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Australian High Power Rifle
Equipment & Ammunition
Following is a list of various equipment issues in relation to the discipline. Some are guidelines and others may be considered rules. Either way, these are here for benefit of the shooter wishing to contest HPR.
Palma matches require 7.62x51 Nato (308 Win) ammunition to be used only. Only the 155gr Palma projectile is allowed.
Eye & Ear Protection: These are mandatory. Shooters are recommended to use both ear plugs and earmuffs.
Spotting Scope and 3P adjustable scope stand: A substitute optical device is important for scoring and observing the placement of shot spotters on the target during sighters or at the conclusions of a string. A scope stand should be tall enough to use the scope while in standing position during the standing slow fire application match. Binoculars may be a suitable substitute for a spotting scope.
Shooting Mat: may be used when the ground is unsuitable to be laid on. Some specialty mats are not allowed in the service matches.
Specialist type coats or jackets are permitted
for Spec 3 & 5 matches only, and are defined as a jacket or coat etc,
equipped with sling pickup points, padding and contributes to shooter
stiffness and steadiness. Basic, non-supporting or gripping, style
coats and jackets are allowed in Spec 1 & 2 (range officer to make the
Sling: The use of a sling is dependant on the rifle specification, and the course of fire being attended. Refer to the Rifle specs, courses of fire and specific event bulletins for rulings.
Kneeling Roll:are permitted, but must not exceed 9.5” in diameter (refer to positions).
Ammo Pouch/holster: for ammo when required to single round load while in the standing position.
Stripper Clips: Ammo stripper clips, or extra detachable magazines.
Empty Chamber Indicator (ECI): or something similar, to display to the Range Officer that the rifle chamber is clear and the bolt is open.
Rulebook: is used to govern this discipline. Australia strictly follows the NRA High Power Rifle rulebook is used with AIHPA amendments for Australian laws etc.
Classification/Grade Card: These are available through AIHPA (refer to Classification section).
Membership Card: These are mandatory when entering a close or semi-close event, or any event to claim entry in classification based matches, (refer to Classification section) or "Closed" events.
MUST HAVE EQUIPMENT