Service Rifle Matches (AR-15)

Service Rifle Matches (a.k.a Modern Sporting Rifle or AR-15 Rifle Matches) are held on the first Saturday of every month from 10am–12pm, as well as the immediately preceding Friday from 2pm–4pm.

Participants should arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the match for setup and sign-in. Order of sign-in will determine relay assignment, as needed. Shooting position assignments for each relay are by mutual agreement among competitors. All shooting will be done from a covered concrete firing line; shooting mats and spotting scopes are strongly recommended, and some loaner mats may be available.

Note: Muzzle brakes are not allowed in Service Rifle matches.

Saturday Matches

Saturday matches follow the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) format of 30 rounds for record fire, shot in three phases:

  • Prone, slow fire, 10 rounds in 10 minutes.
  • Standing-to-Prone, rapid fire, 2+8 rounds in 80 seconds.
  • Standing, slow fire, 10 rounds in 10 minutes.

A five minute sighter period (unlimited round count) takes place prior to the first phase. Targets are standard SR-1. The rapid fire phase requires a magazine change, so shooters need two magazines each capable of holding at least 8 but not more than 30 rounds of ammunition. Rifles shall conform to CMP Highpower Competition Rule 5.2.2–5.2.5.

Friday Matches

Friday matches follow the National Rifle Association (NRA) format of 50 rounds for record fire, shot in four phases:

  • Standing, slow fire, 10 rounds in 10 minutes.
  • Sitting or Kneeling, rapid fire, 10 rounds in 60 seconds.
  • Prone, rapid fire, 10 rounds in 70 seconds.
  • Prone, slow fire, 20 rounds in 20 minutes.

Targets are standard SR-1, SR-21, or MR-31. The rapid fire phases require a magazine change, so shooters need two magazines each capable of holding at least 8 but nor more than 30 rounds of ammunition. Rifles shall conform to NRA High Power Rifle Rule 3.1(c).


Civilian Marksmanship Program
National Rifle Association

Upcoming Service Rifle Matches

May
3
Fri
14:00 Service Rifle Match (AR-15) @ AAF&G Eccles High Power Rifle Range
Service Rifle Match (AR-15) @ AAF&G Eccles High Power Rifle Range
May 3 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Service Rifle Match (AR-15) @ AAF&G Eccles High Power Rifle Range
Matches occur based on availability of a Match Director and shooter interest. Match details are available here.
May
4
Sat
10:00 Service Rifle Match (AR-15) @ AAF&G Eccles High Power Rifle Range
Service Rifle Match (AR-15) @ AAF&G Eccles High Power Rifle Range
May 4 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Service Rifle Match (AR-15) @ AAF&G Eccles High Power Rifle Range
Match details are available here.
May
31
Fri
14:00 Service Rifle Match (AR-15) @ AAF&G Eccles High Power Rifle Range
Service Rifle Match (AR-15) @ AAF&G Eccles High Power Rifle Range
May 31 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Service Rifle Match (AR-15) @ AAF&G Eccles High Power Rifle Range
Matches occur based on availability of a Match Director and shooter interest. Match details are available here.
Jun
1
Sat
10:00 Service Rifle Match (AR-15) @ AAF&G Eccles High Power Rifle Range
Service Rifle Match (AR-15) @ AAF&G Eccles High Power Rifle Range
Jun 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Service Rifle Match (AR-15) @ AAF&G Eccles High Power Rifle Range
Match details are available here.
Jul
5
Fri
14:00 Service Rifle Match (AR-15) @ AAF&G Eccles High Power Rifle Range
Service Rifle Match (AR-15) @ AAF&G Eccles High Power Rifle Range
Jul 5 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Service Rifle Match (AR-15) @ AAF&G Eccles High Power Rifle Range
Matches occur based on availability of a Match Director and shooter interest. Match details are available here.
Jul
6
Sat
10:00 Service Rifle Match (AR-15) @ AAF&G Eccles High Power Rifle Range
Service Rifle Match (AR-15) @ AAF&G Eccles High Power Rifle Range
Jul 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Service Rifle Match (AR-15) @ AAF&G Eccles High Power Rifle Range
Match details are available here.