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innergel 12-04-2017 05:20 PM

Euro mount ram head?
 
My son shot a 33" Black Hawaiian, with a broken horn on the right, last winter. We got the Euro mount back from the taxi and it looks great.

I have tried mounting it to a board we made a few different ways, but mount is really heavy and leans to the side with the full horn. I can't figure out a way to attach the skull to keep it from twisting. I'm looking to mount it angled up slightly, in a more natural position.

Is there a way I can do this? I've seen the Skull Hooker things, but they don't look strong enough to me. Maybe I'm wrong. I've read through all the old threads but noting is jumping out at me as an "a-ha, that's it!" solution.

Suggestions?

Bowhuntamistad 12-07-2017 03:19 AM

Skull hookers are designed for this and Ive seen a bighorn skull in one....if it can hold a DBH head, I'm sure it would have no problem with an exotic skull ;)b

blntrey3 12-07-2017 07:10 AM

Get a Long Screw drill a hole slightly smaller in back of skull at position/ angle you want and screw it in. We do this with all our euros.

Honker 12-07-2017 09:09 PM

Don't laugh but I use zip ties. I drill 4 holes in the back of skull and 4 holes in the plaque. I fish a zip tie through 2 holes and another through the other 2. Then cinch the skull to the plaque.

WBA2000 12-10-2017 04:25 PM

Euro mount ram head?
 
I use a bolt and a T-nut. Drill a hole large enough for a the T-nut to fit just in front of hole where spinal cord comes out. Put bolt thru from back of plaque and skull. Can be kind of tricky to line up T-nut and bolt but you can tighten down on it pretty good and it should not move.
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I usually trim off one side to get the nut thru the spinal hole. And use forceps to insert and hold in position to thread the bolt in. Although I think I might start using all thread and a nut behind the plaque and cut it after it is tight to the plaque.

Quackerbox 12-10-2017 07:38 PM

They make different size skull hookers. I have 3 whitetails and a fallow hanging on them. The fallow is on the medium sized one.

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19Leiker83 12-11-2017 11:52 AM

t-nut for the win

texan16 12-11-2017 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WBA2000 (Post 13002352)
I use a bolt and a T-nut. Drill a hole large enough for a the T-nut to fit just in front of hole where spinal cord comes out. Put bolt thru from back of plaque and skull. Can be kind of tricky to line up T-nut and bolt but you can tighten down on it pretty good and it should not move.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...edbeb8e9dd.jpg
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...3ffea1e8d5.jpg
I usually trim off one side to get the nut thru the spinal hole. And use forceps to insert and hold in position to thread the bolt in. Although I think I might start using all thread and a nut behind the plaque and cut it after it is tight to the plaque.

I use same idea but use a spring loaded toggle nut/wing nut. Works perfect.


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