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PostPosted: 14 Jan 2016, 12:31 
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I made a catch this morning in my snare and the animal died with no entanglement. I'm using 3/32 steel cable with a swiveled ends on snare and cable anchor. It had a relaxing washer lock and deer stop. I also had a jump stick for deer but that didn't do any good. How did that happen? Anybody else have this problem? Are there better relaxing locks to use? I have noticed that when an animal is caught it pulls tight and flips and jumps causing the cable at the lock to bind preventing the lock from relaxing. Maybe I could add another swivel midway in the snare? Any thoughts?

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PostPosted: 14 Jan 2016, 20:23 
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I have found washers to often hold tight. Sometimes Hair binds up on the cable/lock area.They are said to be mild locks, but my experience is they are more aggressive then i imagined. The only lock i have found to be truly relaxing, is a Kaatz bros relax-a-lock. Good luck!

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PostPosted: 16 Jan 2016, 21:04 
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reverse bend with a 350lb breakaway, however im not a snareman yet, only been into it for 2seasons so its only my opinion. but I belive if the fur does get matted up sometimes and causes self dispatch


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