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Re: Cables on bodygrips [Re: Roto205] #7283404
06/10/21 08:29 PM
06/10/21 08:29 PM
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Cable, here. And Belisle coni's. I use 120's for mink and marten, 280's for otter, and 330's for wolverine and beaver.
Never had cable failure. Ever. Even held black bear, 3 times, with 1/8" cable extensions on footholds that grabbed bears that got into gulo cubbies.


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Re: Cables on bodygrips [Re: Roto205] #7283651
06/11/21 08:30 AM
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All my conibears get a swivel, I leave chains on and add a length of cable.
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Re: Cables on bodygrips [Re: Roto205] #7286393
06/14/21 05:51 PM
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Arkansas
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I just replaced springs on 12 330s. Most of them got new cable in place of chain.

Re: Cables on bodygrips [Re: Roto205] #7302719
07/09/21 06:07 PM
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Both chain(quality) and cable have a place on my BG's. One draw back on cable is it very hard to know when it has weakened inside to breaking point(IME non stainless cable most often breaks down from the inside out). I have switched to stainless on larger BG's that can really get worked by a catch.


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Re: Cables on bodygrips [Re: Roto205] #7305474
07/13/21 10:26 PM
07/13/21 10:26 PM
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First thing I do on any bodygrip, is cut off the chain, regardless of it's size

Re: Cables on bodygrips [Re: Roto205] #7305717
07/14/21 10:26 AM
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All my BGs have a swivel at the spring eye and 12-18 inches of #2 machine chain. It last forever unlike cable.


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Re: Cables on bodygrips [Re: Roto205] #7308840
07/18/21 08:57 PM
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I use both. One thing for sure. I can't stand the factory chain on most of them. Always need to replace it. Dont matter the size. Some I will replace with a heavier chain. And some with cable. I favor the chain more though. Especially on my 330s. I got number 2 chain on them about 2 feet. Than I got another 12 foot with a snap link that I can attach to it and anchor to a tree if I need too. Got alot of swivels in play as well. Got just as many chain attachments as I do 330s.

Re: Cables on bodygrips [Re: trappergbus] #7310140
07/20/21 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by trappergbus
All my BGs have a swivel at the spring eye and 12-18 inches of #2 machine chain. It last forever unlike cable unless you invest in 1/8” 7x19 stainless steel cable with copper ferrules—it’ll last ya.




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Re: Cables on bodygrips [Re: Roto205] #7310236
07/20/21 07:28 PM
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If you can find true stainless steel cable use, I don't have much but got some all made up that Fuller laughaman had .
I'm had them 20 year's now and are like new.


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Re: Cables on bodygrips [Re: Aix sponsa] #7314871
07/27/21 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Aix sponsa
Originally Posted by trappergbus
All my BGs have a swivel at the spring eye and 12-18 inches of #2 machine chain. It last forever unlike cable unless you invest in 1/8” 7x19 stainless steel cable with copper ferrules—it’ll last ya.




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True statement, thanks man


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Re: Cables on bodygrips [Re: Roto205] #7314899
07/27/21 09:59 AM
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Good info and ....few years back I was at a convention and it was a Sunday ...everyone cleaning up to head home. I was walking past a big snare makers booth and saw a roll of 7 x 19 3/32 cable for cheap....like 20 bucks for 500 ft. I had inquired and bought it for 15....lol
The stuff was like flexible rope cable. I put it on all beaver body grippers 12 ft or more. Recently, I’ve had to replace it due to the cable rusting from inside out. Yes, you can literally twist in half without too much effort.
So multiple swivels and long cables are good just be sure to closely examine your cables yearly.

Re: Cables on bodygrips [Re: Roto205] #7315009
07/27/21 12:29 PM
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I can't see that well anymore, coach so i went back to chain. LOL.......... the (other) mike

Re: Cables on bodygrips [Re: Roto205] #7325160
08/08/21 07:57 PM
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