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2014 ADK muzzleloader buck mount

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That's a really great looking mount to honor your buck!  Congrats!!


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North Woods and Water Taxidermy did this mount of my ADK muzzleloader buck for me... Tim Littler did a great job!

 

Story of the hunt here http://www.nyantler-outdoors.com/adirondack-muzzleloader-buck.html

 

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Awesome looking mount.Congratulations! On the buck & your choice of the mount.

 

Don't you just love those "wall pedestal" mounts?

 

The pose looks so natural.

 

I had my '09 bock done that way & I'm having my '14 buck done W/the opposite turn (like yours) so they are looking (angled) towards each other..

 

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Maybe we should start a wall pedestal mount thread?

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Looks nice but why is the shoulder shaped like that? Just asking, looks a bit odd on the wall.


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Looks nice but why is the shoulder shaped like that? Just asking, looks a bit odd on the wall.

I hope it is OK W/the OP if I chime in. 

 

There is a gap behind the shoulder so that the standard shoulder mount cape will still fit. It is painted black & the cape is turned around it. They look great in person.

 

It is supposed to look like a floor pedestal mount yet it hangs on the wall. Hence the "Wall Pedestal" moniker.

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I hope it is OK W/the OP if I chime in. 

 

There is a gap behind the shoulder so that the standard shoulder mount cape will still fit. It is painted black & the cape is turned around it. They look great in person.

 

It is supposed to look like a floor pedestal mount yet it hangs on the wall. Hence the "Wall Pedestal" moniker.

 

Didn't realize that's what it was called... I like how it gives a different perspective from the old straight on shoulder mount. It allows for a neck turn, but still a straight on look at the buck... I chose this mount because it was so much different from the ones I already have. I actually have  a pedestal mount done with the traditional semi sneak form...

 

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Didn't realize that's what it was called... I like how it gives a different perspective from the old straight on shoulder mount. It allows for a neck turn, but still a straight on look at the buck... I chose this mount because it was so much different from the ones I already have. I actually have  a pedestal mount done with the traditional semi sneak form...

 

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To me, they have a much more natural look. They seem to avoid any resemblance to a "pose".

 

My '09 buck & this year's buck have similar racks as far as score but still they differ W/the one I posted having great tine length but a little shy in mass. My '14 has better mass & slightly less tine length. Both are very symmetrical 8-point & I think they will look awesome W/the right & left angle splayed apart yet the gazes will appear to be looking at the same point.


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Mount looks very nice! I may look into something like that if I choose to have another mount made.

 

Congrats again on a great buck!

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I find choosing a form/mount style to be alot of fun. Not sure why. Haven't really gotten into the wall or semi pedistal...I am looking into it the next time around though. I am fond of Revolution's forms...they make some unique ones that really stand out and look natural. If I get a giant lifetime buck, pretty sure it'll be getting the floor pedestal treatment.

 

The mount looks nice. Did you ever consider adding elements to it, like brush, rocks, etc.?

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different.  I like it too.  looks like a clean and real nice job from the photos.


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I find choosing a form/mount style to be alot of fun. Not sure why. Haven't really gotten into the wall or semi pedistal...I am looking into it the next time around though. I am fond of Revolution's forms...they make some unique ones that really stand out and look natural. If I get a giant lifetime buck, pretty sure it'll be getting the floor pedestal treatment.

 

The mount looks nice. Did you ever consider adding elements to it, like brush, rocks, etc.?

I would love to do something like that... but throughout the years my deer heads have been well traveled so I never got too elaborate with a mount because it never stayed in one place too long. I have become more of a fan of the European mounts... I only got this buck done because it was my first big woods ADK buck with patch and roundball.


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.. I only got this buck done because it was my first big woods ADK buck with patch and roundball.

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I've killed a bunch of Indiana deer W/a .535. A good % of them W/a stoner. (flintlock)

 

From '76 to about '96, when I won an 870 @ a banquet, I hunted exclusively W/muzzle loaders including a pair of 12ga SxSs , a 36 cap gun & a .36 stoner for rabbit, pheasant, turkey & squirrel..

 

Reloading the SxS could get a bit "fummbly" when the rabbit would double back on the dogs  after a miss.

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I've killed a bunch of Indiana deer W/a .535. A good % of them W/a stoner. (flintlock)

 

From '76 to about '96, when I won an 870 @ a banquet, I hunted exclusively W/muzzle loaders including a pair of 12ga SxSs , a 36 cap gun & a .36 stoner for rabbit, pheasant, turkey & squirrel..

 

Reloading the SxS could get a bit "fummbly" when the rabbit would double back on the dogs  after a miss.

 

I am shooting my flint this winter in our ML league at my gun club... I plan on using it for deer this year. I haven't killed anything with it yet... but I'm up for another challenge. I'm not a sitter at all so that will make it tough. But looking forward to it.


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I am shooting my flint this winter in our ML league at my gun club... I plan on using it for deer this year. I haven't killed anything with it yet... but I'm up for another challenge. I'm not a sitter at all so that will make it tough. But looking forward to it.

Make sure you priming charge doesn't cover the touch hole. That's what causes ignition lag. A flash will go through the clear touch hole & ignite the main charge a lot faster than it can burn through powder clogging the hole.

 

S Indiana is the Mecca of muzzle-loading. One can find a shoot every weekend somewhere during spring, summer & early fall. They shoot for meat, powder, etc. No trophies or ribbons.

 

There, the stoners compete W/the cap guns in the same matches. More often than not, the disciplined stoner shooters win. I never could hang in to place until I build my brother a flintlock for hunting in PA. A flintlock teaches you to have follow-through discipline & it improves your shooting

 

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