This buck is named Merge

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  1. apb5f2

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    I think the buck in the link is the better buck.
     
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    I think I would gladly shoot either one.
     
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    The buck in the link is a better deer. I’d guess him in the low 150s.

    This buck you call Merge won’t quite score 140”.
     
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    I don't know about that. Merge has 2x the brows and that flyer(s?) off the front brow. That's another 10-12 right there.
    Both awesome deer though. I am thinking they both go low 150s.
     
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    Dunno, here's my thoughts:
    The deer in the link is a mainframe 12 point (?) and he has an extra point below each brow tine (if they are long enough to score). His brow tines are not very shy of this one's brows. The link deer is symmetrical and this deer would have to be scored non-typical for maximum score or just ignore the net. In my mind, he's not a very impressive non-typical deer. This one's brows are the best thing he has going for him and he needs that just to keep up with one of the link deer's G4's.
    I see several deer with oddball junk that add to their overall gross inches but a symmetrical 10-12 point like the one in the link is fairly rare and he has good tine length and mass all over. So to me the link deer is the superior deer even if their gross inches are close. I like the inches of antler to be more evenly dispersed than to have two big brows and short elsewhere (maybe that's just me). A big drop tine or two would be an exception to that for me.

    Yes, they are both great deer, no doubt.
     
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    I agree with all that- I was estimating gross only. Which deer would I rather have on the wall? Whichever one gives me a clean shot first!
     

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