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Measuring a rack at home. Second and final part of series.(lot's of pics)

Old 12-25-2007, 09:11 AM
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Good thread. One question, aren't the measurements supposed to be taken with a 1/4 inch wide metal tape measure?
For official measurements, I believe its max 1/4" wide tape.
Here is the official tape right here, yes its a 1/4" wide tape...



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Old 12-25-2007, 06:39 PM
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Here is the official tape right here, yes its a 1/4" wide tape...
Do you have the steel cable as well?

It works real nice for the main beam measurements..... Much better than the 1/4" tape.
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Yep, they work very well! Been looking for it all day and can't find it! I'm good at hiding things from myself sometimes!
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Old 12-25-2007, 07:29 PM
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All this coming from the guy that submitted an odd score for a deer he shot years ago!![8D] Sorry bud, somebody had to jab you!!

On a side note...if you don't have either tape at home, we will sometimes substitute a string and then measure it out on a regular tape.
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Old 12-25-2007, 07:31 PM
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Bicycle brake cable works well also.
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Here is the official tape right here, yes its a 1/4" wide tape...
Do you have the steel cable as well?

It works real nice for the main beam measurements..... Much better than the 1/4" tape.

Yep....got a few of them. I use an aligator clip to mark the spot on the cable that needs to be measured.
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:32 AM
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All this coming from the guy that submitted an odd score for a deer he shot years ago!![8D] Sorry bud, somebody had to jab you!!
The only thing odd about it was my measurement was1 inchon the light side of the official measurement.

Maybe I should have posted this back then so those who were uneducated with the scoring process wouldn't have had any questions.

On a side note...if you don't have either tape at home, we will sometimes substitute a string and then measure it out on a regular tape.
We???? Come on..... When was the last time you shot a whitetail..... With antlers [8D]You must be talking about road kill or sheds
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Sorry if I missed this somewhere in these 5 pages but how would you measure h3 and h4 for a 6 pointer? I'm guessing you take thesection of the main beam between h2 and the end of the main beam then make 2 mass measurements equally spaced apart in that run?

While were at it, just for sh**s and giggles, how would you make mass measurements for a 4 and a spike as you mentioned in PM?

btw- thanks again for the PM help. I did get 123 as well after you pinpointed my mistake. Oh, I was so giddy or "trigger happy" with this new found info that I measured my other buck too.
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Sorry if I missed this somewhere in these 5 pages but how would you measure h3 and h4 for a 6 pointer? I'm guessing you take thesection of the main beam between h2 and the end of the main beam then make 2 mass measurements equally spaced apart in that run?
Ona 6 point you would use the H3 measurement as your h4 measurement as well.....May sound odd, but is the correct way to do it...

While were at it, just for sh**s and giggles, how would you make mass measurements for a 4 and a spike as you mentioned in PM?
I have never looked into this... If I had to GUESS I would think you would go half way between the burr and the end of the main beam and use that circumference as H1-H4. Again this is only a guess.

btw- thanks again for the PM help. I did get 123 as well after you pinpointed my mistake. Oh, I was so giddy or "trigger happy" with this new found info that I measured my other buck too.
No problem. Glad to have helped. [8D]
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:16 PM
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I always thought that you measured equal distances for the length of a spike.

For a 6 pointer you would measure the length of the beam from the center line of the g-2 to the end of the main beam and mark equal distances from the center line of the g-2 towards the tip for the h-3and that distance again towards the tip fir the h-4.

example: center of g-2 to the tip = 6"
h-3 taken 2" from the center of the g-2
h-4 taken 2" from the h-3

That way your h-3 and h-4 would be taken evenly along that 6". (2+2+2=6)

I know for 8 pointers the h-4 is taken at half way between the center line of the g-3 and the tip of the main beam.

Maybe I'm wrong but I'll ask when I get mine scored in a couple of weeks.
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