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Hold strength of Duke #3 double coilspring traps

Had a few pull outs on tuesday my coon sets in field edge 1.5 coil , sooo on my way home yesterday from work picked up three Duke number 3 twin coilsprings guess I was not really paying attention thought they had four coilspring but as I just loaded them in my dishwasher I see that they are just two coilsprings per trap , will they still hold what I think is a coyote hitting my sets ? its been 15 years since I traped me and my little girl are playing at it and its fun for her we just didnt have thia many coyotes when I was young and had a line out lol just wondering if they will hold these big critters ? cant wait to try this new black wax and get them in the dirt later today !!!!! happy new year all
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Re: Hold strength of Duke #3 double coilspring traps

They are pretty much all I use and never lost a yote yet in one.I cut down the chain and add a center swivel.As long as you set your pan tension right, you won't lose any yotes.I put mine at 1 1/2 -2 lbs,and their foot is buried in the trap;no getting out with that

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Re: Hold strength of Duke #3 double coilspring traps

2 coil #3 has plenty of holding power for coyote, 4 coil is not necessary.Good luck.
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Re: Hold strength of Duke #3 double coilspring traps

Thanks thought they would be ok , but honestly was very impressed that they pulled out of my 1.5 coil four springs ? really tuff traps never really lost or had anything pull out of a coilspring , they are big strong animals hope they come back
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Re: Hold strength of Duke #3 double coilspring traps

On your pullouts... is there snow on the ground to confirm what your miss was? Was the trap just set off and pulled to the end of the chain, or is there an obvious catch circle, where something was fighting the trap?

Those Duke #3 are a fine coyote trap as they are... little bit of file work to smooth up the jaw faces, square up the pan notch and dog, add a center swivel, set pan tension, ready to go. 5 minutes per trap.

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Re: Hold strength of Duke #3 double coilspring traps

chain and heavy wire pulled strait out , didnt even have to fight much , no snow corn field flat
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Re: Hold strength of Duke #3 double coilspring traps

I agree with the dukes being strong traps. Held a 30 pound beaver by a toe in one of mine a few years ago. That really impressed me

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Re: Hold strength of Duke #3 double coilspring traps

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chain and heavy wire pulled strait out , didnt even have to fight much , no snow corn field flat
if no catch circle at all and pulled straight out it could have been deer. and the #3 won't hold them either. lol
i have held a yote in a 1.5 stock 2 coil before. not that you will everytime but they will make a mess before getting out.

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Re: Hold strength of Duke #3 double coilspring traps

I know for a fact that they can hold my fingers really well. Had one go off on me two weeks ago while making a set. WOW, was I screaming.
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Re: Hold strength of Duke #3 double coilspring traps

Yep, sounds like deer to me too.

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