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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-05-2018, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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1/8 cable

I never really messed much with cables until this year. The early snow got me cranked up to look for sign and spots to cable, but regardless I just lost my second yote this morning (held a few as well). I could see the cable was in rough shape and was just about to pull the trigger when he made one more jump and he was gone. I check early in the morning and other than that I guess its just a fact of life with cable set ups we have to use??? Does anyone use 1/8 and does it even matter?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-05-2018, 05:53 PM
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Are u using 1x19? 3/32"

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-05-2018, 07:38 PM
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Ive heard of folks snaring pigs down South with 1/8 cables, and Im sure 1/8 gets used for wolves, but I dont think many folks would use them here. I use 1/8 for slider wire for beaver.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-07-2018, 07:13 PM
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1x19 3/32" is more chew resistant than 7x7 3/32"
I also use an in-line swivel.

I got frustrated losing Coyotes and having Coyotes with chewed cables.
I switched to 1 x 19 with in-line swivels. I also use loaded snares for fast closing.
No problems or chew outs since I made the switch.

Here's 7x7 with washer lock, the PGC recommends...
Coyote caught
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Here's my 1x19, micro lock, in-line swivel
Fox caught
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1x19 x 3/32 loop end. below swivel, is 7x7 that's more flexible for bottom end.
CR ready for use.
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in-line swivel
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When setting cable for coyotes I use 1/8" cable exclusively. Made like Hern shows, except for a HD trap swivel at the stake. I have never lost a coyote in 1/8" cable, but do get refusals. I have caught several coyotes that had been caught and chewed out of 3/32" cable, the damage done is not pretty. I would rather have refusals than have a coyote running around with my cable still on him.
Picture attached is a coyote caught with 1/8" cable hung over the low spot on an atv trail, nothing used to hide it.
Don't expect that to happen with every coyote coming down the trail though.
I have never experienced any difference between 7x7 and 1X19 3/32 cable. Loss will be 40% with both.
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scout98, nice catch. Where's the snow?
I haven't had a chew out/loss since switching to 1x19 & in-line swivel.
Refusal seem to be part of the game. I see refusals in tighter, necked down trails and less refusals in open trails.
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Hern, picture was from three years ago. I don't take a lot of pictures.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-12-2018, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry for the delay Grouse.....All CR's I've set have been 7x7. I bought them from F & T and they don't offer 1x19 for some reason. Hern and Scout thanks for the good info. Do you build your own? I've really taken a liking to these cables and am gonna run a lot more next near.
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