Scorers will ultimately encounter points which demand interpretation. Some points grow in a typical fashion but from locations on a rack where typical points do not normally occur. In such cases the best interpretation of one side of a rack may be accomplished by comparing it to the opposite side. The rack will usually interpret itself in such cases.
"RULE OF THUMB" FOR DETERMINING TYPICAL POINTS
The rule of thumb for the determination of a typical point can be summed up by applying this question to the point in question: Where do most typical points appear on most whitetail racks most of the time? Points may occur which conform to the typical point definition but are not located where most typical points appear on most whitetail racks most of the time. In such instances, even though the point in question may rise in a vertical attitude from the main beam, it may still be regarded as irregular because it does not meet the typical point rule of thumb criteria.