Buddyboy25 won our last rack-scoring contest and walked away with a brand new bow. And that’s great. But the rest of you walked away with nothing. And we–who are always thinking of you–just can’t stand it.

So we’re giving you another chance, and we have another great bow to give away. The Attack is Bear Archery’s brand new flagship model for 2010, boasting a top IBO speed of 340 fps, a 31-inch axle-to-axle length, a 7-inch brace height, and a retail price of $749.99. And it too can be yours. All you have to do is score some more bucks.


As with the last contest, I will post a picture of a buck each Friday, for one month. You will guess the gross B&C score of each and keep track of your guesses. On the last Friday, I’ll ask you for your grand total. Whoever is closest wins the bow. If there’s a tie, we will have a tiebreaker buck.


This time, however, to avoid some of the confusion we had in the previous contest, fractionals will count. I’ll say that again: Fractionals will count.

Also this time around, we have a theme. And the theme is: Field & Stream bucks. That is, bucks taken by F&S editors. Why are we tooting our own, er, horns? Simple. We can’t get enough of ourselves (and because the easiest way for me to pull together photos of good bucks whose gross scores aren’t public knowledge is to beg from my colleagues, which I haven’t quite gotten around to doing yet, so. . . )

We’ll start with one of mine–a main-frame 8 with a forked left G2 that I took a few years ago hunting with Scott Bestul. A few of you may have seen this buck before, but none of you knows it’s gross score. How can I be sure? Because I don’t know it’s gross score. (But I will.)

Okay, have at it.