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.
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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.