What do you think this buck scores? How wide is he?
There is official and non-official scoring. I'd venture a guess that the majority of guys would use outside spread to come up with score? According to B&C, the inside spread of the main beam is the official measurement. It looks like there may be an additional 8 or so inches added to this bucks score if the outside vs inside spread of the main beam is used.
Where this buck really lacks is inside spread of the main beam. If you look close spread on this buck is well inside the ears. Only 12% of the total score is spread.
Another place this buck is very weak is main beam length (26% of a bucks total score). The buck also lacks eye-guards which also a weakness (2% of score).
This buck has fair to good back forks and G4's which is approximately 42% of total score. The buck is weak in 40% of his score and fair to good in 42% of his measurements. Mass is around 18% of a bucks total score. This buck has decent mass.
Obviously this buck is in velvet which is another consideration.
When I field judge a buck I look at what measurements that make up a 170 vs 180 vs 190 buck. If a buck lacks in one measurement he has to make up for it in another.
Obviously "official score" isn't everything. In most Wyo units this buck would likely be considered above par and a lot of guys would have a tough time passing him up.
I guess it comes down to which measurement you use....official or other?
I wonder how many guys measure the inside spread between the G-4s?Liecabucks, I guess I'm a little confused with your post. The first thing I notice when most guys put a tape on a muley buck is measure the widest spread of a rack. Most don't even know there is such thing as the inside spread of the main beam....which is often a chunk less in score!