Name: Bryan Sikes
Hometown: Maple Grove, MN
Shooting Since: I have been shooting my whole life in some way, shape or form.
Shoot: Precision Rifle Series
Favorite Shooting Memory: Anytime all or most of my team, Team GAP/Bushnell Tactical is at a PRS match together.
How did you get into competing? As a military sniper, I’ve always looked for ways to hone and test my shooting skills, competing in the PRS was a natural way of accomplishing that.
How do you prepare for a competition? A solid session of shooting at our private GAP range, having already figured a good load recipe, then shooting relaxed and rolling confidently into the match without feeling rushed
What’s your longest shot? 1830M with a .308
What is your best piece of reloading advice? When perfecting your method of reloading, never change more than 1 variable at a time. This makes it easy to then compare outcomes. As an example, I got tired of cleaning primer pockets. I then removed that step from my reloading process and found that it did not change the accuracy or consistency of my hand loaded ammunition.
TOP 5 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- Receiving my Green Beret
- Serving my country
- Top sniper in 7th Special Forces Group
- Top 10 PRS award
- Top military shooter in the PRS
FAVORITE RCBS PRODUCT
“Easily the Chargemaster Lite. They make metering powder easy, accurate and efficient.”
2020 APPEARANCES AND EVENTS
- May 23, 2020 K&M KAHLES PRECISION RIFLE COMPETITION - Finger, Tennessee
- Jun 20, 2020 VORTEX SANDSTORM - Garrettsville, Ohio
- Jun 27, 2020 PUNISHER POSITIONAL - Conway Springs, Kansas
- Aug 1, 2020 WISCONSIN BARREL MAKER CLASSIC - Cascade, Wisconsin
- Aug 8, 2020 VAPOR TRAIL BULLETS STEEL SIEGE - Spickard, Missouri
- Aug 29, 2020 OKIE SHOWDOWN - Ninnekah, Oklahoma
- Sep 19, 2020 GREAT LAKES PRC - Lake City, Michigan
- Oct 3, 2020 BUSHNELL TACTICAL GAP GRIND PRO AM - Finger, Tennessee
“Don’t listen to everyone, lol. Everyone has their own way of accomplishing the goal of precision loaded ammo. That’s the problem, just find one or 2 people or sources that reload and learn their method until you are proficient enough to begin molding your own style.”