Sammy
Lv 5
Sammy asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationHunting · 1 month ago

How can I soften and reshape the horn of a bull?

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I was riding a motorcycle and this bull charged me. Impact killed bull, I have the horn and I shoot black powder. It's warped and not circular on the big end.

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  • BBean
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    Sometimes soaking in white vinegar will soften things like eggshells if you don`t wait too long. The horn will get harder as time goes on so hurry. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Youtube has videos of people boiling horn and then *carefully* clamping in a vise to reshape.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You can't I don't think

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You might try soaking it in hot water or acetone.  Failing that, try sticking your head up your behind, troll.

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  • 1 month ago

    I have made a couple Powder Horns from antlers .... I KNOW it is morning,  I just wanted to get y'all wound up. In view of others calling Antlers  horns, I thought I would do the same in reverse and see how they like it.

    I use a nice piece of flat wood, and cut and shape to to fit and close the large end. Take a "nip" off the pointy end till you have the hollow. Now I make a wooden plug to stick in that hole. Use Leather shoelaces as the shoulder hanger and to tie the plug to the horn so it does not get lost in the furry of the hunt.

    "Keep your powder dry" young whippersnapper.

    Here is one I made long ago. The image is clickable, BUT I think if you save it, use your photo viewer you can enlarge the image to see detail.

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    Source(s): The horn is the same as your finger nails, so DO NOT force anything into place or you WILL crack the horn easily
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  • BOBBER
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I'm afraid not. They will stay the same shape.

    Source(s): Cattle rancher
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