I think you hit the nail on the head.
So when I pick it depends on distance. We all dream of long shots but reality is not that usually.
I prefer a bit more speed. So I originally was gonna do a 230gr for the improved for higher bc. But after running the numbers most my hunting shots are within 600 yards. And the speed gives me a better drop and speed kills. So I split the difference with the 214. If standard PRC I’d say 200gr.
Mainly because I shoot the 181 in my win mag and it’s rock solid to 1000. Never felt like I needed a heavier bullet.