Yep, that's why I take what most people say with a grain of salt. I hate hearing supposed scores of whitetail bucks. The vast majority of people have no idea how the scoring system(s) even work. I usually figure on at least 25 inches less than what people think the score is and I may be a short on that. A 170" deer is truly a large deer, whitetail or muley. The mule deer posted above is a shooter for just about anyone, anywhere, except if you are hunting the Strip or Mexico.These are the same "hunters" who shot a deer at 550+ yards. We all know shoots like this are as rare as hitting the lottery here in the Appalachian country where the terrain just doesn't allow it... Gezzz.
I ONCE took a guy western hunting who claimed to have shoot multiple deer at 400+ yards. Yep, simply hold on the top of it's back and fire. This particular guy did not own a range finder either. Once I shot my antelope at only 275 yards and walked out to retrieve, he looked back at the 2-track road and said I can't believe how far this is... I said that's nothing, you've shot lot's of deer over 400 back home! He never mentioned it again!