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High Power Rifle Shooting

High Power Rifle is a shooting sport that originated in the United States, which is the only place where the sport is popular.

There are four common types of High Power Rifle matches: Service rifle, Open, Axis and Allies and F-Class, of which the Service rifle matches are the most popular.

A service rifle match is conducted in four stages. 

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Points are awarded for each of the 50 shots. The shooter with the highest number of aggregate points is declared as the winner. In case of a tie, shots at the much smaller "X" target within the primary target is used to decide the winner.

F-Class matches, which involve shooting from 300 to 1200 yards, in a prone position is slowly gaining popularity.

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