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Re: Snare Shapes : Teardrop vs Round [Re: Gage Drift] #1608134
11/21/09 10:21 PM
11/21/09 10:21 PM
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evansville Indiana age72
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I always set my snares to climb just a very small amt. before dropping. Like slim said, wind etc. will cause a level snare to fall. I like loaded snares but I have also caught loads of critters in tear drop drops.

Re: Snare Shapes : Teardrop vs Round [Re: LT GREY] #1608155
11/21/09 10:29 PM
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Slim, It may be that snareman in the (west) or Great plains where I live have to deal with 25+ wind and blowing snow or sometimes a lot more as you well know. I personaly like a loaded snare however it can't be at 12 o'clock or it will be on the ground waiting on you and that's never good.



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Re: Snare Shapes : Teardrop vs Round [Re: Gage Drift] #1608281
11/21/09 11:36 PM
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central kentucky
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I use 1/16th with a slim lock, attached to a 3/32nd extension, and, yes, I load the heck out of the 1/16th loop. I use 1x19 cable, and the loading of the loop seems to work better for me. As for the closing speed of the snare, I guess I`ll have to sit and wait for something to go thru one of each to be sure, but the I`ve used both, and my catch ratio went way up w/ the loaded snares.


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Re: Snare Shapes : Teardrop vs Round [Re: ky_yote] #1608463
11/22/09 01:34 AM
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i dont have the experience that most you other snare guys have but i love snaring.for me tear drop works best on fox and i catch a few coon in them too,and i like a round loop on beaver.i dont make my own,have always bought snare shop snares.really like micro locks.


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Re: Snare Shapes : Teardrop vs Round [Re: LT GREY] #1608711
11/22/09 10:12 AM
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Kentucky 23yrs old
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Re: Snare Shapes : Teardrop vs Round [Re: coon scat] #1608776
11/22/09 10:58 AM
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I have used tear drop snares and seems like most of my catchs were back around the waist and shoulders then started loading them and my catch were around the neck and and shoulders none around the waist using the same size loop and seems with a loaded snare the loop is wider to cover more trail but that is my 2 cents

Re: Snare Shapes : Teardrop vs Round [Re: Gage Drift] #1608808
11/22/09 11:16 AM
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I load all my snares. I use cam lock and the adc lock and to me the locks close quicker. You can overload a snare - you just have to play with it a little to find out how much pressure to use when sliding the cable over a round rod or I use vise grips and clamp it to the quad runner rack and then run the cable over round portion of the vise grips. I like loading the snare if I am targeting neck catches on coon. It closes really fast.

Re: Snare Shapes : Teardrop vs Round [Re: Don Adams] #1609016
11/22/09 01:55 PM
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Central Ohio
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adc lock?

Re: Snare Shapes : Teardrop vs Round [Re: LT GREY] #1609048
11/22/09 02:18 PM
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Round for cats and tear for yotes and don't ask why.

Re: Snare Shapes : Teardrop vs Round [Re: red webb] #1609072
11/22/09 02:29 PM
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loaded 1/16 1x19 it will catch and hold anything i can trap

Re: Snare Shapes : Teardrop vs Round [Re: william] #1609148
11/22/09 03:07 PM
11/22/09 03:07 PM
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Oregon
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I'm going to be using snares for beaver and hadn't even considered anything but loaded snares, but now you've got me thinking.

Would a tear drop be more effective for beaver? Same size and height? What would the advantages be?


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Re: Snare Shapes : Teardrop vs Round [Re: ] #1609273
11/22/09 04:19 PM
11/22/09 04:19 PM
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I've always used teardrops....and the only thing I've ever snared is coyotes...but I can see the advantage of a teardrop vs. round in that coyotes have a much larger chest area (than say, a coon) to start the snare closing.







Re: Snare Shapes : Teardrop vs Round [Re: Bushmaster] #1609286
11/22/09 04:26 PM
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Oregon
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Okay, Does it really make a lot of difference? If the shape really effects the efficiency in a large way I will change over. I want to have all either loaded snares or tear drops and not have to mess with carrying both. I don't want to bother with chosing one over the other on the line.


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Re: Snare Shapes : Teardrop vs Round [Re: Ole Hawkeye] #1609294
11/22/09 04:31 PM
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ok shoot me now but what are you guys referring to when you say loaded snare


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Re: Snare Shapes : Teardrop vs Round [Re: Bushmaster] #1609313
11/22/09 04:40 PM
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I prefer teardrop for coyote as it seems to give a more open appearance, and I expect this critter to be trotting.

For cats I like a somewhat rounded loop - to make it a bit more difficult for the kitty to slip through without touching the bottom of the snare.

My theory is that a cat that is intent on going from point A to point B (whether that is a few feet or cross country) is a candidate for a snare. If the cat is in creap-pause hunting mode, the snare is unlikely to be effective.

Re: Snare Shapes : Teardrop vs Round [Re: Furvor] #1609428
11/22/09 06:16 PM
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LT Grey - I think that is what the lock was called it's a big washer bent back over near the top of the lock. I think Snare shop sold them. I got them through Chris B and he made some up for me last year with the mini deer stop. I also bought some of the stakes he and Cliffy made up to anchor and support the snare too. I really like those stakes!

Re: Snare Shapes : Teardrop vs Round [Re: Don Adams] #1609485
11/22/09 06:50 PM
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Central Ohio
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Re: Snare Shapes : Teardrop vs Round [Re: Don Adams] #1609575
11/22/09 07:35 PM
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the loaded snare helps in va where the top of the loop can be only 12 inches off the ground a tear drop would be pretty low to the ground for a yote

Re: Snare Shapes : Teardrop vs Round [Re: regulargrey] #1609729
11/22/09 08:42 PM
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I get a tighter closing loop by loading versus not doing so.If you take a loaded snare and pull the bottom of the loop,it snaps down to alot smaller loop when closed.This is especially true with the 1x19 stiifer cable. Unless Slim has a secret he is not telling us.

Re: Snare Shapes : Teardrop vs Round [Re: Don Adams] #1609984
11/22/09 09:57 PM
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Central Ohio
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