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Precision Rifle Shooting: Highlights from Match four in the 2023 PRS UK Series

Precision Rifle Shooting: Highlights from Match four in the 2023 PRS UK Series

The excitement was palpable as precision rifle enthusiasts from around the world gathered for the highly anticipated fourth match of the 2023 PRS UK Series sponsored by Leupold Optics in Caerphilly. 

Amidst the picturesque landscapes, albeit wet and wild, of Wales, the event showcased the true essence of precision shooting that keeps competitors and spectators alike on the edge of their seats.

Viking Field Team representative Joe Pask or @precisionriflejoe as he's known on instagram, left his mark on the competition by securing a commendable 6th place overall and snagging the 2nd highest British score.

Reflecting on the intensity of the event, Joe said, "This was by far the most competitive match we’ve had in the UK, with high winds and storms along with a large number of top international shooters attending." The challenging weather conditions and the presence of skilled international shooters created an electrifying atmosphere, putting participants' skills and resilience to the test.

Check out what's in Joe's kit: the Leupold Mark 5 rifle scope



“I’m a big fan of the Mark 5HD, and have one on both of my centrefire competition setups,” he shares. “I trust them entirely and have never been let down by them.”

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At the heart of this thrilling event is the Precision Rifle Series UK (PRS), a global powerhouse in the world of rifle shooting. Year after year, the PRS orchestrates a points race that encompasses both the PRS Pro Bolt Gun Series and the PRS Regional Series. The PRS Championship Shooting Series has become synonymous with precision rifle shooting excellence, drawing in competitors from every corner of the globe.

With over 6,000 active PRS shooters whose scores are meticulously tracked, the PRS has become a beacon for precision shooting enthusiasts. The organisation brings together the 40 most prestigious national pro series precision rifle competitions, with the PRS Regional Series extending the reach further by hosting numerous one-day matches spanning coast to coast. The international influence of the PRS is rapidly expanding, with flourishing chapters emerging in countries like South Africa and Australia.

The impact of the PRS is undeniable, boasting a community of over 1,000 professional-level competitors and a growing global presence. It's an organisation that transcends boundaries, inspiring precision rifle enthusiasts at every level. From grassroots beginnings to international stages, the PRS continues to propel the precision rifle community forward, forging connections and fostering a passion for accuracy, skill, and camaraderie.

As the echoes of shots fired during the 2023 PRS UK Series continue to resonate, it's evident that precision rifle shooting is more than just a sport – it's a way of life embraced by a diverse and passionate community united by their dedication to hitting the mark, no matter the challenges that lie ahead.

Watch the next match 9/10th September @ Pro-shoot, Llanbradach

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