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Mounting up my personal best.....

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Latty, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Latty

    Latty Nate's Taxidermy (mid-west Ohio)

    I feel very fortunate to have finally taken what I call a BIG buck. Now of course is the question of which form to use. He was a young deer according to his teeth and his body type echoed that was well. He measures 7.5x19.5 and is short haired seeing I killed him on Oct 1.
    I've always liked the Mears forms but I've never used the smaller ones, maybe someone could give me their insight on that. I like the 6900 shoulders and brisket and I can easily alter the neck but I really don't care for the lip line and nose. I'm thinking about using the 6900 and putting a Mears head on it. Any thoughts? Thanks!



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  2. Carls1

    Carls1 New Member

    Congratulations on that stud! I have used Mears forms on big heavy deer, but I have no experience with his smaller line of forms sorry. I think a 6900 with a Mears head would look slick though . Be sure to post some pictures of it when you are done.
     

  3. That is awesome!....check out OTS
     
  4. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Awesome Buck! Love those brows!
     
  5. livbucks

    livbucks Well-Known Member

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    Teeth are not 100% accurate but I'd say 3.5 if he tooths young. Super nice buck!

    I think the Hansen buck was 3.5 as well.

    Check out OTS too before you decide.
     
  6. nickq83

    nickq83 Member

    Congrats that is a awesome buck.
    I have used many smaller mears forms and they are nice forms that mount up good, OTS forms are also very nice.
     
  7. KFLAH

    KFLAH Active Member

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    Congrats on a great buck! I'd go with an ots wall ped. Coombs makes some nice wall pedspeds as well.
     
  8. scottdawg

    scottdawg Member

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    Great buck! Congrats
     
  9. Congrats on a great buck!
     
  10. Nice Buck! Congratulations!
     
  11. I would put that one on a pedestal for sure. Here is a picture of a 6900 pedestal that I did last year. You just have to tweak those 6900's a little to make them look a lot better than right out of the box.

    OTS is the best form out of the box. Just take one you like in the right size and make it into a pedestal.
     

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  12. point75

    point75 Member

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    I would put it on an OTS.
     
  13. Congratulations on a stud! Pretty cape too!
     
  14. nice deer
     
  15. tas

    tas New Member

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    OTS
     
  16. B Jones

    B Jones Memeber of - NTA,UTA,AIT.Proud Member of NZTA.

    That is a dandy
     
  17. Brian W

    Brian W Active Member

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    Awesome bow kill...........
     
  18. srholmes30

    srholmes30 Living each and every day

    Congrats Nice One
     
  19. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    Beautiful, congrats!
     
  20. Latty

    Latty Nate's Taxidermy (mid-west Ohio)

    Thanks for the congrats and the ideas guys!


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