It's 6 1/2 to 7 months here too. I also don't think it will be affected by the recent rush. I also don't think the long wait time is soley due to the examiners' workload. Off course it's a factor, but if it were truly a wait based only on workload, wouldn't it vary a lot more? But it's been 6 - 7 months for a long time now, and that seems way too steady for a wait that should fluctuate more if it was truly based only on the BATFE's backlog.
0331: "Accuracy by volume."