Regular High Power matches have 4 stages with 20 record shots and 2 sighting shots per stage.
- Standing slow fire. Shooters have a 3 minute preparation period followed by 22 minutes to fire 22 shots
(2 sighting shots + 20 for record); shooters must load 1 round at a time in slow fire stages
- Sitting (or kneeling) rapid fire. Shooters have a 3 minute preparation period followed by 2 minutes to fire
2 sighting shots. When the command is given to begin the rapid fire string, shooters will load a
magazine with 2 rounds, close their bolts, fire 2 rounds, reload with 8 rounds, and fire the remaining
record shots - all within a 60 second period. After the first 10-shot string, there is a brief break to reload
magazines and then shooters fire a second string of sitting rapid fire in the same manner
- Prone rapid fire is similar to sitting rapid, except shooters use the prone position and have 70 seconds
to fire each string of 10 record shots
- Prone slow fire is similar to standing, rounds are loaded 1 at a time and 22 rounds are fired within
All shooting is done in position, and no artificial support is allowed (e.g., bipod, sand bags, etc.). Sling support is used in all stages except standing.
The Garand match is a shorter course of fire including 5 sighting shots prone slow fire, 10 shots prone slow fire for record, 10 shots prone rapid fire, and 10 shots standing slow fire.