Just ordered a cabelas 320lb big buck scale. Looking at the scale I noticed it has an estimate for Live weight and Meat weight based on field dressed weight. Based on their calcs, field dressed weight is 79.6% of the live weight and meat weight is 75% of field dressed weight. (that's about 59% of the animal going to meat) Anyone have a great deal of experience to know if these are fairly accurate figures?? I'm assuming they didn't pull these numbers out of the air. Here she is. The reason i bought the scale in the first place: Wanna kill these ads? We can help!