Re: 7mm Rem Mag Berger VLD 168 velocity problems
Just because the 'book' says you're at max load, doesn't necessarily mean that you are. Let your rifle tell you when it is at max. From the maximum load you have now, go up in .5grain increments (that's less than 1% increase). Watch for pressure signs...ejector mark on the case head, heavy bolt lift etc.
Ammo and bullet manufacturers have lawyers on retainer. As a result, their load data is generally rather conservative. I'm not advocating that you ignore their data, just proceed cautiously if you're going to go over their 'max'
I'm not gonna shoot here. I'm gonna shoot waaaaaaaay over there!