The 195 EOL for the 7mm looked to be a really impressive bullet, but it appeared to be for the bigger cartridges in the 7mm family. I looked at Berger's Load Data for the 7 Rem Mag and thought, if I could get 2 extra inches of barrel, I could push the bullet fast enough for the Rem Mag. I decided to put a new barrel on the Savage Long Range Hunter in 7 Rem Mag. I ordered a Benchmark 8 twist for the 195 EOL. I knew by the bullet's length, I would not be able to reach the lands because my magazine capacity would be too short. The closest I can get is .028 if I want them to fit in the magazine. I really wanted to shoot the same powder as my .243 Winchester. I gave it a try, but the combination of bullet and powder just didn't work. I did a 10 shot ladder of H4831SC from 60.1 grains to 63 grains. It started at 2655 FPS and ended at 2911 FPS with no signs of pressure, but the group was 2.5 MOA. The instability was apparent by the group size. I was very happy with the FPS I was getting. I decided to go with a couple slower burning powders and just went a grain off of the max recommended powder charge. I shot 2 groups of 4 rounds each. Retumbo won the head to head with a .60 moa inch group. Now to find some pressure signs and get my max velocity... 8 Shot Retumbo Powder Ladder: I started at 67.8 grains of Retumbo and went to 69.9 grains. It started at 2864 FPS and ended at 2984 fps. The last two shots had flattened primers with a little bit of heavy bolt lift at 69.9. So, it was about 1.5 grains more than book max, but I was getting 178 fps faster. I am looking forward to developing this gun. It does kick a little more than the 168 Bergers, but the trade off will be worth it. I am pretty happy with the .72 moa group of 8 shots and 2.1 grains of powder difference. Next up, I will shoot some groups from 69.3 to 68.1.