With hunter25's permission let me rephrase his original question. Finding two bucks together unaware of you well within range both probably scoring at least in the 170's (couldn't really care less what the final score is, lets just say opening morning of the first day of the season big enough), which would you shoot; the 31" wide 18 " high 4 point with OK mass or the 26"w X 24"h 4 point with brow tines and mass thru the length of the antlers?
I prefer the heavy, boxy conformation over width any day but know plenty where width is everything. I'd love to see a photo of that 22" 172 pt buck.
Oh and best of luck to the gentleman whose going to hold out for a mtn goat with 12" or longer horns!! That'll most likely be in the top five percent of goats that ever lived, let alone ever shot.