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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2007, 02:48:20 PM »
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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2007, 08:56:06 PM »
My first thought was about 360
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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2007, 10:17:39 PM »
I think that 40" inside is a bit cheesey....  :chuckle: :tup:


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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2007, 10:25:44 PM »
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think that 40" inside is a bit cheesey

I know but I'm just going by what everyone says is the standard for drops. I layed it out as best I could so it looked as natural as it would on the animal and I came up with 48" so I loose 8" right off the top just because they are sheds.
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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2007, 10:29:27 PM »
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I know but I'm just going by what everyone says is the standard for drops
haha I know I am just giving you a hard time!

Does that 40" go for like say a small set of 4 or 5 point sheds as well?? Because we all know they are lucky to make 30 - 35" inside??


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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2007, 10:55:54 PM »
I dont know I didn't even know how to score very well that's why I was at a friends house who knows how to score so I could get it right. I am just going by what he said was the standard. maybe someone else out there could tell us. :hello:
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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2007, 06:18:57 AM »
Ah Yeah I want to know........

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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2007, 08:37:04 AM »
I have heard standard for inside measurement of a set of elk sheds is 40" as well.  And back to the question, whats the score?
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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2007, 09:04:04 AM »
that 40" is standard - looked it up! anyways, it didn't say anything about a smaller set of horns?? although, who cares about measuring a set of 4 or 5 point horns?? haha unless its a huge 5 point it woulndn't make the book anyways?!


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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2007, 09:17:00 AM »
whats the score without a spread credit??
big bulls i've seen get a 42-45" spread credit.
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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2007, 09:35:15 AM »
haha I could tell ya but thats m-ray's spot because they are his sheds!  :P

You are correct most big bulls have about 42-45" inside.. mine from this year is 42 and my dads is 45 haha so its kinda funny you threw out those numbers!


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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2007, 06:44:45 PM »
Ok guys have you had enough fun with this? I will tell you this one of you hit it on the nose, well within 5/8! :tup:
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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2007, 06:51:12 PM »
im ready. its been 2 days
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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #38 on: December 05, 2007, 06:54:33 PM »
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342? guessing out my ass here

Well addicted your ass was close but sorry it's not you! :(
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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #39 on: December 05, 2007, 07:03:00 PM »
 Well this was fun to hear what you guys thought and thanks for all that played sorry I didn't tell you sooner I was trying to give everyone a chance to see it and play along ... but it's been long enough and we have a winner! I will say you are all pretty darn close cause some of you would have been right in there had this been on a skull and able to credit 48" for the spread credit and some of you were right in there based on a net score with deductions But the rest were right on with the gross score based on the 40" credit and a gross score was what I asked for first so ................................................. :rolleyes:


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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #40 on: December 05, 2007, 08:35:50 PM »
345, lets hear it whats he gross!
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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #41 on: December 05, 2007, 08:36:31 PM »
Cograts to  8)  Boneaddict 8) you nailed it right on the head ... well within 5/8 anyway!



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349 5/8 gross -with 40" drop spread credit

15 5/8 deducts

334 net

357 pushing 360
as it would be naturally on the animal with a 48" spread credit

Like I said originally I am more on the side with gross scores I am a believer that if the animal grows it, breaks it, bends it or loses it  ...it is what it is you and the animal should get the credit for it! so he is a solid 350 class bull that I hope is still roaming around out there for somebody!
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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #42 on: December 05, 2007, 08:38:53 PM »
Good job bearhunter you were close too! :) and right under the wire ;)
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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #43 on: December 05, 2007, 08:40:44 PM »
man I knew I was close! haha why couldn't those things be attached!  :bash:

atleast I know what they look like on the hoof!

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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #44 on: December 08, 2007, 02:12:41 AM »
haha, you guys sure took my 1/8 inch joke pretty serious....lol :IBCOOL:     i was just messing with ya. I have no idea on how to measure a rack and was just being a smartass with the extra 1/8 inch....nice sheds and this was a fun post....thanks for sharing..Justin

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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #45 on: December 08, 2007, 10:37:47 AM »
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haha, you guys sure took my 1/8 inch joke pretty serious....lol

Nah I was joking too! but I did miss it the first time through when I read it then when i caught the part where you have only been wrong once I LMAO :chuckle:
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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #46 on: December 08, 2007, 08:27:25 PM »
BTW Bone you said Elk were your weakest animal to score MMM....what do you nail Deer right on the 1/8th?
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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #47 on: December 08, 2007, 08:47:41 PM »
BTW Bone you said Elk were your weakest animal to score MMM....what do you nail Deer right on the 1/8th?

1 time i saw bone miss a deer's score by 6"
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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #48 on: December 08, 2007, 09:18:02 PM »
That is one big set of sheds.  Huge!

What are you planning on doing with them?  Keep them around to look at and decorate the home with?

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Re: Big elk sheds what do you think????
« Reply #49 on: December 08, 2007, 09:34:07 PM »
Michelle, I am going to get them scored officially ... the minimum for one side shed in the book is 125" these are 155 4/8 and 154 1/8 so they easily make it. Then I am going to rub them back out to look natural since they are bleached by the weather and last my buddie has a cape from Colorado and I'll have it mounted. I think it is really cool and I want to see it on a mount.
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