I had a customer bring in a very nice 14 point whitetail rack that he had shot back in '85. He just had the rack stuck on a horrible plaque, and would like it shoulder mounted. No problem, I can recape it. My question is, he says it had a 17" inside spread when he shot it, it now is around 15". I understand that racks shrink somewhat. The antlers themselves (still on original skull cap) seemed too close together and looked kinda funny when placed on a form so I measured the antlers are right about 5cm's apart at the bases of the antlers. I measured a couple larger racks I have, they are all around 7cm's apart. Has anyone run into this? Should I split the skullcap down the middle and make it look right and in the same time, widen the spread again?? I would have to leave around a 1 inch gap Thanks so much in advance. Greg.