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Bridger #2 Coil Spring Brand New prepping the dog?

I just purchased a dozen brand new bridger #2 coil springs. i Set one as soon as i opened the box. i went to set the trap off with a broom stick. It wouldn't go off. the pan had traveled as far as it would go but the dog was still latched on the trigger of the pan. I found that once i set the dog and pushed the pan up as high as i could get while the trap was set, I then hair triggered the pan and the trap would then go off. the pan was laying pretty flat when i hair triggered it. Is this normal or is there something i should do to the dog of the traps?
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Re: Bridger #2 Coil Spring Brand New prepping the dog?

I usually just pull back on the thing the dog is connected to with a pair of pliars, until I get it to where I want. You might also want to make sure it isn't the square ring that the chain is connected to, being under the pan. I've had that problem too.
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Re: Bridger #2 Coil Spring Brand New prepping the dog?

Sounds like you need to tighten up the brass pan screw until you have a bit of tension on the pan. The pan should not be able to move on its own, and most people prefer 2-4lbs of pressure to set off the set trap for canines and cats.
Skunk is right. Bend the frame where the dog attaches until you get the pan to set level. I use a big pair of pliers. While you're at it, use the pliers to pinch the eye of the dog shut so it isn't so sloppy either. File the ends up square and you're ready to go.


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Re: Bridger #2 Coil Spring Brand New prepping the dog?

Get those pans night latched while you are at it.
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Re: Bridger #2 Coil Spring Brand New prepping the dog?

I bought some of them 2 years ago. The dogs are too long from the factory. You can take a file or a grinder and shorten the dog up a little until the pan sits level.... or you can do what they said and bend the frame, but I didn't do that. Either way works
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Re: Bridger #2 Coil Spring Brand New prepping the dog?

Paws-I-Trip pan system is the way to go

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Re: Bridger #2 Coil Spring Brand New prepping the dog?

I put some Posi Trip pans on some Bridger #3's nice setup.
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Yeah I know/live right down street from guy that invented Paws-I-Trip

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Re: Bridger #2 Coil Spring Brand New prepping the dog?

I agree with number17 and I night latch all my traps with a 2 lbs pan tension.

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