In a statement posted today on its website, B&C now claims the right antler does not a have G3, but "an abnormal point that rises off of the G2."
Confused? You're not alone.
You're bound to be confused if you take the above quote as fact. The B&C statement was....."On the King buck, the right G2 has been ruled normal, the projection on the anterior edge of the G2 is not a G3 and does not have a common base point; it is an abnormal point because its base comes out of the webbing where the G2 point meets the main beam."
This is still an issue of an offset point. The above B&C statement is relating that the suspect point's outside base does not originate from the outer edge of the main beam.........it originates from the forward (anterior) edge of the webbing off the G2.
Mr. Boucher stated......."You ask any scorer who has actually put his hands on this rack, put masking tape to it and a straight edge, and 95 percent of them will tell you it passes the Figure 8 test as described in the Boone and Crockett scorer's manual ... and that it is a straight 6-by-6 typical all the way."
The B&C statement which preceded the above statement from Mr. Boucher
is....."The figure-8 shape does not automatically qualify both points as normal points. The figure-8 can be identifiable, but if both points are not aligned with the outside edge of the main beam, at least one point, if not both, must be considered abnormal."
To date, none of the scorers......nor any other person championing the cause for this rack.....has directly addressed the offset point.
It boils down to one simple issue: Is the article in Fair Chase magazine about offset points, complete with information, explanation, illustration, and instruction, adjunct to the Boone and Crockett scorer's manual?
Clearly Boone and Crockett administration believes it is. All of their explanations about the point directly address the offset point issue.