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Anybody used the VanDyke's moose antler base?

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by mrdux, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. mrdux

    mrdux Member

    I got in a set of huge moose sheds and the client is wanting me to do a regular antler mount. The only really big antler base option I can find is from Van Dyke's. Anybody used one of these? Since they are about $80, I don't want to buy one and it not be what I need. I'm figuring on building up a foam skull base to encase the antler base so I can cover it with buckskin like I normally do on antler mounts.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    If that is the one I am thinking of, I have used it and it was really nice. I put together one last season for a client. I used a set of sheds on it and it was easy to set the angles with. Is the one you are looking at aluminum? I think the one I used was machined aluminum.
     

  3. mrdux

    mrdux Member

    I think that is correct Matt. They appear to be a pin and socket set up where you can adjust the angles of the antlers. I'm wondering if I could get the antlers set to the correct angle, lock the set screws then build a dam and cover the entire set-up in bondo to lock everything in place?
     
  4. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    Yes, you can, but I would fit the cape first and make sure they are set right before a final covering of bondo.
     
  5. coyote4

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    mrdux, I hadn't seen an adjustable shed connector for moose, so I looked it up. It looks good but the description says for medium sized moose. I know you stated that the sheds you have to mount are huge. If so, I personally would be hesitant about putting the huge sheds on the aluminum bracket. There is a large difference between the weight of medium and huge moose sheds. Are yours canadian or alaskan moose sheds? I have a pattern that works for me so I weld up my own brackets and they can be removable or permanent.
     
  6. check out racked out www.racked-out.com he has a couple different options. Tell him I sent you