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    Nice head But?

    Was out with a friend last week in all that rain. The amount of roe that came out to feed was unreal.

    He shot this one, it was the smallest in a group, the others he is leaving. But he asked if i would clean it out for him.

    this is it, just drying before i take it over to him to see how he wants it mounted and it got me thinking. Before it gets cut or anything. is it worth a measure?
    Not the best photos in the world so hope it gives some idea.

    Its 250mm and thee is a good weight in it but i know nothing of these things so thought i would ask the collective.






    I have no photos of the before as he skinned if off before i cleaned it.

    Whats your thoughts gents, worth it or just mount nd enjoy.

    All the best

    Phil.

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    What does it weigh at the moment?

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    606g

    Was bleached over night and then washed off 4 hours ago then left out to dry. the one on the far left is 423g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by activeviii View Post
    606g

    Was bleached over night and then washed off 4 hours ago then left out to dry. the one on the far left is 423g.
    Depends on how much it loses in drying, 10%? But that's a guess....

    rough dry weights for bronze, silver and gold heads are; 455, 510 and 540g respectively. Although lots of other factors come into play so it's a very rough guide

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    thanks for that.

    so the question will be how much will it lose on drying out.. it might sneak in a bronze. that will do for me but its not mine so my friend will have to decide if he wants to get it measured next year.

    Just found a little info on the cictrophy site.
    Bronze Medal 365grms
    Silver Medal 420grms
    Gold medal 500grms

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    Quote Originally Posted by activeviii View Post
    thanks for that.

    so the question will be how much will it lose on drying out.. it might sneak in a bronze. that will do for me but its not mine so my friend will have to decide if he wants to get it measured next year.

    Just found a little info on the cictrophy site.
    Bronze Medal 365grms
    Silver Medal 420grms
    Gold medal 500grms
    yes the weights you quote are the dry skull with a further 90g they deduct (which approximates the difference in weight between a cut and uncut trophy skull)

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    Most of the heads I have done lost up to 60 grams but some have only lost 30 grams when drying out so they can all be different and change from day to day for the first wee while.

    After a couple of weeks you will have a better idea as they seem to settle by then (I put them in the conservatory) but on the face of it with the current weight I would say there is a good chance.

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    I would say that at that weight and from the pics its defenatley a medal class head. Well worth getting measured in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallowm,oor View Post
    I would say that at that weight and from the pics its defenatley a medal class head. Well worth getting measured in my opinion.
    +1

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    Reckon it will dry out to about 530, which will definitely make a medal, i'll guess a good bronze, i go on getting anything over 450 dry weight measured as if it doesn't score it doesn't cost anything.

    Moose

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