Team Bison Tactical 2018
Team Bison Tactical kicks off the 2018 season with lots of change! Please check back often to see our scores, and updates as we add new sponsors. Watch for blog posts as we shoot events and update you with After Action reports on how the competition unfolded !
Scott DeCapio [Team Captain] PRS# 391, NRL# 159
Our team captain Scott DeCapio has been competing in Open Division Precision Rifle Series since 2014. Scott jumped ship from Air Rifle Field Target shooting to join the ranks of Long Range Precision rifle, racking up a series of impressive finishes to date. Some top finishes include a 1st place win PRS Quiet Riot 2016, 3rd place PRS NM Precision Rifle Championship 2017, 3rd place 2017 Competition-Dynamics Team Challenge, 3rd place PRS Battle of Breakneck 2016, 4th place 2017 PRS Heatstroke Open, 4th place PRS Mill Creek Ranch, 5th place PRS Woody’s Match Regional Qualifier 2015, 6th place PRS Tactical Supply 2016 and many 1st place rankings in a variety of club level matches in the region.
Scott lives in Nederland CO with his wife and young son. Once upon a time he climbed big rocks for a living, and has traveled extensively around the world.
Scott’s primary competition rifle is a Bighorn TL3 left handed action currently chambered in 6mm Dasher using a 26″ Bartlein 5R barrel with a 1/7.25 twist fitted to a left-hand MPA chassis. Scott uses a Huber 2 stage trigger, and the APA Little Bastard brake to help keep on target for fast follow-up shots. The scope that allows Scott to get so many hits is the Schmidt & Bender PMII 5-25 with a TReMoR 3 reticle. Other equipment Scott claims seriously improves his scores are a Kestrel 5700 with Applied Ballistics, Traust Shooting Accessories Gamer bag, the Tactical Udder bag and his new Silencer Tech double baffle suppressor.
Andy Reinhardt PRS# 717, NRL# 44
It’s hard to keep a good man down!
In 2012 Andy started his career in long range shooting by entering a very tough competition the Competition-Dynamics Team Challenge. He and a partner competed against a field of 50 teams, and placed 18th. Determined to do better, Andy and his teammate tried again for the next 5 years, placing 4th (2013), 1st (2014), 1st (2015), 1st (2016) and 3rd (2017 with Scott DeCapio).
Andy is living proof that the axiom “hard work pays off” is really true. Andy started in Precision Rifle Series in 2015, and has been hooked ever since. He is a certified instructor, competes in USPSA Handgun and Outlaw 3-Gun in addition to the Precision Rifle Series and National Rifle League. Some of Andy’s personal best scores are 1st place in numerous very challenging Competition-Dynamics events, 8th place in the New Mexico Precision Rifle Championship PRS match (2016), and 5th place in the Nightforce 2-Gun Challenge (2017).
When Andy is not competing, he is spending time with his wife and daughter, riding motorcycles, four wheelers and camping. He started shooting with his father when he was young using a Marlin .22 lever action shooting tin cans, and continues to this day with a bit different gear!
Andy Reinhardt runs a Bighorn Arms TL3 action chambered in 6mm Dasher using the amazing MasterPiece Arms BA Competition chassis. He runs a Bartlein barrel with a 1:7.25 twist rate for the heavy 115 grain DTAC’s from David Tubb. His scope is a Schmidt & Bender PM II 5-25 with a Tremor3 reticle.
Andy Hawkins PRS# 967
Andy Hawkins joins Team Bison Tactical for 2018 after entering the Precision Rifle Series scene with a bang (pun intended). He spent 2017 focused on the PRS club series in the Rocky Mountain region, successfully taking 1st place.
Andy spends a lot of his time running Hawkins Precision, a manufacturing company specializing in custom rifle components. He is a long time hunter who is also a machinist business owner and semipro long range shooting competitor.
Andy hails from Colorado Springs, CO and spends any free time with his wife and 3 children visiting national parks.
Swimming against the current is in Andy’s nature, which is why he runs a Lone Peak Fuzion action chambered by Weaver Rifles in 6mm BRX. He runs a Bartlein barrel with a 1:7.25 twist sitting in a McMillan A5 stock. The McMillan in question runs the “unfair advantage” Hawkins Precision DBM bottom metal, the Hawkins Precision Muzzle brake and his Schmidt & Bender PMII 5-25 rests securely in the Hawkins Precision Heavy Tactical scope rings !
Claire Davison PRS# 3191
Claire took her first 1000 yard shot in 2015 and began attending local club matches using borrowed rifles and gear shortly after. Over the next two years she built her first long range precision rifle and has worked hard to improve her skills. Claire shot her first national Precision Rifle Series match in 2017 at the Mill Creek Resort and is currently ranked 3rd female shooter in the Rocky Mountain region.
She joins Team Bison Tactical as a part of our JV program, and represents Team Bison Tactical’s first Tactical Division competitor.
Claire is shooting a Bighorn Arms TL3 action chambered in .223 Remington with a Bartlein barrel. The rifle is in a bright purple Masterpiece Arms chassis, and using a XTSP Mod22 2-stage trigger. The entire ensemble is topped with a Schmidt & Bender 5-20 UltraShort with a Tremor3 reticle resting in Hawkins Precision Light Tactical rings.
Frederick Barton [Team Manager] PRS# 3306 NRL# 69
2017 was Fred’s first full year of competitive shooting in Precision Rifle Series and the National Rifle League. His best places were 21st at the NRL Mile High Shootout and 32nd at the PRS Extended Long Range match in Casper WY. Fred accepted the challenge and shot the little 6mm Dasher out to 1900 yards competing against massive wind bucking calibers like 300 Norma Mag, 338 Lapua Mag and numerous others to take home 32nd place out of 98 shooters!
In 2016 Fred and Scott teamed up for the first time to compete in the extremely difficult Competition-Dynamics Sniper Adventure Challenge. After a long year of training, they were successful, and took 3rd place. Fred returned in 2017 to compete with Hugi Hilmisson, and they were one of 5 teams to complete the all the land navigation, resulting in an impressive 5th place finish.
Fred enjoys hiking in the mountains, volunteering with Project Appleseed and working with new shooters like the students at the CU Shooting Sports Club. He spends most of his spare time running his shop, or trying to get out to the range to practice.
Fred shoots a Bighorn TL3 sitting in an MPA chassis with a XTSP Mod22 2-Stage trigger and topped with a Schmidt & Bender PMII 5-20 UltraShort with a TReMoR 3 reticle. The barrel is a Bartlein 5R with a 1:7.25 twist chambered in 6mm Dasher by Modacam Custom Rifles. He runs a Silencer Tech suppressor, Feisol Carbon Fiber Shooting Tripod, Coated PSR Atlas Bipod and Traust Gamer bag.
2018 Team Bison Tactical Sponsors
2018 Team Match Schedule and Results
NRL = National Rifle League
PRS = Precision Rifle Series
RMPRL = Rocky Mountain Precision Rifle League
( #X / XXX ) = # of finish / number of competitors
DeCapio (PRS Open Division)
- JAN 6 Precision Rifle Match Rifle, CO (#2/15)
- MAY 5-6 PRS South Dakota Steel Classic Orient, SD (#24/107)
- MAY 19-20 PRS Battle of Breakneck Broadwater, NE (#15/93)
- MAY 27 Hoier Hu$tle PRSCS Ramah, CO (#1/13)
- JUN 1-3 PRS JC Steel High Mountain Shootout Telluride, CO (#13/96)
- JUN 8-10 NRL Dog Valley Nephi, UT (#7/125)
- JUN 16-17 PRS Extended Long Range match Mills, WY (#77/79)
- JUN 29-1 PRS Quiet Riot Hiawatha, UT (#9/84)
- JUL 14-15 PRS Heatstroke Open Camargo, OK (#3/86)
- JUL 28-29 PRS Gunwerks Cody, WY (#22/65)
- AUG 4-5 PRS Hawkins Precision High Altitude Shootout Bloomfield, NM (#11/88)
- AUG 11-12 PRS MPA Summer Shootout Sparta, GA (#5/99)
- Dec 2018 PRS Finale (Invited, unable to attend due to work)
Reinhardt (PRS Open Division)
- JAN 19 2017 NRL Finale Las Vegas NV (#26/96)
- FEB 25 Hoier Hustle PRSCS Ramah, CO (#11/28)
- MAR 2-4 NRL The Bighorn Steel Classic NE (#52/74)
- MAR 29 Precision Tactical Nightforce 2-Rifle match, Raton NM (#6/50)
- JUN 1-3 Competition-Dynamics Steel Safari Logan, NM (#3/68)
- JUN 22-24 Competition-Dynamics Team Challenge Douglas, WY *[ Team Event ](#3/54)
- JUL 21-22 NRL High Country Precision Craig, CO (#16/106)
- OCT 19-21 Competition-Dynamics Team Safari Logan, NM *[ Team Event ] (#4/88)
Hawkins (PRS Open Division)[PRS 2018 Overall #70]
- FEB 25 Hoier Hustle PRSCS Ramah, CO (#2/28)
- MAR 25 Hoier Hustle PRSCS Ramah, CO (#7/24)
- APR 14-15 PRS Rocky Mountain Mayhem Price, UT (#7/117)
- APR 29 Hoier Hu$tle PRSCS Ramah, CO (#1/29)
- MAY 19-20 PRS Battle of Breakneck Broadwater, NE (#12/86)
- JUN 22-24 Competition-Dynamics Team Challenge Douglas, WY *[ Team Event ] (#12/54)
- JUL 14-15 PRS Heatstroke Open Camargo, OK (#5/86)
- SEP 8-9 PRS Defy the Distance Three Forks, MT (#21/74)
- OCT 27-28 CORE Fall Classic Baker, FL (#51/106)
- Dec 2018 PRS Finale (#62/145)
Davison (PRS Tactical Division)[PRS 2018 #1 Tactical-Lady (#18 Overall)]
- MAR 2-4 NRL The Bighorn Steel Classic NE (#74/74)
- APR 14-15 PRS Rocky Mountain Mayhem Price, UT (#1)
- APR 21-22 PRS Spearpoint Shootout Barnard, KS (#5)
- MAY 5-6 PRS South Dakota Steel Classic Orient, SD (#5)
- JUN 1-3 PRS JC Steel High Mountain Shootout Telluride, CO (#5)
- JUN 9-10 PRS The Firm Rifles Vortex Rampage Mt. Abuburn, IA (#87/107)
- JUL 21-22 NRL High Country Precision Craig, CO (#99/106)
- SEP 8-9 PRS LRC Montana’s Defy the Distance Montana (#64/74)
Barton (PRS Open Division)
- JAN 6 Precision Rifle Match Rifle, CO (#1 / 15)
- JAN 13 NOCO Pawnee Match Briggsdale, CO (#13/36) [only .223 shooter]
- FEB 25 Hoier Hustle PRSCS Ramah, CO (#4/28)
- MAR 2-4 NRL The Bighorn Steel Classic NE (#50/74)
- MAR 25 Hoier Hustle PRSCS Ramah, CO (#7/24) [.223]
- APR 14-15 PRS Rocky Mountain Mayhem Price, UT (#51/117)
- APR 21-22 PRS Spearpoint Shootout Barnard, KS (#41/85)
- MAY 5-6 PRS South Dakota Steel Classic Orient, SD (#19/107)
- MAY 19-20 PRS Battle of Breakneck Broadwater, NE (#36/93)
- MAY 27 Hoier Hu$tle PRSCS Ramah, CO (#4/13)
- JUN 1-3 PRS JC Steel High Mountain Shootout Telluride, CO (#28/96)
- JUN 8-10 NRL Dog Valley Nephi, UT (#14/125)
- JUN 29-1 PRS Quiet Riot Hiawatha, UT (#14/84)
- JUL 14-15 PRS Heatstroke Open Camargo, OK (#33/86)
- JUL 21-22 NRL High Country Precision Craig, CO (#12/106)
- OCT 19-21 NRL Championships ID (Invited, could not attend)