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Bridger Special #5 #6770025
02/14/20 02:12 PM
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How are you guys setting these bridger special #5 coil springs? And please donít tell me youíre setting them by hand lol cause that ainít working for me!

Iím barely able to get them set in my house while balancing and holding onto a chair or the door knob and I need extra leverage to push my feet down on them to get them set.

This will only be a circus out in the snow.

Is there a setting tool I need to buy for these traps?

Thanks!


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Re: Bridger Special #5 [Re: Jurassic Park] #6770034
02/14/20 02:21 PM
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You bought the wrong trap! Lol, shoulda got the longsprings. They make setters iirc


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Re: Bridger Special #5 [Re: Jurassic Park] #6770042
02/14/20 02:29 PM
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I can just barely get them set sitting in my kayak by putting the trap on my thigh, pressing the levers down with my forearms, and then grabbing the jaw and holding it open to set the dog. It's super dangerous though, it's almost impossible and I know if I keep it up sooner rather than later it's going to snap on my hand and I'll be stuck. I have no problems standing on them and setting them, but that's not always possible in sand or mud or snow, so it's not very helpful.I need some setters too.

Re: Bridger Special #5 [Re: Jurassic Park] #6770045
02/14/20 02:31 PM
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I made a set of setters for them -- best 20minutes i ever spent. but i think mtp sells them also.

Re: Bridger Special #5 [Re: Jurassic Park] #6770052
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I just looked -- it looks like mtp has the ones for the mb750s -- i don't know if they will work on the bridgers - but that is what i patterned mine after. by the way i also use a snap link to hold them together and to my belt loop when not in use.

Re: Bridger Special #5 [Re: Jurassic Park] #6770075
02/14/20 02:54 PM
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One hand setter,sold by southern snare shop,I need one too.

Re: Bridger Special #5 [Re: Jurassic Park] #6770084
02/14/20 03:03 PM
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I made these as an experiment...they did work well but failed structurally.
They are only 1/4" rod so if you made them from thicker stock they'd be fine.
I had a video of myself setting a Bridger #5 with them but can't find it.


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Re: Bridger Special #5 [Re: H2ORat] #6770085
02/14/20 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by loosegoose
I can just barely get them set sitting in my kayak by putting the trap on my thigh, pressing the levers down with my forearms, and then grabbing the jaw and holding it open to set the dog. It's super dangerous though, it's almost impossible and I know if I keep it up sooner rather than later it's going to snap on my hand and I'll be stuck. I have no problems standing on them and setting them, but that's not always possible in sand or mud or snow, so it's not very helpful.I need some setters too.


Lol thatís crazy you can set them in a kayak!! And yes one day you probably will have one pinch your finger or hand and youíll be screwed lol.

Originally Posted by H2ORat
I made a set of setters for them -- best 20minutes i ever spent. but i think mtp sells them also.


How did you make the setters? Is there a YouTube video or something to watch? I didnít even know if they made setters for them or not. Just surprised how tough they are to set under perfect circumstances.


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Re: Bridger Special #5 [Re: Jurassic Park] #6770087
02/14/20 03:04 PM
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Re: Bridger Special #5 [Re: Jurassic Park] #6770102
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Over my knee, like a stud, lol.


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Re: Bridger Special #5 [Re: Jurassic Park] #6770107
02/14/20 03:24 PM
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Get ahold of Dave Shelton on here.

I'm sure he makes setters for them.

I have 4 different pairs for several different sizes and kinds of traps.

They work!!


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Re: Bridger Special #5 [Re: imissed] #6770124
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Originally Posted by imissed
Get ahold of Dave Shelton on here.

I'm sure he makes setters for them.

I have 4 different pairs for several different sizes and kinds of traps.

They work!!

2X.... Dave is great to work with.

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Re: Bridger Special #5 [Re: Jurassic Park] #6770141
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Holy crap slydogx those are exactly what I need! Those are the ones from Dave Shelton?


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Re: Bridger Special #5 [Re: Jurassic Park] #6770159
02/14/20 04:14 PM
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The ones in the youtube video are the Dave Shelton setters (that's not my video, it's the guy from Southern Snares in the USA).
The pair I made I just bent out of 1/4" rod with my Princess Auto rod bending fixture.. like said in the post above, I only made them as an experiment and they worked well but failed after a few tries because of poor design/planning/materials.

I do believe a decent pair would be fairly simple to make, the hardest part is measuring for and planning out all of the bends.


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Re: Bridger Special #5 [Re: Jurassic Park] #6770166
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Mine aren't one handed but they work well for me. I like the one picture with the bobbers on the lanyard as they can be a challenge to find sometimes.

Re: Bridger Special #5 [Re: Jurassic Park] #6770167
02/14/20 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Jurassic Park
How are you guys setting these bridger special #5 coil springs? And please donít tell me youíre setting them by hand cause that ainít working for me!


What kind of girly trappers are they turning out
up there in Manly Manitoba these days.

Any real he-man USA trapper worth his salt can set those
traps by hand without help from a knee, the ground,
and any sort of sissy setting tool.

No wonder the United States beat your arses in "War of 1812". laugh

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Re: Bridger Special #5 [Re: Jurassic Park] #6770174
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I have set them over my knee but it is tough. Set them on the ground and use a knee to keep them open, nothing to it.

Re: Bridger Special #5 [Re: Jurassic Park] #6770175
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I must be a sissy too, I have some for my MB 750's and was real glad when I got an ungloved left hand in one this year. I was able to get the trap off pretty fast while working on my vocabulary!


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Re: Bridger Special #5 [Re: Jurassic Park] #6770181
02/14/20 04:39 PM
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The sissy way. Start the levers down with your hands while kneeling down. Put your knee on the free jaw to help as they start to open. Now they are open and your knee has the free jaw pinned down allowing you to work the dog. Easy peezy

Re: Bridger Special #5 [Re: Jurassic Park] #6770188
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To me when you out in the woods there is no sissy,you have no one to prove anything. Do the safe thing when out in the woods.


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