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#3125020 - 01/15/13 02:03 PM Re: What's The Purpose of Scoring a Deer? [Re: Football Hunter]
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Usually,but not always,it seems that most people that say they dont care about score,are also the ones that like gross scores better.Gross scores are almost always ,if not always higher,curious.

No data here,just going off recollections.
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#3125055 - 01/15/13 02:20 PM Re: What's The Purpose of Scoring a Deer? [Re: Football Hunter]
woodsman87
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I really only pay attention to gross scores. Like everybody else said, if he grew it, it should be scored. I do think I would rather kill a big typical 170" ten point net score than a 200" non-typical 29 pointer. I don't know why I am like this either.
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#3125241 - 01/15/13 04:36 PM Re: What's The Purpose of Scoring a Deer? [Re: catman529]
KillenTime
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
Deductions are for sissies... Nets are for fish... I am usually interested in the score of a rack, but those deductions take away inches of antler just because of symmetry...


That's what I say!

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#3125295 - 01/15/13 05:13 PM Re: What's The Purpose of Scoring a Deer? [Re: woodsman87]
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 Originally Posted By: woodsman87
I really only pay attention to gross scores. Like everybody else said, if he grew it, it should be scored. I do think I would rather kill a big typical 170" ten point net score than a 200" non-typical 29 pointer. I don't know why I am like this either.
Maybe Im different, but I like the trashy ones with lots of mass. I like racks with character.
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#3125311 - 01/15/13 05:21 PM Re: What's The Purpose of Scoring a Deer? [Re: Mike Belt]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: Mike Belt
I killed an 8 pointer. What's that tell you? It could have been a very small basket racked buck with 2" tines or it could have been a 23" wide rack with 10" tines. Both are 8 pointers. Without physically seeing them the B & C scoring system gives you a visualization of what those bucks actually looked like. I like having that capability. As far as net versus gross...if he grew it then score it.
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#3125316 - 01/15/13 05:24 PM Re: What's The Purpose of Scoring a Deer? [Re: tickweed]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: tickweed
fluid displacement would be the best way for typ or non typ
Yes indeed.
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#3125333 - 01/15/13 05:32 PM Re: What's The Purpose of Scoring a Deer? [Re: Andy S.]
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
 Originally Posted By: tickweed
fluid displacement would be the best way for typ or non typ
Yes indeed.


But all that tells you is the volume of bone material.
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#3125356 - 01/15/13 05:49 PM Re: What's The Purpose of Scoring a Deer? [Re: BSK]
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just a number dont mean squat

the memory of the hunt is more important to me
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#3125371 - 01/15/13 05:56 PM Re: What's The Purpose of Scoring a Deer? [Re: Deer Assassin]
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 Originally Posted By: Deer Assassin
just a number dont mean squat

the memory of the hunt is more important to me




Ditto that. Although I do alot of horn hunting in Ohio. In Tn I just shoot for age. Unless I want to kill something. And I will be happy with whatever I put my broad head or bullet in
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#3125461 - 01/15/13 06:34 PM Re: What's The Purpose of Scoring a Deer? [Re: BSK]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
But all that tells you is the volume of bone material.
Agree, but I think the total volume displaced of all bone on rack would better tell me just how impressive overall the deer is in person (like the WOW value if you will). It really irks me that a buck does not get credit for mass in his tines. For example, 12" skinny tines are impressive, 12" average diameter tines are really impressive, but 12" tines with exceptional mass is so much more impressive in my eyes, yet the B&C system does not distinguish the three, nor reward the latter. Gross score is still a good indicator of what I can expect to see when holding a rack in my hands, although sometimes the gross score and how impressed I am in person are not even close. When talking about the B&C scoring system, I always tell people "some racks look better than they score (130" 6-point), and some racks score better than they look (132" mainframe 10-point)". Basically, gross score does not always accurately represent the overall rack to me. In the end, I would prefer a buck could get full credit for all length, mass, burrs, kickers, etc, with the mass in tines being my biggest gripe, and mass along the entire length of beam my second. It seems to me that volume displaced would eliminate all of the "man-made rules" that we apply today, thus resulting in a more quantifiable and accurate representation of the rack. My .02
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