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Old 12-06-2006, 03:22 PM
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My first buck was this 9? pointer 8? pointer. I say that the top left antler...where the tip is, splits and it is another point. Does this count as a point? Some say no. I need some closure here. Is this an 8 or a 9 point

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Old 12-06-2006, 03:25 PM
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Does he have a brow tine on that left side? If so he is an 8 if not he's a 7. That split on the end of the left main beam has to be an inch protruding from the main beam which it does not, 8 at the best, congrats on the buck though nice one.
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Old 12-06-2006, 03:27 PM
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I call a point anything you can hang a ring on so in that definition it is a 9 point. Some people say points have to be 1" in length so in those terms it would be an 8 point. Nice buck no matter what you call it. Congratulations.
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Old 12-06-2006, 03:28 PM
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I'll call the lower point the main beam and give you a longer G4.Nice start .
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Old 12-06-2006, 03:29 PM
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Yea, he has 2 brow tines...you cant see one of them cause of the picture. I heard that if you can hang a ring on it, then it is a point. Is there like an official standard that measures these things?
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Old 12-06-2006, 03:35 PM
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Yes officially it has to be an inch long.
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Old 12-06-2006, 03:42 PM
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Here is another angle...I doubt it helps

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Old 12-06-2006, 03:43 PM
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I would say nice 8 point. Nice buck anyway!
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Old 12-06-2006, 03:55 PM
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No that is not an extra point on the tip of the left beam. It has to be an inch long. It is a nice 8 pointer. Now whoever said it was a 9 pointer pay up!
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Old 12-06-2006, 04:17 PM
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It depends on what context you are asking about. Forscoring purposes, yes, it has to be an inch long. Here in Oklahoma at the check stations, they want all points that are longer than they are wide and can hang a ring on. So...there's your answer. No and yes. Both groups are correct.

I wouldn't look down on you if you called him a 9. I would make fun of you behind your back though. j/k
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