i just built a rem 300 ultra and im starting to load up hunting loads. looking in the 200 gr range and was woundering if the 208 gr amax hornaday was a good bullet for hunting or just a good paper puncher. the other bullets that im going to play with is berger 190 and accu bond 200
It depends on what type of game and what velocities.
The 208 AMAX bullet work well on game provided the game is light boned and you dont hit them with hyper velocity speeds. That said, I would not trust them on elk or larger at close range but would consider them for the longer ranges after the bullets have slowed down as there is alot of material and mass there. For deer size critters, they are thin skinned and light boned as well as narrow enough so that in case the bullet comes completely apart, they still do a great job of cleanly killing them.
For elk and larger out to 800+ the 200 AB is a great choice for your caliber.