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    Default How do you size up a Rack?

    I have noticed that East Coasters count antler points in total to describe the size of a buck, 8 point buck. Over here, living on the west coast, I was taught that if I saw a deer with 4 points on each side, he would be a 4 point buck.

    So, do you guys count Total points to make it sound better/bigger since your deer are so tiny over there?

    How do you size up a rack? Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheely View Post
    I have noticed that East Coasters count antler points in total to describe the size of a buck, 8 point buck. Over here, living on the west coast, I was taught that if I saw a deer with 4 points on each side, he would be a 4 point buck.

    So, do you guys count Total points to make it sound better/bigger since your deer are so tiny over there?

    How do you size up a rack? Why?
    it's know as an Western or Eastern rack Wheely
    some areas count whitetail 8 points whike the mulies and elck count 4 by 4
    seems to be a european count total points and the migration here stuck
    then as we migrasted west we picke up the 4 x 4 count



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    we count them by total points here but us buckeyes are alittle different or so i've been told

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    It does seem to be an east vs west thing. East, total points; west seems to be side x side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheely View Post
    I have noticed that East Coasters count antler points in total to describe the size of a buck, 8 point buck. Over here, living on the west coast, I was taught that if I saw a deer with 4 points on each side, he would be a 4 point buck.
    And if it had 3 points on one side and 4 points on the other?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    And if it had 3 points on one side and 4 points on the other?
    Good "POINT" you raised here slippy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    And if it had 3 points on one side and 4 points on the other?
    thats an eazy one slippy
    3x4



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    Quote Originally Posted by Holy Smokes View Post
    thats an eazy one slippy
    3x4
    no no no silly west sider it's a 7 pointer




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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    And if it had 3 points on one side and 4 points on the other?
    then it would be a 3 x 4

    by the way, where I use to hunt, we only had Big ole Mulies

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    Talking A little known fact !

    But here in the tall corn state we count every point over an inch , total that number and if we don't get enough , we just add 5-7 more !

    Trully I've shot some nice ten pointers ( 120 class ) , only to go to this state Iowa Deer Classic and see local deer that would make mine look really small and short on points ( by about a 100 ) !

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    Here we count all the points one inch or better but the next question is how wide and what's he score? Which tell's the real story,East or West.
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    We call it a "nice rack" if anyone has pics, please PM them to me...
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    I want to "But" That might just be the one that gets me banned Ohh well here in Australia racks have normally only got 2 points on them and are seen normally at coastal areas during summer!!!!The beach is the best place to place your trail cammera with normally good results!!!Any one else had this experience or good results like this???? Well they asked!!!!
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    Where's that triangle thingo again?????
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    Talking Here's what I think !

    Guess somewhere it must be spring time and those critters that have antlers , of which is being mention here are non-existed there down under this time of year !

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    I never mis-judge size.

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    I think i've said enough already
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    I think i've said enough already
    Thats's a first.

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    Talking Inquiry mind wants to know !

    Westy , offer us a report on racks in Australia .

    Both on and off the beach !

    That way we will know !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator eye View Post
    Thats's a first.
    Sounds like some ones not happy!!! Maybe you need a Mathews to make your day You could take 2 Gt's and a Mathews and have a nice lie down
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