I've been playing around with the 168gr Bergers in my 7mm for some time now and have been very happy with them. A lot of my friends have been amazed with how they shoot at the range. The last time I was out I made 10-10 hits on a small coyote silhouette at 600 yards from the prone position. So one of my friends wanted me to make up a load for him. So I took his Thompson Center Encore 7mm with a 28" barrel and muzzle break and worked up a bunch of loads. I never did find the max load for his rifle which really surprised me. I loaded all the way up to 71 grains of H1000 with absolutely no pressure signs!!! We decided to stick with 69.4 grains since it was the most accurate. I was VERY surprised to see the velocities with this load! I'm shooting the same amount of powder with my rifle and getting right at 3000 fps. With this his rifle we were getting 3264 fps!!!!! With only like 12 fps difference between 20 rounds. This thing is screaming!!! What I ended up with was almost identical to my load for my rifle. 168 grain berger .010" off the lands (obviously our OAL's are a little different) 69.4 grains H1000 Winchester Brass (only major difference between our loads) WLRM primers I'm guessing that the longer barrel on his rifle is where the extra velocity is coming from. Am I correct in thinking this? Are other people getting velocities like this? From what I've seen and read, this is pretty damn fast.