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PostPosted: 30 Jan 2007, 09:19 
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What are the pros and cons of each? I know CS's are easier to for dirt sets (less digging) but I'm not sure if there are any others.


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PostPosted: 30 Jan 2007, 09:39 
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coil springs and long springs both do there job some feel that longs come through the dirt faster. i think it really comes down to prefance. i like a coil myself


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PostPosted: 30 Jan 2007, 11:15 
Coilspring pros:

Smaller Trap Bed
Easier modification
Less likely to be compressed by catch


Coilspring cons:

Lesser spring longevity
More parts to break and 'go wrong'
More expensive
'Used' items command a high cost.

Longspring pros:
Heavy trap, great for drowning sets
Springs last longer due to design and material
Less expensive than comparible coilspring versions
'Used' items very price competitive
Fewer parts to break or 'go wrong'

Longspring cons:
Larger trap bed
Harder to modify
Easy for animal to compress springs and slip out of trap


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PostPosted: 30 Jan 2007, 15:14 
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i hate digging, so i use coils on land, and longs in water for reasons stated, plus they stabilize nice without an elaborate bed imho

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