I can't believe I have been reloading for 27 years and just tried H1000 today for the first time. I bought this can last March while living in Virginia with the intention to use it for either my 7mmRM or .300WinMag. I got side-tracked with moving the family to Georgia, a new job and breaking in and doing load development on my 6.5-284Norma. The 7mmRM is out of commission at the moment with Leupold issues, so after prepping fifty .300WM Frontier cases (Hornady?) I annealed and primed them with CCI 250 primers. I decided to try the 190gn SMK again. I tried them last year using RL25 and nothing tried printed better than 1MOA. Not good enough. I started at 79.0 gn and went to 80.5 in 1/2 gn increments. The first group from a clean barrel went .142" for 3-shots. Velocity averaged 3078fps, ES 7.83 SD 4.12! I was ready to stop right there! 79.5gn went .522", Velocity 3112fps ES 4.80 SD 2.64. I want to say I pulled the last shot but can't be sure until I try this load again. 80.0gn went .496", Velocity 3148fps ES 17.20 SD 8.54. 80.5gn went .4185", first shot registered 3204fps but didn't get any subsequent readings. A storm was rolling in quick and the chronograph didn't like the clouds. My thoughts and questions are: great powder and somewhere in here I should be able to come up with another super LR target load. Hodgdon website called for 81.0gn (compressed) as max with a velocity of 2990fps! I've only got two more inches of barrel than that but I read somewhere even if you're not getting "normal" pressure signs that a velocity higher than what the books call for is a sign of pressure. This rifle's (Savage 112BVSS) velocities typicaly runs faster than most I've seen. Not sure if it's the chamber or barrel but it shoots damn good. What do you think? 190gn SMK's @ 3200fps too much to expect from a .300WinMag? Is this characteristic of H1000? JohnnyK.