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#4 Sized Traps #6298855
08/10/18 08:42 PM
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How come there arenít more #4 sized traps? Iím just wondering why someone hasnít come out with a larger coyote/ smaller wolf or beaver sized trap to fill the gap between #3ís & #5ís?

Re: #4 Sized Traps [Re: YOTEBOY] #6298857
08/10/18 08:54 PM
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With the trap size restrictions in most states, there isnt much room for a 4. And the places there do, I doubt the demand is there to bother with it.

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Re: #4 Sized Traps [Re: YOTEBOY] #6298862
08/10/18 08:58 PM
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The #4 Victors I have are the size of many brands' #3. I have some older #4 Victor longs I'm gonna try out this season. Other than that, I think there are several brands still producing a #4 size trap. Duke I'm sure does, although I've never tried it.


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Re: #4 Sized Traps [Re: YOTEBOY] #6298868
08/10/18 09:06 PM
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Nominal trap sizes can be deceiving. For instance, a Bridger #3 coil spring has a jaw spread of 6 1/2 inches while a Bridger #4 long spring has a jaw spread of 6 inches.


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Re: #4 Sized Traps [Re: YOTEBOY] #6298878
08/10/18 09:20 PM
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Victor has a good #4. Four coiled and offset jaws if you prefer.

Re: #4 Sized Traps [Re: sgs] #6298881
08/10/18 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: sgs
Victor has a good #4. Four coiled and offset jaws if you prefer.

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Re: #4 Sized Traps [Re: sgs] #6298887
08/10/18 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted By: sgs
Victor has a good #4. Four coiled and offset jaws if you prefer.

I agree, have the cast jaw model. Nice trap when night-latched.


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Re: #4 Sized Traps [Re: YOTEBOY] #6298953
08/10/18 11:21 PM
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I bought a dozen #4 Dukes this summer for beaver trapping here in Pa. They meet the 6.5Ē max size for the state. Four coiled and relatively inexpensive trap for use on public waterways where theft is always a possibility.

Re: #4 Sized Traps [Re: Bigbrownie] #6298963
08/10/18 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted By: Bigbrownie
I bought a dozen #4 Dukes this summer for beaver trapping here in Pa. They meet the 6.5Ē max size for the state. Four coiled and relatively inexpensive trap for use on public waterways where theft is always a possibility.


That is what i use also! And I can get them offset if I want to use them on land.


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Re: #4 Sized Traps [Re: YOTEBOY] #6298975
08/10/18 11:52 PM
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I use the Victor Monty 4s they catch and hold wolves for me.
Bridger 3 s and duke 4s are almost identical in measurement I believe.


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Re: #4 Sized Traps [Re: cfowler] #6298989
08/11/18 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted By: cfowler
Originally Posted By: sgs
Victor has a good #4. Four coiled and offset jaws if you prefer.

I agree, have the cast jaw model. Nice trap when night-latched.


When did they make a cast jaw model?Are you sure you have Victors?

Re: #4 Sized Traps [Re: YOTEBOY] #6299002
08/11/18 01:57 AM
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Coil spring #4 sized traps that pop into mind:
MB650
Duke #4
Montogomery #4
SVS #4
Victor #4
Bridger #3
Sleepy Creek #4
K.O K9 Xtreme

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