Spread.... What's it mean to you?

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  1. buckeye

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    How important is inside spread when looking at a bucks rack? I am not talking about for scoring purposes here, but rather in regard of the racks overall appeal....
     
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    Well, I'm much too new at this to target specific rack features, but I think the REALLY wide ones are just SUHWEET! And by really wide I mean over 20". To me though, what impresses me even more is mass. I see a big, fat, knarly base with 5" or better circumference, and I get all worked up.
     
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    I m a mass man like you, Don ..... I also love non-typical over typical
     
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    Man, a guy shoots one damn buck, and look what it does to him.....Sheesh......I can't get enough now...
     
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    Being were not talking scoring wise I love a buck with a big inside spread. 19" and up is very exciting to look at!
     
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    It sure don't hurt!!:d

    Not the most important feature as far as I'm concerned. But those wide racks sure do look impressive on the wall.:hail:
     
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    Every one loves a nice spread, but one of the most impressive bucks I've ever seen had a really narrow spread. His tine length though, was unreal. Looked like he belonged on a bottle of Jager :beer:
     
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    Spread doesn't mean too much to me.. It's cool and all. But ahh.. so is a 15 pointer.

    But I will admit I have an unspoken love afair with big crazy 8's.

    I love em'. I just love big 8 pointers. Big... bad.. knarly.. tall tined.. heavy massed 8's. Don't know what it is about them.
     
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    I think the widest Whitetail I have killed is just under 19" inside. I like the looks of a wide rack if he's got everything else to go with it.

    I really think that's what I like about hunting Mulies is how wide some of the racks are. I killed a buck that was only 23" outside, but it sure made him look huge on the hoof. I saw one that same morning that must have been 27" to 28" wide. They really look awesome carrying those big Ol wide racks.

    Dan
     
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    I like a big wide rack, but it's not the ONLY deciding factor for me. I agree with DAN though, thers just something about those BIG WIDE Mulies, that appeals to me as well. Someday, I'll sneak out west to hunt them!!!
     
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    I have a few in the house that go over 20, due to the short tine length on 2 of them they would probably be in the shed with some others if it was not for the spread. When I'm wishing, I wish for Spread, Height, Mass and lots of points. But I will take spread if its all I can get!
     
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    Over all appeal.. I used to think I didnt care about spread, even convinced myself of it for years as I continued to stack up 16,17,18 inside spread bucks.. then I killed one two feet wide inside and after getting my hands on him and having him hanging in the cave, he changed my view. These days, I love seeing the big hvy, wide racked tall tined hawgs.. problem is around these parts rarely do I ever find one with all of those attributes.. They are cool though when I do.. I've got one running a ridgeline about 1/2 mile from my house that is 22 inside.. right now..hes looking good this summer.
     
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    I like spread on a rack but a high tight one with mass turnes my crank also.
     
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    I am with Duke on this one big ole wide 8pts get me all wet in the croch!!!!This one is 21 3/4 inside!!!
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    Walt, That sounds Nasty!!;)

    Dan
     
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    The spread is usually one of the first indicators the buck is a shooter, but I'm with a lot on here and would rather have good mass then a hugely wide buck. If they hit the ears, I'm looking at tines and mass.
     
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    Walter, Now thats just plain nasty!!!! hehehe..... hope you change your pants before we leave to film on the 16th. LOL!!!!

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