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Weight of elk shoulder mount #7876736 06/21/20 03:48 PM
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Can someone give a good guess of an elk shoulder mount. I know the size of the rack would make somewhat of a difference of course. With some luck I hope to have one ready for the wall after a planned hunt in September.

Re: Weight of elk shoulder mount [Re: Okie Newton] #7876958 06/21/20 09:24 PM
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i would guess 50-100# max depending largely on the antlers.

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I’d guess less than 100 after hanging my dads. You are going to want to make sure you are good and centered on a stud.

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Thanks, I was going to guess 50lbs, depending on the antler size.

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I know my wife’s kudu mount weighs 100 + lbs


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Re: Weight of elk shoulder mount [Re: Okie Newton] #7878637 06/23/20 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Okie Newton
Thanks, I was going to guess 50lbs, depending on the antler size.


284’ish in my house is under 50lb. I bet it’s closer to 35-40lbs


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they feel very heavy when they fall on you.

Re: Weight of elk shoulder mount [Re: Okie Newton] #7878685 06/23/20 02:53 PM
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Just for reference I just weighted a 250” 6x6 with skull plate, it weights 9 pounds


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Re: Weight of elk shoulder mount [Re: Okie Newton] #7879521 06/24/20 04:11 AM
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they sell these two piece channel brackets that i used for a cape buffalo. its the way to go and they are weight rated. the other thing to consider is if the antlers are removable which can make things easier and might not add that much cost to the taxidermy

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Ditto re: the removable antlers. My taxi did that for me and made transporting and hanging MUCH more tolerable.

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Originally Posted by ErikL
they sell these two piece channel brackets that i used for a cape buffalo. its the way to go and they are weight rated. the other thing to consider is if the antlers are removable which can make things easier and might not add that much cost to the taxidermy


Can you link to the brackets?

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I have had my elk shoulder mount hanging on lag bolts for over 20 years, most of that time was above the fireplace with lag bolt into the correct lead anchor. Now it is on a sheet rock wall on a 5/16 =X3.5 lag bolt screwed into a stud that I drilled a 1/4 inch pilot hole in. This mount weighs a little under 40lbs 290" bull 6X6 bull


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My elk weights about 75 lbs. it's 355"


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Re: the channel bracket.
One piece screws into the wall and creates a channel and the other piece screws to the back of the mount and fits into the channel. As to linking together I have not seen those if u are asking about the wall portion of the brackets

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