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Blackbuck Euro Mount

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 26,088 Senior Member
Took a yellow phase Blackbuck Antelope back during the summer with a .308 Win and reduced load running 110gr Varmageddon bullets. 



Got my Euro Mount back yesterday. 






"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,673 Senior Member
    Looks like a Satanist altar! ;)
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,986 Senior Member
    Wow!   That is a beautiful mount!
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    It's purty.  I like!
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,755 Senior Member
    Very NICE
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  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,342 Senior Member
    That's a sharp looking mount!!

    Sako
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,088 Senior Member
    Thanks guys. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,005 Senior Member
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,088 Senior Member
    edited December 2018 #9
    Because of you I’m becoming a big fan of that type mount.  Simple, elegant and it doesn’t take a ton of room.  Beautiful job!
    Exactly. 

    And a heck of a lot cheaper. I do my own with hard antlered animals. But, something like a Blackbuck or Pronghorn that has horns of hair......I defer to professionals. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 5,009 Senior Member
    Came out great, I like Euro mounts much better than mounted heads.

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,889 Senior Member
    Looks great!

    Agreed on the cost.  When I had my bull done it was near $600 for a mount vs I think $150 for a euro
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,088 Senior Member
    I haven’t gotten a shoulder mount in 20 years. 

    Everything has been Euro since and I’m quite pleased. You can pile a lot more Euro Mounts into a small area. Like a mantle, bookshelf, or on top of a wardrobe. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Beautiful mount.  Does she use beetles or traditional cleaning?
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,088 Senior Member
    I think traditional. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,949 Senior Member
    Very Nice.  Always liked the Blackbuck
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,889 Senior Member
    Ive never had a shoulder done,  likely won't.  Just too much money.  I look at people with houses full of mounts and all I can think is, how many more hunts could you have done with all that money?
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    edited December 2018 #17
    I have one shoulder mount.  I killed a rather large for the area I was huntng shoulder mount in my house. I killed it the week of Thanksgiving, 1979. that cost me $100. But that was done by an old retired Carbide Maintenance forman who did a lot of work as a hobby. A lot of people will tell you he did really good professional grade work for a lot less money than it should have gone for. After almost 40 years it still looks good.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    edited December 2018 #18
    Because of you I’m becoming a big fan of that type mount.  Simple, elegant and it doesn’t take a ton of room.  Beautiful job!

    And most beautiful of all it doesn't take $500. That's what I'm going to do with the six point white tail I killed last year. I've had it in the freezer since last December. I caped it out thinking I was going to have a shoulder mount done but after pricing it, decided to go the euro route. I decided I'd rather spend that extra money on scopes.

    My Son in Law's brother is going to do his own Euro Mount. He says what he will do is put the head on a fire ant bed and cover it with a big deep plastic wash tub and leave it a week or so. He claims one of his buddies did it and the ants had it cleaned to the bone in a week. Then you just have to boil it.

    I've never done one of these before and I forgot to ask him but what do you do with the skull then? Do you need to coat it with lacquer or something?
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,088 Senior Member
    On deer, I skin the head, remove the eyes, lower jaw, and excess meat. Then, boil it in a pot with a turkey fryer. 

    Scrape and done. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,088 Senior Member
    I use a knife. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,088 Senior Member
    A buddy of mine adds hydrogen peroxide. I have not tried that yet. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    On deer, I skin the head, remove the eyes, lower jaw, and excess meat. Then, boil it in a pot with a turkey fryer. 

    Scrape and done. 
    OK Thanks, I think I'll give it a whirl. I don't have anything to lose.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    A buddy of mine adds hydrogen peroxide. I have not tried that yet. 
    That should make the bone nice and white.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,088 Senior Member
    They do turn out pretty. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    They do turn out pretty. 
    Good, I likes 'em pretty.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
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