Highpower shooting is a position sport using rifle calibers as large as .35, usually .30-'06, .308 or .223. Matches consist of 50, 80, or
100 shots fired at a distance of 200, 300, or 600 yards from the target, in standing, sitting, and prone positions.

Ohio is the home of Camp Perry, the world's largest outdoor rifle range and the site of the US National Matches held annually in August.
Camp Perry is the ultimate outdoor range, the one which truly separates the best from second-best.
In addition, numerous local clubs in Ohio offer highpower matches, with a few hosting full course matches of 600 yards and many smaller clubs offering reduced target matches of 300 yards.

For anyone interested in learning the sport of highpower shooting, ORPA and the Civilian Marksmanship Clinic (CMP) will hold a clinic on June 15, 2013 at Camp Perry. For more information, follow the clinic link located at the top right of this page.

ORPA hosts several matches during the year at Camp Perry which draw competitors from neighboring states as well military teams. ORPA holds a highpower regional as well as Excellence In Competition (EIC) matches.

ORPA sponsored matches are held on weekends, with Saturdays reserved for full course, 80-shot NRA matches and Sundays used for 50-shot team matches. ORPA also hosts John M. Garand matches for newer shooters concurrently with the Sunday team matches.

Every August, ORPA along with the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) supports a junior team at the NRA National Matches. Tryouts are held in the spring. For information on joining ORPA's junior team, please contact Junior Programs Director Shannon Cherry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (740) 983-3134.

For further information on Highpower shooting in Ohio, contact Highpower Director:
Barb Smith
P.O. Box 11490
Columbus, OH 43211
phone: (614) 475-9336