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#2899217 - 08/07/12 03:44 PM Re: How to score a buck? [Re: KANATI McD]
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Here is another view.




Keep in mind this buck dressed out at about 150 pounds. It was a long and big bodies buck.

My point is this...why don't we use this thread to post bucks that we KNOW what they scored so we may educate others as to what it takes to SCORE BIG in antlers.

BTW, it scored 110 inches.


Edited by 102 (08/07/12 03:46 PM)
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#2899230 - 08/07/12 03:55 PM Re: How to score a buck? [Re: 102]
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I didn't want to affend you, so I didn't post my thoughts. I thought he would score around 115" due to his good tine length. Him being narrow, looks like 10-12" wide, and not much mass. once again good buck, but didn't want to affend you.
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#2899232 - 08/07/12 03:56 PM Re: How to score a buck? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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I think that deer is a good example of high grading.
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#2899254 - 08/07/12 04:10 PM Re: How to score a buck? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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HH,
I take no offense. Why would I be offended with a score number guess? I've killed much bigger, and much smaller.

And you are right, it IS a good example of high grading. But this is what happens a few days before the Illinois GUN opener, with limited time and VERY low light. I actually shot him based on body size and the fact that I thought he was mature. At 3.5 on public land, I doubt he would have survived the week end. And frankly did not care, he was big enough for me.

I am not a proponent of letting bucks walk, UNLESS that is what helps you get the enjoyment you need out of your hunting experience.

I do not care WHAT you or ANYONE else kills, as long as it is LEGAL and makes you happy.
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#2899257 - 08/07/12 04:13 PM Re: How to score a buck? [Re: 102]
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O-k...back to posting antler scores.

Surely someone else has a scored buck to post.

Let's see some more of those 130's, 140's, and 150,s we all keep hearing about.

By the way, can anyone tell me what PERCENTAGE of antler scoring represents about 68% of the gross score?
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#2899272 - 08/07/12 04:29 PM Re: How to score a buck? [Re: 102]
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 Originally Posted By: 102
By the way, can anyone tell me what PERCENTAGE of antler scoring represents about 68% of the gross score?
68%. \:D On a serious note, beam and tine length. Basically, the sum of both main beams length and total tine length (all tines) will equal about 64-68% of the gross score. This has checked out with most of the bucks I have killed/scored. I have killed a few with above average mass that skewed these percentages somewhat.


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#2899281 - 08/07/12 04:42 PM Re: How to score a buck? [Re: Andy S.]
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RIGHT ON Andy, but from you, I expected no less!

Yes, TINE LENGTH!!! If a buck is walking toward you, and LOOKS like it has LONG tines, then it is probably going to score fairly high.

In theory:
it can have TEN pencil thin, 8, 10, and 12 inch points, with average tine length and spread, and it will score pretty well.

On the other hand, it can have really good mass, and spread, and main beam length, with stubby short points, and score low.

TINE LENGTH...TINE LENGTH...TINE LENGTH...

Of course it may still be a 3.5 year old (stir stir)
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#2899284 - 08/07/12 04:45 PM Re: How to score a buck? [Re: 102]
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So about TEN percent is SPREAD Credit and only ABOUT 30 percent is MASS.

Remember when you are sizing up a buck's antlers on the hoof, and you only have a few seconds, a good rule of thumb...65/25/10 or my personal favorite...70 percent tine length!!!

Now how about some of yalls buck scores!!!
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#2899285 - 08/07/12 04:46 PM Re: How to score a buck? [Re: 102]
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Thanks for the head on pic 102.

As soon as I saw it, no doubt my mind changed. Those side views can be misleading.

Still a good buck.
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#2899286 - 08/07/12 04:48 PM Re: How to score a buck? [Re: 102]
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 Originally Posted By: 102
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By the way, can anyone tell me what PERCENTAGE of antler scoring represents about 68% of the gross score?


68% \:D
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