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Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7292109
06/23/21 07:23 AM
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bed a trap with twin loop then with machine chain then you'll see why no one has pics of twin loop lol.. after 55 years of land trapin I use JC Conners rod swivel at the D ring then 3 links off machine chain then a crunch proof in line then 12 more inches off machine chain to the anchor point. The very first thing I replaced when coyotes first appeared here was the twin loop...Then the anchoring system. Even my water traps and body grips have machine chain and lots of swivels..


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Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7311623
07/22/21 05:55 PM
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Ohio
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Personally I run long chains on all my traps. Long asin 6 feet of number 2 American chain

A lot of my trapping is done in woods, not farmfields. If there isnít a tree to wrap the chain around nearby, I take a decent size log and use it as a drag. Multiple swivel points in a long chain of course most near the trap, I have no issues

I donít like to screw with rebar, and I walk, so I donít have a 4wheeler to pull earth anchor so out with

Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7311653
07/22/21 06:15 PM
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I like mine a bit longer than that if Iím staking with super stakes. Otherwise I use looong chains. No shorter than 8 feet, up to 12. I use lots of drags, sometimes Iíll wire a trap right to a juniper, or a big rock, big pine bough, whateverís handy really.


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Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7322717
08/05/21 08:30 PM
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If you want to set with a shorter chain, just stake it through the middle swivel.. bury the extra under the trap


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Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7322843
08/05/21 10:40 PM
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Twin loops are harder to bed, more susceptible to bending and not as strong, but they will hold coyotes fine. Just gotta check them after the catch. They used to come on coyote traps (maybe still do?). They were tested on them and were sufficient. Where I trap there are wolves, bears, and cougars. I have had traps break with jaws popped and such, but never a chain failure. If I was struggling to afford trapping, Iíd not worry about the stock chain. Adding a swivel would be a priority.

I do change my traps over to USA made welded link chain when I have time, but I have used traps for coyote with stock twin loop chain without issues. I use 10-12Ē chain setups with pogos or double rebar. I add an extra swivel in the middle. When I use clogs or rocks, I use 6í chain with swivel every 2 feet or so.


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Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7323061
08/06/21 08:56 AM
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Why not just make the ďchainĒ totally out of swivels?

Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: Tailhunter] #7822146
03/16/23 06:07 PM
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Clint Locklear said heíd buy it if they made em all swivels. I really like what Kim Harris did with his ďsprivels.Ē

Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7822289
03/16/23 09:33 PM
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Anyone have a pic of what you do with all that extra chain and shock spring? I have 18Ē super stakes and rarely pound it all in and have to dig a little deeper bed just to put it in the bottom. Canít imagine all that and a shock spring too.

Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7822559
03/17/23 08:07 AM
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WB, I run a few traps that are probably 18Ē with shock spring. I donít use them in clay if I can help it. Iíll normally dig out my regular bed, place the shock spring where my lose jaw will be, and hammer it all into the ground

Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: sportsman94] #7822639
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Originally Posted by sportsman94
WB, I run a few traps that are probably 18Ē with shock spring. I donít use them in clay if I can help it. Iíll normally dig out my regular bed, place the shock spring where my lose jaw will be, and hammer it all into the ground

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Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7830095
03/26/23 02:02 PM
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I stake off to the rear. Between the trap and my knee. No chain or shock spring goes under the trap. Why would anyone want to put that under the trap and make the bed more unstable. I can see putting the shock spring under the loose jaw but I don't even do that. My chains vary a little from 12" to 18".


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Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7830104
03/26/23 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
I stake off to the rear. Between the trap and my knee. No chain or shock spring goes under the trap. Why would anyone want to put that under the trap and make the bed more unstable. I can see putting the shock spring under the loose jaw but I don't even do that. My chains vary a little from 12" to 18".

It depends on how u dig your trap bed. I put mine under the trap but the trap doesn't touch the chain or the bed where the chain is at. If your worried about it just a few whacks with the hammer and chain is beat down in the dirt.

Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: Yes sir] #7830226
03/26/23 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Yes sir
Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
I stake off to the rear. Between the trap and my knee. No chain or shock spring goes under the trap. Why would anyone want to put that under the trap and make the bed more unstable. I can see putting the shock spring under the loose jaw but I don't even do that. My chains vary a little from 12" to 18".

It depends on how u dig your trap bed. I put mine under the trap but the trap doesn't touch the chain or the bed where the chain is at. If your worried about it just a few whacks with the hammer and chain is beat down in the dirt.

Here with all the winter rains we get the more or deeper the trap bed is disturbed the worse it turns to pure mush. I try to disturb only the area for the trap and the needed depth.


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Re: Trap Chain Setup [Re: We-Sa] #7830314
03/26/23 07:49 PM
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I'm a long chain guy. I run 24 to 30 inches of straight link chain with 3 swivels. I use rebar stakes, don't have any trouble with jacking the stakes out

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