I’ve always used score as a reference for describing general size. Probably go to spread and points more than score. Never had anything officially scored. Use net score when talking typical symmetrical bucks and gross score on funky non-typicals.
Sold one blacktail pic to F&S in the 90’s. Only image of mine ever published by either. I sent them 20 of my best original blacktail slides. Got $200 for the one they used and never got the slides back.