Category: Events

2022 Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown is coming! Precision Rifle Series Australia

We’ve been waiting with anticipation for the 2022 season announcement from Precision Rifle Series Australia.

And the very first match for the year is April 1-3…..the Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown!

First place winner Butters from NTPC at Prize winners: Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown 2021 Precision Rifle Series Australia

Hosted by yours trully at our home range SSAA Precision Shooting Club (SA), this is one of the biggest events on the PRS calendar.

Its going to be even more exciting this year with the launch of several new Precision Rifle Clubs around the country (hi NSW and Tas!)

Did you know Precision Rifle is one of the fastest growing shooting disciplines in Australia?

So glad to have y’all on board and can’t wait to share the love with you at the Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown.

Tickets sold quickly at the PRS Australia Members-only launch last week. A handful of spaces are left and will go live today (February 21) through Precision Rifle Series Australia.

Curious to know what all the hub-bub is about? Come on down! Spectators are welcome. Guarantee you will have as much fun watching as the guys shooting!

@iceng.au hoodies. Endorsed by all cold Stage Officers at Australian PRS matches (the ones with good taste in clothing at least).

We have a stack of AMAZING prizes to giveaway – including some brand new precision gear from Aussie firearms manufacturers MANAEL.

MANAEL will also be unveiling a new product (keeping in tradition with Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdowns). We’ve had a play with the new product and its going to knock your socks off!!!

Plus we’re giving away merch and the usual cool gear like gunsmithing prizes and vouchers.

Free hugs for prize winners: MANAEL Arca Rail Barricade Bag (BORIS model). Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown 2021 Precision Rifle Series Australia
Prize winners: MANAEL Arca Swiss Clamp – Harris Bipod style. Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown 2021 Precision Rifle Series Australia
Marksman division winner gets a Timney Triggers T3 Trigger AND a side hug! Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown 2021 Precision Rifle Series Australia
Prize winners: Gunsmithing Cerakote voucher. Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown 2021 Precision Rifle Series Australia
Prize winners: MANAEL +4 Extension Mag AICS Base. Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown 2021 Precision Rifle Series Australia

We’ve been involved with Precision Rifle Series since its grass roots in Australia in 2016. So proud of all the work to grow the sport to where it is today. And super psyched to be hosting the VERY FIRST MATCH OF 2022!!!

Tune in to social media for updates.

See you at the range!!!

That’s a wrap! 2021 Precision Rifle Series Australia – Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown

What a match!!!!

The PRS community sunk its teeth into the first (and only) Precision Rifle Series Australia match for 2021, The Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown. We are so grateful to have had this overdue opportunity to get out and shoot. And so proud to partner with PRS Australia to make this match happen.

The Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown was hosted April 9-11 at our home range SSAA Precision Shooting Club at Monarto.  Its the largest precision and practical club in Australia. And super excitingly, the Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown was the largest PRS match held in Australia to date!

Stages were designed by Match Director and all around top bloke Travie Harris with some fun challenges for new and experienced shooters.

We may be biased, but the Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown is one of the best opportunities on the PRS Calender to come alongside some of the country’s top shooters and experience precision shooting at its best. Its friendly, fun and everyone is happy to share gear, tips and support so every shooter can achieve their potential.

The Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown marked the end to a long shooting drought for many in 2020 (not a single PRS Match, thanks Covid!). In response, everyone brought their A-Game (well, at least a C-game….some of us didn’t get to practice much last year, alright!!!????).

Many shooters were hungry to the range, smash steel and spend time with mates. But the big prize table was also an incentive and featured including gear, services and merchandice from Aussie firearm manufacturers MANAEL & Australia’s leading PRS gunsmiths Ignition Custom Engineering.

MANAEL also introduced its newest product the MANAEL Self Timing Muzzle Brake, designed exclusively for long range precision and heavily tested in live fire matches to prove it performs as flawlessly as it claims!

Monarto has consistent weather. Which is best described as “inconsistent”. The Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown was no exception.

Friday was hot, dry and dusty. Saturday was a confusing combination of dusty and gusty winds, with sporadic icy showers that had us all reaching for our Ignition Custom Engineering Hoodies! The gusty winds continued and strengthened through Sunday but at least it didn’t rain.

@iceng.au hoodies. Endorsed by all cold Stage Officers at Australian PRS matches (the ones with good taste in clothing at least).

Shameless plug – our Hoodies, PRS Shirts and cotton tees are available here: https://shop.iceng.com.au/clothing-merchandise/

Saturday Silliness

After the first day of competition, everyone retires to the clubroom for a hearty meal and general the shenanigans you can expect from Ignition Custom and the PRS crew. Apart from the shooting and on-stage banter, this is one of our favorite times of the weekend.

Community, amirite?

 

Final Results Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown – Precision Rifle SEries Australia 2021

Butters fought with a fierce determination to claim top position at the 2021 Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown.

 

Competition was fierce and very close

The determination was palpitable between top performing shooters, with Butters of Northern Territory Practical Rifle, Lukas M and Ash P sparring over the top position.

Butters cinched it with a stellar performance. But the win wasn’t made easy with Lukas M closing in behind.

When the final points landed, Lukas claimed second position.

Third place went to Ash P, who is consistent and clean in his performance, and certainly kept both Lukas and Butters looking over their shoulder!

Great performance from all competitors. Congrats also to the first place getters in the Marksman, Semi-Pro and Production categories.

 

 

 

Winners & Grinners Gallery

What a weekend! We are signing off now to sleep for maybe a week. Then start planning to do it all over again in 2022.

 

Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown – Precision Rifle Series Australia 2021

Precision Rifle Series Australia is kicking off the much-anticipated 2021 season and we are hosting the very first match of the year: The Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown.

Hosted April 9-11 at our home range SSAA Precision Shooting Club at Monarto.  Its the largest precision and practical club in Australia.

And super excitingly, the Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown is the largest PRS match held in Australia to date! 

 

 

Competition is going to be fierce.

We are all hungry to get back to the range, especially with no matches hosted in 2020. So its going to be exciting for shooters and spectators alike.

The Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown is the perfect opportunity to experience precision shooting at its best, with some of the top shots from Australia in a friendly atmosphere.

Plus there’s a big prize table including gear, services and merchandice from Aussie firearm manufacturers MANAEL & Australia’s leading PRS gunsmiths Ignition Custom Engineering

 


So long, Buchan

We have loved hosting the Ignition Custom Winter Classic events at Buchan over the past few years. Beautiful range, town and people.

Thanks so much for having us all these years (and sorry again about the table, Buchan Caves Hotel. You guys are champs!)

Now, look out Monarto!

 

Ignition Custom Winter Classic PRS Australia Done and dusted!

The 2019 Ignition Custom Winter Classic Precision Rifle Series Australia match is done and dusted for another year.
Yes, that pun was intended. Dust the biggest challenge of the day. But plenty of fun! Close competition and surprise stages. Read more for full review including winners.

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Retiring the Nerf Rifle

It started with a Remington 700 and a very loud Cerakote job....but all good things come to an end, including the reign of the notorious Ignition Custom NERF Rifle. We pay tribute to the work horse that served us through two years of Australian precision and practical rifle events (2016 to 2018).

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Whats the best last minute preparation for Precision Tactical Rimfire Challenge?

Excitement is building for the 2018 Precision Tactical Rimfire Challenge this month at the State Shooting Park (sponsored by Ignition Custom Engineering). With less than a fortnight to go, what is the best preparation? There are plenty of brilliant products and services that can improve functionality and performance for your 22. It can seem overwhelming...

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Ask A Gunsmith at Jamestown Show (Mid North & Flinders)

The Ignition Custom Engineering team will return to the Mid North region next weekend to host Ask A Gunsmith at the Jamestown Show on Sun Oct 1 and Mon Oct 2. We are also proudly sponsoring the Young Farmers Challenge. So come on down, say G'day and grab a stubby cooler or sticker for the gun safe.

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IGnition Custom Engineering’s Young Farmers Challenge at Jamestown Show 2017

What happens when four farming mates gather on the main oval at the show, armed with a stack of hay bales and fencing wire?
Find out at the Young Farmers Challenge event which returns for its second year at the 2017 Jamestown Show this weekend, sponsored by Ignition Custom Engineering.

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Stretching shooter ability at Impact Dynamics Rimfire Challenge

New and experienced .22LR shooters took to the field earlier this month for the Impact Dynamics Invitational Rimfire Challenge sponsored by Ignition Custom Engineering. Held in South Australia on a crisp and sunny weekend, weather was near ideal for .22LR competition (apart from a few gully breezes which presented a challenge for some of the newer shooters)....read on

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SSAA SHOT Show Melbourne 2017

In exactly a month the 2017 SSAA SHOT Show Melbourne will open its doors on the biggest shooting sports event in Australia. Which means we have only four weeks to get our very exciting new products ready for launch!

All of us at ICEng are shooting enthusiasts so its great to be immersed in a safe, pro-firearm culture, explore the latest and greatest from the industry and grab a few bargains.  SHOT Show is always a great chance to talk about our favourite subject with people who feel the same way.

But this year we are extra excited because we have some new things to announce and products to introduce for the first time. Some are masterpieces, designed and fabricated by our talented gunsmiths (including a major change for the Australian market).

We’ve also got exciting new partnerships to announce and brilliant new products which haven’t been seen in Australia yet. Plus we will have discounts on offer for SHOT Show attendees.

Mysterious, much? Stay tuned, we can tell you more over the next few weeks leading up the event (or just come on the day to see for yourself).

You can find us at Site 402…which is in the thick of the action between the shooting range and the demonstration/talk area (towards the rear of the expo building, on the way to the outdoor exhibitors, working gundogs and food area).

More than 14,000 people are expected this year, so we are busily stacking up on business cards and promo gear. What would you like us to bring for display? Or to bring for sale? Let us know on Facebook (or send us an email sales@iceng.com.au)

What’s on for SA Shooters this March

“Mad March” is upon us and sleepy old Adelaide town has been transformed into a buzzing metropolis of adventure with Clipsal 500 Supercars, Adelaide Cup Day, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide Festival, WOMAdelaide just some of the key events livening up the cityscape. Its also a really busy month for us at Ignition Custom Engineering with a few key events - and some workshop/ office closures - to mark into the SA shooter’s schedule.

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Raising scope elevation to 55MOA for 22LR with custom pic rail

Thanks to custom picatinny rail created in-house by our gunsmiths, this 22LR Lithgow Crossover now has the elevation adjustment to shoot out to 400m on dial-alone.

The rifle was set up for long-range competition use (precision rifle and field) but the factory mounting options didn’t support enough scope elevation. This was reducing the amount of elevation available, costing time and accuracy when finding and hitting the target.

So, our gunsmiths created a picatinny rail in 55MOA to allow maximum elevation adjustment. The rail was made to suit the length and size of receiver, with a cut out for the ejection port and drilled/tapped to suit. It was finished in black Cerakote.

With a trigger job to bring the factory trigger down to 1lb, it is ready for some accurate competition and field work.

Email us to find out what rail options we an create for your firearm at sales@iceng.com.au

Ask a Gunsmith at Adelaide Arms Militaria Fair (Adelaide Gun Show)

Talk over your project ideas with some of Adelaide’s leading gunsmiths as the Ignition Custom Engineering team host “Ask a Gunsmith” at South Australia’s premier firearm expo – The Adelaide Arms and Militaria Fair – next Saturday and Sunday.

Ask us about aftermarket upgrades or repairs, or perhaps that nagging oddball question that no one can seem to answer…..If no one else knows or can do it, we most probably can. We specialise in the unusual and unique and are not afraid of a challenge.

We will also be showcasing a small selection of the custom jobs we can do as fully licenced D-class manufacturing gunsmiths.

Twice a year the team at Tarling Events throws open the doors to Adelaide’s biggest gun, firearm and militaria collecting and trading event which attracts several thousand punters from across South Australia. The Fair  (or Adelaide Gun Show as its affectionately called) stretches across 2300 square metres in the undercover function centre at Chasers Expo Centre at Greyhound Park, Angle Vale SA.

Adelaide Arms and Militaria Fair (aka Adelaide Gun Show) features 2300 sqaure metres of firearms and pieces for all styles of shooters and includes Ignition Custom Engineering
Adelaide Arms and Militaria Fair (aka Adelaide Gun Show) features 2300 square metres of firearms and pieces for all styles of shooters and includes Ignition Custom Engineering

It offers a prestigious and premier collection of historic and collectible rifles and guns and armed-forces memorabilia.

For the hunters, there are knives and hunting equipment and accessories. Plus stalls catering for target and competition shooters.

Some of the samples you might see at the Ignition Custom Engineering stall include:

  • Custom built rifles and handguns
  • Aftermarket custom shotguns
  • Muzzlebrakes and flash hiders
  • Bolt fluting and knobs
  • Extractor upgrades
  • Custom Cerakote work
  • Weight reduction/lightened firearms for hunting
  • Accuracy and precision upgrades for target acquisition in competition or hunting
  • Aftermarket fabrication work
  • Lever action upgrades
  • Rebarrels and chamber work
  • Trigger work / upgrades and aftermarket triggers inc Timney Triggers
  • Decommissioned/display pieces
  • Let us know if there’s something specific you want to see

One of the common questions we get is about changing calibre on a rile or changing from one brand of magazine to another. We’ve done plenty of these styles of conversions. If this is something you’ve ever thought of, we can happily talk you through the process at the Arms Fair.

We can decommission firearms too – that means keeping the look of the firearm intact while altering its internal mechanics so it no longer functions. We include a SA Police certificate so it can legally be used for display outside a safe. So if you find something on the day at another stall or there’s something at home you want for display (not use) come speak to us and find out how we can make it happen.

At Ignition Custom Engineering, our team believes in supporting the shooting community at a local level and have proudly been part of this event for several years – along with some of South Australia and Adelaide’s leading firearms industry innovators (names like Impact Dynamics / Southern ShootersSTS Targets, Precision Rifle Products, Projectile Warehouse, & Afterdark Surveillance).

Admission is $10 (children are free) and you can discuss the day’s finds with mates over a meal on site at Chasers Restraunt. Be sure to bring cash for purchases as EFT facilities are not always available.

Adelaide Arms & Militaria Fair

Ask a Gunsmith @ Ignition Custom Engineering stall

Saturday October 15, 2016 – 9am to 5pm

Sunday October 16, 2016 – 9am – 3pm

Greyhound Race Track, Angle Road, ANGLE PARK SA