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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-10-2012, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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Bridger #3 question.

First of all, I am new to trapping this year. Thus far all I have is borrowed gear, older 1.5 coil traps, and have had 2 yotes pull out. (The only luck I've had in my first season) Anyhow, I just ordered a dozen Bridger #3 fully modifieds. I have read about "nightlatching". First of all, do the full mods come with this mod completed? If not, can someone post a link to a good tutorial on how to do this? Also, are there any other mods you would recommend? These will strictly be for K9 sets. Thanks in advance for your replys!
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-10-2012, 01:09 AM
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Re: Bridger #3 question.

i highly doubt the dog or pan have been modified from the factory...when they say fully modified i expect it to be base plated, laminated, and 4 coiled...


night latching is fairly easy but hard to describe..hopefully someone got a good link for you..could also put the paws-i-trip pan system on them...my only experience is with mb550s..but, awesome system..and not totally expensive..i think the dogs are better than stock too and shouldnt bend as easily..so, could save time and headaches of bent dogs, nite latching, and re-making the latches..lesson learning this year..take a file to your latches after you dye and wax! fully modded bridger #2 jumped up outta the dirt and bit my middle finger yesterday! lol


only other thing is make sure it got good chain and atleast 3 good (crunch proof) swivels on the trap...not sure what stock bridger 3s come with...some like shock springs..i couldnt imagine bedding one of them..lol
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Re: Bridger #3 question.

Drill out pan and post to replace the sloppy fitting factory brass screw with one that fits tight.


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Re: Bridger #3 question.

I hope your #3s are inside laminated, not outside. Outside makes the jaw spread too wide. Your traps won't (most likely) be night latched. Do a search for "night latch trap". Here's a few.

http://forum.sullivansline.com/cgi-b...c;f=6;t=000371

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udB6j_meZx4

http://www.nbtrappers.ca/odds.html
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Re: Bridger #3 question.

I don't think they are laminated. They are offset jaw. What is the advantage to laminating?
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Oh yeah and thanks for the links!
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Re: Bridger #3 question.

I just checked, they are outside laminated, jaw spread is listed as 6.5. Is this a problem?
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Re: Bridger #3 question.

if you ordered them fully modified im fairly certain they will come outside laminated...never thought of the jaw spread...and not certain on how PA measures the jaw spread..but like was said, might be an issue if its outside the jaws..
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Re: Bridger #3 question.

#3 Bridgers are 6 1/16" inside and 6 1/2" outside.
I always assumed the 6.5" max spread in PA was the inside jaw spread. This would make it OK to have outside laminations on your traps.
It's hard to believe there could be any gray areas in the Trapping Regs. Good luck getting a straight answer on that one.


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Re: Bridger #3 question.

Being new to this, as I am. It's all gray area.
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