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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.
Shameless plug – our Hoodies, PRS Shirts and cotton tees are available here: https://shop.iceng.com.au/clothing-merchandise/
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.
Final Results Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown – Precision Rifle SEries Australia 2021
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.
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.
So long, Buchan
Thanks so much for having us all these years (and sorry again about the table, Buchan Caves Hotel. You guys are champs!)
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.
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...
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).
We are shooters. And when we open a fresh shipment of goods from our mates-in-the-States to try out we all get excited. So we are very much looking forward to this year's SHOT SHOW USA in Las Vegas!
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.
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.
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
It’s hard to beat a customised rifle for precision. Custom builds and aftermarket modifications allow you to control each element of the set-up. This means maximum performance beyond most factory/production rifles. But where to begin? Options are almost endless.
Grayboe Stocks are the latest tactical and hunting lightweight composite stocks to hit the Australian market and boy, are we excited. We are the official Australian distributors for these bad boys. They don't officially launch until SSAA SHOT Show Expo later this month but we couldn't resist this sneak preview....Grayboe uses new technology to deliver a top-end quality custom order stock within 3-6 weeks for well-under $1000 AUD. As any excited shooter or gunsmith would, we fitted it to a barrelled action and got shooting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
“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.
Our head gunsmith Nik is stepping out of the workshop and setting up shop at the South East Field Days on March 16 and 17, to host "Ask A Gunsmith" at our stall - so come along, armed with your questions and find us in the Lions Pavillion. Its a great opportunity to discuss a project idea (likes the oddball ones!)
Presenting the ICEng Action Slicking Spring & Roller Kit which includes all the aftermarket parts to smooth out the cycling action of the Adler A110. We've been working with IPSC competitors for the past few months to test the various components under high pressure situations and (after a few tweaks) we've found a combination we are very happy with.
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 email@example.com
Each loading gate is hand–fabricated by our gunsmiths at our Adelaide workshop. Its made of aircraft grade aluminium and finished in black Cerakote making it lightweight and hard wearing.
The gate and tube kit is designed to quickly load rounds into the magazine tube for IPSC competition use.
With the rising notoriety of the Adler, Pardus and other 12ga shotguns in Australia, there seems to be more and more variations among the models of shotgun available. Some of these are functional like barrel length but many changes are cosmetic, like if the stock is wood or synthetic material or the colour of the action.
And why not? Everything about you says something about you. Firearms can be very personal and a reflection of identity. In response we have created series of colourful and eye catching shotgun accessories so you can “pimp your 12ga” to suit your style.
For several months our ICEng aftermarket shotgun followers and magazine nuts have been available in red, blue, silver, black and gold. Black is standard and timeless, but the red and blue have been hot selling items.
Its time the popular Ultralite Barrel Clamp and Tactical Barrel Clamp with removable picatinny rail options caught up. This month we are offering a limited run of red and blue Ultralite Barrel Clamps and Tactical Barrel Clamps (with removable picatinny rail).
The finish is slightly darker than the follower and nut, but creates a stunning impact when teamed up together. The red really rolls with the Adler “Rockstar” model (which features an action finished in red). The blue set produces a perfect picture when paired up with the blue Pardus. Either option creates an eye-catching and custom look to the standard wood stock or synthetic stock shotgun (or if you want to go all out, email us about a Cerakote job).
Both barrel clamp styles are designed for use with an ICEng extension kit (there may not be enough tube length to fit it on the factory 5 shot version). The Ultralite is compatible with Adler, Pardus and most 12ga lever action shotguns.
The Tactical Clamp with removable rail is compatible with most shotguns but is better suited to the +3, +5 or +6 extensions. It does not suit most Pardus models.
This past week marks an exciting turning point for the Ruger Precision Rifle (RPR) market in Australia as Timney Triggers announced its latest creation; a top-end two-stage trigger designed especially for the RPR range. Buy it now
The new Timney RPR trigger is self-contained and ready to drop-into the Ruger Precision Rifle and offers an exceptionally smooth, crisp, and adjustable weight two-stage trigger pull.
From the factory, pull weight is calibrated for half-pound first stage and one-pound second stage. But being adjustable, you you can get it exactly to your liking. First stage can be adjusted from ½ pound to one pound while the second stage ranges ½ pound to two pounds. The trigger is offered in straight and curved trigger shoes models.
There’s a reason we became Australian Timney Trigger suppliers. Actually, there’s a few.
Timney Triggers has become the largest trigger manufacturer in the world over the past 70 years. Their exceptional workmanship and attention to detail in manufacturing, use of quality materials and precision performance out-of-the-box. Each trigger is hand tested and calibrated backed up by lifetime warranty.
Here’s what they said about the new RPR: ” The RPR trigger housing is constructed of military-grade, 6061 T6 alloy that is CNC machined using state-of- the-art robotics and is anodized for superior durability. The trigger is also CNC machined, heat treated and coated. The sear is wire EDM cut, heat treated to 58-60 Rockwell and Teflon-nickel coated for lubricity and dependable, long-lasting service life.”
We have had plenty of hands-on-time with Timneys building custom rifles and gunsmithing in our workshop in Adelaide SA. As shooters we love using them out in the field. Our customers have given great feedback too using them in real world applications on Remingtons, Mausers, Howas, Ruger, Weatherbys, CZ and more.
What does our head gunsmith say about the Timneys? “We love the crisp, clean break. Who can go past the precision and performance of the Timney Trigger Calvin Elite trigger for the Remingtons? What better option for a precision rifle than a top of the line aftermarket precision trigger like this?”
If you want to get your hands on one, you are in luck. Even luckier if you want to be among the first in Australia to buy one. We are proud Australian suppliers for the Timney range and have the first batch of the new Timney Trigger Ruger Precision Rifle trigger en-route to our workshop in Adelaide, SA. Hop over to our online webstore to raise an order.
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.
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 Shooters, STS 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