Greg --- pick up some Sierra 100 grain game kings (BT). Use the Winchester small rifle primer. With the 100 grain Remington my average was 2743 -- Using the Winchester primer.

I also shot some 90 grain game kings that day.

33.3 - grs of LV -- 2888 fps
33.6 grs of LV -- 2924 (best group under 1 inch)
34.o grs of LV -- 2931

Used the WSR primer and again it was 8 degrees out.

You are correct that at hunting temps, the best we could see would be in the mid 2700's. Still nothing to sneeze at though.