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.
The Pemi used to run a military rifle match (called the "Edson's Ridge Match", commemorating an early WW II battle, and the idea was so successful that it was taken up by many other clubs, so many in fact that attendance here at the Pemi dropped off