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Snare guys??

Any one have any experience with the Kaatz Bros. relax-a-lock?

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Re: Snare guys??

tried it and did not like it....but its all personal preference...

i use the micro lock or the mini now i cant remember which one....
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OK,what do you like about the micro-lock? I'm new to this so I want to be not only legal but ethical also?

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My favorite so far is the Micro lock. It's small, heavy duty, and slides really fast for the way I load my snares. I made a bunch up with the relax-a-lock a few years ago before I knew any better. I caught animals in them, but they are far inferior to micros, bullets, and slim locks.
I bought 200 slim locks this year to try on the recommendation of Newt Sterling, and I of course haven't had them in the field yet, but I still think I'm going to like the Micro locks better by just playing with them in the garage. That long slot in the Micros where the gooseneck rides I believe is the key to them starting fast and being so smooth.


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Re: Snare guys??

Thanks guys. I plan on making some beaver snares,(allready have some cr's for canines),and from what you all are saying I'm really leaning towards the micro's.

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#17 can correct me if i'm wrong, but i believe the beaver snares he made me last year had mico-locks on and they were super fast and worked great on beaver.

Now your diggin' where the 'tators are!
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10-4 big fella!


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#17 can correct me if i'm wrong, but i believe the beaver snares he made me last year had mico-locks on and they were super fast and worked great on beaver.
I have used the plain old bent washer lock for beaver and never had a problem , I think with them swimming through they would have a hard time turning once they are commited to coming into the set
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Re: Snare guys??

it may be just the fact that jeremy had them loaded and the ones i used before with the bent washers were not loaded, but i had snares pulled down before with nothing in them but not last year with the ones he made with the mico-locks. so weather it was the lock or the loading they were definitely superior snares to the ones i used before.

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Re: Snare guys??

No doubt the loaded snares fire to a closed loop much quicker than unloaded snares. The heavier washer locks are better on a non-loaded snare because their weight/inertia helps to slam the loop shut.

I don't like the smaller micro/bullet/slims at all if they aren't used with a loaded cable. They start, move about 4" and stop if you don't continue applying pressure (probably fine for fast or bullheaded critters).

Those loaded cables start and slam down to almost the deer stop in one motion (Good for all manners of critter movement and temperament).

Some guys claim to like an un-loaded loop, but I can't understand why.


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