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Back from the taxidermist

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by bridgcat, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Sep 7, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    bridgcat

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    Just got him back from the taxidermist a few weeks ago. I think it looks great! Let me know what you all think!

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  2. Sep 7, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    looks good! what got him? 308?

    nice antlers on that boyy
     
  3. Sep 7, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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    Nice, what's the inside on him, 17-18ish? Where in state do you hunt?
     
  4. Sep 7, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    A little lift & some extra steel....
    That's a HOSS!
     
  5. Sep 7, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    Thanks man! Got him with a 270 actually.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    hes around 17-18 on the inside I believe....can't really remember. I'd measure him but Im at work in North Dakota. We have some hunting land in the Pineapple, Al. area. Thanks!
     
  7. Sep 7, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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    ahh nice, 270. hell of a load. has one mean punch and dumps its velocity on impact.

    when I do head out, got my trusty 308.

    hmm, ::googles 270s:: time for another rifle... :p
     
  8. Sep 7, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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    I like my 308 but the 270 feels better to me for some reason. It has just enough kick. I remember the first time I shot it I was doubting it and I didn't hold it tight enough...and I snuck up on my scope too far, my nose paid the price! You would think I would have learned because I've killed 12 deer with it and when I killed this big fella...I did it again!
     
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    ^ Hah! I know what you mean. i did the same exact thing on a 338 lapua. Left a nice mark on my nose. Hah! I know the principles, but it still happens. lol
     
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    Small world sometimes, as I hunt mostly in Orrville AL. just a few miles north of you.
     
  11. Sep 7, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    Sweet! Most people have a notion that Alabama doesn't have any big daddies...but we actually do. This is small compared to allot of the bucks I have seen taken off our property.
     
  12. Sep 7, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    I've seen a few hosses come from down your neck of of the woods.. I'll see if I can find some pics.
     
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    Thats a great looking buck, congrats man
     
  14. Sep 7, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    damn he's tall! nice buck. you mind me asking how much that cost you? . . .that's good work.
     
  15. Sep 7, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    Thanks. Cost me 300....family friend gave me a decent little discount. He does great work! He did this cat as well for my father in law! It looks amazing...photos don't do it justice!

    cat.jpg
     
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    Thanks! I was getting frustrated cause it was my last day to hunt and I saw three does comes out to my right and then a super tall 7 point was chasing them and I started to aim at him when I saw this monster come out behind him. I about had a stroke! It amazes me cause I have been hunting for year and I still get excited...like a kid in a candy store!
     
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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    wow that's a good price. some of the guys around here will do it for 400, but i got a 3rd cousins husband or something like that that does it for me and my brother for 250. . . . and thats a great looking bobcat. my brother smoked one with a .306 a few years ago. a young high schooler with a taxidermy book i was, and i tanned it myself. turned out pretty good.
     
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    Damn...250 is a great price! I have a buddy that I worked with when I worked in the gulf for Shell that would do it for free for me, just charge me back for his costs...but he lives in Louisiana...and I ain't driving all that way! Yeah...I wish that cat was mine...cause hes freakin huge man! The thing weight 26 pounds...which is a whole hell of allot for a cat!
     
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    what does it look like on the backside? i've always wondered cause every time i see a stuffed animal it's already on the wall or it's a whole so there is no backside.
     
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    hells ya dude! that is decent buck for bamma right? i do not hunt deer. i get my yote back at the end of the month. $300 isnt bad either. round here, for a mount like that it would be between $500-$800. good deal.
     
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