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Scoring estimate #8013457 10/17/20 02:42 PM
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I don't really stress too much about score....but this is a very interesting one for those who like to make estimates off of trail cam photos...especially interested in how people would score the mass.

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Re: Scoring estimate [Re: Perfect 8] #8013499 10/17/20 03:15 PM
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Quick guess without any calculations would be 140s.


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That looks like the same deer that was posted last year and a neighbor posted pic of same/similar deer...? It was NW of dfw along the Red.


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Originally Posted by freerange
That looks like the same deer that was posted last year and a neighbor posted pic of same/similar deer...? It was NW of dfw along the Red.


Not the same deer. Stephens county....between Breckenridge and Eastland.

Re: Scoring estimate [Re: Perfect 8] #8013682 10/17/20 06:47 PM
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Upper 130s to 140, 6 yo

Re: Scoring estimate [Re: Perfect 8] #8014086 10/18/20 01:26 AM
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138”....if you like him, smoke him!

Re: Scoring estimate [Re: Perfect 8] #8014379 10/18/20 12:19 PM
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Upper 130s


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Re: Scoring estimate [Re: Perfect 8] #8014408 10/18/20 01:10 PM
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Might make 140

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mid upper 140s, mass and beams will fool ya imo...


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Re: Scoring estimate [Re: hunterbuck] #8014566 10/18/20 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by hunterbuck
mid upper 140s, mass and beams will fool ya imo...



Yeah...mass is my real question. Our typical mature 10 pt. will be close to M1 - 5; M2 - 4; M3 - 3; M4 - 3...for 15 inches a side (30 total inches of mass). I really see minimum of 6 inches per M3 and M4...and maybe more because I have no experience with that type of palmation. But even with just 6 inches per M3 and M4 X 2 gives an extra 12 inches of mass.

Would love to hear from someone who has a similar palmated buck in hand to give some good insight.

Thanks to all who have posted!

Re: Scoring estimate [Re: Perfect 8] #8015608 10/19/20 02:57 PM
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I dont know if i woudl score that buck correctly or not, never scored one like it.

That said i feel like the 130's crowd is short changing that deer.


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Re: Scoring estimate [Re: Perfect 8] #8015705 10/19/20 04:15 PM
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He is going to score better than most think at first glance.

51-53 up top
94-96 on frame

145-149

I gave him 36 on mass due to M3 & M4 palmation allowing 4.5" all the way across on all 8 measurements.


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Originally Posted by redchevy
I dont know if i woudl score that buck correctly or not, never scored one like it.

That said i feel like the 130's crowd is short changing that deer.


I'd bet my bottom dollar he is well into the 40s!


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Re: Scoring estimate [Re: Perfect 8] #8016052 10/19/20 09:03 PM
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my guess is 149. 40" of mass is what raises the score. I am pretty sure you will get 2-4 measurements that are at least 6 in circumference


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Re: Scoring estimate [Re: Perfect 8] #8016114 10/19/20 10:13 PM
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I don’t think he makes 140.

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Originally Posted by scalebuster
I don’t think he makes 140.


And I think he does. 142ish. Ground check him for us Perfect 8. up


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The length of the left main concerns me and may keep him in the 30s. Great mass. He is mature. shoot him!

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The mass measurements may not be taken where yall think. A couple of those points COULD be considered nontypical and the measurement wouldnt be taken between them. Hes still cool though.


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Originally Posted by freerange
The mass measurements may not be taken where yall think. A couple of those points COULD be considered nontypical and the measurement wouldnt be taken between them. Hes still cool though.

The only point I see that may be in questions is the G2 on the left side and I do think it will be scored as a G2 off the beam and not an extra point.

Even so, the deer will break 140 IMO.


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Originally Posted by scalebuster
I don’t think he makes 140.

I disagree.
Post your measurement guesses.
Here are mine.
51-53 up top
94-96 on frame w/36" mass

145-149


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Rough at 143 not sure on mass though and main beam length. Thinking 145-149 is in the ballpark .

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I honestly think he might touch 150

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Think he is a hell of a deer regardless of the score

His left beam and right brow are weak, but his right beam and left brow are pretty strong. I think he caries some pretty good tine length and appears to have good mass, but i personally do not know how that would be scored. I'd sure be proud to decorate him with my tag!


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Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
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The mass measurements may not be taken where yall think. A couple of those points COULD be considered nontypical and the measurement wouldnt be taken between them. Hes still cool though.

The only point I see that may be in questions is the G2 on the left side and I do think it will be scored as a G2 off the beam and not an extra point.

Even so, the deer will break 140 IMO.


Not really concerned with typical vs. nontypical on a point....but as a purely academic discussion I think the G2 is in fact a G2.

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Originally Posted by redchevy
Think he is a hell of a deer regardless of the score

His left beam and right brow are weak, but his right beam and left brow are pretty strong. I think he caries some pretty good tine length and appears to have good mass, but i personally do not know how that would be scored. I'd sure be proud to decorate him with my tag!


There was never any question about whether I was going to shoot given the option :-)! Headed that way for a couple of days...terrible weather (hot)...and bad wind...but this is my first and maybe only chance to get on him while he is pretty regular (pre-rut).

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