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Scoring whitetail antlers question?

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by IAtaxi, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. IAtaxi

    IAtaxi Member

    OK someone needs to end this dispute for me. When scoring tine length, do you score from tip to imaginary line across the top of the main beam or a imaginary line through the middle of the main beam. Hope this makes sense. I need snap chat so I can draw on photos.
  2. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist


  3. Nathan

    Nathan Active Member

    Using the outdoor television method, grip it with your hand, if it sticks out the top more than an inch or two, the tine is 10-12 inches long.
  4. IAtaxi

    IAtaxi Member

    Thank's Cole that's how I've been doing it. Several people have told me else wise.
  5. I swear some guys must take the tape from the tip of the tine down around the beam and back to the tip. lol

  6. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I bought the measuring book from Boone and Crocket just to end the argument before it starts. It has instructions on how to measure all the animals that do records for.
  7. spurhunter

    spurhunter Active Member

    B&C has an online calculator feature. Just click the animal you want to score and enter the measurements.

  8. Denton Shearin

    Denton Shearin 2009-Breakthrough Award, McKenzie Award,

    What Cole said is correct!
  9. Kighty77

    Kighty77 New Member

    There is also a great app that does it for you as well. Just plug in your scores and you are good to go. Gives gross and net scores.

    Score My Rack is what it is called.