A long tradition at the Pemi is high power rifle shooting, and we run a number of competitions every year. It usually starts with a late-winter match, often in late March but recently it's drifted into early April. We've also been known to have a shoot in early February!
But the heart of our match season comes in the warmer months.
We usually lead off with a "CMP clinic", a day-long introductory class about rifle competition using high power rifles.
A lot of our high power competitions every year are in matches associated with the New Hampshire High Power Rifle League. This is a collection of four clubs in the state. And recently a club in Massachusetts joined the League. Each of the five clubs in the League runs 5 or 6 matches a year. Shooters from all the clubs can shoot at any or all of these matches, and it's a great way to meet shooters from other parts of the state. The matches themselves are relatively quick: 50-shots, mostly rapid fire, with plenty of sighters.
We have been using electronic targets for the last few matches, and as the bugs get worked out, we expect this will be a standard part of our high power matches. No more target pulling, plus more shooting in less time.