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July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20, 2014;
January 17, February 14, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, 2015.

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS TO RANGE: Southwest Gun Club’s McComb Range facility. It is 6 miles East of McComb, MS on US Highway 98. When driving from McComb, drive East on US98 until you see the Homestead turnoff sign. Drive 2 miles further and the entrance to the range is on the North side of the road. If driving from Tylertown, MS, drive past the Bogue Chitto River Park and look for a roadside market on the right. The range road is 2.2 miles past the store. For GPS users, the name of the range road is Edna Drive, McComb, MS.

COMPETITION OPEN TO: Any US Citizen 14 years old or older

ENTRY FEES: League fee (one-time fee $ 5.00)  Fee per match: Seniors: $10.00. Juniors: $5.00. A shooter is considered a Junior until the last day of the year of their 20th Birthday.

ENTRIES CLOSE:  Entries close at 9:00am on the date of each match.

POST ENTRIES: Entries will be acccepted either by  mail at the contact listed below, or from 8:30-9:00am on the date of each match.

SEND ENTRIES: Send entries to Doug Bowser at the address listed at the end of this program.

FIRING STARTS: Firing starts at 9:00 a.m.

RULES: NRA Conventional High Power Rifles rules apply.

MATCH COURSE: 7.14 National Match Course (50 shots): 

MATCH 1:      2 sighters then 10 rounds slow fire offhand in 10 minutes.

MATCH 2:   2 sighters then 10rds rapid fire sitting in 60 seconds.

MATCH 3:  2 sighters then 10 rounds rapid fire prone in 70 seconds.

MATCH 4: 2 sighters then 20 rounds slow fire prone in 20 minutes.

Aggregate score from Matches 1, 2, 3, and 4

 TARGETS:  Per section 4.2: National Match Course. Stages 1 and 2: SR-1; Stage 3 SR-21; Stage 4: MR-31.

CLASSIFICATION:  Per section 19.1, 19.2, 19.4, 19.5. Scores will be submitted to the NRA for classification at the end of the league.

AWARDS: Award will be provided for the high aggregate score of 7 of the 12 matches.


 Rapid Fire procedure follows NRA 10.1.7:  The rifle must be kept out of the shoulder, and the ammunition must remain on either the ground or shooting stool. When the command of "commence fire" is given shooters will retrieve their ammunition, load either 2 or 5 rounds and commence fire. (Note: the rifle need not be in the shoulder before the bolt is closed.) After firing 2 or 5 rounds, competitors  will reload 8 or 5 rounds as appropriate. Reloading before firing the 2<sup>nd</sup> or 5<sup>th</sup> round (hot reload) will result in the shooter receiving a total score of “0” for that entire 10 round string of fire.

M1 “Garand” procedure:

Those firing the "Rifle, M1" aka Garand will close action OVER the 2 rounds and then load upon the command "commence fire".

Equipment: Shooting coats of canvas or leather and gloves are allowed. Spotting telescopes and ground mats are allowed. Standard Military slings of canvas or leather may be used except in standing position. The use of an Empty Chamber Indicator (ECI) is required in all NRA HP Rifle Competitions (Rule 3.2.1). We have some of this equipment available at the range building.

Rifles allowed: Rules 3.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.4, 3.3, and 3.4.  Any safe iron sighted Highpowered Rifle capable of firing 10 shots in 60 seconds. The club has M1 rifles for use by club members and first time participants of this event. You must contact the club so a rifle will be at the range for your use.

Ammunition allowed: Any safe ammunition designed for the rife being used. No tracer or incendiary ammunition. .30-06 ammo will be avaiable for $.50 per round. Ammunition is available for club members and first time participants of this event. Brass from purchased ammunition will remain property of Southwest Gun Club.

Bring water and lunch. 

Eye and hearing protection are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for Adults and mandatory for Junior Shooters.


Doug Bowser                                                  Phillip Zinke
c/o Southwest Gun Club, Inc.             [email protected]
Po Box 1061
McComb, MS 39649

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 NRA HIGH POWER RIFLE RULEBOOK available online in pdf format:

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First Match this Saturday. If you want to shoot an NRA sanctioned High Power Rifle match, which counts towards your NRA classification, come to SW Gun Club this Saturday for the first event.
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