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    long(ish) range trophy goat

    My 7mmSTW was feeling very neglected, so today I took it for a walk.

    I had seen a real monster of a goat a while back and hadn't had a chance to get back there to shoot it. I went for a rece and spotted it yesterday, but it wasn't in a shootable position and I was more after a pig - so I didn't want to spook the pigs by shooting at a goat. But this morning I managed to get two pigs before 7:00am, so I thought to myself that the goat is fair game.



    Anyway the pic speaks for itself. The shot was taken from 320yds, which isn't extreme...but it still takes some care as its still a long way.

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    Nice, how big?
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    Check out the horns on that mother! Nice.

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    Don't no much about trophy horns , but they are bad arse
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Nice, how big?
    That's a rather personal question Toby...Oh you mean the goat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimjon View Post
    Oh you mean the goat?
    Or do I? Nah yeah I deffiently mean the goat.
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    48'' My guess
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    42in. But I'm not boasting
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    C'mon have a stab Toby before its revealed,you've smacked a few over.
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    I never measured it, but I think somewhere in the high 30's to low 40's range at best guess?

    I've shot goats with better horn spreads, but the shear overall size of this goat is what's most impressive...he's massive in body size!

    I'll be going back there another day, so will put a tape across the horn tips then. I've had delusions of getting one of these mounted, but every taxidermy goat head I've seen still smells like a goat so its put me off doing so.

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    Very nice kimjon
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    they can do freezedry taxidermy these days have heard of some good results.
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    Even the skull an horns still wreak of it but definitely not as strong as a mounted head phew
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    they can do freezedry taxidermy these days have heard of some good results.
    I've heard mixed opinions about this technique, but I have no personal experience with it so I'm not sure either way? Does the freeze-dry remove the smell?

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