Re: 243 win with hornady 95gn sst
westcliff- I get very similar stats if I shoot a 85gr Barnes TSX @3400. With standard drag formula (not G7) though it only has a BC of .333. In practice load them to 3200, zero at 200, and exprience about 5.5" drop at 300 (1500'alt). If it is a calm day .3 MOA @ 300 is not uncommon.
According to other postings, a 95gr SST at these speeds would do quite number on just about any size deer though I have heard of these and even TSX being deflected by a solid shoulder bone.
I have tested the SSTs expansion by shooting through 3 successive 2"x 6" boards each seperated by a 2" airgap. Though not the same as bone, organs, and muscle, it gives an idea of expansion characteristics. The SST seems to expand rapidly, then stop expanding and continue penetration, much more so than Hdy Interlocks or Rem Corelocks.