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Australian High Power Rifle
Classification: for International Match Course (NRA NMC).
This is a grading system that addresses the ideal situation of having competitors of similar skill levels compete on a level playing field. This type of system also gives shooters encouragement to practice towards increasing skills and classification.
Any shooter may record their results from registered matches, and subsequent classification, in a suitable classification (grade) card. Only AIHPA, NRA (USA), HPRA (UK) or other international High Power Rifle club members (through affiliation or membership), will have their classification (grading) recognised at sanctioned tournaments.
Matches Used for Classification:
or other Shots:
Classification (Grading) System:
- Classification is based on the IMC only.
- Classification is based on all iron sight rifle specs only. Optical rifle Specs are ungraded (“Open”).
- Classification is based on result attained from registered matches only.
- Classification of a shooter must remain “current” by having completed a minimum of 3x registered International Match Courses within 12 months of the to-be contested event.
- Club results from matches that are not sanctioned are not accepted or considered part of a shooter classification make-up at sanctioned events where classification is required.
- Classification (grade) cards may only be signed by AIHPA committee, recognised club captains, event organisers or delegates.
- The classification of a new, or unclassified, competitor is established after completing 3x registered International Match Course results. Classification will be equal to the average of these 3 results (per classification table).
- A shooter may be classified down after 12 IMC results, only by applying to the National High Power Rifle Coordinator in writing. This request is reviewed if that shooters’ current classification has not been reached by any of the last 12 results, assuming that each match was completed and there were no outside factors that resulted in a reduced performance.
Tip: Shooters are recommended to photo copy their grade card every 6 months in case of loss. A $50 administrative fee will be charged for grade card replacement with records.