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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-13-2014, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Head mount on drywall

Any advice on a solid way to hang a shoulder mount into drywall where there is no stud available. ? Thanks in advance
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Re: Head mount on drywall

If it's a whitetail or similar, and not an elk or something bigger, You can use one of the self drilling, screw type drywall anchors, they come in both metal or plastic. The base screws into the drywall, then the screw goes into the base, leave the screw out 1/2 inch and you're good to go. they come rated for 65 - 80 lbs, depending on size in 1/2" drywall
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I keep a box in my shop and offer one with every mount.
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x3...all i use!!!!!!

You want me to put my ear to the ground? Listen for hoof beats? Look for broken twigs?
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Re: Head mount on drywall

Easy anchor is the trade name of the anchor everyone is referring to. Comes in plastic and metal options. Either will work just fine.
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I just bought some. A guy at work was telling me about them.

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$1.79 for 6 pk at Lowes

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Yeah, just use a Phillips power point on your drill and screw them into the dry wall. Then install the metal screw.

The actual spec on them is something like 70 - 80 pounds shear. Had to spec hem for a project at work and the figure sort of sticks in my mind.

Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.
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Re: Head mount on drywall

Sorry guys. It is an elk. I use the anchors above for whitetail but I have one slot of wall space right now for an elk and it's fairly heavy with no studs. Sorry for the confusion but appreciate the help
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Re: Head mount on drywall

I had a big whitetail mount I couldn't get to hang right even with the above anchors. Ended up cutting a hole in the wall alittle smaller than the mount and screwing a cross brace between the studs. Not the best idea but it worked and you can't see it
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