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    Down to these 2 poses...

    I harvested a mid 150s 11 pointer this year. It Fieldressed at 207 and has almost a 25" c neck measurement. I am down to these two forms. OTS semi sneak and mears semi sneak. I have several same quality deer mounted as semi uprights on the wall . If I get a bigger one down the road I have a wall pedestal picked out, but for now which of these two? OTS OR MEARS

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    I love my Mears semi sneak!! I don't you could go wrong with that if you have a good taxidermist!!

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    Both are good choices.
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    Thank you. . Anymore

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    I've mounted on both of those forms a bunch, and my favorite of the 2 is the Ben Mears SS. Here are a couple examples...

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    Timberland Taxidermy
    10813 NE Witt Rd
    Cameron, MO 64429

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberlandTaxi View Post
    I've mounted on both of those forms a bunch, and my favorite of the 2 is the Ben Mears SS. Here are a couple examples...

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    You do very nice work.. thank you!
    I have noticed that many of the taxidermy.net guys like the OTS forms better, but I think that's because they are more user friendly. I have been told that the OTS is Ohio deer which fit our indiana deer very well, but I just think the mears northern forms seem a little more king of the woods to me.. Would you agree? Also read that the OTS has a short neck even more so than the mears which has always been the complaints about them. Is that true?

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    ots Semi sneak man. Congrats on the buck

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    Thanks for your input.. anyone else?

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    Ttt

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    ots semi

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    I have always liked the OTS. But it is what you feel is going to look good.

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    Thanks

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    So in my original post above I said my deer had a 25" c measurement. It was actually the swell measurement so I think I said that wrong. I believe my taxidermist was saying the B measurement was 25". So is the B measurement the swell? and if so the ots brand only goes up to 21 or 22"s . So I may have made my decision.

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    The mears will prob give you a more swollen rutted neck look. 25" is pretty large. was that the meat measurement after it was skinned?

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    It was the swell measurement at 24.5" My taxi said he could get it on a 25" form easily after tanned. So I have had 3 other bucks with a 23 and 24" swell and the forms chosen had a b measurement at those measurements. What confuses me is that OTS has smaller b measurements than c which is the opposite of every other form company. It looks like ots biggest size in semi-sneak is 22 If the B measurement is the swell. If their swell measurement Is the c than that changes things. OTS would be for example 22x25. Ben mears would be 25x23.
    He was a hog, I just want to remember him that way. If there's not much difference in size I will try the ots because that's what my new taxi likes to use most otherwise I will stick with what I know.

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    The size should be the same. Just the way they do size numbering may be different. so if mears b is a 22 OTS c will be 22. what was the eye to nose measurement?

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    8" eye to nose
    It would be mears c as a 22 and ots b as a 22 if I'm following you correctly.

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    I was saying just the opposite

    http://ohiotaxidermysupply.com/index...038ac810a2c3d9

    see if that pic helps you.

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    I like the top one!
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    After all that I went with a wall pedestal. Thanks guys for your time!

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    Of the two, I to would chose the Mears as well. I mount a lot of wts on that form and they are really nice to work with. They have a nice mature look to them that clients really love.
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    ots

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