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Re: Victor Out of Site Mole Traps [Re: Kansas Rook] #7018357
10/15/20 06:37 PM
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I will buy any of the old style OOS traps. PM me for info.

Re: Victor Out of Site Mole Traps [Re: Kansas Rook] #7019586
10/17/20 08:18 AM
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Here are a few pics of the new Aluminum OOS traps. Last few photos compare them to the old style. To say that Iím disappointed is an understatement. Fit and finish is absolutely awful! Sloppy deburing, spotty powder coating, and rust on it fresh out of the box. Wow! The spring is so weak that you can very easily set these by hand. Iím worried they wonít power through the soil if you bed them properly. I will try them out but I have my doubts.

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Re: Victor Out of Site Mole Traps [Re: Kansas Rook] #7019749
10/17/20 01:18 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pax4h_Jss9Y&feature=youtu.be

Here is a quick video of the trap not working. I precut the slots in the ground deeper and wider than I normally do. Fail.

Re: Victor Out of Site Mole Traps [Re: Tony H] #7019870
10/17/20 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Tony H
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pax4h_Jss9Y&feature=youtu.be
Here is a quick video of the trap not working. I precut the slots in the ground deeper and wider than I normally do. Fail.
Thanks for filming. To seal the deal on its failure, it would be interesting to see an old style trap put into the slot after that failure to show how the old traps cuts through. I hope Victor sees that this is a useless product and brings back the old model.


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Re: Victor Out of Site Mole Traps [Re: Kansas Rook] #7019903
10/17/20 06:51 PM
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If I get some more time I will do just that. The springs on these traps are geared more towards chip clips.

Re: Victor Out of Site Mole Traps [Re: Kansas Rook] #7020447
10/18/20 11:40 AM
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The ones I have handled I wouldnt buy or use.

Re: Victor Out of Site Mole Traps [Re: Tony H] #7023337
10/21/20 02:37 PM
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Thanks for the info Tony H I will avoid these


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Re: Victor Out of Site Mole Traps [Re: Kansas Rook] #7026962
10/25/20 09:58 AM
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I got a sample of the new trap a couple of days ago. The main difference I see is that the spring on the new trap is made from a much thinner wire and it's a much weaker spring. No need for those setting bars anymore. LOL.

Re: Victor Out of Site Mole Traps [Re: Kansas Rook] #7027846
10/26/20 07:14 AM
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My boss used 2 of the new style the other day they broke just setting them.

Re: Victor Out of Site Mole Traps [Re: Kansas Rook] #7027852
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Re: Victor Out of Site Mole Traps [Re: Kansas Rook] #7027878
10/26/20 07:49 AM
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ouch


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Re: Victor Out of Site Mole Traps [Re: Kansas Rook] #7028082
10/26/20 12:27 PM
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That sucks!


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Re: Victor Out of Site Mole Traps [Re: Kansas Rook] #7030978
10/28/20 10:01 PM
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Try a recall on those chinese made traps, they are probably flooded in lowes and home depots across the country....The sad part is, homeowners(in general) dont know the difference between a good trap and a bad trap, good for us mole trappers, but bad for consumers....


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Re: Victor Out of Site Mole Traps [Re: Kansas Rook] #7030980
10/28/20 10:04 PM
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I have steel out of sights, made in the 60s 70s and 80s, they still kill moles....


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Re: Victor Out of Site Mole Traps [Re: Kansas Rook] #7030981
10/28/20 10:05 PM
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And they dont break


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Re: Victor Out of Site Mole Traps [Re: Kansas Rook] #7032418
10/30/20 08:35 AM
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I've had the cast iron ones break too, but few and far between. Not like in that picture by NWTrapper. Wow!

Re: Victor Out of Site Mole Traps [Re: Kansas Rook] #7032468
10/30/20 09:40 AM
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Same here, only a small percentage of cast iron victor traps have broken jaws over many years of use and miss use.

Re: Victor Out of Site Mole Traps [Re: Kansas Rook] #7032793
10/30/20 04:53 PM
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Hereís a very early out of sight, more than 100 years old. I always wondered why it has that odd curve to the jaws which the newer models donít have.
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Re: Victor Out of Site Mole Traps [Re: Kansas Rook] #7033637
10/31/20 01:59 PM
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Early version of the off set jaws I would assume. Certainly would allow for some losses.

Re: Victor Out of Site Mole Traps [Re: Bob Jameson] #7035193
11/01/20 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Jameson
Early version of the off set jaws I would assume. Certainly would allow for some losses.
...and a slower death.

We talk about humane lethal catches, and Iíve never quite been satisfied with the OOS in this regard. The trap jaws are spaced from the pan far enough that the jaws catch moles in the gut, not in the thoracic area where the vitals are located. One of the immediate concerns I saw with the new, weaker spring is that a mole is being hit with less force, so potentially an even slower death because the gut is merely being pinched while the mole is locked in place. The old stronger spring at least crushed the gut to expedite death.

If the old, original OOSí werenít so stinkiní great at catching moles, Iíd opt for something different altogether.


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