ORIGINAL: Marc Anthony
ORIGINAL: charlie 01
Gentelmen, some how you are missimformed about the scoring. Weather it is scored by Boone & Crockett, Pope & Young, or whatever system, it is first scored as a typical with side to side deductions. That score of 212 3/8 will not change as a typical score. The deductions are all done. You do not get to count the abnormals. Now, if you want to go non-typical, you just add all abnomal points. That is where the 247 6/8 comes in. That 212 3/8 Is a final typical score, and would be the biggest typical in the U.S.A., if they would have scored it as such. I just wonderd how some of you would have gone with it. Would you have prefered to have the biggest non-typical in Mich., or the biggest in the U.S.A.
Sorry, charlie, not true. You are correct about deducting side to side differences but if you don't choose to have it scored as a typical, ALL of those non typical points become deductions! Look at column "E" on the scoring sheet!
Look at it this way, do you think all of those abnormal points would just sit on that rack without being credited? Of course not. Every point has a score and is added to the sheet either as a non typical point, a typical point or as a deduction.
I don't think anyone has said that abnormal points are added in a typical score, but they are counted -- as deductions.
Going along with Marc's point, consider this hypothetical scenario: We know the Milo Hanson buck scored 213 5/8 Net. That's a whopping 7 4/8" more than the Jordan buck, which scored 206 1/8. Let's say the Hanson buck has an 8" drop tine. Charlie, it sounds like you are saying that the 8" drop tine doesn't factor in to the Hanson buck score, so the net score of the Hanson buck would still be 213 5/8".
However, looking at the B&C score sheet, there is a place to add all abnormal points (top right section). That total (they call it "E") then goes to the "difference" column, which is subtracted (along with side-to-side differences) after the gross score. So, abnormals are indeed counted -- as deductions -- in the typical score.
So in my hypothetical scenario, with an 8" drop tine the Hanson buck would net 205 5/8" typical, and not outscore the Jordan buck. Hanson would have had the option to score it as a non-typical, which would have added the 8" drop tine instead of subtracting it, and given him a non-typical score of 221 5/8" Net.
I know all my talk about a hypothetical 8" drop tine doesn't amount to anything because it's not there, but I'm asking the question for clarification. Looking at the B&C Typical Score Sheet, it's clear that abnormal points are counted as deductions in the net score for a typical.
Here is the coverage of this Michigan buck from the Field and Stream website -- including 20 photos. Photo #5 is a picture of the CBM score sheet, which shows 35 1/8" of non-typical points. They are added for the non-typical score, but would be subtracted to score it as a typical. The B&C score sheet is laid out differently, but abnormal points still count against a typical score.