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How Wide is Wide?

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by double barrel, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. double barrel

    double barrel New Member

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    Just for fun. In your area, what do you consider to be a wide rack? Outside to outside, main beams only, not sticker points. I'm talking whitetail, no fenced area deer, just your average wild deer. I've read about deer with 30" and 36" in North American Whitetail magazine. But whether you do 50 or 250 a year, thro out that monster that was way way bigger than the rest and what do you call a wide rack for your area? just for fun.
     
  2. double barrel

    double barrel New Member

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    Oh, forgot, in my area, 20 " is a good un.
     

  3. 19 to 20 inside. The largest I ever mounted was 28 inside
     
  4. buckmaster14

    buckmaster14 Sometimes you get lucky...

    round here 18 inside is respectable. 20+ is considered ungodly wide.
     
  5. 19-20 is considered a boy dog around here but i have seen one that was 26 inside, not much of a score but an unreal spread.
     
  6. Gurneyjockey

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    We don't have any wt in California, so I guess it's not really from "my area" but this is a 31" buck killed on public land in Montana, just mounted him the other day.[​IMG]
     
  7. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    For Blacktails in my area it is 18".
     
  8. tem

    tem Well-Known Member

    your do good if you get one here around 18 to 19inch.
     
  9. JerseyJays

    JerseyJays Well-Known Member

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    Same as you guys.. 20" or so is considered wide
     
  10. Steven .B

    Steven .B New Member

    20 inches here in Armstrong county, PA We get some with good mass with the 20 inches but most are pencil thin if they reach the 20 inch mark.. Ones with better mass usually end up in 15 -16 inche range...
     
  11. kurtro08

    kurtro08 New Member

    Where I'm from 20" is wide but 15" is average mounted.This one came in at 26" wide which is the widest I've done.


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  12. double barrel

    double barrel New Member

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    Gurney, that is one more granddaddy brusier. You don't reckon it's a mulie white tail cross??? I've heard there was such a creature. Anybody know?
     
  13. Gurneyjockey

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    I've heard people argue both ways that they do and don't exist. To me this buck looked all wt other than abnormally wide and split g2's, but he did come from an area where wt and md are about 50/50. My wife shot a buck a few years ago in wy that had the rack and butt/tail of a wt and the body/face of a md, just as a basic observation as a non pro in that field it sure looked like a cross to me.
     
  14. Brian Reinertson

    Brian Reinertson Well-Known Member

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    20 or more is wide, the widest I mounted this year was 24 inside.
     
  15. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    Anything over 18" inside spread is WIDE in these parts. Over 20" is really big...
     
  16. My two biggest this year from NJ
    23.5 inside
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    25.5 inside
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  17. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    I had probably 10 over 25" inside this season and one that is 30" inside. I will post a pic of him when I get him done. He's a brute!
     
  18. double barrel

    double barrel New Member

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    Hey Matt, we ain't talkin elk here, It's whitetails. LOL! 30", wow, that's a good un.
     
  19. TIM DUNCAN

    TIM DUNCAN surry county va

    20" around here is average look at my profile that was 27 1/2
     
  20. double barrel

    double barrel New Member

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    Tim, did you shoot that one? WOW!, I couldn't imagine gettin one like that. Were you runnin dogs??