I use the same bullet over 24.0 gr. WW296 in my .44 revolvers. Taken deer out to 150 with it. Always excellent performance with 2-3" of meat damage, good, straight penetration.
Your kind of tests are interesting, but water and wood don't react the same as flesh and muscles. Keep that in mind when hunting. The Rem. 240 gr. is a good, soft bullet that creates a lot of damage in deer. It's one of my favorites.