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Bryan Sikes

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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.”
“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.”

Appearances and Events

  • Outback Precision Rifle Challenge, Cresson TX 23-24 Sept 17
  • K&M Match, Finger TN 06-08 Oct 17
  • Snipers Hide Cup, Kingsville TX 02-04 Nov 17