Precision Rifle Systems Accessories
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- Last updated: 28/11/2019
Shooting is a fantastic sport enjoyed by millions, but under that general umbrella, sits a plethora of disciplines, all placing high demands on the competitors, that wish to push performance to the max. When it comes to specialised accessories, the appeal is understandably enormous, from those of us who see the real benefit of tweaking the gun to fit and adding accessories that maximise our chances in the heat of a tournament.
Mind you, I’ll never tire of highlighting the army of enthusiasts, who are content to invest in kit just for their pure enjoyment, rather than any serious thoughts of a place on the rostrum. These armchair, or more accurately bench shooters, often appreciate all the advanced features, but are happy to enjoy them in an informal range environment, free from any thought and for that matter stress of competition and why the hell not? Ironically, some of these people are excellent shots too, they just get off at a different bus stop in terms of what they like to do. There are others who could not shoot their way out of a wheelie bin from the inside, but still like to have all the go faster bits. Again, no shame, as long as you’re honest with yourself, So, each to their own, as they say!
Whichever camp we fall into, Precision Rifle Systems, has come up with some stunning accessories, that any shooter can bolt into place, and adjust in minutes. Gavyn Jones has been a familiar face on the Hunter Field Target (HFT) circuit over the last few years, and his passion for the sport, coupled with a serious grasp of modern engineering techniques, has resulted in some highly impressive, up-market shooting accessories.
Having handled the merchandise, make no mistake as we are talking top class engineering here, and with Precision Rifle Systems (formerly G-Tech) kit increasingly popular among serious competition shooters, in both Field Target (FT) and HFT, the brand looks set to soar.
Based in Winsford, Cheshire, Gavyn served an Advanced Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship and soon began producing parts for himself and friends back in 2016. With word soon spreading about the quality of his workmanship and innovation, a larger premises was needed and Precision Rifle Systems now operates from a 1000 sq. ft factory unit. Specialist after-market accessories, mostly machined from highgrade aluminium are what the company are all about, designed to easily bolt on to the rifle, replacing the standard parts. Precision comes from CNC machinery, using the latest CAD/CAM software and the end products, to be honest, speak for themselves. Aluminium is used to reduce weight and, whilst Gavyn did initially test the water with a variety of colours, products are now either supplied black anodised or in silver finish. The secret of course lies in attention to detail and, with everything first bead blasted and then finely finished, the end results are assured. Plus, if you want another colour there are specialised firms out there that will do it for you, so just get the plain (white) aluminium finish.
Hamsters are increasingly popular in both FT and HFT, adding height and adjustment to the forend of a rifle, with the idea that it makes a high shot in a tree, or standing position, easier to support. The X-Pro Hamster is a slick design, with an aluminium bottom plate, that incorporates cut-outs for drainage and weight reduction, whilst looking super stylish into the bargain. The central support bar was drilled out originally, but the latest version incorporates a solid support, which can be used to take custom engraving if required. Two central bolts are used to adjust the angle of the main assembly, and it all feels ultra robust.
Outdoor airgun competition has fuelled a massive rise in the popularity of the butt hook and, understandably, Precision Rifle Systems have risen to meet this demand too. The idea is that the shooter can effectively adjust the position of the stock and therefore eye to scope alignment, to exactly suit individual statures, shapes and sizes. The end result should mean minimal muscle fatigue when shouldering the gun. At the turn of an Allen key, the height of the stock in the shoulder, exact point of contact with the shoulder, and length of pull, can all be altered, until the final shooting position is as near perfect as possible for the individual.
Multi-sectioned, butt hooks are permissible in FT, and the Gen 2 FTX Field Target Hook comes complete with all the necessary components, offering four sections on both upper and lower arms. The design is modular too, so additional pairs of ‘links’ can be added for an extra £25. Both arms can rotate around a central pillar, and the entire assembly moves up and down its axis. There’s even a quick elevation adjustment lever, which is a nice touch.
HFT rules dictate a more simplified design of hook, and here, the Gen 2 X-Pro Buttplate works brilliantly. One paddle top and bottom, as permitted, yet again, full adjustment is offered. £114.99 is a very competitive price given the quality product PRS turns out and also what some of the rival companies in this area charge too!
One of the more radical products available is the Gen 2 X-Pro FTX Buttplate with Monopad. Specifically designed for Bench Rest, it incorporates a small ball rest at the base of the hook, to act as a rest and stabiliser; both all allowed in this discipline.
So, it’s fair to say that this impressive company are off and up and running, and whilst personal taste comes into it, there’s now a host of shooters queuing up to invest in this type of performance-driven hardware. Gavyn’s looking to expand the Precision Rifle Systems range, and having sampled their hardware up close, I can certainly vouch for the integrity, innovative designs and machining quality on offer.
Gen 2 FTX Field Target Hook £149.99
Gen 2 X-Pro Buttplate £114.99
X-Pro Hamster £114.99
Hamster Extension Pins £14.99 (pack of 2)
Custom Engraving £14.99
Butt Plate/Hook Links (pair) £25
For more information and full product listing, see the Precision Rifle Systems website at www.pr-s.co.uk or contact them at [email protected] co.uk