Purchased some 8 oz NY Strip Steaks yesterday afternoon from the fresh meat case at a local grocery store. They were priced per steak, not by individual piece weight. When I got them home I weighed them on a scale I trust and every one was less than 7.3 oz. A couple weighed in at 6.7 oz. Based on the color and moist appearance they looked as if they were pretty freshly cut. I talked with the Meat Dept manager and he said that they are allowed some variance for shrinkage and also that it is nearly impossible to cut them exact. I understand that meat starts to dehydrate when it is cut and also about the difficulty cutting them exactly 8 oz. He did apologize and offered to cut some fresh ones for me. My question is how much shrinkage should be expected before they are ever cooked? What's reasonable?