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PostPosted: 29 Mar 2007, 22:01 
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I just had an old friend talk to me about a batch of traps I bought. I just purchased another batch of Victor and montgomery Square and round jaw #2 double coil springs. I intend on using them for fox and cat. #3 for coyotes however he mentioned the number of times that a yote will hit a fox set and said he thought you could get additional helper springs for these traps. If so they could be a big help in holding. Am I just using overkill here because I know they will hold if caught well and gone if not as they are. Or is jaw size the big difference and extra springs just a nice to have. Let me know what you think because these are some of our dogs. Notice the ones boarded late at night and the one after a good days rest. Ha ha ha The bottom is how they look finished.


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2007, 06:43 
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It is called 4-coiling. Well it just depends, I wouldn't use a #2 for targeting just fox, I would use a 1.5 and 4-coil the #2's and #3's.

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PostPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 11:52 
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You could just replace the original springs with music wire springs,and adjust your pan tension to about 2-2.5 pounds.I don't like to four coil if I don't have to,if I want to up my power I like going up one spring size,like using number #3 springs on a #2 trap.I run all #3's,vic high levers,montana's and bridgers now with stock or music wire springs,some are 4 coiled just to see if I noticed anything different but I haven't seen a difference in performance.I use to use 1.75 NW and #2 montgomerys,just using the next bigger spring,leaving them two coiled.All my traps are laminated and baseplated,and feel when using a larger spring or 4 coiling it's necessary because it can be rough on feet if you don't and keeps the frame from bowing on some traps.


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PostPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 13:04 
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the bigger the better i say when running traps for yotes. i have a ton of threes that i use. some are four coiled some are not. the larger jaw spread is a big advantage for them along with bobcats.


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PostPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 19:05 
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I agree with warcraft1975, and a four coiled trap will sure come up though some frost.

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PostPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 19:22 
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i like to use #3s for coyote sometimes #2s if a 3 isnt possible. and 1.5 for fox because i also use 1.5s for mink and muskrat. they are all good traps. a #2 will hold a coyote so you dont have to worry about pull outs too much. iv seen good size yotes held in 1.5s.

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PostPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 19:52 
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warcraft1975 wrote:
the bigger the better i say when running traps for yotes. i have a ton of threes that i use. some are four coiled some are not. the larger jaw spread is a big advantage for them along with bobcats.
four coiled sure will.so will a good and strong long spring.


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PostPosted: 10 Apr 2007, 16:26 
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how do you 4-coil does it take welding???

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sksman wrote:
how do you 4-coil does it take welding???
they make kits for it.just a longer spring pin and more springs. no it doesnt have to be welded


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