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Question by 13schmn. Uploaded on September 29, 2010
Im allmost sure a typical has an even nuber of points and non-typical has a odd amount. ( I THINK ) RHG
Typical and Non-Typical has nothing to do with the number of points. A typical buck has a rack that grows in a vertical fashion with points facing the sky. Any time a point shoots out to the side or down, that's a non-typical. It's really meant to describe "normal" antler growth compared to "abnormal". There is pretty specific expectations, if you will, of a buck's rack. Any rack with noticeable variance from the expected, would be classified as non-typical. Say a buck has a good G2 that forks halfway up so it has 2 points at the top but the overall G2 is still facing directly up in the air, that would still be considered a typical even if the other side G2 doesn't have the same fork. Hope some of that rambling helps.
thnaks for correcting me
Typical for me is a scrawny 3-pointer. Non-Typical for me is a broad beamed, thick-tined, 5x5 mule deer. LOL!
SD Whitetail Hntr is correct! LOL
look at the picks they should help bring in what SD_Whitetail_Hntr said
In reality the scoring clubs (boone and crocket, pope and young) created these terms. completely typical is a rack with antlers facing upward off the main beam and the same size on both sides.
Non-typical bucks loose points for lack symmetry also but points can come from the main beam and face anywhere. when nontypical bucks are scored they have 2 scores a gross typical score which is the score of the main frame and a net net nontypical score which is minus deductions of symmetry plus inches of non-typical growth.
I really dislike the B&C "gross", "net" thing!
Antler is antler, whether it's symetrical or asymetrical.
Figure symetry as always, by subtracting the difference between sides, THEN assign a letter to the deduction.
If the difference between sides is 0-20, give it an A.
A difference of 21-40 gets a B.
Had a pal many years back that killed a whitetail that scored 172 B&C gross. Because of a split G-2, the deer's net was 158. This deer was absolutely beautiful.
Would a score of 172-A B&C not tell you that the deer's total antler developement was 172" with an "A", or near perfect symetry?
Has B&C EVER scored a rack with perfect symetry?
A typical buck for me.......probably at least 14 point a rare one.....8 point
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