Category: Competition

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!!!

How much difference can a breeze make on a 22LR? A.K.A. Watch your wind calls….

What difference a little breeze can make with 22LR rifle! Rather than let ammunition cover up potential weak areas, you have choice but to learn how to read wind and how to hold for it. That's why rimfire trainer rifles are such a great tool.
During testing on a custom rimfire build we took a few videos which show perfectly how important it is to read wind when holding in breezy conditions.

Read more

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!

 

Converting a WFA1 to take the Forward Assist Bolt Action Kit (FABA)

MANAEL’s Forward Assist Bolt Action Kits (FABA) kits have provided a popular solution for those wanting extra grip points on the new WFA1-L rifle from Warwick Firearms Australia. 

But what about the older WFA1 model? Straight out of the box, the MANAEL FABA kits are not compatible with the older WFA1.

But Ignition Custom Engineering can quickly modify the upper recievers to fit the FABA kit. Click here to book in today.

It requires milling the pic rails on the sides and bottom to create a flush surface. We then cut in M-lok slots. And finally we finish it in Cerakote to match the original factory finish.

Version 2 FABA foreend is more streamlined and features a hex-grip texture. The Warwick WFA1 foreend has been modified to suit.

The whole proces can be done as a contactless service: book in through the website or over the phone, post your upper reciever only to us and when its all done, we can ship it back.

Version 1 FABA on a modified WFA1 Rifle by Ignition Custom Engineering

The FABA kit creates an easy forward operation of the bolt action, with an ergonomic foregrip and grip texture. It does not change the action type of the rifle (it is a bolt action). The FABA is fabricated from billet aluminium and stainless and is 100% Australian Made by MANAEL.

 

The FABA (Forward Assist Bolt Action) Kit is available Ignition Custom Engineering (click here to view online).

 

New lighter FABA Kit

You spoke, they listened. Following feedback from customers, MANAEL have released the Version 2 of their famed Forward Assist Bolt Action (FABA) Kit, featuring a new streamlined, lighter foregrip and improved stainless handles. 

Overall weight of the kit has been dropped from 550 grams to approx 400 grams.

The FABA kit creates an easy forward operation of the bolt action, with an ergonomic foregrip and new hex-grip texture. Fabricated from billet aluminium to be hard wearing, light weight and long lasting.

The Version 2 is available with M-lok slots on the bottom of the grip for mounting accessories.

Following customer feedback, the size and feel of the bolt handles has also improved.  Knurled stainless steel bolt handles with free spin action, provide easy grip and ergonomic use. They are slightly smaller than the Version 1 knobs.

Its an easy DIY install (no gunsmithing required). Does not change the action type of the rifle (it remains a bolt action).

Ambidextrous kit for right-handed WFA1-L rifles. Can be used without bolt handles.

Made in Australia. Designed and produced by MANAEL in Adelaide, Australia.

Note this kit is compatible with the WFA1-L. We can modify older WFA1 rifles to suit (contact us for details)

Buy online!

Kit includes:

  • Aluminium foregrip
  • all required link bars, spacers, screws and fastners
  • Charging style handle
  • Weight 555 grams  New weight 400 grams

Aussie Made Solutions: Warwick WFA1L and the Forward Assist Bolt Action (FABA) Kit

We teamed up with MANAEL firearms manufacturers and Warwick Firearms Australia to deliver a bolt-on solution for the new WFA1-L Bolt Action Rifle. Its called the FABA Kit (or Forward Assist Bolt Action), which creates an easy forward operation of the bolt action, with an ergonomic foregrip. No changes to rifle category. Just easy, ergonomic use.

Read more

MPA Matrix Chassis delivers new, customisable experience

Late last year Masterpiece Arms released the newest in its line up of premium competition bolt action rifle chassis, called the Matrix Chassis. The US-based manufacturer touted it as a revolution in customisable rifle stocks with 100+ configuration options.
Its been turning heads at Shot Show USA this year. And this is why.

Read more

Aussie solution to increasing magazine capacity on AI Accurate Mags

South Aussie firearms manufacturer MANAEL has released its latest firearm accessory designed to increase capacity of short action centrefire magazines. The +4 Magazine Base Extension Pad gives a few extra rounds in hunting or centrefire rifle competitions such as PRS, where a mag change can make or break a stage. Boosts capacity by 4 rounds in AI style mags/Accurate Mags in 308, 6.5CM, 243, 22-250, 7mm-08, 260rem.

Read more

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.

Read more

Australian PRS custom MANAEL rifle: Chrome Terminator T-1000

Can we call this "The Australian Terminator" and get away with it? Aussie made MANAEL action, Swan Barrel & PRP Chassis....designed exclusively for the Australian Precision Rifle Series by Ignition Custom Engineering. Read the story behind it...

Read more

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).

Read more

Masterpiece Arms Accessories in stock

Accessories and parts for the Masterpiece Arms (MPA) Chassis collection are live on our webstore. Like us, MPA are specialists in long range precision shooting. And where we partner with PRS Australia, MPA are official partners with PRS USA and their gear is tried and tested by Team MPA PRS shooters.

Read more

Masterpiece Arms modified Tikka T3

This Tikka T3 has been given a new lease on life with a little love and care from our gunsmiths. The action was in unfired condition, but the bolt was damaged with minor surface marks. Functionally, it was perfect but its appearance meant it couldn't be sold as "new"....so we got out hands on it and had a little fun giving the factory rifle a facelift. Including a Masterpiece Arms chassis...

Read more

Ultra lightweight build MANAEL titanium action

What do you do when you can't find an off-the-shelf solution? We turned to Aussie firearms manfuacturer MANAEL for a custom titanium action to create a unique ultra-light-weight build (so customised, the client even chose their own serial number). Featuring Southfort Labs Kiwi Composite components. Built in Adelaide by our gunsmiths.

Read more

Rifle Mounted Data Holders – X Ring Armory & Hawk Hill Custom

Taking eyes off the target and moving to check your ballistic information can eat up valuable time in competition or hunting. We've introduced two new Mounted Data kits (by Hawk Hill Custom and X Ring Armory) designed to display the ballistic and drop chart information close to your shooting eyeline to reduce movement and lost time. Both kits attach to the picatinny rail with pivot points to adjust the location of the card holder.

Read more

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...

Read more

PRS Ready: custom built 1000m rifle

Today we look at a ground-up custom build by our Adelaide gunsmiths, capable of competition-grade performance at 1000m distances. The new owner and lucky shooter only needs to fit a scope, head to the field and step it out as far as their skill allows.
One of our specialties as gunmiths (and passions as shooters!) is precision and practical rifle series (PRS) style competition - so that formed the overall direction and theme of this custom rifle build. It had to be something easy to maneuver in movement competition with reliable performance and precision accuracy.
Read more....

Read more