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My first mount on a McKenzie 6500

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by eddieb, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Just finished this one today. My third mount on a McKenzie W.T. form & first on a 6500 series.
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  2. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    Very Nice Eddie!
     

  3. Very Nice love the ears
     
  4. Curt

    Curt Family Life member of the NTA

    Sweet looking mount. Great job.
     
  5. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    NICE JOB, Eddie.
     
  6. mdupertuis

    mdupertuis Active Member

    Great looking deer.
     
  7. spikebuck

    spikebuck New Member

    Looks very nice.
     
  8. Bobbi Meyer

    Bobbi Meyer I luv to ride my tricycle, I luv to ride my trike

    the 6500 is my personal fav!
     
  9. stringshooter

    stringshooter New Member

    Looks awesome!!!! So how was it? Would you use that form again?
     
  10. Nicely done! Mckenzie 6500 is one of my favorites!
     
  11. kevin scott

    kevin scott New Member

    Nice job ! 80% of my deer this year have been mounted on 6500 ,my clients love them .
     
  12. AntlerAddict

    AntlerAddict So many whitetails...So little time!

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    Very well done!! That cape is beautiful!!
     
  13. trapperr

    trapperr New Member

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    Nice Looking Deer !! Is It me Or Does That Lower Lip Look Off ??? Clean Looking Mount ! Good Job !!
     
  14. I was a little anxious when I first saw it out of the box. Having mounted on mostly Mears forms It took some adjusting on the eye set procedure as well as the antler set on the head block. The muzzle area on this particular form tapers down very narrow..almost as if he is about to "Snort-wheeze". however it did finish out o.k. I looked at dozens of reference photos cut out of hunting magazines over the years and found several with this look. I have decided it all boils down to the sculptor's personal style and preference. I wanted to try the 6500 series because of all the favorable reviews on here. This is a 6527LT and I will try more from this series. The same hunter brought me another deer and I just finished mounting it on a 8400 series form. (Another story for another day.)
     
  15. You noticed that too, huh?
     
  16. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Geez Trapper, it's a commercial deer, not a WTC entry.

    Eddie, make SURE you tell us about that 8400 series. It's a POS in my book. Most of my deer go on the 6500 forms as well.
     
  17. trapperr

    trapperr New Member

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    Being Right Up Front It Kinda Pulls Ya In , I Got Into The Practice Of Taking A Picture Of A Mounted Piece & Bringing It Up On My Computer , Fur Some Reason I See Things That I Do Not Notice While Working On It ,Works Fur Me ...................
     
  18. aztaxidermy

    aztaxidermy double lungsville bang'em n hang'em

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    very nice mount
     
  19. Jon S

    Jon S Active Member

    looks great, 6500s are one of my favorites, everone seems to like em.
     
  20. fozziebear

    fozziebear New Member

    Well, I just did another one on the 8400 and ran into the same problem, TOO dang tight in the shoulder/ chest area! I ordered 2 but only mounted one up, can I send the other one back? (its still got the wrapping on the face) I really dont want to do annother one!! Thanks Rick