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giantbrowtines
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« on: March 14, 2012, 03:36:09 PM »

I am wondering if anyone has any tricks for taking the horns off an antelope that have been bondoed or expoxed on cores already
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 04:59:10 PM »

Why would you want to? If they're secured, just work around them. Now if you insist, Bondo is relatively easy. Just out the horns in a bucket of warm water with a cupful of clothes softener. Let it set for a few days. Take the out and tap them with a rubber it rawhide mallet. If the don't fall off in your hands before they likely will afterwards. If they are held on with epoxy you'll have to learn how to work around it.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2012, 09:38:12 PM »

I want to pull the horns to put on some full skulls thats why I am asking
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2012, 10:04:11 PM »

If it's epoxy you nay have to cut them off and either pin them it hollow the cores from the cases
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2012, 06:53:22 PM »

C'mon George!  You know as well as I do that those sheaths will slide off the cores slicker than snot on a brass doorknob if they were just Bondo'ed together.  Just turn the mount upside down and let 'em hit the floor.  Why go through all the soaking, detergent, mallet, etc?   ;D
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