In order to have a buck score anything you have to use one of two systems. B&C or Buckmaster's. It's their system set up the way they want it. They designed it so anytime you put a tape measure to an antler you are using their tool. So the words gross and net would have never been an issue if it wasn't for B&C. Other than that, just use the old scoring sustem, # of points. When people ask me what my biggest buck scored I tell them the gross score, because I don't believe the net is relevant unless you are trying to enter it into the records of some institution whether it be KDFWR list or what ever other recognition you are seeking. No matter how you look at it it's not a Booner until it meets the minumum net score. It's just another great buck that almost made it into the record books. It's just a silly comment to state that there are bucks who made it into the B&C records which have smaller antlers than one that did not.