Overall height of Kudu shoulder mount?

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  1. mark-hunter

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    Of all of you gents, who have nice shoulder mount of a kudu, could you please let me know what is approximate over all height of 50 inch kudu shoulder mount?

    I am looking to organize some place on the wall. So this info is vital.
     
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  2. sonnyn913

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    My shoulder mount is close to t size mentioned. It is a full shoulder mount with erect head-up position. From the bottom of the mount to the top of the horns is right at 60 inches. I hope this helps. Sonny
     

  3. mark-hunter

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    Thanks sonny913, so my guess is that your trophy is a bit lowered down by neck positioning?
     

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    I also have a kudu mount about the same length and mine is about 63" chest to tips
     

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    This 50" kudu is 66" from horn tip to bottom most portion of the body. It is a wall pedestal as well.

    Tim Kudu 1.jpg

    A lot will also depend on how that Kudu makes his 50".
     

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    Mine is close to six and a half feet tall on 54 1/4 horns.

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    Both of mine are 64" and 63"
     

  8. sonnyn913

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    Charlie, the neck on yours look part giraffe......LOL Mine is not quite that erect in posture
     
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    Sonny your almost right. I told the taxidermist I wanted him with his head held high because that is the way he was looking at me when I shot him.
     
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    Just as important as the hight of your mount will be position of the of the hook on the back .
    I have 2.4m studs at home and was surprised how low on the wall I had to put my exspensive 4 inch nail in the wall .
    You have to have room to put it on the wall with horns on if room is a problem .
    Like a dick , I put mine on the wall useing a tape measure .
    Then I couldnt get the bloody horns on .
    Im rebuilding the house at the moment so Ive put
    2.7 m walls downstairs to take my mounts .
    You can see in the photo how low i had to mount it to got the horns on and off .

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    Cheers Dory
     
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    My 50" kudu with a wide V is an offset shoulder. Straight height up the wall from brisket to tip is 58". But it lowers it's head a tad. The mid 60's is a safer bet for what you're thinking.

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