Originally Posted by yote bomber
Not sure the extra .060 points in BC is worth the trade off in terminal performance vs. the 200 grain Accubond.
My tests have shown the BC of the 208 is a bit underrated while the 200 AB is a bit overrated, so the real difference between the two is .1+. That's enough to make a real difference at extreme ranges. And at those ranges, the terminal performance of the 208 will be more desirable to many anyway.
I guess between them it comes down to the range and size of animals--the closer the range, the bigger the animals I'd lean toward the AB; the farther the range and especially for smaller game (or more careful shot selection), the 208 starts to get favor.
That's assuming a rifle likes them both pretty equally. If not, the one the rifle likes the best is the obvious choice.
My 300 has made more tiny groups at 100 yds with the 200 AB but at distance the 208 clearly rocks. Since I'm only going after deer this year, I'll be using the 208.
BTW, congrats on the bear! Thanks for sharing the results.