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should I 4 coil my traps

I WAS WONDERING... I JUST GOT SOME #2 TRAPS AND I WAS WONDERING IF IM GOING TO TRY TO CATCH FOX BOBCAT AND COYOTES SHOULD I 4 COIL THEM OR ARE THEY OK TO TRAP AS IS
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-26-2012, 01:02 AM
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Re: should I 4 coil my traps

i do and base plate add more swivels one at trap one middle and one on the end of the chain.i use all duke traps more bang for my buck but they need the modes to hold up to a coyote. but iv used some bridgers that worked great they have a heavey duty frame ware the dukes rnt as heavy. so basicly its up to u and if ur confident in ur equipment. i like to tinker with them also thats half the fun of it baseplate four coil and night latch all my traps but 1.5 for mink and muskrats they just get nightlatched. hope this would help good luck this season and have fun.
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Re: should I 4 coil my traps

a new 1.75 is plenty of holding power for coyotes.....no need to 4 coil unless your dealing with frozen conditions and not using waxed dirt or peat moss......
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Re: should I 4 coil my traps

A new #2 Duke has some of the strongest springs you're going to come across, much stiffer than Bridger springs.
As a matter of fact, Duke jaws have a much better design on the outer edge of the jaws compared to the Bridgers, allowing them to lock up tight when closed.
I would suggest 4 coiling a Bridger trap before 4 coiling a Duke trap because the design flaw on the Bridger requires strong spring strength to keep them closed.

Anyways, unless you are going to laminate your jaws, I would not suggest 4 coiling any trap with good springs.


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Re: should I 4 coil my traps

No. That easy.....
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Re: should I 4 coil my traps

Lotta good advice above..IMO no need for 4-coiling..When the springs get old on your #2 then put #3 music wire springs on them.With that set up- heavy clay and frozen conditions will be the same as the 4 coils....
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