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Shurley Bros. 338 Lapua Improved

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Unread 12-18-2012, 09:42 PM
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Shurley Bros. 338 Lapua Improved

I want to take a moment to tell everyone about the newest addition to the gun family. I contacted Tommy Shurley back in May about building a 338 lapua improved for me and I think we ended up talking for about an hour about guns and hunting and family. Tommy is a wonderful person to deal with and I hope to deal with him again in the near future. I probably called him about 100 times during the course of the build asking different questions and getting updates and he either answered the phone when I called or called me back in very short order. I really couldn't have asked him to be any more available to me. I haven't had a chance to shoot this one yet as I've been busy and it seems to constantly be windy here. If it shoots as good as I think it looks it should be one-holer. I will update on how it shoots when I get a chance. Here are the specs on it:

Defiance Long action with 30moa rail
Seekins DBM
Krieger MTU 1-10 29"
Jewell set at 1.5 lbs
McMillan A-5 70% Olive, 15% black, 15% medium tan
Atlas bipod
4-port magnum muscle brake
Nightforce 8-32x56 NP-R1 with ZS supplied by Bob Beck
Flatline Ops level
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    Unread 12-18-2012, 09:53 PM
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    Re: Shurley Bros. 338 Lapua Improved

    Very nice looking rifle. How many grains of powder are you going to be able to stuff in the case over the non improved version?
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    Re: Shurley Bros. 338 Lapua Improved

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    Very nice looking rifle. How many grains of powder are you going to be able to stuff in the case over the non improved version?
    I'm not sure yet as I haven't started to load. The research I've done through google searches is saying somewhere around 100-102 gr of h1000. I'll start low and work up. I'm hoping to push 300gr bergers to at least 2950fps. We'll see. I already have 5 pcs of fireformed brass that Tommy used to check his work. I will fireform 15 more pcs as I usually only use 20 pcs of brass at a time.
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    Unread 12-18-2012, 11:52 PM
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    Re: Shurley Bros. 338 Lapua Improved

    Very sharp!
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    Unread 12-19-2012, 07:17 AM
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    Re: Shurley Bros. 338 Lapua Improved

    Very nice looking rifle! Please post how well she shoots.
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    Re: Shurley Bros. 338 Lapua Improved

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    I'm not sure yet as I haven't started to load. The research I've done through google searches is saying somewhere around 100-102 gr of h1000. I'll start low and work up. I'm hoping to push 300gr bergers to at least 2950fps. We'll see. I already have 5 pcs of fireformed brass that Tommy used to check his work. I will fireform 15 more pcs as I usually only use 20 pcs of brass at a time.
    Im ASSuming its the same as a yogi or real close. Most yogis bust 3k with ease. If they didnt there would be no point in it.
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