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45 degree elk form

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by elkin44, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. elkin44

    elkin44 New Member

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    I do not do to many elk shoulder mounts and my client want a 45 degree turn. I would rather not modify the form. The only two forms I can find are Trufitt and Researh mannikins.

    Does anyone have preference? or anyone have experience with either?

    Thanks
     
  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I have used both Mike Frazier's and Bill Lancaster's forms from Research mannikins. I have used them on both Roosevelt and American (Rocky Mountain) elk. The Mike Frazier ones are somewhat old school and require a little more work in the eye area. The Bill Lancaster forms muzzles are way to skinny for the elk I have done. Major muzzle alteration was done to get it the way I needed it to be. The best form I ever used is the one I recently tried from Headquarters Supply. It was just a sneak slight turn though.
     

  3. What size do you need. Dave Ferguson has one that is a 12x33 I believe
     
  4. Utahtaxi

    Utahtaxi New Member

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    +1 on the Ferguson 45 degree. Also has a great set of ear liners that set nicely to it. He also has several other forms that Trufitt and research doesn't carry.