Mounting a buck.took measurements off of deer with hide on as always.71/4x20x23.ordered form.i was going to dp.decided to tan.salted for very short period.THINNED ENTIRE HIDE.Pickled for 4 days.brushed on jrts.test fitted form(64d7120l).doesnt even come close.went to mckenzie today.traded it for a 64d7119l.prepped form pulled hide on AGAIN,WAY TO FRIPPIN BIG!!I know dang well i didnt loose 8 inches.i know the salt hurt me but that much?heck i only salted a few hours!my teacher was right there and we measured it together! should i expect to loose 5 inches from tanning every time? If so it isnt for me! I pulled and pulled!It aint happening.I called my teacher and he said it was the salting and pickling.He said all i can do is soak in cold water for a few hours to try to get moisture back in the hide.The hide IS thin and is leather no doubt but to shrink this much?I was told the particular form "runs big" but man,this is a nightmare! ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS WHAT I MAY HAVE DONE WRONG?PLEASE DONT SAY THE MEASURING WAS OFF,I ASSURE YOU IT WASNT.