LAST EDITED ON Jun-11-17 AT 09:09 PM (MST)
Let me add just another comment.
runamuk, thanks for posting up those pictures. I think your buck is nearly a perfect buck, in my eyes. (we all have our on version of perfect antler confirmation)
That buck is just about perfectly symmetrical, as far as my standards are concerned, Height, in near perfect balance with his width. Hisg4 beams are almost exactly twice as long as his tines, which give his tines/beams near perfect balance, especially his g3 and g4s. If his left main beam was 2 or 3 inches longer, both of his front tines would be in perfect balance with his main beams too. The right side symmetry is stunning.
His mass is not huge but it is consistent, from it's base all the way to the top of the g4s, in that it tapers perfectly. It doesn't start out large and loose it at the top or have a lump of antler at the fork of the tines and the main beams, it just all flows together symmetrically.
If you compare this buck to the Boone and Crocket skull and antler configuration, which I suspect represents what B & C believe is the confirmation of an "ideal" typical, look how close this buck looks.
Personally, I think extra points, on a typical, are distractions. This buck is near smooth as bone, after the first 5 inches of his main beams.
Add 2 inches of curl, to his main beams and this may be a perfect typical mule deer buck.
I don't think you can do any better than that runamuk. The more I look at those images, the more I appreciate him. Thanks again.