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whitetail forms

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by akirschbaum81, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. I am looking for some advice on the type of form to purchase if I need a wider more bully , the McKenzie forms seem to have a narrow nose(except for the HD series) and you have to modify them quit a bit. I am from southern Wisconsin so I am looking for a form that matches them a little better as far as head size. how are the Joe Meder or Ben mears forms?
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  2. jcrosstaxidermy

    jcrosstaxidermy New Member

    I use mears on everything from midwest to southern deer --- work good for me ;D

  3. TNdeer

    TNdeer Member

    X 2 on the mears forms....I believe Revolution mannikins are sculpted after Wisconsin deer.
  4. PJ2578

    PJ2578 New Member

    I mounted up a Kentucky deer last night on a Ben Mears form and after finishing it swore I'd never buy another one again. I had a ton of extra skin on the head. I had to taxi it around in the jawbone area to make it look right. It was a half sneak model. Now a few days ago I used a Joe Meder form on a relatively big deer for this area(23" neck) and it fit like a glove. I have also had good success with Matt Thompson forms. Just my two cents on the topic.
  5. i got a 9600 in the other day and the face is super narrow. need to be 1/4"-3/8" wider i think. Im trying the mears next i think.
  6. B Jones

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  7. bill@hogheaven

    bill@hogheaven New Member

    Try a Matuska competitors choice form. I will bet thats all you use after trying one.
  8. squid

    squid hunt hard or go home

    im with bill go with matuskas
  9. Wes84

    Wes84 New Member

    KINGS Taxidermy in cornith ms, his forms has a bigger nose. and his forms are alot cheaper too. call them up and they will send u a catalog
  10. redog76

    redog76 New Member

    customers love the neck on the mears, and hell so do i. they do run a little big, but ive mounted on over 100 of them, all went together with little or no mods.
  11. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    Not crazy about the 7 1/2" Matuska heads, the 7 3/4" are better. For bigger deer I use Mears SUO's or SS's. Both of these have full necks and blocky heads. I really like them.
  12. TN Bucknasty

    TN Bucknasty New Member

    I use the Meder form for all of my full sneaks. The bigger the deer, the more natural these forms look. They don't look so hot on smaller deer. The nose and face are considerably bigger than any of the McKenzie forms.
  13. TN Bucknasty

    TN Bucknasty New Member

    That's true, but they aren't King's any more. They are called Jame's Taxidermy Supply. I live just a few miles from them, and I've been pleased with their forms. They've got a brand new wall pedestal that looks superb, but its not in the catalog yet.
  14. hunt4blue

    hunt4blue New Member

    I use Ben Mears forms, I get alot of mid west big deer and Canada deer. The heads are big, necks are big. If it dont fit then you ordered the wrong size form. My customers love em, They ask for them. I have had a new customer walk in the shop and they say I seen the deer you did for so and so and thats what I want. I know most customers dont have a clue about what they are looking at, but they like the look of ben mears forms. The just look big and thats what they like. I have been doing taxidermy for 30 yrs and they are the best forms I have ever used and I have used them all. Revolution has some good ones, but I have had trouble with ordering. Joe coombs has that new one out big northern I use it and like it very much. Ben Mears are the best I just like the big look on the face and neck. I never had any trouble with the Cape not fitting. I use a short y cut with no problems at all. YOU just need to order the correct form.
  15. I used to use a lot of Meder forms and then switched to Mears. Now I have been mounting the big blocky looking deer on a Coombs northern series (the 7-7324/25 and the 5- 7324/25). Really like those. I have also tried some of the big Revolution forms and really like those too. So for me, I think I am going to stick to Coombs and Revolution from now on. Those Mears forms look pretty good, but it seems like the neck could be just a bit longer. They look big in the neck and shoulders but seem to have a stubby look to them.

  16. paul e

    paul e New Member

    Mears for me also
    i look the su forms
    the face has a great look and the way the neck is formed makes the deer look bigger than it is
    i keep a few test forms so sizing has never been a issue with me
  17. taxyman

    taxyman Member

  18. point75

    point75 Active Member

    I like the Mears SUO for the big blockheaded mid-west deer. Some of the Meder's look good but the muzzle and tear duct area is unpredictable and inconsistent. I have stopped using any of the original McKenzie forms on anything larger than 19". The face/heads are just too small IMO.
  19. Mike Dunbar

    Mike Dunbar New Member

    Matuska forms are made from WI deer by WI taxidermists. Unless you need a sneak, they'd be my first choice. This is a semi-upright, Northern WI deer.

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