Shurley Bros. 338 Lapua Improved

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by pwrdbycotn, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. pwrdbycotn

    pwrdbycotn Well-Known Member

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    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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  2. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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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?
     

  3. pwrdbycotn

    pwrdbycotn Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  4. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Very sharp!
     
  5. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Very nice looking rifle! Please post how well she shoots.
     
  6. toddc

    toddc Well-Known Member

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    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.