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Jaw width? #7724621
11/22/22 10:23 PM
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Is 6in too much?


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Re: Jaw width? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7724624
11/22/22 10:25 PM
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Check your state regulations.


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Re: Jaw width? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7724625
11/22/22 10:26 PM
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Inside or outside jaw spread? What does your state law say? Thats all that matters.

Re: Jaw width? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7724664
11/22/22 11:03 PM
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Yup, state law.

Other than that anything between 5 and 6 will work. I've caught coyotes in 1.5 to 4.

And be sure to read the fine print. Some states measure inside others outside and some even disallow lamination to count towards the spread.

Re: Jaw width? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7725067
11/23/22 01:08 PM
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Might be a bit much for squirrels, lol!


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Re: Jaw width? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7725120
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Its legal


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Re: Jaw width? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7725998
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Also is a Victor 1 1/2 big enough for coyotes?


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Re: Jaw width? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7729110
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Originally Posted by Pofarmer10
Also is a Victor 1 1/2 big enough for coyotes?



I have caught coyotes in 1 1/2s, but I won't say they are ideal for the job.


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Re: Jaw width? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7731623
12/01/22 10:15 AM
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I wouldn’t buy 1.5 coil springs for coyote, but if it’s all you got and the budget won’t allow for some larger traps….. Mind your placement and they work. 1.5 longsprings are not really adequate for coyote in my opinion. Maybe if they have pan tension and really stout springs.


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Re: Jaw width? [Re: Scott__aR] #7740047
12/10/22 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Scott__aR
Originally Posted by Pofarmer10
Also is a Victor 1 1/2 big enough for coyotes?



I have caught coyotes in 1 1/2s, but I won't say they are ideal for the job.
Bend those jaw tips UP then weld a bubble to their tips. Then install J C Conners in line shocks to the chain.


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