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    I have 5 head of plains game headed my way soon. What kind (or who's) of wall hardware do you suggest? What say you? Thanks....

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    For mounts i use a 3 1/3 inch lag screw bolt leaving about 3/4 to 1 inch sticking out of the wall.

    Horn and shields i use # 12 3 inch screws with about 1/2 to 3/4 inch sticking out of the wall.

    I place 1/4 felt pads on the back side of all my mounts and horns/shields. Not sticking to the wall and holds the trophies in place.
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    Depends on the weight (Eland or Duiker) and the wall (drywall, concrete, etc. and the back of your trophies.

    The taxidermist mounting method (the back of the trophy) will have more to do with what you have to use than what you might like to use.

    I have made sure that larger critters are into a solid piece of wood using lag bolts.
    Others, butterfly (molly) bolts into drywall. 1/4 inch just to make sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James.Grage View Post
    Gary O

    For mounts i use a 3 1/3 inch lag screw bolt leaving about 3/4 to 1 inch sticking out of the wall.

    Horn and shields i use # 12 3 inch screws with about 1/2 to 3/4 inch sticking out of the wall.

    I place 1/4 felt pads on the back side of all my mounts and horns/shields. Not sticking to the wall and holds the trophies in place.
    James hit the nail on the head! It should work.

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