I killed a high-prong buck like yours just last year and it scored right at 79 also!I killed one very similar to “high prongs” a few years ago, only he was one size bigger. He scored 79”. I would guess that he is probably 70ish”. #1 is definitely the best scoring of the bunch. I’ve killed a bunch of them over the years and anymore I focus more on what strikes my fancy the day I’m hunting and less on trying to squeeze an en extra inch or two out of them. I’ll be hunting speed goats again this year and anything like I #1 would get my trigger finger really itchy.
I’m building one that’s 2” longer than the one pictured.Zeke you need a longer gun!!! ahahah I think with an honest tape the 1 goes 79 ish and 2. 75 ish BC scoring had some really dumb ways to score the high prong low prong thing is the dumbest in my view two above and two below simple...that's what I am done with their scoring I am much more turned into the cool factor of the animal....and how if came about than and tape measurements anymore...other than basic bracketing