I have a browning BLR in 7-08 that has never shot worth a crap (3-4" @ 100). I use it for Michigan whitetails in the timber, never shooting past 150 (and usually well under). I usually just shoot throw-together loads with 139gr Hornady SPs. They seem to get the job done. I have a box of Berger 168 classic hunters that I don't really have an application for. For giggles, I looked up the twist on the BLR. 9.5:1. Hmmmm.... So, today I loaded up 10 rounds using the 168's. I didn't chrony them, but with my itty bitty 20" barrel and the load I'm using I would guess high 2400's. I proceeded to shoot two honest 1" 3-shot groups from prone with my semi-stable rear field bag. I have 4 rounds left to fill the mag. While it is semi-hilarious to me that this bullet decided to make my scattergun BLR shoot respectably, there is no real advantage to it because I'll never stretch it past 150 on game (I have another rifle that tags along for use in the wide-open). Best I can tell, at 100 yds my retained velocity should be about the same as a 7RM with the same bullet at 400 yds (2350ish). I am guessing this combo will be punishing on whitetails at short range, and on thin skinned game I have little risk of under-penetration even at point-blank range. What says you?