra.
(I bet you check it on line after you get off)

steve give me a ring.
I will be there from mid day friday and run the pits on sat.
the person we talked about has things to do that day as he is going to crc.

justin if you are on and read this and want to go on sat. they I do believe still have a few openings and after talking to mike today if you call richard bowman and tell him you want in and are a friend of steve and I and are going for sure tell him that mike walton said if you let richard know you can get in if there is right now a opening as the list gets sent to mike on friday and then everyone after that is a walk on if there is room.

I will run the pits on sat. and it will go like this:
3 relays with the instructors firing 30 shots and students also fiing 30 shots.
for each relay the instructor will fire 10 shots and give instruction on how they are doing it on each shot .
by doing that you will have two students watching very close as what you say and do.
then the students will come to the line and fire 3 ten shot strings off hand with the instructor right there to help out.

by doing that we should be done early and it will give everyone alot of trigger time with very good hands on experience.

steve is a instructor in these clinics and does a great job.
if you are in colo. or close as we do gets students from wyoming and new mexico you might consider the prone clinics that are coming up as they are rapid fire at 300 yards and the last one in sept. is the 600 yard slow prone.

we have a barbeque after the match and have camping the day before the match if you want to come and camp out.
we have a open cabin plus covered picnic area plus great camping spots and if you get there the day before and I'am there we can get some exta fun shooting in on the friday before the clinic.

steve could post a photo of the range or the web page sight so you may see the great views we have in the mountains of co.
last time I spent a few days up there I saw a nice group of elk right close the the club and a couple nice mule bucks on the range.
thanks jon

Steve Smith
June 11, 2003, 04:17 PM
This is why I live in Colorado:

June 11, 2003, 07:40 PM
Thanks for the encouragment everyone.

Jon Coppenbarger
June 11, 2003, 11:58 PM
peetmoss you earned it!

steve great photo, thanks.
it looks like a good day to shoot in that photo. not to dark and with only a slight chance for snow or rain.
have shot 15 matches this year and only two have not been under rainy or snowy conditions.
that is wellington lake on the hill right above our range.
you can see why I spend alot of time up there.

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