High Power Competition

At the Wyoming Antelope Club we offer various types of 100 yard High power rifle competition matches. They range from fun shoots to NRA Approved events for the very serious competitor.

The High Power Program consists of 6 different matches

    • NRA XTC High power rifle
    • Any rifle/Any sight
    • Sporter rifle
    • Vintage Military
    • Hunter’s fun match

NRA XTC High Power Rifle Schedule


All XTC high power matches will be the 4th Sunday of the month. January through September with exception for holidays. October through December the 4th Sundays will be for practice, training or special events.

500 and 800 Point High Power Matches


50 and 80 Round National Match Program

Rules: All current NRA High Power rules will apply.  In 800 point matches shooters can opt to shoot a 500 point or 800 point course.
Eligibility: Open to all NRA classified competitors and qualified WAC members.
Entry Fees:
$15.00 No awards will be given.
Location: Wyoming Antelope Club dba Pinellas Outdoor Shooting Range,
3700 126th Ave N, Pinellas Park, Fl.
Squadding: Registration and target assignment begins at 0800 AM. Firing at 0900.
Classifications: The NRA classification system will be used.
Rifle allowed:   All rifles covered by NRA and CMP High Power XTC rules.

 Two classes. Match and Service.

Ammunition: NRA Rule 3.17, provided by competitor.
Targets: SR-1, SR-21, MR-31.
Scoring: Competitors will walk and score targets. Competitors with physical limitations that need assistance should notify the Match Director in advance. Internal crossfires will be scored as misses.
Courses of Fire:

     500 point matches:

Match 1:  2 sighting shots, 10 shots standing, off hand in 12 minutes.
Single round loading only.
Match 2:  2 slow fire sighting shots, then 10 shots sitting  rapid fire with a magazine change in 60 seconds.
Match 3:  2 slow fire sighting shots, then 10 shots prone rapid fire in 70 magazine change in 60 seconds.
Match 4:  2 slow fire sighting shots, then 20 rounds prone in a total time of 22 minutes.
  Single round loading only.
Match 5:  Overall aggregate of Matches 1, 2, 3, & 4.

    800 point matches:   

Match 1:  2 sighting shots, 20 shots standing, off hand in 22 minutes.
Single round loading only.
Match 2:  2 slow fire sighting shots, then 2 strings of 10 shots sitting rapid fire with a magazine change, 60 seconds each string.
Match 3:  2 slow fire sighting shots, then 2 strings of 10 shots prone rapid fire with a magazine change , 70 seconds each string.
Match 4:  2 slow fire sighting shots, then 20 rounds prone in a total time of 22 minutes.
Single round loading only.
Match 5:  Overall aggregate of Matches 1, 2, 3, & 4.

Awards:  None.

Additional Information: Empty chamber indicators are required and are available for $2.00 each. Due to range location, competitors are required to keep all fired rounds on their targets. Off target misses are justification for disqualification by the Match Director. In the case of disqualification from the match, any fees paid will not be refunded. Use of spotting scopes in all 4 matches that are capable of allowing shot holes to be seen are mandatory unless rifle is equipped with a magnification power that allows shot holes to be seen.

Please come with a 100yd zero.

For additional information or questions you have please contact the Match Director:

Gary Swaney
High Power / Match Director


WAC members High Power Competition Range Certification Requirements:

The following requirements must be met to, hold a WAC High Power Rifle Discipline Certification Card, shoot from position and to have access to the High Power range.

  • Show up with a positive attitude.
  • Be willing to help as needed to maintain the high power range.
  • Must be a current WAC member and/or hold an NRA  classification.
  • Possess correct firearm for chosen discipline.
  • Have knowledge of, and adhere to, WAC rules.
  • Be willing to put in the time for training and practice as needed to be competent in chosen discipline.
  • Successfully completed Qualification requirements and approval from High Power Director.
  • Remain active and participate in competition events. (Minimum 2 per year).
  • Use of the competition range for any shooting from position requires that the HP range must be supervised by an approved High Power Rifle Competition Range Officer.

Anyone interested is urged to drop by the competition range and observe anytime. Everyone is welcome.

The High Power Rifle discipline will periodically hold “Sniper” all prone fun matches .

The Sniper matches  when scheduled will immediately follow the high power matches every 4th Sunday or days to be determined with exception of holidays.  Registration will be approximately 12 noon. Arrive at the high power range about 11 am and join us.

Leave your firearms in your vehicle until we go through our safety meeting and sign in. We will sign in at the high power range. Range fee is $5 for shooters that fired the high power match and $10 for everyone else. This pays for range fees and target costs. Bring at least 50 rds of ammo or more if you have it.  We have a few mats and spotting scopes but if you have a piece of carpet, blanket or anything to lay on bring it. If your rifle is not equipped with a scope that will allow you to see bullet holes at 100 yards bring a spotting scope if you have one since we only have 3 or 4. We will spot for you if need be. Email me if you plan to participate so I can prepare enough targets.

Sniper matches will be at 100 yards, all prone or whatever position chosen using slings,  bipods, rests, bags, dead etc. or a combination. Scoped rifles will be needed since some of the targets are reduced to resemble a 1600 yard shot. The targets will have + points for good hits and – score points for shooting the bad “object”.

The Sniper matches will be open to scoped rim fire rifles or  center fire rifles. Preferably  NO MUZZLE BRAKES.  Match is fired from the prone position (unless not physically able). In that case we will let you use the bench.

Classes will be split between Rim fire and Center fire. You do not need an Anschutz, 6BR or similar expensive rifle.  A Ruger 10/22, vintage single shot, hunting rifle for example will work as well since classes will be split up.

These matches will be for fun and bragging rights.  Shooters do not need to be High Power competition competitors. We will fit everyone that is interested in the mix.

Dig out those $4000 dollar tack drivers, AR’s, tactical rifles or  grandpa’s relic and get them ready. A 100 yard zero will be required. We can help get a zero but try to have one to save time.

Please pass the word and/or send me an email so I can judge interest before I make targets or schedule a match.

Gary Swaney

Any Rifle-Any Sight Matches

These matches are held on the 2nd Sunday of every month.
It is a 50 round, 100 yard,  all prone rifle match with unlimited
The match will start at 9:00 am with squadding at 8:30 am and have two relays.
This match is open to center fire and small bore rifles.
               F-Class shooters are welcome to participate.