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    fallow trophy

    hi all
    is there any one out there know the formula or guide on how to measure a fallow trophy or what makes a good representative head?
    a freind of mine has just paid alot of money for what i thought was just a good buck .
    i was under the impression that the measurements were
    the coronet was 12cms around
    the tine was 2ocms long
    the brow tine 12-15cms long
    the palm over 10cms wide and 300mm long
    and overall length 600mm
    just to make it medal class
    can any one clarify this for me
    many thanks stone

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    many thanks 300wsm
    this should make interesting reading lot of species to look at aswell

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    In Dominic Griffin's book he suggests that you need the following to get close to a bronze:

    Length: 60 cms
    Brow tine: 16cms
    Length of Palm: 30 cms
    Width of Palm: 14 cms
    Circumference of coronets: 20cms
    Upper and Lower Beam: 12 cms
    Dry Weight: 3kg

    Yours seems a little way short of this although clearly a very good head as there are not too many medal fallow shot in the wild in the UK.

    I have a head which is 66cms long and is close to Dominic's measurements in all respects except the palm length and width which are very weak, 23 cms and 8 cms respectively, and as a result it scores only 113.5 which shows the effect of weakness in just one or two areas.

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    hi paul
    those measurements are are what i had been told a few years ago now but it seems i hav been a lot short and my mates fallow head even shorter.
    i do not normally shoot trophy just cull bucks as a rule but occasionally a big head comes into the cull and have shot several of these most are through injury or old age but thanks all the same and i bet that head looks impressive never mind the minor weaknesses

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