A Practical Guide to IPRF Factory Division

With the launch of the International Precision Rifle Federation (IPRF) there have been a few questions about what qualifies for some of the divisions. Here you will find a list of rifles that tick all the boxes for Factory Division as well as the rules for the division.

What is the International Precision Rifle Federation (IPRF)?
Well here is a quote from them; “The International Precision Rifle Federation aims to unify the sport of Precision Rifle (shooting) worldwide and set standards for competition internationally to enable a level field of play at Regional and World Championships.”

Lets get to some of the points that seem to be causing some confusion;

Division – This refers to the platform you will be competing with, not you personally

*The Divisions are as follows
Open
Limited
Factory
Classic
**This article will deal with Factory division

Categories – This refers to who you would be competing against

*The Categories are as follows
Ladies
Junior
Senior
Mil/Leo
Adult

Some examples of a division and Categories would be:
Open – Ladies
Limited – Mil/Leo
Open – Adult


**This article will deal with Factory division

Factory division is where most of us fall but we don’t even know it yet.

The rules for Factory Division are as follows
Max Calibers: .30 Cal
Max muzzle velocity: 3200 fps
Manufactured by single manufacturer
Minimum trigger pull: 1.5lbs
No Permanent Attachments

The last important note i would like to address,
The Factory division is not limited to the factory chambering, ie…6.5 Creedmoor. In the event that you shoot out your barrel, you can re-barrel the rifle in the cartridge/caliber of your choice as long as it meets the following criteria:
-Profile must be the same as the original
-Length must be the same as the original
-Must adhere to the .30 cal caliber limit
-Must adhere to the 3200 fps speed limit
-Must have factory trigger
*On that note, there is no limitations to adding a muzzle break or suppressor*

The other requirement to be eligible to shoot in the division is “No Permanent Attachments”. This refers to the following:
– Weight Kits
– Arca Rails ( That are not integral to the chassis or hand guard but rather a separate component)

Here is a quick list of manufactures that i will be going through:
– Ruger
– Remington
– Tikka
– Sabatti
– Accuracy International
– Victrix
– Cadex

With there restrictions in mind, the rifles that I would recommend, in no particular order as well as no spec sheets the rifles are:

Ruger Precision Rifle

Ruger jumped on the opportunity to launch the Precision Rifle line of rifles and has done a brilliant job with this very capable rifle.
The Ruger Precision Rifle is available in the following calibers:
6mm Creedmoor
6.5mm Creedmoor
6.5mm PRC
308 Winchester
300 Winchester Magnum

Ruger Hawkeye Long-Range Target

To suit a more traditional look Ruger launched this line of rifles around the same time as the Ruger Precision Rifle and it has done exceptionally well as it is a multi purpose rifle, easily used for hunting as well as competition shooting
The Ruger Hawkeye Long-Range Target is available in the following calibers:
6.5mm Creedmoor
6.5mm PRC
308 Winchester
300 Winchester Magnum

Remington Precision Chassis Rifle (PCR)

Remington was late to party with their interpretation of a “Precision Rifle” but regardless the Remington PCR is a great rifle that have had great feedback from many shooters. This is a very capable platform
The Remington PCR is available in the following calibers:
6.5mm Creedmoor
260 Remington
308 Winchester

Tikka T3X Ultimate Precision Rifle UPR

Tikka has always been an extremly well renowed rifle manufactoror and with the UPR they have made a brilliant entry level Tikka that will hit its mark every time. Tikka is the most popular action in South Africa with all top level competitors, that speaks volumes for the great actions.
The Tikka UPR is available in the following calibers:
6.5mm Creedmoor
260 Remington
308 Winchester

Tikka T3X TAC A1

The TAC A1 is Tikkas take on the Precision Chassis Rifle and they knocked it out of the park. It is a sexy rifle and it feels great when shooting. The balance of the chassis is perfect, just add a scope and you are ready to head to the races.
The Tikka TAC A1 is available in the following calibers:
223 Remington
6.5mm Creedmoor
260 Remington
308 Winchester

Sabatti Tactical EVO US

Just like the European version, the Tactical-EVO-US comes with the new 3-tenon Blizzard action and is perfect for all heavy duty applications where resistance over time and accuracy are a must. The steel receiver is new and so is the new 3-tenon locking bolt with a fast 60°opening and an interchangeable handle with 5/16” thread. All contact surfaces are highly polished to facilitate movement and reduce noise substantially more than in most competitors’ products. This bolt action rifle features the new guillotine-style extractor in 17-4PH stainless steel.
The Sabatti Tactical EVO US is available in the following calibers:
6mm Creedmoor
6.5mm Creedmoor
6.5×47 Lapua
308 Winchester

Sabatti STR Sport

Contrary to its predecessor, the model STR, the new STR SPORT is a bolt action rifle specifically created for precision target shooting. The STR SPORT features the Sabatti signature “Rover” short action with a 3-round magazine. The barrel, available in either 710 mm or 660 mm with a diameter of 28mm at the muzzle, comes with the renown Sabatti Multi-Radial Rifling System. The trigger is the 3-lever Match with a trigger pull weight ranging between 550 and 600g. The external magazine release lever is very suitable for the fast pace of competition.
The Sabatti STR Sport is available in the following calibers:
6.5mm Creedmoor
6.5×47 Lapua
308 Winchester

Sabatti STR

While its predecessor, the Tactical Syn. model, was designed mainly for precision target shooting, the STR has been created for tactical “field” applications where superior accuracy and better handling is required. The STR comes with the Sabatti signature short action and a 10-round Accuracy International compatible magazine (5 rounds for the Italian market). The barrel is 0.8’’diameter at the muzzle and comes with 5/8’’-24 threads to fit most accessories available on the market today.
The Sabatti STR is available in the following calibers:
6.5mm Creedmoor
6.5×47 Lapua
308 Winchester

Sabatti ST18

The ST 18 Tactical rifle is a weapon that has been designed for shooting in the polygonlong distance shooting races, dynamic and tactical shooting even for use hunting, therefore a very versatile weapon. A TACTICAL RIFLE EQUIPPED WITH A BRAND NEW BOLT ACTION. The new action is the result of a cooperation between SABATTI and the renown BCM, world leader in the production of competition rifles. The two companies joined forces in 2017 and designed a brand new action with competition and tactical applications in mind. In other words, the bolt action of an ST-18 is not a hunting action adapted to sports.
The Sabatti ST18 is available in the following calibers:
6mm Creedmoor
6.5mm Creedmoor
6.5×47 Lapua
308 Winchester

*On the more premium side of the house we have the following options*

Accuracy international AX

This green Accuracy International AX .308 Winchester rifle has a folding stock, 26″ threaded barrel, adjustable cheekpiece, sling points, pistol grip, 3 position safety, two-stage trigger, flat-bottomed action, 20mm diameter close fitting bolt with six locking lugs, one-piece extractor, corrosion resistant magazine, and muzzle brake.
The Accuracy International AT is available in the following calibers:
308 Winchester

Accuracy international AT

This green Accuracy International AT .308 Winchester rifle has a folding stock, 26″ threaded barrel, adjustable cheekpiece, sling points, pistol grip, 3 position safety, two-stage trigger, flat-bottomed action, 20mm diameter close fitting bolt with six locking lugs, one-piece extractor, corrosion resistant magazine, and muzzle brake.
The Accuracy International AT is available in the following calibers:
308 Winchester

Cadex Defence CDX-R7 SHP SERIES

The Cadex CDX-R7 SHP Series are precision rifles designed for shooters who prefer a traditional style stock to chassis systems. These rifles feature Cadex’s fully adjustable synthetic stock called the Strike Nuke Evo. The ergonomics of this stock are a great blend between the stability offered by tactical stocks and lightweight hunting stocks. This stock features a built-in aluminium micro-chassis system for improved accuracy. This rifle out of the box will compete with any custom gun.
The Cadex Defence CDX-R7 SHP SERIES is available in the following calibers:
6mm Creedmoor
260 Remington
6.5mm Creedmoor
6.5×47 Lapua
6.5 PRC
308 Winchester

Cadex Defence CDX-R7 CPS SERIES

The Cadex CDX-R7 CPS Series is designed around the ultra-fast CDX-R7 action. Law Enforcement agencies around the world are in need of a “covert” type short/medium range sniper rifle package, capable to be discreetly carried to their spotting location without alarming the population. The takedown push-button system on the QD Skeleton butt stock makes it very compact and easy to carry. In the case of a threat in crowded areas, the CDX-R7 CPS is a guardian angel.
The Cadex Defence CDX-R7 CPS SERIES is available in the following calibers:
6.5mm Creedmoor
308 Winchester

Cadex Defence CDX-R7 FCP SERIES

The CDX-R7 FCP Series includes most features of the CDX-R7 LCP Series model but in a fixed stock variant. The polymer detachable base of the Field Series is a solid and cost effective solution that will satisfy the most demanding shooters. The fixed skeleton stock is completely tool-free and benefits the weight saving of the competition models. The CDX-R7 FCP Series is the best bang for your buck. Compatible with M-LOK accessories.
The Cadex Defence CDX-R7 FCP SERIES is available in the following calibers:
6mm Creedmoor
260 Remington
6.5mm Creedmoor
6.5×47 Lapua
6.5 PRC
308 Winchester

Victrix Armaments Gladio T

Lothar Walther lapped match-grade button rifled barrel in AISI 420
Buttstock with horizontal and vertical multiple button adjustments, and an insulated cheek piece
Double stack and double feed 10-round metal magazine
Reversible EVO button folding system
Octagonal elliptic forend with M-LOK® system, a 20 MoA integrated monobloc top rail and an integrated monobloc rail for mounting a bipod according to STANAG 4694/Mil std 1913
Ergonomic and interchangeable grip
20 MoA integrated action rail according to STANAG 4694/Mil std 1913
Victrix ProAngle detachable muzzle brake featuring 3 forward-canted chambers
Short action in AISI 630 worked out from billet through milling and turning. Bolt with six symmetric lugs, dirt/ice grooves integral
Matt DLC finish on the action and polished DLC finish on the bolt
Victrix Professional Dual-stage trigger, convertible to a single stage trigger, with two positions top safety
Protective bag for a safe transport
Explorer case for transport with military specifications cod. 13513
The Victrix Armaments Gladio X is available in the following calibers:
6.5mm Creedmoor
6.5×47 Lapua
308 Winchester

Victrix Armaments Gladio X

Lothar Walther hammer-forged barrel in ARMAD®
Buttstock with horizontal and vertical multiple adjustments and an adjustable insulated cheek piece
Double-feed and double stack 10-round metal magazine
High-strength monobloc chassis in light alloy, ready for mounting a picatinny rail
Octagonal elliptic forend with M-LOK® system, with a 20 MoA integrated monobloc top rail 20 MoA and an integrated monobloc Anschutz rail for mounting a bipod
Ergonomic and interchangeable grip for standard AR flat top platform
20 MoA integrated action rail according to STANAG 4694/Mil std 1913
Victrix ProAngle Gladio X detachable muzzle brake featuring 4 chambers
Short action in AISI 630 worked out from billet through milling and turning. Bolt with six symmetric lugs, equipped
with an interchangeable bolt lever
Matt TOP BLACK finish on the action and polished DLC finish on the bolt
Victrix single-stage Sporting X adjustable trigger with a two-position safety: standard setting 1200 gr (42.33 oz) (+/- 150 gr / 5.29 oz)
Protective bag for a safe transport
Negrini case for transport cod. 1640
The Victrix Armaments Gladio X is available in the following calibers:
6.5mm Creedmoor
6.5×47 Lapua
308 Winchester

Victrix Armaments Venus V

Benchmark lapped match-grade button rifled barrel in AISI 416R
Buttstock with horizontal and vertical multiple button adjustments and an adjustable insulated cheek piece, equipped with an Anschutz-type rail on the underside
Single-feed and single stack 7-round polymer magazine
High-strength monobloc chassis in light alloy
Light profile forend in light alloy equipped with a side M-LOK® system and QD (Quick Detach) attachments, an integrated Anschutz-type rail in the middle and an integrated Arca rail that runs the entire length
Ergonomic and interchangeable flat top grip for standard AR platform
20 MoA action rail
Victrix ProAngle Venus V detachable muzzle brake featuring 4 forward-canted chambers
Short action in AISI 630 worked out from billet through milling and turning with finish on electro-discharge and grinding machines. Bolt with three asymmetric lugs: first lug on top of the cylinder in vertical position (at 12 o’clock) and two side lugs arranged at an angle of 105-degree lift; equipped with grooves and an interchangeable bolt lever
Matt PVD finish on the action and polished PVD finish on the bolt
Victrix single-stage Sporting Plus adjustable trigger with a two-position safety: standard setting 160 gr (5.64 oz) (+/- 20 gr / 0.71 oz)
Protective bag for a safe transport
Explorer case for transport cod. 13513
The Victrix Armaments Venus V is available in the following calibers:
6XC
6mm Creedmoor
6.5mm Creedmoor
6.5×47 Lapua
260 Remington
308 Winchester

Victrix Armaments Venus T

Lothar Walther lapped match-grade button rifled barrel in AISI 420
Buttstock with horizontal and vertical multiple button adjustments and an adjustable insulated cheek piece, equipped with an Anschutz-type rail on the underside
Double-feed and double stack 10-round metal magazine
High-strength monobloc chassis in light alloy
Light profile forend in light alloy equipped with a side M-LOK® system and QD (Quick Detach) attachments, an integrated Anschutz-type rail in the middle and an integrated Arca rail that runs the entire length
Ergonomic and interchangeable flat top grip for standard AR platform
20 MoA integrated action rail
Victrix ProAngle Venus T detachable muzzle brake featuring 4 chambers
Short action in AISI 630 worked out from billet through milling and turning. Bolt with six symmetric lugs, equipped with grooves and an interchangeable bolt lever
Matt DLC finish on the action and on the bolt
Victrix single-stage Sporting Plus adjustable trigger with a two-position safety: standard setting 160 gr (5.64 oz) (+/- 20 gr / 0.71 oz)
Protective bag for a safe transport
Explorer case for transport cod. 13513
The Victrix Armaments Venus T is available in the following calibers:
6XC
6.5mm Creedmoor
6.5×47 Lapua
260 Remington
308 Winchester

Victrix Armaments Venus X

Lothar Walther hammer-forged barrel in ARMAD®
Buttstock with horizontal and vertical multiple button adjustments and an adjustable insulated cheek piece, equipped with Anschutz rail on the underside
Double-feed and double stack 10-round metal magazine
High-strength monobloc chassis in light alloy
Light profile forend with reinforcement points to achieve an overall rigidity and an integrated Anschutz-type rail
Ergonomic and interchangeable grip for standard AR platform
20 MoA integrated action rail
Victrix ProAngle Venus X detachable muzzle brake featuring 4 chambers
Short action in AISI 630 worked out from billet through milling and turning. Bolt with six symmetric lugs, equipped with grooves and an interchangeable bolt lever
Matt TOP BLACK finish on the action and polished DLC finish on the bolt
Victrix single-stage Sporting X adjustable trigger with a two-position safety: standard setting 1200 gr (42.33 oz) (+/- 150 gr / 5.29 oz)
Protective bag for a safe transport
Negrini case for transport cod. 1640
The Victrix Armaments Venus X is available in the following calibers:
6.5mm Creedmoor
6.5×47 Lapua
308 Winchester

Victrix Armaments Challange T

Lothar Walther rod in lapped AISI 420, CERAKOTE matt black finish Buttstock
“Challenge” with vertical and horizontal adjustment, cheek rest in insulating material
10-shot two-wire metal magazine
Victrix fixed spacer
Interchangeable standard ergonomic handle AR flat top
Integrated action slide 20 MoA
Integrated Anschutz-type lower slide in light alloy with provision for Arca rail ROME connection
Victrix ProAngle removable muzzle brake with 3 inclined chambers
Action “short” type in AISI 630, machined from solid by milling and turning. Bolt with six symmetrical tenons equipped with grooves to prevent the accumulation of ice and dirt
Opaque PVD finish of the action and glossy finish of the shutter
Thread cover
ring Adjustable Victrix Sporting Plus trigger, with two-position upper safety, with standard setting at 160 gr (+/- 20 gr)
Protective bag for transport in suitcase
Transport case with military specifications Explorer Case cod. 13513
The Victrix Armaments Challange T is available in the following calibers:
6.5mm Creedmoor
6.5×47 Lapua
260 Remington
308 Winchester

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